Karma in Hinduism and Buddhism means the total effect of a person's actions and conduct during the successive phases of the person's existence, regarded as determining the person's destiny. In general, it is believed that the natural laws of causation sufficient to explain the effects of karma. Karma means "deeds" or "act" or "cause and effect." This means that whatever we do now, in this present life, will determine what happens to us in the future. This validates the sayings, "what goes around comes around," "you reap what you sow," or "everything comes full circle." In essence, we make what happens to us happen. Luke 6:31 "do unto others as you would have them do to you" is perhaps the best definition for Karma. So, in this lifetime, if you love and care for people, you also will be loved and cared for. However, if you inflict pain or damage to others, great pain shall be inflicted on you.