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The idea of justice is a prominent issue for all societies Courts have been established to censor the actions of accused persons and it has long been a major theme to be dealt with in many societies throughout history One of the first cultures to describe the issue of justice is ancient India By 500 B C the Brahman ideas had changed from centering thought on prayer to the idea of justice and philosophy This new way of thinking on justice and love for knowledge established the idea of karma being considered as the good or bad consequences of an action Without including the belief of reincarnation of the early Indian society karma will be described in terms of an individuals life before he or she dies rather than influencing the next life after death as the Indians believed Therefore karma will be described as an action of an individual influencing the future of that individual before his or her death Today the idea of karma can be considered in the life of every individual in American society but the beliefs ancient Indians exulted cannot be seen in the consequences of actions when considering the society of todayIn first describing karma in ancient India consequences in the future or the next life in Indian beliefs were based on the individuals present actions exemplifying a cause and effect relationship Good deeds would lead to a better and more prosperous life while bad deeds would lead to a less prosperous future life Therefore this Indian idea of justice is based on an individual getting what he or she deserved as the result of an action a good result with virtuous actions and a bad result with fiendish actions One of the shortcomings of early Indias idea of karma is the absence of reasoning accounting for good things happening to bad people and bad things to good peopleAnother characteristic of early Indias idea of karma is that rewards
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