Karma is a Sanskrit word which literally means action. It relates to the simple philosophy that ‘you reap what you sow’. It is believed that what you do in life comes back to you in some form or the other. Basic aim of all beliefs is to encourage people to do good in life if they expect good to happen to them.
Karma is not destiny, there is a clear difference between the two. When a child is born in a family it is his/ her destiny. Parents and children do not get an option to choose each other; they just get each other as per destiny. But, how the relation flourishes as the child grows is dependent on the Karma of both parents and the child. Karma is what every human does in his/her journey between birth and death.
The true essence of life is in motion/ action. If I keep sitting at one place expecting my destiny to take me somewhere, I will keep sitting forever. Maybe get over run or get rusted.
Is it right to do a good Karma just because I want good to come to me or should I do good just because I feel good doing it? Karma as per me is quintessentially about doing good but without expecting anything in return.