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Dec 20, 1996 10:00 AM
by Michael

The Triaist wrote:

>"To wrap it up, the more good you do in your lifetime, the better the chances
>that you and your sisters and brothers will have good things happen to them.
>The flip side of the coin, the more bad you do, the better the chances that
>bad things will happen.

Poor Jesus Christ, Mozart, Chopin and all the noble good men/women who
suffered so much in their lives in spite of them having given so much to

In my opinion Karma is related to the quality of one's actions. That is to
say one's actions (or lack of it), thoughts, giving way to impulses, etc.
etc. tie one down to a particular level of being. Every act is an
affirmation of belonging to a mentality.

As a crude example, if one consorts with thieves and criminals and show by
your actions that you are  part of their  world,  full of agression,
jealousy, hatred one should not be surprised to become a victim of it
oneself some day.

Another aspect Karma is that it is  the price one has to pay in suffering to
move away from one level to another. Tearing oneself from the ingrained
behaviour, way of thinking and acting on one level in order to move  to a
better one.
In short uprooting oneself. Constantly dying from one mode of living to another.

However, this does not explain the suffering of noble minds.
I do not think there is an exact retribution. IT may even be so that
somewhere in evolution Gods hankered for suffering as desert people do for rain.

Some spiritualistic communications have it that the dead would welcome
earthly suffering as a means to work on oneself. This in contrast to their
spheres where such opportunities for improvement of the quality of one's
being are non-existent because there is no resistance. The mechanical laws
of our world who work without regard to who is being affected by it, present
opportunities to show one's true character.

Michael Rogge
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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