The law of karma is: as you give, so do you receive. Karma can be considered as an international term with different interpretation available. According to the basic Sanskrit definition of karma, it simply means “action”. Laws of karma are all about our words, thoughts, and deeds. In essence, everything we do creates positive or negative karma based on our deeds.
Everything we do correlate to our karma: how we behave, act, speak and think. If you choose to live in kindness, love, joy and generosity; you will experience the same qualities at some point in your life. On the other side you are dealing with adharma- Evil thoughts and deeds it will also return to you, it does not have to come from the direction you sent it.
Law of karma is based upon your karmic investment; your karmic investment is based upon your good deeds and competence in keeping dharma. Similar to an investment in a bank this will add to your account of life helping people in the time of disaster, saving someone from danger, making a shelter to orphans, saving animals and helping others, keeping your responsibilities towards others and family etc all these actions accumulating good karmic investment to your account.
You can later withdraw and experience the outcome of your positive investment with added interest in your life. You will be revisited by that which you have sent out to the universe. If you have practised kindness and compassion you will receive the same.
On the flip side of the coin is the karmic debt; due to your ignorance and circumstances, you opt to do unrighteous and evil qualities you are collecting karmic debt in your life. If you have been deliberately cruel you will receive the same. There is a popular Russian story which explains this concept beautifully; Once upon a time there was a young farmer lived in Russia. His father is too old and sick, this man takes care of his father. Months and Years pass by, he is still nursing his father; meanwhile, he can’t take care of his work due to his father’s condition. So he hopes his father will die soon but it didn’t happen. After losing all his patience one day the farmer decided to bury his father alive.
So he went out and starts to dig a pit in the land while his small kid also accompanied him and starts to dig a small pit on the other side. After finishing the pit for bury his father the young farmer asked his son, what are you doing? He replied I am also digging a pit to bury my father in future. This answer shocked the father and makes him think about his cruel decision. He realized soon or later his actions will return to him and the story ends as he changes his mind.
The Law of Karma or Law of Cause and Effect: We grew up with this law without knowing it. This simply tells us that we will reap what we sow. what we give to the universe is what comes back to us. The negative energy that you give to others will come back to you. Who sows the wind will reap the storm. Karma is the judge of our actions, helping us to reflect on our suffering. So practice good dharma and let good karma follow you.