- The definition of karma is the destiny that you earn through your actions and behavior.
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.
Kindness creates good karma.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- Buddhism, Hinduism 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: Sans, a deed, act, fate from Indo-European base an unverified form kwer-, to make, form from source Welsh pryd, shape, time
- karmic adjective
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- Hinduism & Buddhism The total effect of a person's actions and conduct during the successive phases of the person's existence, regarded as determining the person's destiny.
- Fate; destiny.
- Informal A distinctive aura, atmosphere, or feeling: There's bad karma around the house today.
Origin: Sanskrit, deed, action that has consequences, karma; see kwer- in Indo-European roots.
- karˈmic adjective