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Karma in Hinduism
Article by: KarmaVille Staff
January 14, 2012

There are several different views of karma across a number of religions - Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, to name a few. Though the fundamental notion of karma being a major operating force within the universe is about the same between these religions, the way they explain how its effects manifest themselves in front of us differ.

Whereas Buddhism and Jainism simply regard karma as a law of cause and effect, many Hindus believe the direct involvement of God plays a major role in the process. According to Bhagavad-Gita.ws, the decisions this supreme being makes are based on our histories across multiple lives. The more good actions you take (keeping vegetarian, helping others, maintaining modesty) build up good karma. God will see this and reward you in a future life.

Some Hindus believe that karma extends beyond the individual. According to Kauai's Hindu Monestary, good karma can pervade through families and large groups of people. If people collectively do good, they will be rewarded by having others do good to them. Essentially, everything is interconnected, and your actions can end up having a profound effect across multiple lives.

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