Aztec Christic Magic, a book by Samael Aun Weor
The Law of Karma
- Written by Samael Aun Weor
If there is a tear that must be wiped away, then the adepts who have reached mastery will renounce the ineffable joy of the Absolute that they won; thus, they will return to the Earth to serve, to console, and to help. Many of them—like the Divine Jesus, the Christ—take the karma of human beings upon their shoulders, and willingly accept martyrdom, or apparently they die in the dungeons of the Inquisition, like the Master Cagliostro.
Justice is beyond good and evil. When you reach the light, then you will know what love is, and when you know what love is, then you will know how to love, and will comprehend that conscious love is the Law. It is not enough to perform good, but to know how to do it.
Karma is the law of compensation, not of vengeance. There are some who confuse this cosmic law with detriment and even with fatality, believing that everything that happens to the human being in life is inexorably determined beforehand. It is true that the acts of the human being are determined by inheritance, education, and the environment. It is also true that the human being has free will and can modify his actions to educate his character, to form superior habits, to fight against weaknesses, to fortify virtues, etc.
The Masters of Karma are conscious Judges that live in the Jinn state. Whosoever before them has funds to pay his debts, he pays and does well in his affairs. We constantly have to perform good deeds in order to have funds to pay our debts of this life and our previous lives. All the actions of the human being are controlled by laws. Some laws are superior, others are inferior. All of the superior laws are summated within love. This is why, upon speaking of love, the Master Paul stated:
Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not, love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
The chief priest of the priests of the Tribunal of Karma is the great Master Anubis. Only the terror of love and justice reign in this Tribunal. In this temple, a book of debits and expenditures exists for each human being, in which is written daily, in detail, good and evil actions. The good actions are represented by rare coins that the Masters accumulate on behalf of the men and women that perform these good deeds. Also in this Tribunal, defense lawyers are found. Yet, everything must be paid. Nothing is granted as a gift. The one who has good deeds pays and does well in his affairs. The Masters of Karma also grant credits to those who request them. The granted credits are paid with unrewarded good deeds that are inspired by love towards those who suffer.
That thou mayest love Jehovah thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto Him: for He is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which Jehovah sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. - Deuteronomy 30:20
Life is a chess game within which every act of ours is a move. If our moves are good, intelligent, and opportune moves, then the outcome will be success, health, and longevity. However, if, rather, our moves are impelled by evil will, if they are selfish and inopportune, then the outcome will be failure, sickness, and death.
Let no one cheat himself. What a human being will sow will be harvested and his actions will follow him. - Galatians 6:7
When the initiates are taken into the secret Sanctuary of the Double House of Life so that they can weigh their hearts, they, seated on their heels, are placed around the great Hall of Truth in accordance with their height. The great priest Anubis and his forty-two assistant judges wait for them. All the judges wear a mask with the shape of a jackal’s head or plumed wolf, an emblem of truth. Then, dressed in white and filled with terror, the initiate declares:
I have made no one of my neighbors to weep; I have not performed reprobated actions to mankind; I have not done evil; I have not made to be the first consideration of each day that excessive labor should be performed for me; I have not inflicted fear on anyone; I have not afflicted the widows; I have not oppressed the orphans; I have not caused harm to be done to the servant by his chief; I have done no murder; I have not purloined the temples; I have not removed items from the corpses; I have not slept with the spouse of my neighbor; I have not added to the weights of the scales to cheat the seller; I have not misread the pointer of the scales to cheat the buyer; I have not carried away the milk from the mouths of children; I have not driven away the cattle which were upon their pastures; I have not snared the feathered fowls; I have not turned back the water at the time when it should flow; I have not extinguished a fire or light when it should burn; I have not place obstacles on the way of men; I have not committed fornication. I am pure! I am pure! I am pure!
The Masters of Karma use a sacred mask, which is in the form of a jackal’s head, or plumed wolf, when they are officiating as judges. With this mask, they present themselves to the initiates in the internal worlds. This is the cruelty of the law of love.
Experience is the unique, worthwhile thing that we acquire throughout our incarnations. With the death of our personality, our four bodies of sin cease tyrannizing us and humbly submit themselves to the will of our Innermost or universal soul.
The “I” does not evolve; it becomes complicated in every incarnation. Many call this process “evolution.” The simple people of thousands of years ago are the complicated and difficult people of this day and age. Evolution is performed within the consciousness of the mineral when this one awakens within the plant; the consciousness of the plant evolves when this one awakens within the animal; and the consciousness of the animal evolves when this one awakens within the human. When the “I” dies totally in ourselves, then we are born within the Absolute. Nevertheless, before that, Satan offers us kingdoms and paradises. Those who yield convert themselves into corpses, into his slaves, and postpone throughout many incarnations their entrance within the ineffable joy of the Absolute.
No one but the Christ incarnated in the human being can forgive sins. Forgiveness is attained by the sinner only when he acquires cognizance of the committed sin, together with the unbreakable purpose of not sinning again. This is why Solomon states: "and with all thy getting get understanding." And the Bible adds: "God does not want to slay the sinner, but to give him life through repentance."
From now on, you have to have upright behavior so that your internal Christ can express himself through you. Your thoughts, words, and actions will only be inspired by truth, love, and justice. During the practice of your daily meditation, see that the sacred fire of the Holy Spirit—that was detached from your spinal medulla to put in motion the marvelous lotus of twelve petals of your cardiac chakra—is now detaching towards the no less marvelous lotus of sixteen petals of your creative laryngeal chakra, and putting it into motion from left to right (clockwise). Now, whether, after you get up in the mornings or in the nights before going to sleep, you have to concentrate on your laryngeal chakra for more than half an hour.
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