- 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.
- 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 of karmaSanskrit 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.