Karma is a very interesting esoteric phenomenon. Karma in its most generic connotation is defined as the universal law of cause and effect. The basic premise for the theory of Karma is based on the saying "you reap what you sow" or "what goes around comes around". The purpose of karma is not to punish, but rather to teach and help us learn to live in peace and harmony with the universe. The common view of the principle of karma is that if you caused someone to suffer in your past life, then you must suffer in this one.

The "Law of Karma" is central in many Eastern religions of the world like Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism. It is also practiced in the esoteric Christian tradition, Essenian and later Rosicrucian. Most of these cultures and religions perceive karma as an experience from which we gain wisdom and spiritual enlightenment. And that understanding the enlightening purposes of karma can help us gain an in depth understanding of the concepts and principles that are applied to our lives.

Karma is a sum of all the things that an individual has done, is currently doing and will do in the future. The effects of all deeds actively create present and future experiences, thus making one responsible for one's own life, and the pain in others. Karma is believed to extend through one's present life and all past and future lives as well. It is believed that an individual having left over business from his past life has karma.

Karma is said to be that intention that still exists within the realms of the soul, an intention to learn something, heal something, express something or experience something leftover from the past life which finds its culmination in the current life. There are several important aspects of people's life that are influenced by their karma. Your karma can affect your relationships, work, career, power position, marital situation, finances and personal abilities as well.

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