>>3619570>Karma can be a completely non-spiritual thing, when understood by a westerner. It's not magic, it's group psychology.
It's too simplistic to explain it as psychology. It's general cause and effect.
Anything you do affects everything around you, and you can't escape the consequences because you're essentially made up of everything that is around you. The point of the idea is that a separate you doesn't exist - there's nothing that experiences or has "karma", but rather that everything follows from causes and conditions and that is called karma, which literally translates to "action".
In western philosophies, people and the world are treated as separate: the world follows simple Newtonian mechanisms, and yet people are free "souls" who have a choice to influence the world. That in the point of view of eastern philosophies is completely mystical and metaphysical, because in their philosophies people too are material and do not have souls, or that "spirit" is just part of the workings of the universe and subject to the same laws as anything else. As you are a manifestation of the workings of the entire universe, karma is your action and your choice, and the individual is just a point of view in this setup.