Karma is not destiny or fate. It is simply the law of cause and effect.

Diamond Way Buddhism Australia

Buddhist Meditation Centres of the Karma Kagyu Lineage

What is karma?

Karma means ‘cause and effect’. It is not ‘destiny’ or ‘fate’. Everyone is responsible for their own life and shapes it through thoughts, words and actions. This understanding enables one to consciously create impressions that lead to happiness and avoid future suffering. Useful karma that has not ripened yet can be strengthened by using the skilful means of Diamond Way Buddhism; destructive karma can be dissolved before it causes problems.