One of the laws of karma is that things do not happen as a result of just one cause. What happens is a result of countless interconnected causes. We have been building up all sorts of karmic potentials without any beginning. Depending on our states of mind, the circumstances and so on, various things will ripen from them. When we think of karma, we have to think of an unbelievable network of what everybody has done interconnected and affecting everything that everybody experiences and does. This article looks at the various Western belief systems and the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist tradition’s concept of karma.