The concepts and principles of the word karma originate from the Southeast Asian religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The term karma connects actions and results, causes and effects for not only past lives but subsequent or reincarnate lives as well. Good and bad happenings and outcomes experienced in this life are collective results of deeds and character in those previous lives. With karma there is a circle or cycle of life - or you could just say, a recycle bin of life. In western pop-culture, there has evolved a shallow sense of putting off good karma and bad karma. It's very social, very neutral, very cool. Based on the shape of things we might be in some real trouble in our next life. Whoa!