tktt: What is Karma?

“Enq:  That is a sad but beautiful letter, and I think it presents with painful conspicuity the terrible workings of what you have called “Relative and Distributive Karma.”

 
But alas! there seems no immediate hope of any relief short of an earthquake, or some such general engulfment!

 
Theo:  What right have we to think so while one-half of humanity is in a position to effect an immediate relief of the privations which are suffered by their fellows?

 
When every individual has contributed to the general good what he can of money, of labour, and of ennobling thought, then, and only then, will the balance of National Karma be struck, and until then we have no right nor any reason for saying that there is more life on the earth than Nature can support.

 
It is reversed for the heroic souls, the Saviours of our Race and Nation, to find out the cause of this unequal pressure of retributive Karma, and by a supreme effort to readjust the balance of power, and save the people from a moral engulfment a thousand times more disastrous and more permanently evil than the like physical catastrophe, in which you seem to see the only possible outlet for this accumulated misery.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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