Karma is Sanskrit word for action or deed. Any physical or mental action described as “Karma.” The result of the action is called as “Karma-Phala(fruit of karma).”
In Bhagwat Gita: Chapter XII verse 6-7,
‘Yetu srvani krmani myi sanyasya mat-para anany-naiv yogen maam dhyayant upasate.’
‘Tesham-aham samud-dharta mrityu-sansar-saagrat bhavami na-chirat parth mayy-avesita-chetsam.’
“Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Those people, who worship Me by surrendering all their activities unto Me, are always devoted to Me, always meditate upon Me, Having always fixing their minds upon Me, O Parth – to them, I swiftly rescue from the ocean of birth and death.”
Meaning: God is telling to ‘Parth’ (another name of Arjuna), that those people who work for God only & offer all their activities & work to Him only, to such a Soul He shows great mercy, always protects him & finally rescues him during & after death.
Offer all Karma to God
To give you entirely, unconditionally and entirely to God is surrender. To attain that state, you should first develop a friendship with God.
It is a way of appreciating God, of loving him, of expressing yourself to him. It does not mean you do not work towards changing your circumstances; it means you accept the outcome as His grace. There is something unique about acceptance and it gives one strength and peace. Dedicate all actions to God. That is the way to experience oneness with God.
A spiritual teacher Shree Radhe Guru Maa describes, “A good karma as anything that brings us closer to God and bad karma as anything that takes us farther away from Him.”
Our role is to respond to karma with the right mindset and effort, but it is the mercy of God and Guru that ultimately frees us from all karma.