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Oct 05, 1997 01:33 PM
by Jake Jaqua

It was good to see Chuck Cosimano's spirited article, although he
obviously hasn't given much thought to the concept of Karma.  It
seems to me to be another term or simplistic way of describing
the absolute order that is in all relative existence.  It is
impossible for karma, or exactly equivalent cause and effect, not
to be the case, or else nothing relative could even exist.  One
drop of "chaos" on any level and the whole fabric would fall
apart and become chaos, or unmanifest, as manifestation is the
introduction of order into chaos, or the unmanifested mind.
Purucker said that the "laws" of nature were just another name
for the "habits" of nature, so it would seem that over vast spans
of time these habits could change and thus also the "laws" of

As for physical karma versus more subtle types of karma,
spiritually the more subtle the "evil" the more drastic the
karmic consequences to the spiritual nature and future.  I read
somewhere in Victor Endersby's writings, or he made the statement
that the superior class of black occultists must live physically
ascetic lives to prevent their more subtle negative karma from
manifesting physically.  So from a spiritual point of view, the
good-hearted drunk in the bar is spiritually superior to such an
ascetic because he hasn't yet corrupted his more subtle
principles.  So the victorian belief of being damned for "having
sex and drinking" is a morality turned upside down, not, though,
that such is anything to be boasting of either.  This seems to be
the Buddhist point of view also, at least from what I can gather from
some of the things the D.  Lama has said.  "Kindness" -
which is something of a higher, more subtle principle, is more
important than whatever lifestyle a person is living.

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