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Loan from Sanskrit कर्मन् (kárman, “act, action, performance”), first attested in English in 1827.
Sanskrit deed, action that has consequences, karma kwer- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
This is totally karma, she told herself angrily.
Or maybe it was all her fault, created by bad karma she built up when she was some crazy deity in a past life she had no memory of.
I hope I'm around to see karma coming back on you.
In India, before Buddhism, conflicting and contradictory views prevailed as to the precise mode of action of Karma; and we find this confusion reflected in Buddhist theory.
Abby was so confident in the reality of karma that she did nothing without thinking about how it could affect her in her next life.
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