According to Jainism, Karmas are invisible particles of matter existing all around us. Our souls attract these karmas through various actions. For example, every time we get angry we attract karmas, just as when we are deceitful or greedy. Likewise, every time we kill or hurt someone we attract karmas. According to Jainism these karmas form layers upon layers over our souls and keep us from realizing our true potential and our ability to hear our soul’s voice.