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Karma

Karma

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Karma
Why do things happen, why? 
“There is no such thing as fate; you make your own destiny.
God has given you independence to shut out his power or to let him in.You have more strength to overcome difficulties than you have troubles to overcome. You can remedyyour mistakes because God has given you reason and will”Paramahansa Yogananda
Grace or disaster, how grounded do you want to be?
Each of us cultivates a karmic state, which is an exact reflection of the distance we have createdbetween our existence and our Being; between illusion and truth.Dr. Stylianos Atteshlis "The esoteric Teachings”
Karma
The constant interaction of breath and soul“One way of translating the word karma is “original action”; we often think that good actions, a job welldone on a material mental or intellectual level, or any other type of action is the true good karma. Butactually karma, the original action, is situated inside the pituitary gland; it is the constant interaction ofbreath and Soul”.Swami Shankarananda Giri “Kriya Yoga Darshan”
Karma, not a matter of rewards or punishment
Karma is an element of the Law of Cause and Effect. This law is not a matter of rewards orpunishments. As scientists have learned in recent centuries, and as mystics have always known, everyevent which happens has a cause, and every cause a result. It is the economy of energy and everyenergy expresses a vibration and a quality. This law, seen from the point of view of the worlds ofseparation, leads us to classify things as good or evil, and consequently, as leading to reward orpunishment. But no judgement is involved.Dr. Stylianos Atteshlis” The esoteric Teachings”
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Jes Bertelsen describes four aspects of karma:
1. The Compensating karma - the ego “As you sow, so shall you reap”.2. The Progressive karma - the Self The progressive karma, is the history of the Self, Is the Selftrying to manifest itself via the vehicle of the physical being3. The Collective karma -“the open field”Collective karma is the connection, the evolutionary historyThat binds the Selves in open fields.4. The Transcendence of karma - the enlightened. In the fully enlightened state one is above karma 
Compensating karma
The Bible: A man reaps what he sows
“Make no mistake about this: God is not to be fooled; a man reaps what he sows. If he sows in the fieldof his lower nature, he will reap from it a harvest of corruption, but if he sows in the field of the Spirit,the Spirit will bring him a harvest of eternal life. So let us never tire of doing good, for if we do notslacken in our efforts we shall in due time reap our harvest.”New Testament. Gal.6:7
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The compensating karma operates on the ego-level
“The ideology behind the compensating karma is: “As you sow, so shall you reap”.“If a person in a life has killed another human being, this person will in a coming life be killed himself. Ifa person in a life forsake his beloved, then this person himself will have to encounter being forsaken inanother life. […]The cosmic law says: Any energy discarded from a certain level of vibration will return to that level ofvibration”It is interesting to note that most karmic memories are in this category.“A person that in a certain situation is mistreated, finds himself in this situation to a large extendbecause this person is helplessly unaware about his own ability to do the same.When something happens and I can not see my own part, then the energy in the situation freezes mein the role as a passive, innocent victim. If I, when something happens, can understand and feel that itcould just as easy have been me doing that the other way; that I actually in other connections do it,then the energy will not solidify, but move towards the Self.”Jes Bertelsen:”Selvets virkelighed”
Collective karma
“Oftentimes have I heard you speak of one who commits a wrong as though he were not one of you,but a stranger unto you and an intruder upon your world.But I say that even as the holy and the righteous cannot rise beyond the highest which is in each ofyou. So the wicked and the weak cannot fall lower than the lowest which is in you also.And as a single leaf turns not yellow but with the silent knowledge of the whole tree, so the wrong-doercannot do wrong without the hidden will of you all. Like a procession you walk together towards yourGod-Self.You are the way and the wayfarers. And when one of you falls down he falls for those behind him, acaution against the stumbling stone. Ay, and he falls for those ahead of him, who, though faster andsurer of foot, yet removed not the stumbling stone. And this also, though the word lie heavy upon yourhearts: The murdererd is not unaccountable for his own murder, and the robbed is not blameless inbeing robbed. The righteous is not innocent of the deeds of the wicked, and the white-handed is notclean in the doings of the felon.Yea, the guilty is oftentimes the victim of the injured. And still more often the condemned is the burdenbearer for the guiltless and unblamed.You cannot separate the just from the unjust and the good fromthe wicked; For they stand together before the face of the sun even as the black thread and the whiteare wowen together. And when the black thread breaks, the weaver shall look into the whole cloth, andhe shall examen the loom also.”
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