The Paradox of Karma

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


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2 Comments

  1. Daniel skriver:

    Hello,

    I found this post very interesting. In fact, I have been trying to get a better understanding of the concept of Karma and this post was helpful. It did not, however, leave me without further questions.

    For example, if I am understanding the concepts of reincarnation and Karma correctly, the evil that we do in one life can lead to suffering, pain or discomfort in a future life. That seems clear enough as far as it goes, but then I have to wonder about when we see less fortunate people in the world, should we be helping them and treating them with kindness and generosity so that they do not suffer so? If we do that, does that not interfere with the work of Karmic justice?

    I also thought it interesting that there is this quote at the top of this page: ”What we call ”evil” -is only lack of knowledge!” While in the body of the post, it is proposed that the very real existence of evil is evidence that there is no all knowing, all loving God. Immediately after this, it is then offered that there cannot be good without bad.

    At the end of it all, I am still very unclear as to the message being proposed. Is there good and evil or is there not? Does suffering in one’s life result from the Karmic debt of a previous life, or should we help to better people’s lot in life? How do we define concepts such as ”good” and ”bad” in this context?

    I would be interested in finding out more about how these seemingly contrary ideas are reconciled. Certainly there are many sources available to seek out, but as many of them seem to be from an opposing viewpoint, I would prefer to learn about these ideas from one who is a proponent of them so that I can be sure I am not getting biased information.

    Thank you very much for your time. I look forward to hearing more.

    Grace, love and peace.

  2. hermes skriver:

    Hi Daniel

    Sorry for the delay of my answer, but as most comments are spam, it’s hard to find the serious ones, as yours! Your questions are very well put, and classic in spiritual history. Do we disturb a persons karmatic evolution, by interfering, and ease his suffering? Well, for me, this is where we distinguish humanity from a fatalistic philosophy. Humanitarian behavior is all about helping each other in any way, and as we do, we are part of the persons karma – good karma! This is ”love your neighbor!” So why not be a divine tool of ”Good karma”?

    And about Good and Bad, Good and Evil, these words are made of humans from a local perspective, as we experience them! But in the cosmic perspective, they are just contrast of existence, to make life possible to our senses! If we look at the evolution as a teaching of life, it’s more clear, that there is no Evil – just lack of knowledge at each step, just as a first grade child can’t be expected to act as a third grade, and when he makes a wrong decision, we don’t call him Evil, because we know that he is still learning!

    I think it is important to know, that karma is teaching and not punishment! And that it is released, the moment we have learned the lesson!
    In the blog, my conclusion is that, if there is a God ( and I believe there are ), he must contain both dark and light, but the dark then can’t be bad or evil, but must be love in disguise, as the needed contrast for all light! Does this help you?

    Qoute from the blog:
    ”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!”

    Karmablog has moved to http://www.karmablog.eu

    All the best
    Hermes

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