What is karma?

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What is karma?

According as one acts, so does he become. One becomes virtuous by virtuous action, bad by bad action.
—Yajur Veda, Br. Upanishad 4.4.5

God’s cosmic law of karma governs all
our experiences through cause and effect.
Through karma, our thoughts,
emotions and deeds—whether good, bad
or mixed—return to us. Karma is not
fate. We have free will. No God or external
force is controlling our life. By applying the
wisdom of the sages to the experiences encountered
in life, we resolve our karma rather than create new karma. To
be responsible for our karma is strength. To blame others is weakness.
Therefore, remember God’s great law of karma and act wisely.
Life is the classroom. Karma is the teacher. God Ganesha is the Lord
of karma.