Karma is a concept originated in India that means for every action the individual takes, cause and affect, a reaction will follow sooner or later, which will affect the individual in a like manner, as parallel good or bad. Karma is extended to the concept of Reincarnation, such that the individual's actions in present life are affected by past lives and will affect future lives. The problem with the concept of the Karma of Reincarnation is that one is held responsible for action they cannot
know they are responsible for. Where one is born to lowly circumstance, it may be judged to be the result
of bad past karma, and can be used as justification to exploit them. Karma is
Progressive in the sense that one creates good karma to elevate one's station in future lives and creates responsibility and meaning for one's life actions. A conservative interpretation might be the reverse, where reincarnation may be for the purpose of the consciousness, preservation and will of the whole.