2.24.Question: What is karma? Why does a person need to work it out? Who determines if I made good or bad karma? I'm sure that I'm doing everything right.
Answer: Again, these are distortions that Indians brought to the world. In the 2nd volume of "Soul and Mind" is a chapter, "Anatomy of sin or the nature of karma", where I describe what karma really is.
As a matter of fact, karma is any action that you take that leaves a mark on your genetics, and on your essence (soul).
Therefore, depending on what kind of action it is, its significance, and its scale, this mark can be large and strong, or insignificant.
Any action [you take], everything that you do, everything that you even think, all these affect you.
Whether or to ‘work out’ one’s karma is not the right question. I will give an example so that it would be clear to understand what it really means to ‘work out’ one’s karma.
For example, in a past life or in this life, a man killed another man, either intentionally or unintentionally. Naturally, that left an imprint.
[For the murdered] this means that the essence [soul] of that person has not completed its evolutionary path on Earth, i.e. in most cases a person never realizes their potential because social parasites have created such a system that a person can never reach the level of development from which they can progress forward. This is done deliberately, but there is a possibility [to progress].
If you killed a person, then you deprived him of this opportunity.
Maybe he would never have implemented it in his life. Perhaps he would have squandered everything, but while he was alive, he had such an opportunity. But having killed him, you took away this opportunity.
In order to remove the traces of karma, the traces of your crime in this action, you need to find the soul of the person you killed and compensate him evolutionarily, to the maximum extent possible that he could have accomplished himself, if he had succeeded in realising his potential to the full.
Only then would you would be able to remove the imprint of the murder from yourself. The higher the possibilities of the person you killed, the stronger the imprint.
If [according] to his capabilities he could have realised himself up to a value of 100 units, and when you killed him, he had implemented only 10 units, then you have to compensate him for 90 unrealised units.
To do this you need to know how to develop the essence [soul] and you will need to have particular characteristics and qualities.
If you don’t know how to do it and are just engaged in wishful thinking, "Oh, I want his soul to evolve to that point", then nothing will happen.
In order to develop [the person], it is necessary to really change their essence [soul] in a qualitative way, to move it evolutionarily from point A to point B, which they could have achieved if they had developed properly and reached the level that they could have achieved. Then karma will have been removed.
And now tell me, is something like this mentioned in those teachings that are imposed [on us], about the need to work out karma?
Unfortunately not every person, even if they have understood that they have created a negative, can do it.
Because a person needs a certain level of development so that they can evolutionarily develop the essence [soul] of another person.
But if a person has committed a crime, intentionally or unintentionally, and has sincerely repented of it, and understood what is at stake, is all hope for them lost?
Not exactly, because if you continue to act rightfully, then you begin to gradually compensate, neutralize, counterbalance the negative that you did.
Then will come a time when there will be a neutralization of the negative, but this, of course, is very much harder [to achieve].
In another words, by a person’s own deeds, through their own work which can move others forward evolutionarily.
But for this it is necessary to know what actions lead to an evolutionary step forward, and which actions do not, and are just vain talk.
Because you can beat yourself on the chest, you can scourge yourself, as some do, repent of all one’s own sins, and those of others, and this will change nothing.
Only actions, and deeds done for the wider good, done not for yourself personally, but for others, when you do something, sacrifice yourself, sacrifice your interests, then you can create something really positive that can neutralize even the negative.
That is, when acting for creation, being a creator, helping others (and not parasites, of course), doing positive things, then a person will change, and this change will gradually restore balance and some things can be fully neutralized, i.e. the pluses and minuses neutralize each other.
What happens to minus 5 if you add 5? A zero.
The opportunity will also arise to earn more plus units, but once again, for this a person must understand what actions lead to what outcome and take responsibility for each of their actions.
If all this follows, then everything will be all right. Whether faster or slower will depend on the situation, or on different factors. None the less, all this is possible.