Karma is often described as destiny. But that’s not what it is.
It’s a Sanskrit word for “act, action or word.”
Karma is a cosmic law that teaches that each of our actions, our deeds, our words set into effect a chain of cause and effect.
That we will experience personally the effects of what we do. Everything we do.
Karma is the force generated by our actions that determines our next life.
It’s karma that helps our souls evolve. The good and kind acts we do are good karma.
Of course, the things we do that are not so kind or good also set in motion negative karma that will impact our next lives.
What goes around does come around.
THAT is karma. the things that go around and come around.
Indians believe they have four mothers, including Mother Cow, who is the giver of milk and therefore life. Feeding cows is auspicious– good karma, so first morning bread is given to cows. Now, not everyone can find a cow to feed, so in India, there are centrally located cow feeding stations where you can go feed a cow for good karma.
Cow feeding station, Jaipur
And while we know karma as an Eastern concept, it’s also a Christian concept: “as you sow, so shall you reap. Everyone receives their own reward according to their own labor.” Yep, the apostle Paul in the Bible.
And let’s not forget Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, which is all about karma.