THE LAWS OF KARMA & ATTACHMENT
Several passages ago we spoke of karma as an earthly based system which bind men to their lesson until completed.
Karma does reap what karma sows. Attachment to the thing in error produces illumination. It is understandable that this repetitive process seeks a higher understanding, and finds it! Attachment is to that in greatest error. Like one needing constant remembrance, karma reminds. Upon understanding, attachment lifts and becomes knowledge. However, man can still choose – even at this point – the incorrect way with full knowledge of it. This, done in full consciousness, produces a deeper level of attachment leading to deeper understanding. So even willful error locks man to a purpose and a path to knowledge.
When one thinks ill of another, this ill thought and that person become attached and inseparable. Thinking of the person reminds us of the ill thought. We seemingly behave toward a person through the filter of thoughts we have created. Are these thoughts the person? We often act toward or respond to a person through our self-devised filters. Is this fair to the person? If we were to remove all thought of the person and see them again as if for the first time, would we not be free? A person cannot know our filters and is not accountable for them. We often dislike a person, but we really dislike our own concept of them. Our concept lives within us, not within the person. Who, then, is responsible?
We do not like people we dislike. Dissecting now: we do not like the concept we have created ourselves; we do not like ourselves.
So it is with all things we dislike. We run from experiences and people which call-up thoughts that repel us. Yet, we are attached to our concepts and thoughts, especially to those we do not like. Reality plays for us – again and again – a repetitive record of our thoughts. These arise within us during the normal course of living. We try to ignore some, challenge others, and defend still others. We are engaged with a mirror which displays ourselves vividly.
Those thoughts which are most discomforting are those providing us great lessons. Our lesson plan is displayed for us every moment. We must see our lives this way, for this is true.
Should we step back and remove the mirror which filters and veils all things, we would see a new reality.
If a man loves an object, and, in trying to rescue it from a fire, burns and dies, do we blame the object? Do we see that attachment gave him impetus to act in this manner? Another man may not have run into the fire because he was not attached to any object! If we understand that attachment binds us, compels us to act incorrectly, and imparts false meaning to reality, we will see how karma operates. Will this same man, in another reincarnation and faced again with losing a valued attachment, make the same decision? Can not an object be appreciated and loved without attachment? If God is loved before all, and man knows God’s love for all, no person or thing is ever lost or detached.
If we wish to face the outer world, we must remove our filter and let the world stand on its own. We must trust that no thing, person, action or experience can destroy us, but only challenge us. God’s light shining through our senses will reveal the real world. This light will shine through our mirrors and veils, and no thing will be found wanting or in disorder. Our will shall be His, and there will no longer remain any question or doubt. Our bodies and mind – under control – need not present us with problems or false images. What a wonderful day awaits one!
Take each thought and release it into the air. Surround it with pure light, and into it breathe God’s love for all things.
Be mindful of thoughts which dominate action and reaction, for they have penetrated deep into the being.
This is why all phenomena – thoughts, emotions, and actions – constitute the supreme cast on this stage we call reality. These are inventions of ours taking on life. This is not our life, but the life of creatures we make.
White Book: Cerithous © 1991, 2018 Michael T. Bucci