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karma/kar·ma/ (kahr´mah) [Sanskrit] in Indian philosophy, the total effect of a person's actions, both mental and physical, on his or her existence; a person's present state, including health, is determined by actions from previous existence, and present actions determine their destiny for future existence.
karmaA concept central to Hinduism which holds that a person’s condition in this life is the result of physical and mental actions that occurred in past incarnations, and actions in the present life will influence one’s destiny in future incarnations.
n in Sanskrit, action. Karma is understood as the consequence of thought and behavior, thus providing causal continuity from moment to moment and lifetime to lifetime.