Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. One can think of karma as the spiritual equivalent of Newton’s Law of Motion. For every action there is an equal but opposite reaction.Basically, when we exhibit a negative force in thought, word or action, that negative energy will come back to us. However, karma is not meant to be a punishment. It is present for the sake of education. How else is someone to learn how to be a good person if they are never taught that harmful action is wrong. A person only suffers if they have created the conditions for suffering. Karma is a lifestyle that promotes positive thinking and actions. It also employs self-reflection to fix the problems in one’s life.