Kamma and Fruit = Action and Reaction!
The Blessed Buddha once said:
Beings are owners of their actions
(kamma = karma), inheritors of
their actions, are created by their actions, linked to their actions,
their actions produce their destiny. Whatever actions they do;
good as evil, the resulting reaction
and effect will be only theirs!
There is one who kills living beings, steals what belongs to others,
commits adultery with others' partners; speaks lies, uses divisive
and aggressive speech, prattles empty gossip; is covetous, envious,
jealous, wicked-minded, & of evil views. Such one is creeping in all
bodily, verbal, and
Hidden & secret are such
actions, words, and thoughts, of ulterior and concealed motives.
But I tell you: Whoever pursues hidden ways and objects will have
to expect one of these two results: Either the torture of hell, or
birth among the creeping animals. Thus is it with all rebirth of any
being: They will be reborn according to their actions
When reborn, they experience the exact effects of their actions.
Therefore I declare: Beings are owners of their actions (kamma),
inheritor of their actions, are created by their actions, linked to
their actions, as a shadow that never leaves! Their actions produce
and condition their future destiny. Whatever action they perform;
good as evil, the resulting reaction and effects will be only theirs!
Kamma causes and creates rebirth! A shadow that never leaves!
Numerical Discourses of the Buddha.
Anguttara Nikāya AN 10:205
For details on the mechanics
of Kamma = Intentional Action see: