Informally, karma is understood as meaning “good” or “bad luck.” But according to major world religions, karma represents the sum of our actions. In essence, karma reflects the law of cause and effect. Because our thoughts shape our reality, karma is often the reflection of the thoughts that we’ve had in the past, manifested in the present moment. For this reason, karma is linked to the concepts of destiny and the law of attraction. You can read more about karma in this section.