tktt: What is Karma?

“Enq:  Well, then, tell me generally how you describe this law of Karma?

 
Theo:  We describe Karma as that Law of readjustment which ever tends to restore disturbed equilibrium in the physical, and broken harmony in the moral world.

 
We say that Karma does not act in this or that particular way always; but that it always does act so as to restore Harmony and preserve the balance equilibrium, in virtue of which the Universe exists.

 
Enq:  Give me an illustration.

 
Theo:  Later on I will give you a full illustration. Think now of a pond. A stone falls into the water and creates disturbing waves. These waves oscillate backwards and forwards till at last, owing to the operation of what physicists call the law of the dissipation of energy, they are brought to rest, and the water returns to its condition of calm tranquility.

 
Similarly all action, on every plane, produces disturbance in the balanced harmony of the Universe, and the vibrations so produced will continue to roll backwards and forwards, if its area is limited, till equilibrium is restored.

 
But since such disturbance starts from some particular point, it is clear that equilibrium and harmony can only be restored by the reconverging to that same point of all the forces which were set in motion from it.

 
And here you have proof that the consequences of man’s deeds, thoughts, etc. must all react upon himself with the same force with which they were set in motion.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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