The Universal Law of Love

28 Aug

Is there one maxim which ought to 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.

-Confucius

Karma picks up where the golden rule leaves off.  Do unto others as you would have them do unto you–because someday it will be done unto you.  The Sanskrit word karma means “act,” “action,” “word,” or “deed.”  The law of karma as it is traditionally taught says that our thoughts, words and deeds–positive and negative–create a chain of cause and effect, and that we will personally experience the effect of every cause we have set in motion.  Karma, therefore, is our greatest benefactor, returning to us the good we have sent to others.  it is also our greatest teacher, allowing us to learn from our mistakes.

Because the law of karma gives back to us whatever we have sent forth as thought, word, or deed, some think of it as punishment.  Not so.  The law of karma is the law of love.  There is no greater love than having the opportunity to understand the consequences of our action–or our inaction–so that our soul can grow.  Karma teaches us to love and to love and to love as no other process can.  it gives us hope.

A single lifetime, whether lived to nine or ninety-nine, is just not enough time for the soul to pay off her karmic debts, develop her vast potential or fulfill her reason for being.  How could we learn all our spiritual lessons or share all of our unique talents on the stage of life in only one lifetime?

The peoples of every nation have some karma to resolve together, but they also have a collective genius–a particular endowment of talent that their culture can offer to the world.  It has been said, and it is true, that many American were incarnated on the ancient continent of Atlantis, which sank beneath the ocean many thousands of years ago.  Materialism, the abuse of power and the misuse of technology contributed to the decline of that advanced civilization.

American are facing the same tests and opportunities again.  Can we wed science and spirituality so that we can use our power and technological advancements to liberate rather than to control?  Can we sustain a practical spirituality that educated the heart and soul as well as the mind?  This time around, can we stay focused on inner values rather than worldly sophistication and intellectual knowledge devoid of spirit?

Observe the opportunity.

-Ecclesiasticus

Karma and Reincarnation by Elizabeth Clare Prophet

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