The popular view of karma is one of a moral order that operates in the objective field of existence. Good and bad deeds are said to generate their appropriate consequences for the individual who has sown those karmic seeds. John Algeo suggests that the operation of karma is much more complex than this popular conception would lead us to believe. Just as an individual does not exist in a vacuum, but is related to a multitude of other human beings with whom he or she interacts at various levels, karmic forces are often a distributive channel for forces generated by groups of people. 1998. 48 minutes.