Kindness creates good karma.
When you behave kindly, this is an example of a situation where you earn good karma that will result in good things happening to you in the future.
- the totality of a person's actions in any one of the successive states of that person's existence, thought of as determining the fate of the next stage
- loosely fate; destiny
Origin of karmaSans, a deed, act, fate from Indo-European base an unverified form kwer-, to make, form from source Welsh pryd, shape, time
- Hinduism & Buddhism a. The totality of a person's actions and conduct during successive incarnations, regarded as causally influencing his or her destiny.b. The law or principle through which such influence is believed to operate.
- Fate or destiny resulting from one's previous actions: “[The pitcher] had mostly avoided damage through the first four innings despite putting at least two runners on base three times, but he could not hold back the bad karma any longer” ( Ben Shpigel )
- Informal A distinctive aura, atmosphere, or feeling: There's bad karma around the house today.
Origin of karmaSanskrit deed, action that has consequences, karma ; see kwer- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural karmas)
Loan from Sanskrit कर्मन् (kárman, “act, action, performance”), first attested in English in 1827.