“Enq: Do I, then, understand that the law of Karma is not necessarily an individual law?
Theo: That is just what I mean. It is impossible that Karma could readjust the balance of power in the world’s life and progress, unless it had a broad and general line of action.
It is held as truth among Theosophists that the interdependence of Humanity is the cause of what is called Distributive Karma, and it is the law which affords the solution to the great question of collective suffering and its relief.
It is an occult law, moreover, that no man can rise superior to his individual failings, without lifting, be it ever so little, the whole body of which he is an integral part. In the same way, no one can sin, nor suffer the effects of sin, alone.
In reality, there is no such thing as “Separateness”; and the nearest approach to that selfish state, which the laws of life permit, is in the intent or motive.”
H. P. Blavatsky