Is Karma Good Or Bad Luck?

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“Forgive the person and their actions, never give in to hate, let it go, set it free, and karma will take care of what is meant to be”
By definition karma means action. More specifically the actions that one commits will play a larger role in that person’s life. Karma may be used to explain the meanings for why certain things happen; for example if one has good luck or bad luck, that luck may be attributed to ones karma. Going hand in hand with karma is the idea of dharma, the Sanskrit word meaning duty. Duty may not specifically pertain to a job or task but what your duty is, is contained in the decision made in every action of every day of life. Even though the traditional idea of karma originated from Hinduism the word has made its way into the modern lexicon and almost everyone has a surface level understanding of the notion of karma, all the while, having no idea about the relations between karma, duty, and most importantly moksha.
Originating in Hinduism, karma or karma yoga is one of the four ways in which we humans can attain moksha, our “salvation”, an escape from our constant cycle of birth, death and rebirth. The other ways to attain moksha are jnana yoga; bhakti yoga and raja yoga, this term roughly mean knowledge, loving devotion to God, and meditation respectively. Arguably karma plays a larger role in life relative to the other yoga; without action towards devotion or knowledge of scriptures you will not be dedicated to those actions. In the Hindu worldview
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