Karma is the law of cause and effect, action, and reaction. As you sow, so shall you reap. Planting apples will grow apples, planting oranges will grow oranges. Human beings live because of the power of karma. Karma can occur through three channels namely, through word, deed, and thought. For example, you help others so this is called good karma, and for example, you do bad things to others, this is called bad karma, including speech and thoughts. So we have to maintain the purity in thought, word, and deed.
Furthermore, karma is divided into 3 types, namely:
1. Past karma, karma is the result of countless past actions that have not been paid off.
2. Present karma, karma is the results of past actions and present life that must be accepted.
3. New karma, karma that is done in the present life but the results will ripen in the future life.
Like a farmer who harvests paddy, some of the rice that is harvested is stored in a warehouse, some are made for food and there are farmers who also plant new paddy seeds.
All beings who are not yet liberated are in a karmic cycle so they cannot get out of this world’s prison. Cooped up and imprisoned for millions of years in this place.