This is instigated by a conversation I had with my sister-in-law, Megan, at Bible Study. See I used the word “Karma” and she was like “You talk about that kind of thing a lot. Like, you’ve mentioned the Dali Lama a few times.” She’s right, I have. I responded with, “Well, I do follow HHDL on Twitter. But getting what you deserve is not a singularly Hindu principal; the Bible has “you reap what you so” and pretty much everyone has heard “what goes around comes around.”” We discussed the concept and Eastern religions. I ended my part with “I believe that each and every person will be rewarded and punished based on their decisions and actions either in this life or the next; the greatest of which is your decision of accepting Jesus as The Savior.” We then got back to 1st John.
Here is the definition of Karma (http://www.dictionary.com): “ action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation”. I do not believe in reincarnation, I do believe in an afterlife.
I just find one word to describe the concept of “you reap what you sow” to be very handy.