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Karma still is long misunderstood by many and pointed out as a tool for revenge and if you have karma it means that you don't do good deeds. I am Bernadette, thanks for being here and now I am going to share karma strikes back meaning!


Karma is an old Sanskrit word for action, work or deed. But apart from the literal meaning, the true nature of Karma also stands for the spiritual law of cause and effect and free will. In other words, all the good work, thoughts or deeds will come back to us, and in the same way all the bad karma will do as well. 

I know you’ve heard and read the idea that Karma is a cosmic law – but what does that mean?


It means that Karma, as a cosmic law, applies for good people and bad people, everywhere, the whole time., Karma is not a bitch, as most human beings love saying that when something bad happens to them or their friends. It doesn’t exist for the reason of punishing you for your bad bad thoughts and actions. That’s not the reason Karma is in your life. But why, then?


According to the ancient philosophers, the Law of Karma exists entirely for your good! Because it allows us to progress the evolution of our souls. It allows us to learn from our mistakes and educates your spirit about what we should do because it makes us grow and develop, and what we shouldn’t do because it draws us back. 

You can perceive Karma as a good, understanding parent who sees the mistake we’ve made and patiently and lovingly teaches us not to do it again. 

Let’s say you are a kid who constantly runs around and wants to try everything, see and touch everything. And you come to the hot stove and, of course just as all the kids do, you put your fingers on it. As a result, you burn your fingers and feel pain. It’s not Karma that made you feel pain, right? It’s the hot stove itself. Karma is just the good parent who makes you understand everything you do has its effect on you, and once you get hurt from an action you’ve done, you don’t do it again because you don’t want to experience the same bad feelings. 




Karma is the knowledge that allows you to understand what hurts you and what makes you happy, and the more you learn from its lessons, the more you  grow and mature!

I told you earlier that Karma is entirely for our good, right? And you were having these thoughts ‘wait a second, but there is good and bad karma, positive and negative karma – so how does it come only to be for our good’? 

That’s exactly how – just think of the kid who burned fingers on the stove. The kid learned a lesson that allowed it to know what is good to do and what is bad. So here we are not talking about the experience itself, we are talking about the precious knowledge that comes with our experiences. 

So, yes, it’s not Karma that strikes back and bites you in the ass for your past bad actions: they come anyways because that’s how the universe works, you plow what you seed. But it’s karma that allows you to learn that you plow what you sow! 

 So: no, karma is not a bitch! Karma is a best friend in our spiritual growth and evolution!

I hope I shed light on what Karma really is, so you don’t blame it for your own actions.

But let’s now see what are the different types of Karma and see where can our life lessons jump in from!

Let me now take you through them.

  1. Sanchita Karma in short is accumulated, collected karma which results have not yet manifested. Basically, it’s a list of pending reflections of thoughts and actions our soul has committed in all of its previous lives since it has been created. Sanchita is the collective Karma of our past, in other words. 

  2. Moving now to Pra-rab-hdha Karma, which is a part of Sanchita Karma. Prarabhdha Karma is the manifestation of our past actions in our current life. It’s an amount of reflections of past actions that is going to be paid back in this current life. 


  3. And here comes the third one: Kriyaamana karma, or the seed karma. It literally translated to ‘being made’. This is the Karma we all create now in your current lives through your thoughts and actions, and which fruits we will reap in the future. Now you understand why it’s also called Seeds karma: because that’s what we create now and we will either experience its lessons now, or in the next birth.

Okay, now you know the three main types of Karma: Sanchita – the collective one, Pharabhdha – the current one, and Kriyaamana – the future one. 

I also hope now you understand what the common way of looking at Karma simply as ‘bad karma’ and ‘good karma’ is super superficial. 

We live in this current material dimension and it’s usually very difficult to look beyond and understand the big picture. What is done by us does not necessarily come back now, I would even say it only sometimes does, while most of the time it goes to the memory stick of the universe, to our own folder in there and each file is opened in different time. 

Our souls inhabit this dimension with these bodies for a certain time, very little actually, and then we leave the bodies but our souls continue their way. And they bear with them the whole memory of each single event of our lives – this one, and the many others before. 

We can’t blame Karma for everything that happens to us for a simple reason: our souls are given a precious thing: free will. And it’s not Karma that creates itself, but we create our Karma with our free will which orchestrates our actions.

I am sure now you have a way better understanding of what Karma is, what are the types of Karma and why it’s not Karma itself we should point our fingers at and blame for our bad experiences. And once people really understand this, they feel freed up of their fears and lead a more fulfilled, brave and spiritually mature life.

Thanks for reading.