We use this word a lot, especially after it became popular among people in west.
But most of us don't know what it means actually, I will try to explain the Law of karma in simple terms.
Karma is generally translated as "Action", but it's not that simple.

Karma includes 4 things

1 What you do

2. What you make others do

3. What others do and you support

4. What you should have done but you didn't do it.
1. What you do means your actions, we all will face consequences of actions we will do that's what popular meaning of Karma is but it's just one part.

If you do Good acts consequence will be happiness, If you do bad acts you will face sorrow.
2. What you makes others do, it's called "Karit" Karma. For example, If I tell someone to steal something, the person stealing is responsible but I am also partly responsible. We will face consequences of actions, we tell others to do.
3. Other's acts that we support, it's called "Anumodit" karma. For example someone does something bad and we praise him for that, it not only affects our mentality but also that of others around us, hence anumodit karma also has consequences.
4. The karma we did not do but we should have done it. Simple example, a student should have studied but did not and fails in exams, that's consequence of karma he did not do but should have done ie Study.
We Humans are fully independent to do our actions, a lot of things influences us but none of them compels. It is us who should think logically and act accordingly. As shree Krishna said in Bhagwat Geeta-
कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन।
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि।।

You are free to choose your Karma but you are not free to choose the consequences after you did karma.
Following this teaching of Sanatana Dharma let us do our karma logically and with alertness.

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