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I wouldn’t do that. It’s bad karma.
  the good or bad luck one earns through virtuous or evil acts

or in Hinduism and Buddhism:  incarnation-effecting personal actions
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  • I wouldn’t do that. It’s bad karma.
  • I thought about dragging the two of them outside and letting them sleep under the bushes, but that could create massive deposits of bad karma for me, and I needed all the help I could get in that department.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Karma’s not like a bank.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • That was some bad karma.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • I am obviously the target of Karma’s retaliation today.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Maybe karma is just trying to give me what I said I wanted, but never really did.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Your headmaster, Mr. Bonsai, said you had-how did he put it?-un-groovy karma that disrupted the school’s educational aura.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • He believes in karma.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Vittoria believed in those things too, but she saw them in terms of karma.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • So I think I deserve someone like Harold, and I mean in the good sense and not like bad karma.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • We were like his karma getting back at him.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • There were plenty of locals who frowned upon artificially giving the deer a helping hand during the winter-mostly the same people whose gardens were wrecked by those surviving deer in the summer-but for Lacy, there was karma involved.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • He was a Buddhist and believed in the laws of karma, so it made sense to him that he might pay for his war murders: everything comes back to you, nothing is accidental.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • ’It’s karma,’ she’d say to me as we pulled away.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • Walt once told Waker that everybody in the family must have piled up one helluva lot of bad karma in his past incarnations.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • She warned him of the bad karma that would come to him in the next life if he continued his profession.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • And yes, I’m worried about the state of my soul and karma and blah blah blah, but right now I wanted to live, to come out of this battle alive.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • Instead of Da5id, there is just a jittering cloud of bad digital karma.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Not as good as thirteen, but no bad karma there.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • Buddhism, particularly as it is popularly practiced, promises improvement through karma.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • Sometimes I think it’s more like some long-turning karma that finally came back for us.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Then karma and bad luck took us even further, forced further concessions: we lost ground on his side, a few organs died.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Maybe if I collected enough green karma stamps I could put in for dolphin next time around … Everything caught up with me, and I dozed off with the light still burning.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • It tore away from him, the whole weight of it; and as he pulled himself up and through to the light and the breeze and the reality of a new karma (we all shine on), he twisted his head back, for a moment in his agony striving to be Janus— but there was nothing, only plummeting silence, for the boy made no sound.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Acey grew up in Chicago, where both parents were teachers, and she began to do pen-and-ink sketches, she began to do West Indian collages pretty much in the tritest manner possible, according to her own account, and had a sexual adventure with a member of the Black-stone Rangers, a very sizable street gang, and eventually packed a bag and went to Los Angeles, where she married a professor of sociology and enrolled at Cal Arts and got a divorce and found her karma as a painter.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The paths to liberation are numerous, but the bank along the way is always the same, the Bank of Karma, where the liberation account of each of us is credited or debited depending on our actions.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Karma they call that transmigration for sins you did in a past life the reincarnation met him pike hoses.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Cooper’s mother, Karma, was only eight months old at the time of his birth.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • It’s all, like, karma.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • How he would settle this matter with the Lords of Karma was his own affair, though none doubted that when the time came he would find a way.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • We were taken prisoner and the Lords of Karma were to be our judges.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • O.P. must work off bad karma first.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • This is so, say the sages, for man must work off his burden of Karma if he is to achieve enlightenment.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • The four of them left together, knowing the machineries of Karma to have been defeated for a time.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • The body merchants are now the Masters of Karma.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • If you are indeed of the First, Sam, your way must lead you either to deification or extinction, when you face these new Masters of Karma.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • How? I shall tell you of myself, that’s how…… I have accumulated too much bad karma to warrant a current transfer.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Bad karma, that’s what I said.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • The body merchants are become the Masters of Karma, and a part of the Temple structure.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • They read over your past life, weigh the karma, and determine your life that is yet to come.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • If I had any bad karma, it should all be dissolved by now.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • The definition of bad karma is anything our friends the gods don’t like.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Now that the karma idea has caught on, the things are better than tax collectors.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Then inquire in the Hall of Karma after your body.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • The Shan was visiting with relatives while waiting his appointment with the Masters of Karma.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • They passed through the town, using side streets, and came after a time to the roadway that led up toward the Palace of the Masters of Karma.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • If they do, we shall walk through the Palace and Hall of the Masters of Karma like a small boy across an extensive and excessively elaborate ant hill.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • "I must speak to the Masters of Karma," he stated.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Why should I? I have come to speak with the Masters of Karma, and you tell me that I cannot.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
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