It is postulated that it is subject to the law of karma throughout our lives, and not only in the present, but also the previous and future incarnations. Naturally, the same substance may collide with each other at different times, be in different states. So, the neighbors in the stairwell in this life may be encountered in the next, but it will turn into a tree, and the other - in a bird's nest on it curly.
However, so any chance such a meeting? No, it can also be subject to the laws of karmic effects. If in the most general terms, the laws of the intersections can be reduced to karmic retribution, according to which any unfair act will be drawn against the person who committed it, and not necessarily in this life.
Law of retribution is extremely complex and intertwined and can not be reduced to the primitive formula "action = resistance": the reward can take many forms, and two events, taken in isolation, may seem completely unrelated to each other. Only the knowledge of the existence of karmic retribution can afford to build a logical chain and understand that a person has been punished for an offense committed earlier. At the same time may be affected and surrounding.
Due to the misinterpretation of the law of karmic retribution and attempts to reduce it to a fairly simple and superficial formulas, there is displacement of concepts. Thus, in each of his negative actions towards other people start looking for its manifestation. As a result, the feeling disappears for committing bad deeds: people are automatically subject to the karmic retribution for all these situations and begin to believe that only committed retribution for inflicting them on the last level of being hurt. Forgetting about the possibility of feeling guilty, they replace it with a sense of accomplishment, obeying the law of retribution. But atonement is possible in other ways, for example, constant self-improvement.
The problem is related to the existence of self experience of previous states, has been postponed in our subconscious and participating in the management of human behavior. Thus, people are motivated not only by their real features and ideas, but also those that have been tested in the past, including negative. This affirmation can be achieved only one who can sift negative experience and perceive only the positive effects of past experience.