Karma



[kahr-muh] /ˈkɑr mə/

noun
1.
Hinduism, Buddhism. action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation: in Hinduism one of the means of reaching Brahman.
Compare (def 1), .
2.
Theosophy. the cosmic principle according to which each person is rewarded or punished in one incarnation according to that person’s deeds in the previous incarnation.
3.
fate; destiny.
Synonyms: predestination, predetermination, lot, kismet.
4.
the good or bad emanations felt to be generated by someone or something:
Lets get out of here. This place has bad karma.
/ˈkɑːmə/
noun
1.
(Hinduism, Buddhism) the principle of retributive justice determining a person’s state of life and the state of his reincarnations as the effect of his past deeds
2.
(theosophy) the doctrine of inevitable consequence
3.
destiny or fate
n.

1827, in Buddhism, the sum of a person’s actions in one life, which determine his form in the next; from Sanskrit karma “action, work, deed; fate,” related to krnoti, Avestan kerenaoiti “makes,” Old Persian kunautiy “he makes;” from PIE root *kwer- “to make, form,” related to the second element in Sanskrit.

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