Karma (in Buddhism and Hinduism): The sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.
Oxford English Dictionary
Buddha in Meditation
What is Karma?
Karma is a confusing concept for many folks. You can see karma as the ruler and master of your life. Your present lifetime then becomes a prison from which you can never escape.
That’s a dismally depressing way to live out your days.
What does A Course in Miracles say about karma?