karma

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karma

A 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.
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This is possible, Paul says there, because the covenant justice of God that redeems sinners is the expression of God's own grace--sinners are put right ("justified") by God through the cross of Christ, not according to the law of retribution ("just deserts"), but rather as a divine gift (Rom.
That set off weeks of legal argument over whether Gilford as a foreigner had the right to benefit from the Muslim law of retribution.
"Some 74% of executions in Iran are drug-related," Larijani said, making known his preference for reducing the high number of executions in Iran, some of which are "in private hands due to the law of retribution [ghesas]".