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The Paradox of Karma

fredag, mars 19th, 2010

The magic of karma is, that things often turns out different in the cosmic perspective. Society is full of behavior, opinion, convention and assumptions that is only kept alive of habit and lack of deeper awareness. This is what creates the irony of fate or the paradox of life – the paradox of karma! Let’s take a look on some examples:

The first shall be the last!

This old saying does have a deeper truth to it, in the cosmic perspective of karma and reincarnation. Modern society is still ruled by money, power and ambition, so ”the first” would be the people of wealth and success, often due to power and the ability to make money grow without work. As explained in another bloggpost, moneykarma is often based on this kind of hidden stealth, so evidently the empire of this kind of wealth is build on hollow foundation, and will fall. The fate of this kind of karma will create poverty and misery for many lifetimes ahead, to fulfill the teachings of life and evolve empathy and awareness of all the misery and poverty the former lifestyle created, for all those victims, that suffered from being ”the last”! All underpaid and exploited workers, who actually did the labour to create wealth for ”the first”!

So in this way karma makes the first to be the last, and also the last to be the first, as no energy is in vain and all underpaid work are the seeds of personal future wealth and prosperity – this is solid ground for future joy and happiness!

As above – so below!

This ancient text from Hermes Trismegistus: ”That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above, corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing” – carries the truth of the principle of life units and the correspondence between micro- and macrocosm. The awareness of our organism, being a universe for billions of microbeings, expands, due to the law of karma, our responsibility, even to embrace microlife within . As size is only an illusion, any microlife is as important as our own, and as awareness grows, we will change our lifestyle accordingly to create health and harmony for all those tiny brothers and sisters within. This will evidently create health, not only in our body, but even in nature around us, as the body of macrocosm is linked to microcosm by this ancient law of karma – as above, so below!

The humble shall inherrige the world!

Even the New Age community tends to enhance self esteem and material progress as a measure of succes! In the context of therapy and encounter groups the emphasis is often to release blockage and inhibition to evolve a more outgoing personality with social or verbal skills. How does a humble person fit in here? How do we measure the quality of humanity in our fellow beings? How do we differ between a truly humble person and one who is blocked or inhibited by trauma?

In the future world kingdom of humanity, we will find means to make this differentiation better! This will be the time when we actually choose leaders from their human qualities and not their ambition. There will be no more need of expensive political campaigns, as the obvious leader makes no fuss of himself, but is acknowledged only by his ethics and talents of real human leadership! Such a person will appear honest and humble, but not without power and determination, when it calls for strong decisions and announcements. There will be no hesitation, when it comes to the core of human ethics as in the declaration of human rights and other standards of real human moral conduct.

The understanding of reincarnation and karma as the law of destiny, will on a larger scale change the earth. Politics and state government will transform into divine rulership, put in the hands of humble, but strong leaders! There will be no room for ego in the corridors of power any more, but only sincerity and true humbleness springing from the source of divine wisdom and grace. Finally the new global leaders are chosen from those who gained cosmic consciousness through natural spiritual evolution – cosmic beings with that deep unconditional love for all living beings, that organically creates wonderful, warm and healthy humble human beings!

The divine paradox

There is a smart shortcut to become a Guru and to sustain the guru status among your followers. Your just play ball with the divine paradox – the question of reality and illusion. From the divine reality, existence is just ” something that is” – the indescribable core of eternity -”life” or ”God”. But creation transforms this into the illusion of matter and contrast, caught in time, to be availbable for physical senses. So we have two kinds of reality: The eternal, universal and the timely, local – two sides of the same coin as the very paradox of the living being, with the eternal core -the ”I”, the creator, who by his creative faculty makes the illusion of matter -the local world of time and space. In the analysis of Martinus this is the trinity of the 3 X, the code of life, the secret of the living being as seen in the symbol. ( Click the symbol for a deeper explanation!)


The smart Guru, is not a real Guru – as the enlightened spiritual leader, who walked the path before would be – but only a hoax, who by the trick of illusion, makes the disciple feel stupid and inferior, by constantly playing ball with this paradox. The hoax rule is simple – when the question is local, answer with the universal and visa versa! Example: (local) What time is it? (Universal) Time is eternal! or (Universal) What is time? (Local) Half past 5! ….so the disciple constantly feel stupid and the status of the Guru being superior is maintained! Of coarse, there might be enlightened Gurus, who consciously use paradox to question the nature of existence, (as the Zen Koan paradoxes) but this should be in an open, honest dialog with the disciple, knowing that we are all equal. And of coarse, the karma of cheating creates destiny of being cheated and misguided in future lives, so every time we are dissapointed on leadership, we have an exellent chanse to refine our own honesty and leadership skills!

The paradox of God is naturally part of the divine paradox, as well. How can the all knowing, all loving God allow suffering in the world, if he even is allmighty with the power to avoid it? Not to mention the question why he created so much unhappiness and pain in the first place, as he would know it from the start! And can we call him allmighty, if we place a devil as responsable for all evil?

A modern concept of God, based on the justice of reincarnation and karma solve this paradox, with no use for either the devil or hell. From the outlook of God, there is no evil – only eternal laws of life, the ultimat perpetuom mobile to secure never ending life experience and life renewal through spiritual evolution. What we call evil or bad, is just a nessesary contrast to make the illusion real. Without shadow – no light, without yin – no yang, without pain – no joy!

And even in the darkest moment of horrow, there are sparks of lights to give hope an comfort! Guardian angles hear our praers and help to put someone in our way to ease the pain and give support and relief. This is the moment where we harvest ”good karma”, as we once gave help and comfort to those in need, now is the time to get it back! So little by little we gain new faith in God, and better and better understanding in how the darkness of suffering can be part of an allmighty, all loving and all knowing God -the Universe as the ultimate living being!

Hermes


Awareness

söndag, januari 10th, 2010

Awareness is a popular concept in New Age circles, and is defined en many ways concerning the art of ”being in the now” , ”mindfullness” , and in many spiritual groups inspired of eastern philosophies! It’s often indicated that modern man is to much in either the future or in the past, and so less present here and now!

It’s easy to understand, that regrets of past mistakes and future worries can fill up our mind, to that degree, that it consumes all our consciousness, so we miss the present…… but let’s go a bit deeper and investigate some paradoxes, that follow these thoughts!

First, let´s put the question: What kind of creature is always living in the present?  Yes, Animals! Is it not what make us human, that we have the capacity to expand our consciousness from the now, till both past and future? And is it not an expanded awareness to be able to remember our mistakes and plan for a better future? Humanity is to bother! To be careful not to do the same mistake again, when it comes to our relation with our fellow creatures – both man and animal? To live on pure instinct, as an animal, guided by survival instinct and hormones only, is not the kind of awareness we would like at the present state of evolution!

So the art of awareness is not solely to live fully, here and now, but even to be conscious in both past and future, in a balanced way, so we can learn from our mistakes and create a more human future for all involved, without missing the thrill of now! The paradox is, that an unbalanced indulgence in the now, takes us back in evolution, more close to animal life, where we very easily will consume our fellow citizens now, due to lack of good planning! Poor planning and poor updating of earlier experiences will create more kaos and mistakes, and thus more need for help from others, consuming their chance to recreate in whatever now, they need for health and inspiration!

Of course, the karmic paradox in this is, that helping each other out in chaos and crises, might be just the right focus to help us into the now again! It’s a well known fact that people come closer in times of crises, and the now and the awareness of real human encounters is much more alive then, than in  escapism of media, film and literature! So in this way karma do help us out again!

The closest we get to that kind of awareness in daily life, in the present state of earth evolution,  might be in therapy groups and other kind of encounter groups, where skilled leaders create such a safe atmosphere, that we can let go defenses and share our most vulnerable side, with no risk of abuse or psychological violation of our integrity. This is where catharsis help us release inner tension and blocks and help us to insight of old trauma and support us in the healing act of forgiveness! Being totally ”naked” and open in sharing our inner most, is a unique awareness, that gives us a glimpse of how a totally human society would be like, in the future real human kingdom of peace and harmony.

In the cosmic perspective, the highest form for awareness is cosmic consciousness -the ability to see through the universe in both time and space. This kind of awareness is totally unlimited, it’s the divine consciousness itself! Legends and spiritual traditions talks about this as the highest form of initiation and modern spiritual science acknowledge it as the ultimate goal of spiritual evolution. The forerunners of this natural state of human evolution are what we call ”cosmic glimpse”  – a very short spiritual experience, often in seconds only, where we suddenly know that life is eternal, the universe is living and infinite, that we are all one and that all is very good!

This awareness of oneness – that all living creatures are linked and in the inner core, the same divine presence, will instantly change our lives! We will know, as clear as bright sunlight, that we are all brothers and sisters -including animals, plants and mineral, and our relation to our fellow beings, will change our behavior and conducts of daily life! Being most concerned of the wellbeing of all living creatures around us, we will do our very best, not to harm anyone – especially creatures with a developed nervous system like humans and animals! Any pain or suffering on a fellow being will instantly be felt in our own organism, due to the extended empathy of this conscious oneness. It’s obvious, that it would be impossible to eat any kind of meat or fish, or even animal products that are waste products of the meat industry, with this kind of awareness!

So it is important to differ between the use of words like awareness and oneness in this deeper concept, and the more common use as a feeling of oneness or awareness in different New Age doctrines and methods! We should be cautious not to fall into new movements of mass suggestion, where the strong sensation itself is taken for proof of higher levels of spiritual consciousness! Man is a highly suggestive creature, and can easily be seduced to believe that a strong ecstatic feeling or sensation is proof enough, but are there not thousands of examples in religious history, of how this strong suggestive sense of  ”oneness with God” or the feeling of being the chosen one , can turn leaders into the worst kind of inquisitors  and crowds into holy warriors? Too many wars are conducted in the name of God, and too many condemnations from spiritual conviction!

So we need to be aware of the difference between a state of mind and a state of evolution.  Therapy, encounter groups, spiritual disciplines like meditation and yoga and the suggestive power of strong spiritual leaders, can help us experience another state of mind and higher awareness and feeling of oneness in connection to other beings, nature and everyday life experience.  This is like peeping through the keyhole to divine bliss, and can give us good inspiration on our path ahead, but it is nothing compared with the open door of cosmic consciousness, where our nervous system and organism is fully developed and prepared to be aware in Gods prime consciousness.

Humans are eager and impatient, and the longing for inner peace and joy, makes it popular to seek shortcuts to paradise. Art of living could be to find peace with exact that level of spiritual evolution, that comes natural at each step on the eternal ladder. There are no harm in getting inspiration and to peek through keyholes, but if we ever get disappointed of the setbacks of daily life , that can contrast immensely to those rare moments of feeling total aware, we can get comfort in knowing, that there is no hurry – and that we will all get there in due time!

If we are in doubt of our natural state of human evolution, the most dependable valuation is, only to judge the tree from it’s fruits. A true spiritual leader is always walking the path ahead as an example for all followers! His footsteps should be bordered with signs of real human qualities as brotherly love, humbleness, forgiveness and concrete signs of respect for all living creatures on earth. Awareness in ecology and vegetarianism are obvious examples!

So when karma knocks on our door and demands attention to irritating earthly responsibilities and duties, abruptly taking us away from our wonderful meditation  of oneness and awareness, it’s a good chance to practice our new talents of humanity, and maybe we can change our state of mind in forgiveness and tolerance, being fully aware, that the annoying person that knocks, is a perfect mirror of our own past, and thus little by little reach the next state of evolution.  To be at peace with our own natural state of evolution, is to be tolerant and patient to us selves. There might be setbacks -trial and error -and it might take much longer, than we think;  but eventually -as all is very good – we will all get there!

Hermes


Hello world!

måndag, januari 4th, 2010

Hello, I’m Hermes -the messenger. My identity in this lifetime is not important -but my message is!

Please read the statements under ”ABOUT” before reading the blogg! Once defined, you will know the basic message of this blogg, and it’s mission to illustrate the consequence of karma in daily life on earth.

As you will se further on, the understanding of karma in detail, can deeply inspire your lifestyle and help you gain deep knowledge and high consciousness on your path forward!

The goal is to share thoughts, experiences, artistic illustrations ect. to help us better to understand the many ways of karma.

Though the basic principles as defined in ”ABOUT”, is based on cosmic wisdom, the many faces of destiny we see in daily life, can be very hard to understand through over point of view.

So this blogg don’t claim to be true in all aspects, but will be free to pose ideas, thoughts and hypothesis that can be be evolved on the go. We would call this ”karma research”, and we hope to present material from other sources of spiritual research, to gain new knowledge in the phenomena of life!

Some of the statements in this blogg might be controversial and could offend and challenge old concepts and dogmas, and to keep the message clear, we will stick to the basic principles in valuation of which feedback from readers we will publish on the site.

We will welcome serious and humble comments and contribution that will help the cause, but will ignore critics and discussion, that oppose the basics in the first place.

There is no point in discussion if we are not communicating on the same level. We have no intension to persuade anybody, who don’t accept the basic concept. We are all free to choose our world views and beliefs, and we do need to respect each other for that!

So our honest goal is to investigate the many consequences of the modern concept of karma, and to inspire our daily lifestyle to a higher awareness of our own role in creating a better future for our selves and all living beings around us.

With this awareness, we will all be conscious co-workers in creating a new and better world – a real human kingdom on earth!

Hermes