Karma is a Hindu concept which holds that the soul experiences a form of causality through the cycle of rebirth in which positive actions have beneficial effects and negative actions accordingly have negative effects. Actions (the word karma means 'act') are inclusive, meaning that indirect actions caused by the indvidual's own act are also karmically affected, including thoughts. This cycle continues until the cycle of rebirth ends, in a state known as moksha. This system is commonly considered a form of 'cosmic justice', due to the obvious inference of good and evil in terms of causation.
Examples of Karma:
|Sanchita- the cumulative mass of individual karma.|
Prarabdha- karma in action, affecting the individual.
Kriyamana- the total karmic product of a life.