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nd that brings us to number six, the Law of Compensation … which is essentially you reap what you sow. This Law is about becoming your best, and doing the best you can do. It is about our belief in ourselves, what we can achieve and what is possible. Earl Nightengale defines the Law of Compensation as, ―The amount of money we earn is always going to be in exact ratio to the need for what we do, our ability to do it, and the difficulty there is in replacing us.‖ The more you invest in yourself and your abilities, the more difficult you will be to replace and, hence, the more you are worth or the more you are compensated. By far my favourite explanation of the Law of Compensation comes from Robert Kiyosaki, who describes the Law in terms of massive action netting limited return in the beginning and over time, minimal effort yielding massive returns. He gives an example with health that all of us can relate to. We decide that we want to improve our health, so we start exercising and dieting and, within a week, we quit because we are sore and hungry. We took massive action over a short period of time and quit when we didn’t see results quickly. Kiyosaki hired a coach to get him over that initial period of great action and limited results. After two years, the Law of Compensation kicked in. He was stronger and healthier and was able to maintain that level with minimal effort. You can put this same strategy to work in your business. For the first few years you need to put in massive effort. You see limited returns during these early stages, so it is easy to give up and quit. But, if you stick with it, you will get to the stage where your business continues to grow and prosper with minimal effort. The lesson in the Law of Compensation is not to quit. If you quit, you have to start all over again with the period of massive effort for limited return. Persevere and you will be rewarded. ―Winners never quit and quitters never win.‖ Bob Proctor tells us that if we are unsatisfied with our current situation, we need to change! We need to better ourselves and grow on a personal level in order to improve our situation. If you commit to investing even a few minutes every day to your personal growth and development, by a year from now you will be a completely different person. Similarly, in your business, stick to a daily plan of actions. Understanding the Law of Compensation helps you to avoid frustration and stay the course, knowing that you will be compensated in the long run. This is one of my favourites of the 11 Laws because it helps you to focus on the long term and it motivates you not to quit. It helps you to keep your eyes on the prize! What are your thoughts on the Law of Compensation? Your comments are welcomed and appreciated. Share this on your social networks if you think it provides value to your followers. Wishing you great success! Wendy Hewlett
Dr. H. Spenser Lewis Speaks: "Man has in many ways to emulate or reduce to material form the cosmic law of compensation; and while he has made a miserable failure of it in most ways, still, the spiritually minded person has succeeded in establishing in his own life and in the rules of his affairs, some principles which are truly representative of the Cosmic Laws of Compensation - KARMA. Material rewards and compensation to others for their efforts in one's behalf create a false medium, an arbitrary one, created by man without having the least relationship to the ideals of the Cosmic law. While many people seek compensation from others, the Cosmic law of compensation also operates to bring to each one of us a true compensation for what we have done. And in each element where man's method of compensation fails to reward or punish, adequately, for each good or evil deed, the Cosmic law properly, efficiently, and sufficiently compensates and makes full adjustments. Man may scheme and plan to prevent the Cosmic law of compensation from operating in an individual case, and he may try to stay the great Cosmic laws from adequately adjusting the compensation of his acts. He may even succeed for a time in escaping what he believes is imminent, but it is a fact that no one has ever successfully avoided, evaded, or escaped the operation of the Cosmic law completely and continuously. Men and women may cheat one another of their just rewards, and people may fail willfully or unconsciously to make proper compensation to others, but the Cosmic law never fails. It is immutable, of course, but it is also fair, just, and really worthy of our admiration when we understand the principles of Cosmic compensation. I have met many men and women who believe most implicitly that whenever they do a kindness or an unselfish act for someone else or contribute in any way to the health and happiness of others, they can expect some reward of Cosmic blessing, suddenly and uniquely, at almost any hour. They had learned from experience that the Cosmic brings its rewards not only suddenly, but at a most propitious moment, and that by helping others or giving in whatever way they could they could to the needs and happiness of another, they were accruing a certain amount of Cosmic blessing or help that would come to them just when they needed it. I do not mean to say that such persons constantly had in mind the reward or return of their blessings whenever they planned to do something for someone else. I have noticed from many reports, and from intimate contact with those who follow such principles in their lives, that most of the unselfish or kindly acts performed by these persons were unplanned and wholly spontaneous, and that it was only as they were performing the act or immediately thereafter, that the thought came to them that in compensation for their rashness or liberality there would be a proper return. It is but natural for anyone promptly to question the logic of a spontaneous act or sudden urge, and to wonder whether it is worth while, diplomatic, or reasonable. It is such moments of consideration of the spontaneous act that these persons generally conclude that though it was sudden and probably urged by an emotional impulse, the Cosmic was conscious of the urge, and the whole-hearted response to it, and would compensate accordingly. The laws of Karma and Cosmic Compensation reveal that one can do an injustice to another, or take advantage of another or even live a dual existence without bringing into their life inevitable suffering and sorrowful adjustment. Hence, the mystic's comprehension of ethics and morality has a clear and more definite meaning to him, and elicits obedience to Cosmic Law which man is reluctant to give a mundane law or laws of man's invention. As a man chooses, sows, so shall he reap and pay. The Law of Compensation - Karma. Nature in every department of manifestation demands justice, equalization, and Compensation. It is so old in the understanding of men that most of his self-made laws, even among primitive tribes and races are based upon observations of its working. The manifestation of the Law of Compensation constitutes the 'great school of experience'. Through this school man has come to learn of his powers and limitations, his weaknesses and strength, his advantage over all other living creatures. From childhood unto old age, man learns that his evil acts are essentially a sin against his own career for which he must suffer or pay. He learns, too, that his noble deeds, unselfish acts, and idealistic thoughts bring balanced rewards. Each experience with the Law of Compensation - Karma adds to the molding of his creed of
I lost my first major business. Finally. But as I got older and the spring left my step. The first example is health. The memory of each experience. Most of us have heard the saying Winners never quit and quitters never win. In society and in our private personal affairs. drinking and watching TV became easier. stopped exercising and gained 20 pounds back. In this way will man rise to power and glory and attain the highest degree of success and happiness in his affairs. man must be true unto himself. And because of its very nature. and eat and drink what I wanted. and eating. I’m currently with the same coach. I was down for about four years. is an evolving entity which mystics call 'personality' or Ego. once again going through a period of maximum effort for low returns. the law of compensation kicked in. his code of thinking. He must let the beauty and grandeur. however. personality is a spiritual. because of its association with the immaterial part of his being. the consciousness of the self. if man is to be true at all. I retired financially free at the age of 47. and lost another business two years later. My second example of the law of compensation has to do with wealth. the immaterial part of his dual being. and this self must be the inner self. Unfortunately. My health and strength returned. I’d put on 50 pounds. exercise became harder. and immortal entity. I was full of energy. I would make a resolution to get healthy. each lesson. During those years. kept eating and drinking. I went on a two-month vacation. and begin working out and eating less. remains a stone in the structure of the character that he is building. He must let the Divine power within him dominate the physical power of his body and the world around him. still gain strength. Personality or character is thereby evolving from childhood onward through every hour of conscious existence.life. Yet. After two years. few of us have heard of the law of compensation. By the time I was 50. eternal. which shot up like a rocket—and came down like a rock. . his guide of conduct. after realizing I needed help. I’ll use two personal examples to further illustrate. I struggled to regain my momentum. working hard for very little return. It was easy being healthy when I was young. yet returns can be massive with minimal effort over time. But by 1994. I explain the law of compensation like this: Returns are minimal in spite of massive effort at the start. I hired a coach to get through the initial period of maximum effort and minimal returns. and the sublime thoughts of the Divine Mind of his being fill him with inspiration and comprehension of his real place in the universe and of his relationship to all other beings. and I could exercise less. so sports and physical challenges were fun. In 1978. and I was hungry and ached all over—so I quit because I’d put in a lot of effort for very little return. By the following week. He must let the God Consciousness of his soul control and direct his health and activities of the physical self so that it may truly be the servant unto himself." Kiyosaki: The Law of Compensation Don't quit at the top. Thus the Soul of man. I’d lost no weight.
and the rest is history. I write this article for those of you who are struggling with success. The happiness they experience or the suffering they undergo is a result of how they use their free will. We cannot have successes without failures or hardships without gains. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 ~ 1882) explains compensation in clear terms: “For everything you have missed. When we practice the Golden Rule by treating our neighbors as we wish to be treated. For every gain. Those who believe in karma believe that their fate is governed by the choices they make. all I reap will be hostility. Rich Dad Poor Dad made The New York Times Best-Seller List. I wrote Rich Dad Poor Dad in 1997 and self-published it after every publisher turned it down. If you quit. We lose the wood to gain fire and heat. you’ll have to go through the same crummy period of maximum effort with minimal gains again. So.In 1996. Press on even though your returns on investment are small. no exception. This law of nature is about balance. In 2000.‟ In Sanskrit. and if I plant acts of kindness. and equilibrium. Success is not a stop sign. CASHFLOW 101. Today. he writes. harmony. Today. others will treat me kindly. every debt is paid. and I launched our financial education board game. there is a loss. I will be loved.) Another aspect of the Law of Compensation is we will reap what we sow. you have gained something else. Isn‟t it true that if I plant tomatoes. We lose the food to nourish our body. . 1826. I‟ll reap tomatoes. and for everything you gain. or no escape from this law of life. We lose the heat to cook the food.” Again. it‟s just another way to describe how we reap what we sow. we live in harmony with this principle and will reap its benefits. When it comes to wealth. Remember that winners never quit. it means both our actions and the consequences that flow from them. in his journal dated January 8. “The whole of what we know is a system of compensations.” The title of this article. my wife. karma means action or deed. my returns on my years of investment are phenomenal—even in a bad economy. and if I plant weeds. like I did with my health program. It is similar to the Law of Conservation of Energy in science. I‟ll reap weeds? So. (Energy may neither be created nor destroyed and the sum of all energy remains constant. I am reaping the benefits of following the law of compensation. But if all I sow is anger. Or. and so it goes. and for three years Kim and I worked hard explaining the game and promoting the book. I appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Kim. Obey the law of compensation. I’m paying the price for disobeying the law of compensation. it should come as no surprise that if I plant seeds of love. when it comes to health. every sacrifice is made up. Every suffering is rewarded. In the spiritual sense. “It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. you lose something else. as Ralph Waldo Emerson put it. In 2000. then.” Another term to describe reaping what we sow is „karma. Every defect in one manner is made up in another. with very little effort. I’m glad I caught myself at 20 pounds rather than 50 pounds. means there is no exemption.
” There is a time for contentment and a time for discontentment. we don‟t make the mistake of comparing our lives with those of others. . and doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. So. he Law of Compensation is one of the most important and basic laws of life and has sometimes been described as “the great law. If we fall into a fire. The greater we stretch a rubber band. but because of the heat of the flames. Also. That is. we‟re not discouraged because we understand that hidden in our problems are blessings waiting to be discovered. bad is never good. for she is richer than he who has much and wants more. is he who realizes that a little is a great deal when it is enough. Neither do we allow our imagination to exaggerate the extent of our losses or others‟ gains. When Jesus talked about it. When we use discontent to raise ourselves to a higher level. or no gain without pain. the more pleased I will become. And if we experience a temporary setback. when we are pounded by adversity. He explained it as the principle of sowing and reaping. for they are never poor. Blessed. we can free ourselves from envy and live contentedly. giving and receiving. We could also express this idea by calling it the Law of Cause and Effect. too. we find solace in the Law of Compensation. their loses are hidden from view. but what we give up. or just by saying that virtue is its own reward and wrongdoing causes suffering. Ralph Waldo Emerson called it the law of compensation. or sowing what we reap. And. there is a counter force. we willingly sacrifice time and comfort to reach our goal. the more you smile at me. we are living in line with the Law of Compensation. Woe unto the discontented. We understand that our success depends not on what we take up. “He is the richest who is content with the least. Once we understand for every gain there is a loss. Blessed is she who has little and wants less. For although their gains are clearly visible. The more I scowl at you. is not about God punishing the wicked and rewarding the holy. the greater its snapback. it is wise to become familiar with the laws of nature to avoid unnecessary pain and unhappiness. We also keep our balance by remembering that all is relative. After all. we are burned not because we‟re evil. Blessed are the contented. but simply His law of natural consequences. until worse happens. So.Yet another term used to describe the same thing is The Law of Action and Reaction. we realize that there is no gain without loss. In the same way. For at such a time. for every force. the angrier you will become. The Law of Compensation. looking forward to the benefits that await us. for they are never rich. The scientifically-minded may call it the law of cause and effect or the law of action and reaction. as Socrates (469 ~ 399 BC) taught.” The ancient enlightened ones called it the law of karma.
whether good or bad. said. you will eventually be compensated through every virtue. turn his everyday conduct inside out. The person who is cruel is hurting himself. whether we see it or not. “If the average man understood for a single moment the meaning of these words and really believed them to be true. commenting on this teaching. in his own behalf. Some persons believe that since this law doesn‟t seem to work consistently in the world. And the law guarantees that in the long run every virtue is rewarded. and he would be so changed that his closest friends would hardly know him. you know that you don‟t have to hold resentment or anger toward anyone. in certainty. When you really understand the workings of this great law. as much pain as he is afflicting. But in like manner.Emmet Fox. the law that guarantees that as he has given. every wrong is redressed – in silence. Understanding this law should always bring you greater tranquillity because it is deeply comforting to know that regardless of appearances to the contrary. or deed. This is the great law of compensation. under inexorable law. And with this belief many persons have carried on in the face of the vicissitudes of life with cheerful courage. because its workings are often so slow that they are not readily perceived by human understanding. and no good will go unrewarded. comforting themselves with the faith that they would get their reward in some future “heaven. You no longer have to harbor ill will toward those who . as he has done. in Divine order.” This law of perfect justice and fair compensation permeates the activities of humankind whether we know it or not. the thief steals from himself. The liar lies to himself. for every day of our life we are reaping the harvest we have previously sown. for he is attracting to himself. word.” Some persons doubt the existence of such a law. What does this law mean to you in your everyday living? It has many practical applications. and the giver is giving to himself. First of all. In the final reckoning. the good one does is blessing himself. he would immediately revolutionize his whole life from top to bottom. For he is setting into operation. knowledge of the great law should cause you to make a constant effort to keep from letting anything that is evil or negative go out from you in thought. so shall he receive. so shall it be done unto him. You no longer need to feel any concern if what you have been doing for others goes unappreciated. Every day is a day of judgment. And we never understand life or the experiences of life until we grasp this real truth. it must come into operation in the next world.
And don‟t just do your share. Give your way into a new consciousness. Likewise with justice. for it is not so much what we do in the outer as what we think in our inner selves that counts the most. and the law will maintain a perfect balance by making it manifest in your world. It is in thinking that we find the key to the law of compensation. and the law of compensation is one of Truth‟s most fundamental laws. resentment. in order to remove it from your experience you must first uproot it from within your soul or your mental attitude. know that God is taking care of the situation and is working in and through the minds and hearts of all involved. Never fail to say something good. if there is something missing from your life. Give expression to constructive. praise. . or unforgiveness.have treated you unjustly. time. appreciation. You can rest in the comfortable assurance that the law of compensation will even every score and balance every account. On the other hand. When you express appreciation of others. Develop an attitude of looking for the good. build it into your soul and mentality. injustice. As you learn to appreciate others you will increasingly find yourself surrounded by those who will in turn appreciate you. things will no longer upset you. others will appreciate you instead of being indifferent. you will realize that your whole life is centered around the spirit of giving – giving love. cooperation. go the extra mile. It is not enough to give love and friendship. find some way to give. efforts and substance. You can let go of all feelings of anger. The “comeback” will always follow. Go peacefully about your business and let the law balance your accounts. support. This is one of the most important starting points in the study of Truth. you will find warm smiles directed your way. Whatever your would-be grievance. Once we accept this great Truth. and devotion – give back dividends. give it back with an extra measure. If there is something in your life that you don‟t like. beneficial thoughts and feelings in every situation. In any situation. once we free ourselves of the human weakness of trying to blame circumstances and people for our troubles. When you understand the law of compensation. then and perhaps for the first time we‟re ready to stand up to life with a new-found strength. kindness.
They believe that the planet is obligated to sustain their needs. You will know this once you have already understood the Universal Laws and the Law of Compensation. But if we have worked hard yet we have not been rewarded. after that Post was published. The Law of Compensation.God is Blessing You. You will attract better and bigger opportunities if you continue to become better every time. which provided me with the Opportunity to further reflect upon the Law – what it is. among other matters. Then. The Universal Laws work similarly with math and science. it is us who will suffer the consequences. They have not realized that setting their minds into believing that they can improve their condition is what they needed. There are some individuals who were born and grew up in a complex situation. They believe that they will only receive the riches they deserve as soon as they go to heaven. Part II examines the nature of the Law in greater detail. The Law of Compensation. That reflection and study is embodied in this Post and the two to follow. Success Key: The Law of Compensation. Note: Today’s Post is Part I of III on the highly crucial Law of Compensation. Nonetheless. as well as its appropriate applications. Right Now! Some individuals believe that they are given the rights for everything even if they give nothing in return. Part I The Law of Compensation: Defined In the Success Post that accompanies ―The Law of Success – Lesson Nine: The Habit of Doing More Than Paid For‖ by Napoleon Hill (Posted in The Success Manual Free Download Library and The Napoleon Hill Success Library on January 22. I came across several references to The Law of Compensation. The Law of Compensation asserts that we will only receive what is rightfully ours. it means that we did not apply the Law properly. 2011). On the other hand. This is because they have never attempted to change their condition. there are other individuals who believe that being deprived of earthly goods is good and righteous. Interestingly. and Part III explores how we may implement the Law in our daily lives to our advantage and benefit]. The possibility and supply remain constant at all times. you must also do your very best in every task you take. If we fail to realize this. And we must know that it is through our thoughts that we are able to apply the Universal Laws. They always have accurate results. They have never even thought of changing it. This is because our present condition relies on the way we apply it. That is why they have continued to suffer. how it works and how we may better invoke it to our benefit. And it is our responsibility to appropriately make use of the Law of Compensation to improve our lives. we discussed. . Part I [Ed. Part I of this essay defines the Law. none of these beliefs is right.
‖ It is also known as Karma and ―what goes around. All rights reserved. unfortunately. In an article in Hill’s Success Unlimited magazine.‖ As St. In this case. Image the property of the respective copyright owner. Working with the Law.The Law of Compensation is such a simple law.‖ Perfectly stated. Abbey Road.‖ The cover to The Beatles' 1969 album. the sowing concerns the Garden of Thought. Napoleon Hill explained it thusly: “Inherent in the principle of applied faith is the sustained application of the Golden Rule in your daily life. the world has accepted the letter while totally missing the spirit of this universal injunction. You can only build on that which you create. how we feel and how we act all determines what is returned to us – with mathematical precision.) Throughout his illustrious career as a preeminent Success Teacher. it is that principle that ―we reap what we sow. We have . that shall he also reap. men have been preaching the Golden Rule as a suitable rule of conduct. young Brits in the 1960s lyrically penned it. In his master classic. (―The End” is a song by The Beatles composed by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon/McCartney) for the album Abbey Road. it means a balance of that quality or service that is extended to another . Paul stated approximately two thousand years ago: ―Whatsoever a man sows. as noted in Lesson Nine of The of Success in Sixteen Lessons. Emotion and Action. For more than four thousand years. as The Law of Compensation). and is the final song of a 16-minute medley that dominates side two of the LP version of the album. it works with amazing precision in our Lives – each and every day. as two. 6:7. ―And in the end. Or. the Love you take is equal to the Love you make. It was the last song recorded collectively by all four of the Beatles. comes around. What we think. .‖ Gal. Raymond Holliwell defines it thusly: ―Compensation means equal returns for that which is given. For educational purposes only. but. . Napoleon Hill often referred to the Law of Compensation as ―the Golden Rule‖ (he also referred to it. What exactly is the Law of Compensation? Quite simply. yet.
” [See also Post. we learn from the experience to create something better. we require and whatever we need is always good. Whatever we attract. also. because all experience is for our good and we must be able to see it in that light. it should be stated that whatever we attract. “It is your privilege to deal unjustly with others. “The law is this: We reap what we sow.accepted the Golden Rule merely as a sound rule of ethical conduct but we have failed to understand the law upon which it is based. Hence the degree of contentment and satisfaction attained in whatever sphere of life we may dwell is largely dependent upon our ability to use constructively the experiences of life. If we attract the unpleasant. Whatever we require (need) is Good. This is a correct attitude to adopt. in every case.‖ If we can truly comprehend the full meaning and import of what Holliwell states here. the magnificence of the Law of Compensation cannot be overstated. we require. This is a correct attitude to adopt. it goes much further and returns to you the results of every thought you release. When you select a rule of conduct which you use to guide yourself in your transactions with others. our own comes to us – and only what is our own. Similarly. for. returning finally to help or hinder you according to its nature.‖ the Law may be invoked with accuracy and precision. but if you understand the basis for the Golden Rule. 2010]. it is often because some dormant or neglected phase of our nature needs to be awakened and developed. Therefore. “Therefore. and inevitably. ALL experience (what we attract) is for our Good. Success Key: The Golden Rule .' but you must 'think of others as you wish them to think of you. To interpret this Law in a simple form. the Law of Attraction will only bring what may serve us in our upward development.” Because the Law of Compensation works to equally balance our ―reaping‖ with our ―sowing. “Sooner or later we must come face to face with this Law of Compensation. March 3. you must know that your unjust dealings will come home to roost. because all experience is for our good and we must be able to see it in that light.” Consider the last two sentences of this passage from Holliwell again: ―To interpret this Law in a simple form. you will be fair and just if you know that you are setting in motion a power that will run its course (for good or bad) in the lives of others. Holliwell further notes that. . we require and whatever we need is always good. The law does not mean merely the flinging back upon you your acts of injustice and unkindness toward others. Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good. As Raymond Holliwell again profoundly instructs in Working with the Law: “The Law that we reap what we sow is mathematically accurate.A Lost Success Key?.' to avail yourself fully of the benefits of this great universal law. it should be stated that whatever we attract. not only is it advisable to 'do unto others as you wish them to do unto you.
Emotionally. They are always looking for opportunities to exceed expectations. Fill Your Mind With Success Your mental attitude. If you fill your own mind with thoughts.‖ The Law of Compensation Posted by Brian Tracy on Nov 17. are also the result of the things that you have put into your own mind.God seeks to draw out the Good in us through each and every experience – the Desirable and the Undesirable. in his essay. every experience is a Divine Opportunity for us to GROW and PROSPER . you will be compensated by those positive experiences in your daily activities. accepting that it is an inexorable law that always works. Physically and Financially. In fact. In that sense. ―We must be able to see it in that light. the Law of Compensation is more than just ―what goes around. Provide the Causes. whatever it is." This law says that great success comes from those who always make it a habit to put in more than they take out. under the Law of Compensation. they are always being over rewarded with the esteem of their employers and customers and with the financial rewards that go along with their personal success. And because they are always overcompensating. As such. however much or however little.Spiritually. Your job is to institute the causes that are consistent . If you want to increase your compensation. 2008 You Get What You Give Ralph Waldo Emerson. "Compensation." wrote that each person is compensated in like manner for that which he or she has contributed. your feelings of happiness and satisfaction. It says that you will always be compensated for your efforts and for your contribution. "Law of Overcompensation. Increase Your Value This Law of Compensation also says that you can never be compensated in the long term for more than you put in. The Law of Compensation is another restatement of the Law of Sowing and Reaping. you must increase the value of your contribution. whether anyone is looking or not. Enjoy The Effects One of your main responsibilities in life is to align yourself and your activities with Law of Cause and Effect (and its corollaries). visions and ideas of success. The income you earn today is your compensation for what you have done in the past. Do More Than You‟re Paid For Another corollary of the Law of Sowing and Reaping is what is sometimes called the. every experience is not only a manifestation (Effect) of what we have sowed (Cause) in the past (Result).‖ The Law of Compensation is our Infinite Creator providing us with what we need. I would take this a step further and submit that every experience is a Divine-Mandated Opportunity to GROW and PROSPER. comes around. They do more than they are paid for. happiness and optimism. Intellectually.
there is a reason. the pain or loss being due to the normal action of the Karmic Law. If we do an act that is not constructive. noblest. It promises. without the possibility of evasion. the struggle comes when we are called upon to deal justly with one who has dealt unjustly with us. If you do this you will be in harmony with the Law. all-embracing Law taught by the Ancient Initiates and was by them known as the Law of Karma. When you do. It is because in some manner we have been untrue to ourselves. or the Law of Reaction. is the Law of Exact Justice. we do that which is either against our own best interests or is in some way detrimental. you will uphold justice and work out your own destiny. that not by hook or crook can we hand out tinsel and have gold returned. Do unto your neighbor."The Golden Rule. The first of these is a command. to use the Law of Overcompensation in everything you do. we violate a Law. It does not only imply."The Law of Compensation. but the second is an edict. First. The Nazarene called it the Golden (the highest. If we suffer. "As ye sow. and the great writer Emerson first gave it the designation Law of Compensation. even your enemy and your foe. best) Rule. Action Exercises Here are two things you can do immediately to put these ideas into action. desires we countenance or acts we commit. When we suffer in some manner we are merely being obliged to accept the penalty resulting from personal acts. you will realize and enjoy the rewards you desire. we attempt an interference with the Divine Law and this brings a reaction according to the actual harm done. be this on the physical. spiritual or Soul plane. even to those unknown to you with whom you must deal as you would have them do unto you. This is the one universal. It is not at all difficult to thus deal with those whom we love. the reaction upon us of all destructive thoughts we think. your friends. The Law of Compensation. now becoming more generally known as the Law of Karma. . he Law Of Compensation Do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. that Law must be appeased. In either instance. remind yourself regularly that your rewards will always be in direct proportion to your service to others. Whatever natural or spiritual Law is set into motion by us. moral. so shall ye reap. We must pay "unto the utmost farthing" every debt we owe. but it is a clear statement that we will be paid in the same coin with which we pay others. This is the great secret of success.with the effects that you want to enjoy in your life. If it is detrimental to another it is by its very nature against our own best interests. look for ways to go the extra mile. How could you increase the value of your services to your customers today? Second.
God never made a thing. which. or what there is left of it. were drawn from the plane of purity. It is then we are tested for our innate honesty and justice. it becomes the fuel for the Fire of the Soul and brings life with it. because we desired it. the while we pursue methods that are just. On the contrary. but due to the machinations of others. not because of His own misdeeds. we would be equally guilty in the commission of the wrong. or by the acts of others. under such a condition this world would not be a school of trial and experience. or are now suffering. However. The Nazarene did His best by both teaching and demonstrating the Law. That which appears as most evil to us is neither more nor less than the reaction of the Law and in its final action. to bring us loss or sorrow if we are able to prevent it. a school where needed lessons must be learned. There are those who protest that they have suffered. it is the reaping of reactions from actions by us. He was rewarded for the suffering. When we sow thistles and thorns we should not be so foolish as to expect a harvest of wheat and corn. Were men without enemies. the world to come as foreseen by John the Revelator. and these are the cause of suffering to the body and agony to the mind. after many days returns laden with many blessings. and such as we would ourselves expect of others. but due to the ignorance and maliciousness of others. never placed anything where it did not belong. there would be little need for the operation of the Law of Justice. We reap as we sow. The Soul never suffers as a result of doing deeds of kindness and helpfulness. punishes the guilty and blesses those who are innocent. that we do all in our power to prevent acts of wrong. but this never reaches the Soul and is as so much "bread cast upon the water. in a . then this pain and suffering is transmuted and when it. If there is suffering. The body may be tortured and the mind agonized as a result of our efforts in behalf of others. neither more nor less. The Law is absolute over all that exists. This definition of the Law does not in any sense imply that we should permit anyone to take advantage of us. In the final analysis. finally reaches the Soul. He helped others to help themselves and showed them the way. We came into this world because of our own longing to know both good and evil. not due to sins of their own. He lived constructively. defame or scourge us. nor should we expect others to supply us with the food that would have been ours had we sown wisely. We left. With our descent we were forced by the creative fiat to be governed by the Absolute Law and to abide by its reaction upon us. loving all and beloved by all. No one forced the decision upon us." When we perform deeds of kindness or acts of benefits unto others and they in return persecute us or cause us loss.or who we know is trying his best to take advantage of us. The Nazarene passed through mental and physical agonies. If we did so. We descended or "fell" of our own free Will. since we are all normally inclined to give all that is good and desirable to those we love. it requires of us that we seek justice in all dealings with others. or to which it did not gravitate by its own free action and under the Law of Attraction. but a haven of the blessed.
all these compose the human being. why was injustice heaped upon Him. as nowhere else. hatred for a . though He sowed only seeds of love.. then we experience. unless as a result of this experience. The Nazarene overcame all enmity and became the interpreter of the Law to all humanity that would accept Him. He reached Sonship with the Father. jealousy or malice and therefore does not store in the Soul the poisons these passions create. We surround ourselves with the atmosphere. if I be lifted up.sense He suffered for this. These imagine they have the power to destroy. abuses you. we will draw unkindness to us. came to earth in order that they might come to know "good and evil. but the poison of your own passion. helpfulness and generosity. We by no means wish to convey the idea that one should sit calmly by and permit actual loss in return for a favor. It is then not what another has done that is harmful to you. will draw all men unto me. the mental reaction will transmute the ill and unjust treatment in the Fires of the Soul and this will be of help in bringing the seeking Soul to Individualization and Consciousness. if we accept it without hatred. if we transmute it. so will we be done by. cause you loss. YET WE KEEP OURSELVES FREE. He sowed goodness and kindness. to experience we must suffer. as we do. A pure. possibly sorrow." These things cannot be known unless we experience. is exemplified the Law that: ". or aura." Those who had the idea that they might destroy Him and end His ministry were actually helping Him in the process of transmutation and the final attainment of Godhood. of other minds harmonizing with our own. hatred. He who defrauds you in exchange for a favor. In the ultimate.. does not in the last analysis actually hurt you. they are able to destroy only themselves and others of like nature who are under the same law. If we retaliate with passion for passion. He accepted them and transmuted them into eternal life. persecution as payment for a kindly act. a destructive act. we create greater suffering. This is just what the Nazarene did. but the Cross brought Him Immortality. kindly thought never caused an evil deed. Is it not written that He understood this and said: "I. mercy and justice?" He did not actually reap these things. Unenlightened men do not know the real meaning of the emotion of love. the acts we commit. we come to know both good and evil. who takes advantage of you. resentment and hatred is born in you. exalted mentality cannot accumulate thoughts of envy. The things we think. If we are guilty of a premeditated unkind thought or wicked act. the words we utter. Here. the desires we harbor. resentment or malice. Some will say: "Why was He persecuted and made to suffer. He lifted the Soul to the Godhead by both His inculcations and His works. The free. this includes the Soul of the Nazarene. If you accept these without the feeling of hatred or resentment." Souls. What they feel and think is love is a selfish emotion for their own benefit. He sowed the seeds of correct (righteous) behavior. Another's ungrateful acts are potent to hurt your feelings.things are not always what they appear to be.
This may ultimately work to the destruction of the body by the creation of disease and end by the demoralization of the spiritual self. How few. then gather first the tares [the things you have learned to know as conferring no lasting benefit or which are not of any constructive use] and bind them into bundles to burn [to transmute into the Flame that builds the Soul] them. he but hates himself and brings upon himself the reaction of that feeling. harboring the mistaken idea that it will either benefit them or work to their profit. It is written that the Nazarene demonstrated all the Laws of Love and Kindness. the desires that are productive of evil and the acts that create evil. both justice and manhood obligate us to demand justice. Those of evil intent are not always altogether blind. he does not thereby hurt you. When they do those things that are not for good. Such punishment is meted out in sorrow and where there is sorrow in the heart there cannot be malice or hatred also. the payment to the "utmost farthing. between the constructive and the destructive.kindness. that the multitudes. or had little sympathy for Him. they are aware within themselves that they are not doing that which is right. in giving vent to their thoughts. On the contrary. in the same manner and with the same feeling that the father who dearly loves his child nevertheless punishes it for deliberate disobedience or any act that is contrary to the code of good behavior. They are nearly always able to differentiate between that which is good and that which is evil. but gather the wheat [all that is good or can be used for a good purpose] into your barn [store it for the building of the Conscious. have stopped to think or to reason of the possibility of the thoughts being a snare to help in the degradation of the Soul." Possibly this same statement had been made to the Nazarene when He said: "Let the tares and the wheat grow together until the harvest [the period required for the awakening of the mind to its possibilities and before you are capable of judging what is right]." He was able to remain calm and . and therefore directly harmful? Such thoughts are creative of a deadly poison. of their being envious. If we do unto others the things we honestly believe to be good or right. body. a virus that saturates the entire being." As we gain in wisdom we will be enabled to gather the tares one by one. lustful or malicious. but they proceed nevertheless. we are within the Law and we are gathering "the wheat" for future use. It is then we can separate without loss the good from the non-good and undesirable. though they did not understand Him. By giving such thoughts a place in the mentality they first create a poison and then transfuse it throughout the entire being. If you have been kind and helpful to a person and he in turn hates or despises you for doing so. Some will explain. mind and the spiritual self. nevertheless knew Him as "that great serene man." but this must be free from passion. "It is not possible for one to think kindly and do good all the time. the thoughts that work for evil. storing that which is of use in building an Immortal Soul and at the same time helping others who are on the way or may be weak or as yet not able to see clearly. Immortal self].
" When we are unkind. it is as though we had encouraged the most poisonous serpent to enter and find a resting place there. moreover. Man consciously disobeys the Divine or governing Law in the foolish belief that by so doing he can gain that which he has not earned. body or Soul. It is seeking a possession without first "paying the utmost farthing. substituting constructive." The Law cannot be set aside. It cannot be broken. though known as "pleasure. honest foundation. but it always fails because the Law is. It is there to bear "witness against" us. in the enemy's reaping of the "reward. not feel pleasure. although we could truthfully state that most evil enters through the eyes and is impressed upon the mind by the desires created as a result of sight. It might be said to be an "attempted evasion. It will not bend. is a destroying archangel. we build or destroy the Soul." We are as we think. They open the door of the self to other evils. Sin is not good for either mind. . We are the architect. Each thought is indelibly impressed upon the Soul and becomes a part of it as certainly as the spoken word is recorded (impressed) on a recording tape or record. duty or loyalty. Here is a mighty lesson for all those who do not fear to learn. It cannot be side-stepped. every time we speak falsely. When we permit hatred to enter the heart. the keen thrill of delight felt over the downfall or destruction of a hated or envied one. Through thoughts that lead to desire and then to action. In either instance we have violated a Law. THERE WAS NOTHING WITHIN HIM TO OPEN THE DOORS OF HIS BEING TO THESE FORCES." All evil has its origin in the mind. uplifting thoughts. even though we have been wronged or reviled. truth. Evil is like a destructive tenant domiciled in a beautiful palace. It is inflexible. It is not really an evasion of the Law because that is something no man can accomplish. we know not the truth. The commission of that which is not good is an attempt to sidestep the Law. If permitted to remain. Lustful. the builder of what may be a Temple of Solomon the King or of Demon the destroyer. HE WAS IMMUNE BECAUSE HE WAS PHYSICALLY." are delusions that create poisons in the Soul. sensual thoughts. Sin is doing that which the Law forbids.serene though all the evil forces of the world and hades were arrayed against Him. we know not love and love is the "saving grace. Every act. MENTALLY AND SPIRITUALLY CLEAN. which does not belong to him or which will not work a benefit to himself or another." which usurps honor. social and spiritual success based on a firm. even though "justified. but we should sorrow. we transgress the Law of Kindness. It will not excuse. Its birth is in the mind. it quickly destroys all that is beautiful within. Justice must come to the evil doer. by planning business. The one certain method by which evil may be destroyed or eradicated is to give up thinking evilly. creative. Why? Because THERE WAS NO EVIL IN HIM.
we reap the reward while they reap the penalty. irrespective of what that one may have attempted to do to you or caused you to do. to do as we do or want to do. if they condemn and persecute us. desire or act. with plans for some important work to be accomplished. because you are not justified in hating anyone. however high in power or position.When destructive thoughts creep into the mind. if we point out the way when they seek. is the reaping of that which was sown by you and never that sown by any one else unless. stop short. must "pay to the utmost farthing" unless. You do not reap another's sowing unless you are responsible for it or accept it as your own. You cannot excuse either a thought. Each man must assume responsibility for his own acts. Whatever others do. If we are ignorant and therefore guilty of an undesirable act. has the right to force others to his way of thinking. Every man has free Will. they must compensate for. or to try to force them to believe as he does. Doing the part assigned to us by the Law helps us to build our own Immortal Soul "unto eternity. remember that thoughts are as seeds. If we act justly and amiably toward our fellow men. as already said. it is not necessarily an indication that he is reaping the fruits of former sowing. Karma. The grain and fruit will ripen in due season and will be according to the sowing. Every man has the right to either destroy himself or build unto eternity. you were the cause of his sowing. . If men fail to appreciate our efforts in their behalf. you react to it in like manner. In the beginning this requires deliberate effort. Even though there may be sorrow and suffering because of injustice. a desire or an act under the plea that another was the cause of it. we must suffer for it and as a result gain experience which will teach us the right from the wrong. if we offer help in time of need. but by practice we quickly become proficient in the process of substitution. As you seek the solution to the mystery of life. analyze your thoughts before you give them an abiding place in your mind. No one. they create desire and desire does the sowing. we build all these qualities into our Souls. It may well be that he is "laying up spiritual treasures in heaven" that will benefit him when he will be most in need. we should shrink from sitting in judgment. Our duty is done and that is all the Law demands." When we become conscious that a righteous man is made to suffer by those of evil minds or malicious inclinations. This one thing has been the curse of the ages and is a habit of most people whatever their activity or position in life. desirable things. as sometimes happens. If we succeed in this method of substitution we lose our inclination of trying to force others to our way of thinking. this is nowise an indication that the Soul is not climbing upward toward Conscious Individualization or that the heart within is not at peace. call a halt and immediately replace them with thoughts of beautiful. the Law of Compensation. Ignorance will not excuse us for any thought.
Their influence upon us has the cunningness of demons who appear to . Evil seeks that which is destructive because only in doing so does it find satisfaction. Bunyan in his Pilgrim's Progress was correct in picturing every passion or evil within us as an animal clamoring for attention. who are good. likewise to that degree loves his God and. "Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart [let none but thy Soul dwell within the Temple]." Man requires no other Law. with all thy strength. every Law of being is written in the fiat: "Love ye one another. weak as he is. Nevertheless. The destructive forces which are part of us might almost be thought of as possessing personalities." "Do unto others as you would be done by. kind. We may not condone the weakness and evil in other men. Love seeks love because it can harmonize only with love. respond to their love. Most of us are familiar with the story of the man who went down Jericho's road only to fall victim among thieves. no destructive thoughts find entrance there. with all thy Soul. it is through such efforts made in the right attitude of mind and feeling in the heart THAT WE ARE ABLE TO GAIN MOST FOR OURSELVES. to the same degree. no evil things come forth. If he follows the spirit of this inculcation he will attain to the highest estate and accomplish all that the Saviors and Initiates of the past ages did. Little do we appreciate the fact that the sinful thoughts and destructive desires of the heart are the "thieves" and "robbers" taking from us all that is of real value. denuded of everything but the husks of life. Thieves are continually lying in wait. that we satisfy the weakness or desire. the man engaged in deliberately destroying body and Soul. but we can love them for WHAT THEY MIGHT BE. judging self and have a kindly feeling for the lowly outcast. but it requires real effort to hush the critical. that which is the dominant feeling within the innermost self. and clings to. and with all thy might. He who loves his fellow man. who. watching for an opportunity to take from us all things of value. condemning. Every living being consciously or unconsciously seeks for. good and evil. It is difficult to call him "brother" and offer to help him to reestablish himself in society and the good opinion of men. gentle and at our service. We naturally are drawn to them. It requires no effort on our part to love those who love us. The violent commit violence because they love violence or falsely believe benefits will result to them from it. Few of those who have read the story really appreciate what this Jericho road really means. even though all but a very few of us have fallen by the wayside of this same Jericho road. wounded him and left him to die. In a sense this is true. Many have said that man is possessed of many devils. gravitate to them. few sin in blindness. All the rules of life." and it is certain that there can be no evil within the heart. Above your heart would be written as it was over the ancient temples of Initiation: DAMED BE HE WHO ENTERS HERE WITH EVIL INTENT.There are few so ignorant as not to sense the difference between right and wrong. stopping him. Those who are spiritually blind dwell in darkness because the darkness hides the evil of their desire. leaving us by the wayside. stripped him of all he possessed. builds an Immortal Soul." "Bear ye one another's burden. Every passion is a "devil" clamoring that we do his (its) bidding. We are daily traveling this road.
taking from us all we possess and returning nothing to us but sorrow and regret. The evil passions within us are restless and ever in quest of a nameless something. Sin consists in constantly doing things that have no constructive value for us or for humanity. The wayfarer is the Soul journeying down life's pathway. taking the other side of the road. cold and unmoved by misery and suffering. The priest comes by the way. after long last. fighting continually against the unrighteous desires of the flesh. The priest here is the bigoted selfrighteous mentality that refuses to offer help in other than the present accepted dogmatic." Constantly self-seeking. sapping our moral strength and power of resistance. haughty. It is the mind that reverences the opinion of the world at large more than it loves the Soul within. like the wicked spirit spoken of in sacred literature: "It seeketh rest and findeth none. having us in his power. but selfrighteously passes him by. who gives ear to the voice of sorrow and suffering and responds to the cry of distress. "I told you so. misnamed goodness. Its verdict is: "He did not comply with the edicts of church or common opinion so let him suffer. Against these we must ever be on guard. and all the while we get deeper and deeper into his clutches until the interest is far greater than the total sum of the amount first borrowed. he stops only long enough to look upon the sufferer. We indulge time after time in sinful pleasures but are never satisfied. It is the usurer from whom we foolishly borrow money and who. sin (nonbeneficial desires) keeps right on demanding more and more. unholy desires and acts in daily intercourse with other men. of the self-appointed guardians of smugness. It is the Samaritan who." The Levite comes by. usage-corroded manner. creed bound. the carnal man. self-righteous mind. approaches the despised Samaritan. The Levite is the possessor of the proud. This mentality of the hidebound orthodox is worldly-wise and heartless. Regardless of what man does to satisfy evil desires. self-satisfied and seldom does more than to pause long enough to satisfy curiosity and offering the age-old. is nevertheless possessed by a mind filled with kindness and compassion. an outcast from the association of good society. These (sins) are the thieves waiting for us along Jericho (life's) road. unacceptable to those entrenched in authority and generally unacceptable to society. demands interest on interest. This Samaritan is the mind that has learned to think for itself. finds the victim which the thieves have left to die. that countless millions of self-righteous personalities who believe themselves saved by a blind faith irrespective of their unhallowed thought. ministers to the needs of the suffering and neglected Soul. This is the mentality that will ultimately bring to birth the .know just where the weakest point is in even the strongest and have the power to cause this weakness to betray us when we least expect it." Then. Knowing this we yet permit ourselves to be the victim time and again. fortified by a knowledge of just what they are and how dangerous to our welfare. Unconsciously it performs righteous deeds without even a thought of what others may think or of any reward to be received. then like the priest he also passes by.
He does not destroy. having the power to destroy the Soul. as a Soul. the efforts made are in themselves rewards. If we build on this rock (the Soul) we will have built unto eternity. will not in the least help to build a Soul or bring it into Consciousness. There are as many different Souls as there are bodies they inhabit. but it cannot remain so for long. while desirable if honestly obtained." The earnest. it is as a result of their own thoughts. are created by the unregenerated mind and bring destruction to the Soul by starving it through refusing to supply it with the constructive material it needs: Love. It does not expect glory. If they are destroyed or lose personality.Illuminated." as it were. Worldly fame. It must either push forward toward its righteous destiny of Cosmic Consciousness. desires and acts or lack of action. God neither countenances nor forgives evil. God does not punish. Nothing in nature can stand still for any length of time." Fire and brimstone. He neither condemns. whether enunciated by the lowly Nazarene or the great Initiate Apollonius of Tyana. malicious. He lived the truth BECAUSED HE LOVED THE TRUTH. In the very beginning of His conscious existence He realized that man. hateful. It unconsciously does unto others as it would have others do unto it. The fire and brimstone. The first real storm will wash away the foundation and the building. is destroyed. glory and position. He who compromises is lost. or gradually retrograde. damns nor destroys them. The Nazarene was. or possessed such a Soul. we soon learn that it is possible to overbalance. The Soul may reach a stage where it is momentarily balanced between good and evil. The Soul alone is eternal. jealous. "The Soul that sinneth it shall die. Man punishes himself. These Souls are not destroyed by God. The good in man's Soul either counterbalances the evil and "saves" him or the evil is greater than the good and is his destroyer. These are eternal fiats. replace . nor does He compromise with evil. forgiveness and the other emotions that have their domain in the heart. it shall be destroyed by God. kindness. so that others might profit by His works and His example. In following Divine dictates. It is the one of whom God will say: "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. but have no effect upon that which is spiritual. envious. generosity. Individualized Consciousness. will burn up material substances. resentful and cold but self-righteous Souls. the sins of omission being as great as those of commission. "weighed in the balance. aspiring Soul does not seek either recognition or reward." Could there be a plainer statement? NOWHERE IS IT WRITTEN: "The Soul that sinneth. compassion. Man is either his own Savior or destroyer. cannot exist by the material breath of life alone. the substances of the "hell" of orthodoxy. All these are built on a foundation of sand. then pass to be known no more. There are selfish. These worldly possessions are like building a palace on a foundation of sand. They exist for a day. though beautiful in appearance. it performs its duty for the sole reason that it is possessed with a longing to fulfill its destiny.
Kailas or Uttarkasi in the Himalayas. and thus build a Soul by deeds that benefit mankind and thereby build the Soul into Consciousness by deliberate effort. Try. the man who has sinned deeply and despite his experiences has developed the Will and strength to triumph over all that besets him is just as worthy as he who has sinned little but has been of little help to his fellow men. Fuel burns and is destroyed. the action of Karma. we are judged by the Law. there is extreme cold in Mt." He who wrote as John in Revelation tells us that those who wear robes of white are those who have succeeded in overcoming many errors. He suffers only for the deeds of which he himself is guilty or for the work he should have done or the services he failed to render to others less fortunate than he. The Law of Compensation. let this encourage you in your efforts to become free. But there is heat in accordance with the law of compensation. We must. and try again. If there . "Though your sins be as scarlet". "Love ye one another" and "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" will gradually weaken and then sever every bond that has the power to bind you to the dead past or to the destructive evils of the present and help you to attain that freedom which is the rightful inheritance of every Soul that comes to earth. readjusting himself. soon. he becomes stronger than ever. We may pass through trials without sinning. making them white as snow. or in the distant future. either now. Many articles are cooked in the fire on account of the heat. All the tares a man may have sown are gathered together and then consumed by the fierceness of his own Soul's fire. lest it be the betrayal of our better self and to our own detrimen Law of Compensation by Swami Sivananda The law of compensation operates everywhere in Nature's phenomena. God established the Law. will raise that Soul to greater enlightenment (Light) and build it to greater glory in the image of the Father. Let nothing induce us to believe otherwise. This is the "washing of your robes. This is the law of compensation. and we will. but arises and tries once more. but he will again rise through trials and tribulations that follow. and.evil by good. No man is or can become so truly and fully good as to remove the possibility of a temporary fall. though they may have become as scarlet. The tree comes out in accordance with the law of compensation. If there is extreme heat in Bezwada. reap that which we sowed. He in whom abides truth and goodness may be tempted more frequently than the one in whom there is more evil. The man who is truly good may fall. is absolute and cannot be set aside. That is the Law. and you will succeed at last. nor for the hatred and wickedness of those who hate him. nevertheless. No man has truly failed or fallen who will refuse to stay down. The seed breaks and a big tree appears from the seed. Man does not answer for the sins of others. and which might have started such others on the Path forward and upward.
I am always serving humanity. Every consequence has an antecedent. Water becomes steam and the steam makes the engine move. Your present life has direct connection with the past and the future. Then you will have no room for complaint or lamentation. Think deeply. If you do an evil act. and establishes peace.are ten scoundrels in a place. there is an ebb-tide at Waltair. though you take several bodies." This is incorrect and unreasonable. asthma. concord. Whatever you suffer from may appear to be unjust. The affairs of our lives are so very intricate and complicated that we find it difficult to trace the cause of the present suffering. you will doubtless find that it is perfectly right and a just compensation. then there will be perfect justice. If there is day in India there is night in America. You will notice that this law of compensation is operating beautifully everywhere in the phenomena of Nature. You may think that you do not deserve it at all. You will have to connect the effect with the cause always. This is the law of compensation. you will reap a bad fruit in compensation. The law of compensation operates in the mental plane also. Every effect has a cause. You will understand the beautiful working of the law of compensation. No one can defy this immutable and irresistible law. There must be perfect balance between the cause and effect. yet the cause is there. There is perfect continuity of life all throughout. The sulphuric acid in a jar of a battery is consumed but there is electricity produced in the bulb. If we deny pre-existence and rebirth and take into consideration that life begins with this birth only and ends completely with the death of the body and there is nothing more. present and future and the law of compensation operates with perfect justice and harmony. The chain of cause and effect. antecedent and consequence. The life of the individual soul (Jivatma) consists of countless earthly lives. between the antecedent and consequence. There is one common thread that runs through the whole soul-life of countless births. Yet I have this terrible disease. It is inexorable and relentless. This cannot be. I never do any wrong to anybody. then it will be no compensation for the virtuous man who has done noble actions and for the wicked man who has done crimes. and then judge the present life from the standpoint of eternal life. The law of compensation keeps up the balance. Sometimes a man complains: "God is unjust. I have always been a truthful man. This is the law of compensation. Then there will be perfect compensation. The physical body may change but the events and the law of compensation continue all throughout. will be broken abruptly. Then you will have satisfaction. there are two Sattvic souls to bring compensation. You get light. equilibrium. harmony and justice in Nature. There will be terrible injustice everywhere. There is intimate connection between the past. A man may reap the fruit of compensation for his action either in this life or in the next. If there is flood-tide at Puri. Though we are not able to trace the cause. Our intellect is so feeble that it is not able to grasp the antecedent or cause of a suffering or event. Peace follows a war and vice versa. though we are not able to understand the working of the law. Just as the daily life of a man has connection with the life of yesterday and the life of . Reflect and cogitate. Just try in a few cases. But if you try to find out the cause of this suffering. If you connect your present life with the past and the future lives.
Your present life is nothing when compared with the whole soul-life. You will have to judge from a broad view of the eternal soul-life. Life does not end with the disintegration of this physical body alone. He will have compensation in his next birth. but it has many angles. He will reap the fruits of his evil actions in his next birth. If you take an individual life as an isolated event that begins with the birth of the physical body and terminates with its death. Then the line is quite clear. you will have to go deep into the affairs of the eternal soul-life. The law of compensation embraces a wide range of the whole soul-life. no matter how hard they work or how much they do. Then only will there be perfect justice and compensation. If the wicked man who daily does many evil actions apparently enjoys in this birth.tomorrow. It is a mere fragment. this is due to some good Karma he must have done in his previous birth. Napoleon Hill: Mr Carnegie. which I need to explain before you will completely understand it. this is due to some wrong act that he may have committed in his previous birth. Then you will find a perfect. most of the people I know. so also one period of earthly life has intimate bearing with the previous and future lives. There is reincarnation. You will have to take into consideration the widest view of the life of the soul. Then there will be no room for grumbling or lamentation or misapprehension. It is momentary. There have been countless previous lives also. claim they are already doing more work than for which they are being paid. If this is true. those who work for wages. In the first place if you will accurately analyse those who work for wages. At the time of the interview Napoleon Hill is still a young reporter for a magazine – and Andrew Carnegie is the wealthiest man in the world. the wheel of fortune will turn on past them without providing them more than a bare living – because they neither expect nor demand more. why aren’t they doing a better job of influencing the wheel of fortune on their behalf to a greater extent? Why aren’t they rich as you are? Andrew Carnegie: The answer to your question is simple enough. you cannot find any correct explanation or solution for the affairs of life. or how well they do it. The law of compensation is inexorable and relentless. If the virtuous man who has not done any evil act in this birth suffers. He will suffer in the next birth. you will learn that 98 out of a 100 have no definite plan or purpose greater than working for a daily wage. He will have his compensation in his next birth. satisfactory solution for all the intricate and complicated affairs of life. The Law of Compensation – Napolean Hill Interviews Andrew Carnegie (With thanks to Bob Proctor and Lanny Morton for generously providing access to this material!!) Napoleon Hill (author of Think and Grow Rich) is in Andrew Carnegie’s home. Whenever you want to find out the cause or antecedent for anything. You will be groping in darkness and despair. between the antecedent and consequence. Ponder over this truth for a moment and you . or a salary. Therefore. Then alone will there be perfect balance between the cause and the effect.
You see. It’s doing precisely the same for the person who asks no more than their daily wages. That which a person can accomplish with their hands seldom brings more than a mere living. There is a „Law of Compensation‟ through the operation of which a person may establish their own relationship with life. I am engaged in carrying out my plan – and I am giving an equivalent in useful service to the value of those riches I demand – while others have no such definite plan or purpose. I demand riches in definite terms. nor make any attempt to take possession of their mind. The major difficulty of most people who go through life poverty stricken is that they neither recognise the power of their own mind. That which a person can accomplish through the use of their own mind will give them whatever they ask of life! . for it is not a man-made law Napoleon Hill: I can understand your viewpoint Mr Carnegie. Andrew Carnegie: You have stated the idea correctly.will be better prepared to follow the logic of what I will present in the remainder of this lesson. There is no escape from the acceptance of the reality of this law. may we not say that every person is where they are because of the use they make of their own mind. Unless you grasp the full meaning of this statement of truth. I have a definite plan for acquiring riches. Life is paying me off on my own terms. you will miss the important portion of this lesson. The major difference between those who accept the limitation of daily wages sufficient only for a bare living and me is this. Stating the matter in another way. the wheel of fortune follows the mental blueprint the person has set-up in their own mind and brings back to them in physical or financial measure an exact equivalent of that blueprint. including the material possessions they accumulate.
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