Many people are confused about the definition of karma. When something adverse happens, they say, 'It's my karma.' Actually karma cannot be classified as good or bad. The word karma comes from the Sanskrit root kri, meaning 'to do.' Any movement one makes is called action or karma. One had done, one has been doing, one is doing, one will do; all the actions done in the past, present, and future are called karmas. No one disputes the law of karma: 'As you sow, so shall you reap.' No religion in the world disputes this; neither do atheists. The law of action and reaction is accepted universally. Cause and effect, the twin laws of life, are inseparable, just like the two sides of a coin. One cannot escape from this inevitable law.
[Courtesy Rabindra Sahu]