According to Hindu mythology, Karma is said to play a great role in one’s life. Karma means an act done by a person. Hindu mythology says that one benefits from his good acts and good behaviors in the next birth(next janam). Similarly, the bad acts one does results in causing something bad in next birth(next janam). According to Hindu mythology, people have seven births in total and the fate of the person in any birth depends on
It is also said that these actions by people reflects in their life in later stages of life. If someone does some good, they will have a good life ahead and they will have a peaceful death. At the same time, if people does anything bad, they are said to have miserable life in later stages of life and it is said that they will have a very painful death.
Animals and kids are exempted from the effects of karma, be them good or bad, as they don’t have the ability to think and make correct decisions. Only people who are mentally matured face these effects of karma.
If one person does any good to others, he benefits from this good act and this good will carries to his future and next birth. This saves him from anything in future. But the good will depends on the amount of good he did. If the person does a little good thing or help someone in a little way, this helps him in future only in a little way. If he does a lot of good things, he benefits from the acts in big way. Even if the person does wrong doings in his next birth, he would not be punished as the good will he gets from the previous birth. But he has to face the punishment for these acts in his next birth.
Similarly if a person does some wrong, he faces the results in the later part of his life and for bad, the effects are in greater proportions. If a person does a little bad thing, he has to face it’s effects in higher proportions. If a person does only evil things in his life and if he didn’t get the punishment he deserved, he would be punished in his next birth and he leads a miserable life in his next birth, no matter how his acts in that birth are.
Karma has a very big part in Hindu mythology too. Many people had to take evil birth because of the curse they had in their earlier births and when lord killed them, they got free of the evil debts they had. Lord Vishnu had to take births to kill these evil demons who were born because of the karma.
This is the role of karma in Hinduism and people are v ery conscious of this theory and act accordingly.