What is Karma? Karma is the universal Law of cause and effect.
The Bible says: “Be not deceived; God is not mocked:
for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” (Gal. 6:7.)
one of the great Sanskrit epics of the Hindus, states:
“Just as a farmer plants
a certain kind of seed and gets a certain crop,
so it is with good and bad deeds.”The Buddhist Dhammapada says:
“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday.”
“If a man speaks or acts with an impure mind,
suffering follows him as the wheel of the cart
follows the beast that pulls the cart…
If a man speaks or acts with a pure mind,
joy follows him as his own shadow.”
The Universal Law of Karma
recognized by all major religions is:
whatever you send out as
your thoughts, words and actions
returns to you in like kind. . .
This is a great and just law.
It means you reap good things in your life
as a result of good deeds.
Good karma can return to you in
the form of happy families, good jobs and opportunities,
talents, health and wealth.
The law of returning karma is A Law of Love.
It means when you act correctly,
in accordance with universal laws,
You experience positive results.
When your actions are incorrect,
i.e. not in keeping with universal laws,
God gives you another chance.
You have opportunity
to learn from your experiences and do better next time.
This is the mercy and the love of God.
All the world’s major religions contain principles of universal truth about . . .
The Law of Love Written in Your Heart
Confucius, the Chinese mystic (500 BC), said,
“Is there one maxim which ought be acted upon
throughout one’s whole life?
Surely it is the maxim of loving-kindness:
Do not unto others what you would not have them do unto you.”
You have heard,
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
This age-old golden rule appears in every major world religion. Prominent religious figures and philosophers have restated its two-way nature in various ways:
“Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.”
“Do not do to others what would have caused pain if done to you.”
“None of you (truly) believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.”
“That which you want for yourself, seek for mankind.”
“Whatever is disagreeable to you, do not do unto others.”
“Whatsoever ye would that others should do to you, do ye even so to them.”
“Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”
So, how did all world religions come up with the same golden rule?
Because they all discovered it to be
a cosmic law and
a timeless truth
that whatever you do to others will be done to you.
The Law of Karma is the “Law of Cause and Effect.”
An Understanding of What is Karma Includes Reincarnation
. . . accepting the belief you have lived before.
Reincarnation makes sense and answers many questions.
Reincarnation provides the necessary
cycles of time and opportunity
your soul requires so you can
balance your karmic debts,
fulfill your divine plan,
achieve mastery and
bond to your Higher Self.
An understanding of reincarnation can give you
keys to overcoming your problems and
the karmic situation of your present life.
It can help you understand your psychology.
Did Jesus teach Karma and Reincarnation?
Yes he did.
There are several stories about karma and reincarnation
in the Bible
the early Church Fathers overlooked
when they stripped the scripture of all hints of this concept.
One of them is the story of the blind man that Jesus heals.
His disciples ask him,
“Master, who did sin, the man or his parents
that he was born blind?”
How could he already have karma when he was born?
Remember, he was born blind.
Reincarnation is the answer.
Jesus’ disciples assumed the blind man had lived before.
If you have lived before,
why don’t you remember who you were?
Do you have to know about your past lives
to resolve karma from those lives?
Greek mythology explains how
souls who have just passed on and
those ready to reincarnate have to drink from the river Lethe,
whose waters make the soul forget her previous life.
The Gnostic text Pistis Sophia speaks of the soul drinking . . .
“The Water of Forgetfulness”
The Ascended Masters explain
it is better if
you do not attempt to learn about your past lives
especially through the use of hypnosis or past life regression.
But if glimpses of a past life come to you naturally,
then consider what lessons your soul needs to embrace,
or what portion of your psychology is ready for healing.
Some ask why people can
continue to do bad and unjust acts and
seemingly experience no negative return.
This is because karma can take a very long time to return.
None escape the law.
Justice will eventually prevail.
“The mills of God grind slowly”.
So you have to be patient for the outcome.
Sometimes it can take lifetimes before justice is done.
It is only fit that sons and daughters of God
who have the gift of free will and
were told by God to take dominion over the earth
receive feedback on how they are doing.
Karma is a Feedback Loop
By virtue of the choices you make today,
you can influence the outcomes you will experience tomorrow,
for months, years and lifetimes to come.
You can determine today how and
to what extent returning karma will affect you in the future.
Karma is an inexorable law of the universe. It’s like a wave.
How can you stop it? . . .
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