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|We must not think of Karma as an evil influence, awaiting a fitting opportunity to |
punish us, but as a just and beneficent law, which ... We are the builders of our
own characters; and no one, save the owner of it. can change one's real
|We each have our own moral standards as to what is good and what is evil, but |
do they mean anything? ... is transgressing the laws of evolutionary life, and
whilst transgressions do result in bad karma, it is to teach us not punish us. ... No
one can save us, redeem us or absolve karma – we reap what we sow – end of
|Our destiny in the next world is the result of choices and actions in this life and |
the lives previous to this one. However, once we are placed in this life, we are
free to make of it what we will. Our next birth can ... Karma should not be
confused with blind fate. In Buddhist ... If disaster befalls one, however, it should
not be seen as a punishment, for in Buddhism there is no one to punish us.
Instead ... We are responsible for our own actions, and by our choices we can
turn disaster into good.
|2 KARMA AND FATE Lecture by Swami Paramananda The great Aryan law-giver |
of ancient times, Manu, tells us that we cannot gather what we do ... at some time
we must suffer from it ; not because there is a relentless Providence, whose task it
is to punish us; but because our own better self ... A man may murder another in
secret ; no one may know anything about it ; yet his own thought of it will haunt ...
|Paying off this debt is a correction of karma, not a punishment. God does not |
punish; this is one of our biggest illusions. God gives us a means to correct our
karma or come clean. Our soul decides how we can best do this before we
|Both these lead on the outward man, but one of them must prevail; and from the |
very beginning of the invisible affray the stern and ... When the last strand is
woven, and man is seemingly enwrapped in the network of his own doing, then
he finds himself ... a philosopher will not speak of the goodness or cruelty of
Providence; but, identifying it with Karma-Nemesis, he will teach that,
nevertheless, it guards the good and watches over them in this as in future lives,
and that it punishes the ...
|But the reasoning is probably an attitude of 'I'm gonna smack myself one shot, |
then God won't smack me because he just ... So as soon as there are enough
negative points to punish someone, it will be delivered at a level or intensity
where that ... It may also be an attempt to try change your karma but, of course,
will not as you still have to excise your own demon to ... The price to pay for not '
getting it' is determined by us, unfortunately, even if it has to be done through
your children, but ...
|Anything which can punish must also have an ability to do us some good. The |
total study of astrology is a study of cycles, and since Saturn is almost always on
time, but with one exception, any astrologer can do quite a valuable lifetime
|These affinities manifest as characteristics enduring from one incarnation to |
another, being added to here, softened or altered there, but ... We are not
punished for our sins, as the current beliefs have it, but instead we are punished
by our sins. ... We are our own judges and executioners. ... bad Karma which will
stick to us closely, and which will demand expression and manifestation in lives
|There is no goal or objective, nothing to 'fix' or past bad deeds to pay for. We |
choose how we want our lives to be, we choose our own goals – and we choose
our own meaning. No-one and no thing outside ourselves can tell us its purpose