“Enq: And what is it that regulates the duration, or special qualities of these incarnations?
Theo: Karma, the universal law of retributive justice.
Enq: Is it an intelligent law?
Theo: For the Materialist, who calls the law of periodicity which regulates the marshalling of the several bodies, and all the other laws in nature, blind forces and mechanical laws, no doubt Karma would be a law of chance and no more.
For us, no adjective or qualification could describe that which is impersonal and no entity, but a universal operative law.
If you question me about the causative intelligence in it, I must answer you I do not know. But if you ask me to define its effects and tell you what these are in our belief, I may say that the experience of thousands of ages has shown us that they are absolute and unerring equity, wisdom, and intelligence.
For Karma and its effects is an unfailing redresser of human injustice, and of all the failures of nature; a stern adjuster of wrongs; a retributive law which rewards and punishes with equal impartiality.
It is, in the strictest sense, “no respecter of persons”, though, on the other hand, it can neither be propitiated, nor turned aside by prayer. This is a belief common to Hindus and Buddhists, who both believe in Karma.”
H. P. Blavatsky