The concept that an action or deed can be the causal origin of a cycle of cause and effect which is now fated. It is often referred to in eastern culture as Sumsara. By most who believe in Karma, it is thought that humans have free will to choose good or evil and suffer the consequences, which are then in forced by the greater energy of “The Immense Ultimate”, or “God”. By Believers, the karmic effects of all deeds are viewed as actively shaping past, present, and future experiences. It applies on all levels from day to day all the way to multiple lifetimes.