© 2011 Bruce Johnson – Reprinted with permission from Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore Newsletter Jan 11.
by Bruce Johnson
The doctrine of karma can be compared to a mysterious land that as pioneers in thought, we have just begun to investigate. Understanding the basic qualities of karma can be a map to treasures of truth hidden within this universal law that all are subject to. Let’s examine this spiritual law of divine justice which is as broad in scope, unchanging, and real as any law known to modern science.
Karma can be defined as action, or effect producing cause. The Law of Karma is the law of cause and effect, and is true for individual souls as well as groups of people. The combined individual karmas of any group comprise its collective karma, which each person in the group affects and is effected by. The law states that every action must have an effect, and that every effect is preceded by a related cause. The effect is always proportionate to the cause, and is similar in nature to the originating energy. Jesus symbolized this truth in the parable of the seeds and fruit. The seed signifies the cause, with the fruit indicating the effect. Good seeds or actions must yield a harvest of healthy fruit, or positive karma, as bad seeds necessarily bring fruits of negative karma, and so we are all judged by the fruits of our actions.
Time is no issue to the eternal Law of Karma which maintains the perfect balance and equilibrium that is at the root of our universe. In spite of any situation where injustice temporarily seems to prevail, we can be assured that ultimately, karma avenges and rewards the innocent and brings justice to the guilty. Karma has been called “The Great Adjuster”, and works to restore harmony where action has created disharmony and imbalance, whether on a personal or planetary scale. The divine Law of Karma is ever present, inescapable, and never errs. “Like attracts like” is the essence of this cosmic law.
In the very real Book of Life, all actions of each soul, good, bad, and indifferent are recorded to their credit or debit. Truly, God is not mocked-”As we sow, so shall we reap”. Buddhism teaches that the demonstration of divine love brings all earthly karma to an end.
Bruce Johnson is the Arvada Ancient Wisdom/Occultism Examiner at www.examiner.com. He has over 30 years of study in the fields of Ancient Wisdom and occultism. He has taught classes on a wide range of topics, from Atlantis to mediums to Zoroaster. He is also a spiritualist minister, with a background in spiritual astrology. He lives in Colorado with his wife and their cat.