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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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But it's gobby Melissa's cab journey musings that she should be remembered: "Karmically they will be retributed, the universe speaks louder than I do."
The setting often jumps eons to extend a point and to show incarnations of those karmically linked to one another.
On a Jain account, souls have a substantial, unchanging aspect (dravya), characterized by intrinsic qualities (gunas), such as infinite bliss, energy, and consciousness, as well as a constantly changing, karmically determined aspect, which includes their embodiment in physical forms of various kinds and their experiences, from moment to moment, of emotive and cognitive states (paryayas), release from which is the ultimate goal of the Jain spiritual path.
Whatever the cause, the ensuing downpour was spectacular, almost biblical in proportion, and caused a mass exodus, two by two, to the bar, where everybody had a karmically unwise laugh at the misfortune of others, specifically J Blake and the stooges who had misguidedly bagged the table right under the offending sprinkler.
If the US is going to make Burundi suffer for the violations committed by China it is karmically exposing itself to a situation in which, in due course, it will also have to bear the burdens of others not of its own making.
Bush's horoscope revealed a new leadership destiny as his Cancerian sunsign connects with the chart of the USA very karmically.
Moreover, they accept their position as karmically determined, and hope that faithful discharge of their obligations will entitle them to a better position in their next birth.
In this instance, a significant profit was sacrificed in an attempt to be "karmically conscious"--in lay terms, to be good.
Souvenance, the restaurant of choice for the capital's aristocracy of crisis (the politicians and millionaires, the well-heeled gangsters, the diplomats and journalists), is booked up, and so we settle for the gastronomic artistry of the chef at La Plantation, where the clientele can fill their glasses with the best French wines to toast the continuing--and, in some cases, karmically inexplicable--miracle of their survival.
Karmically, our souls attract different lifetimes which bring us the life lessons we need in order to further advance toward enlightenment.
Against this, the author presents numerous contrary readings of the meaning of karma, for example, that it can be resisted and that not everything is karmically determined (79).
The culinary gods must have been looking down on Hiya Love that afternoon however, as before he could offer some half-hearted but karmically kind explanation of them both being "good in different ways", the boys were out of the dressing room and focus was once again shifted from meaty unmentionables to slaughtering France instead.