Normally this would be posted in 'religion' I think, however since I am more of a science guy I chose to post here. The question I pose is simple, does karma exist or is it all simply a thought process? I used to believe that everything happens for a reason, but now I kinda don't. The idea that somewhere there is a type of 'score keeper' maintaining a record of all our negative deeds towards the world and other we encounter, simply to return the favor seems far fetched to me. We all have regrets, and we all have at some point in our lives done something we knew was wrong before we even did it. Many of us do this on a daily basis. As one might guess, at present moment I am in a place of personal punishment, and like so many people do I am trying to find meaning in that, so I turn to you. Is karma real and can you offer proof? Is my current situation because of my past sins, or is it simply a matter of fate that was completely beyond my control?