What is Karma and How does it Work?

Rebeka Ratry
5 min readJul 13, 2021

Karma has no menu. You’ll get served what you deserve. Karma is profound teaching, one worthy of our careful attention.

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Karma doesn’t spare anyone. Nobody deserves misery but sometimes it’s just your turn. Karma is like a Boomerang, what you will give you will get.

Karma is a mirror, and will reflect back. If you focus on hurt, you’ll continue to suffer. If you focus on lessons, you’ll continue to grow.

Karma is like a rubber-band, it can only expanse and when it comes back, it smacks in the face.

What is Karma

Karma has become a controversial subject.

The word Karma has two meanings, depending on thesis. Primarily, it means intentional actions in thought, word and deed; secondarily, it refers to the result of intentional actions, past or present- results that are formed by the skill of the intention behind those actions.Karma is based on our actions and thoughts in every single moment.

Karma is the energy we create from our actions & thoughts. It’s a dynamic force. It also means the good or bad emanations felt to be generated by someone or something.

Karma is a term about the cycle of cause and then effect. It has a strong core of ‘cause-and-effect’, it’s more that our actions and thoughts will effect how we live our life. It refers to planting behavioural seeds that turn into lifelong habits.

Karma is a best teacher because it compels people to face the consequences of their own actions. It’s at once the consequence of our past actions and the opportunity for healing and balancing in the present. It’s crucial to our development as wise, loving and caring human beings, the reason is, if we act out of a non-harmful intention, we predispose our own selves to act that way again. We start to form a habit in us. Controversy, if we act out of a harmful intention, we predispose our own selves to act that way again , which makes it more likely that the next time our behaviour will be harmful.

Ethics of Karma

How you treat people, Karma will treat you the same but how you react on them is yours. As like Physics, every action has equal and opposite reactions.

Rebeka Ratry

Converse over Mental Health, Social Cognition & Psychology