“Theo: And now I advise you to compare our Theosophic views upon Karma, the law of Retribution, and say whether they are not both more philosophical and just than this cruel and idiotic dogma which makes of “God” a senseless fiend; the tenet, namely, that the “elect only” will be saved, and the rest doomed to eternal perdition!
Enq: Yes, I see what you mean generally; but I wish you could give some concrete example of the action of Karma?
Theo: That I cannot do. We can only feel sure, as I said before, that our present lives and circumstances are the direct results of our own deeds and thoughts in lives that are past. But we, who are not Seers or Initiates, cannot know anything about the details of the working of the law of Karma.
Enq: Can anyone, even an Adept or Seer, follow out this Karmic process of readjustment in detail?
Theo: Certainly: “Those who know” can do so by the exercise of powers which are latent even in all men.”
H. P. Blavatsky