All things, all circumstances that occur outside of ourselves, on the stage of this world, are, without exception, the reflection of what we carry within. - Samael Aun Weor, Revolutionary Psychology
Within each human being lives a law and this law is the Glorian, the source from where the Intimate emanated. The soul is nothing but the shadow of our real Being, the Glorian.The Law of Karma is a conscious Law: it is managed and directed by Conscious Intelligence. The Law of Karma is not a blind, mechanical law.
The Glorian is a breath from the Absolute, which is profoundly unknowable to itself. The Glorian is neither spirit nor matter. It is not good, nor evil. It is not light, nor darkness. It is not coldness, nor fire. The Glorian is the law within ourselves. It is the real and true "Being."
When the Intimate and the Soul obey the Law, which is their own Law, then the result is joy, happiness and perfect health.
The day will arrive in which we will liberate ourselves from the universes and from the Gods. This will occur when we are fused with our Glorian, which is the Law within ourselves.
It is the quest of the soul to laboriously climb the septenary ladder of light in order to pass beyond light and darkness. - Samael Aun Weor, Occult Medicine and Practical Magic
Intelligence governs the whole Cosmos, whether it is within the infinitely small or within the infinitely large. Intelligence exists in the Macrocosm and in the Microcosm, in a system of worlds, in a beehive or in an anthill. Cosmic Intelligence abides precisely in each particle of this great creation. - Samael Aun Weor, Gnostic AnthropologyEvery soul must act in accordance with the Law within themselves: their own Glorian. How can we act in accordance with this Law if we do not even know who or what the Glorian is?
Every soul who lives, breathes, works, and acts in ignorance of their purpose in life is wasting their time; not only that, they are deepening their own suffering, because their every action is performed in ignorance of their own inner Law.
We who live and act in ignorance of our own inner spiritual and psychological roots commit crimes daily because we act without knowing the right way to act.
There are three types of action:
- Those which correspond to the Law of Accidents.
- Those which belong to the Law of Recurrence, actions always repeated in each existence.
- Actions which are intentionally determined by the Conscious Willpower.
It is true that we have a certain percentage of "free will." We are able to make certain decisions. However, life for us is such that we do not have complete freedom: we are swept along by our karma. Things happens to us. Look at your life now: if you objectively, disintertestedly, examine your life and the major circumstances, were they a matter of choice? Did you choose your parents? I know many people like to think that we choose our parents, but really, who is conscious of having made such a choice? Did you choose your race, your sex, your level of intelligence, your heredity, your circumstances as a child?
The fact is that we are victims of circumstances. Our circumstances are a result of our karma, or in other words, our past actions. If we suffering in this life, do you really believe we chose that? Would we really choose to have our children suffer? Our loved ones? Why would anyone chose to have so much pain? The idea that people "choose" their modern lives is a ludicrous theory invented by new-age dreamers: there is absolutely nothing in any true teaching that indicates such a belief. We believe it because it makes us feel better about the terrifying realities of suffering. We do not want to face the facts: that human beings suffer intensely, and to our eyes, without good reason. This is because we are asleep psychologically, and cannot see the karma behind the suffering. We who are asleep cannot see that karma is a medicine that is given to us for our own good.
It is important for us to grasp this essential point: everything in our lives is as it is because of our previous actions, and because the conditions are ripe for the results to manifest.
For the vast majority of humanity, their actions correspond to the Law of Accidents and the Law of Recurrence. Very few individuals know how to act with Conscious Willpower.
Therefore, we accumulate karma by acting in ignorance.
The Four Ways to Acquire Karma:
1. Negative Actions:Any action, thought or word is considered negative when it contradicts the Will of our own inner Being.
2. Negative Words:
- Against others (For example, homicide)
- Against ourselves (For example, suicide)
3. Negative Thoughts:
- Against others (speaking badly about others)
- Against ourselves (speaking badly about oneself)
4. Failing to act when we could. We acquire karma for the good deeds in word, action, or thought that we could perform, but do not.
- Against others (wishing someone else will suffer)
- Against ourselves (wishing we will suffer, as in an accident or with death)
If we do not know the will of our inner Being, how can we perform upright action?
It is urgent that we ascend the ladder of Jacob within ourselves in order to stand face-to-face with our own inner Being and receive His commands directly.
The Innermost commands through the Voice of the Silence. To hear his voice, we must learn how to meditate. To hear his voice, we must Remember Him from moment to moment. To perform His will, we must deny our own self-will.
If any man will come after me, let him first deny himself... - Jesus of NazarethThe truth is, we do not know the Law because we do not know our own inner Being. To come to know Him, we are given the Second Law, the written law. This is the kindergarten of the Path. We graduate from this level when we conquer Tiphereth, the Fifth Inititation of Major Mysteries. Thereafter we receive the First Law: the direct instruction of the Innermost. The Law we are given then is the Law of our own Being, which is one with His Being: the Glorian. The Glorian is one with the Christ. Therefore, the Law of our own Innermost is one with the Law of the Christ, but this Law is for us, not for others: an action that is lawful for our own Being, and for us to perform on His behalf, may be wrong for another person.
This is how we can understand the actions of the resurrected Master Joan of Arc, who led armies and performed many actions which, according to the Second Law, are "wrong." Yet she was acting under the direct commands of her own Inner Law: therefore what she was doing was right. This is why we should never judge the actions of another.
The knowledge of upright action can only be retrieved by the consciousness, never by the mind.
In order for us as a consciousness to develop and begin to perform Upright Action, we must understand how the universe works in all its levels; we must understand the Kabbalah, and we must understand how to act in harmony with all the laws of all the worlds. Every world upon the Tree of Life is governed by laws; to act in ignorance of those laws is to act foolishly.
This begins within ourselves.
Everything is as it is because of previous actions. Every action produces a result. The results blossom when the conditions are ripe.
The value in this for us is to recognize that part of our responsibility is to create good conditions for our own development and for the good of others.
Though we are burdened with karma and we must face the results of all of our previous actions, this is not something that unfolds purely mechanically. There still remains in all of us some small margin of free will: the ability to choose.
Karma is negotiable. Karma is not tyranny of the Gods. Nor are we allowed to do whatever we choose: there is balance in the law. It is our responsibility to learn how to live in accordance with that balance.
The first step to negotiating our karma is by choosing to behave in a better way. And the best way to do that is to provide ourselves with conditions that support our decisions.
If you want to stop drinking alcohol, the first step is to stop going to the bar.
You may think that spending time with drug-using friends is okay; you aren't doing drugs, so what's the harm? But being with them puts you in certain conditions. It's like the example we gave of fire: if the elements that create it are brought together, only certain results can come of it. It is a law: if you place certain things together, then there will be definite results. So, if you spend time with peaceful, serene people, it will have an effect on you. And if you spend time in bars, it will have an effect on you. This is unavoidable.
If you want to become chaste, you must stop feeding the mind with lustful impressions.
Creating proper conditions is an indispensable aspect of succeeding in the Gnostic Work. Effects can only manifest under supportive conditions. So the Gnostic teachings urge us to examine the conditions we have in our lives, and be more conscious of where we take ourselves, and what kind of influences we bring into our minds.
Because we are asleep psychologically, and have very little consciousness of ourselves and the reality around us, we are subject to the conditions of that sleep: we are subject to more and more laws.
- The Law of Karma
- The Law of Accident
- The Law of Recurrence
- The Law of Return
Law of Accident
Those who have their consciousness asleep are subject to the Law of Accident. Those who have their consciousness asleep are walking blind: and the blind crash into each other, and accidents result.
So while we are so unaware of ourselves, and daydreaming and thinking all the time, we are subject to the Law of Accident. If you are not paying attention, if you are absorbed in thinking about something, and you step out in front of a car, and the driver of the car is daydreaming, and he hits you and kills you, that is likely the Law of Accident. You were both asleep.
Likewise, a terrorist, full of rage and blindness, bombs a plane full of people, and they all die. That is probably the Law of Accident. Those people were not necessarily meant to die. Now of course the terrorist has taken on really, really bad karma. And all those people who died accidentally will be given compensation. So the Law of Accident is a Law that is dependent on Psychological Sleep. Someone who was attentive, making effort to be conscious, would be protected, and would know.
There is a story of the Master Samael and his wife, who narrowly averted being killed by a bomb. He knew that it was going to happen, and told his wife to stay put, and that there was no time to help anyone else: the bomb exploded nearby and many people were killed. He was very conscious of the moment and so avoided going into danger, and saved their lives.
So it is in our interest to awaken more consciousness.
A large percentage of our lives is moved about by the Law of Accident: we are like a log drifting on a sea of karma, and we are tossed from here to there. Without conscious willpower, we have no ability to direct ourselves through life, and so everything just happens to us. This is not the cruelty of God or the absence of God's presence: it is our rejection of his ability to help us, because without the presence of the consciousness, God cannot be present in us. Therefore, we need to learn how to be conscious, to remember Him, so he can help us escape the painful surging of the sea of life.
Law of Recurrence
As we are now, we have a mind that we have been filling with garbage, and we live our life reacting out of the contents of the mind, without awareness of the mind...
This mind is filled with millions of subjective psychological formations. Each formation is a mechanical structure: a machine that can only perform one thing.
For example, we all have the ego of vanity. At age 25 you face a situation where you look bad, your vanity is injured, and you react. You protect yourself, by lying, by manipulating the truth. And that vanity is protected, fed, comforted. And so you later you die. And are reborn. And lo and behold, at age twenty-five, in a new body, in new circumstances, the same situation manifests in front of you... and that vanity is still there, but even stronger now... what will you do? Well, if you are asleep, and still doing everything that your mind wants you to do, naturally you will feed your vanity again, and you will deepen the habit.
This is the Law of Recurrence.
Impregnated within all those formations are the conditions of their creation, conditions that will repeat themselves mechanically, over and over and over. This happened within one life, and it will happen in the next, in exactly the same way and at exactly the same time, in the next life, and it will continue from life to life, as long as we continue reacting in the same way.
Observe yourself, and you will see that in situation after situation you react in the same way, all the time, because of inner pressures, inner pain, inner urges, anger, fear, envy... and there is maybe a feeling that you can escape the situation, or that you are justified in acting this way... The sad truth is that repetition of circumstance will continue as long as we repeat our reactions to circumstance. We spin the wheel ourselves.
If you react with anger every time you are confronted with anger, then you are spinning the wheel onward. You are feeding it, and condemning yourself to repetition. And because we are all doing this, because we are all reacting to inner cravings and inner aversions, and we are doing this back and forth, you and me, repeating situations together, we are karmically tied and will continued meeting and repeating situations, deepening our troubles.
If Greg and I find ourselves in a situation where his pride needs to be superior to me, and he reacts to that, and makes sure that he looks better than me, and I am hurt by it, my pride is hurt, and my anger is engaged, and both of us are reacting to the quiet urgings of the mind, then we are creating formations in our individual minds, and we are creating a karmic link: the formations in my mind are linked to him, and his to me. And so, not only will his pride become stronger and seek to feed itself again, but it will do so in the same way, at the same time, with me, in the next life. Naturally, this is complicated, and if I am not reborn or some other circumstance overrides it, then it will change. But this is the tendency. Thus you can see, that karmic links are deep and subtle, and we are all in the midst of a vast and complex web of interrelations. All of which depends upon unconsciousness, or mechanical reactions to the mind and to external circumstances.
The repeating events manifest in a myriad of ways: but if there is karma to be paid, the event will be inverted: if we killed, then we will be killed.
All those events of repeated existences are always accompanied by good and bad consequences, in accordance with the law of cause and effect.Many people, seduced by their own need for love, rush into relationships, feeling that "this is the one!" "I feel like I have known him forever!" "We were made for each other." We believe we have found our soul mate, when in truth, in most cases, we have found a karmic relationship, one that intoxicates us with a sense of belonging and familiarity, but which will later prove to be a vehicle of karma that we must pay. This is painful, but clear: nothing in life escapes the Law of Karma.
The murderer will return to see himself in the horrifying occasion of murdering, but he will be murdered; the thief will once again see himself with the same opportunity of stealing, but will be thrown in jail; the bandit will feel the same desire of running, of using his legs for crime, but he will not have legs, he will be born invalid or will lose them in some tragedy. The blind person will want from birth to see the things of life, those that possibly led him to cruelty, but he will not be able to see. The woman will love the same husband of her previous life, he whom she possibly abandoned on the sick bed to go off with any other person, but now the drama will be repeated inversely and the object of her love will leave with another woman, abandoning her... - Samael Aun Weor, Yes, There is a Hell, a Devil, and Karma...
This does not mean that we should avoid such relationships: it means that we need to become conscious of it. We need a spouse to walk this path: yet we need to be with the spouse that our Being chooses for us, not the spouse that our ego chooses.
If I am trying to awaken, and I am not reacting to the urgings of my mind, then I can choose what to do. If I am married, and a woman shows up who entices me, and seems like a better partner to me, my "soul mate," I may have enough consciousness awakened to see that she is nothing more than a Recurrence: a repeated cycle of karmic tendencies. I may see that she has come to me again and again, from life to life, and each time, I chose to go with her, and each time I did that I fed the habit, the "I", and deepened the karmic link. This knowledge helps me to avoid deepening the suffering of everyone involved. Ultimately, what we need is to develop the capacity to receive the instruction of our Inner Being through meditation, intuition and conscious experiences in the Internal Worlds. We should never rely on terrestrial morals, laws or conventions, nor on the Second Law: the Law of the Innermost is First.
The life of each of one of us is a living film, which at death we carry with us to eternity.The way out of this is conscious action, right action. If you can observe yourself, and really become aware of the motivations in your heart, the fear in your thinking, the hatred in your mind, then you can stop reacting, and you can choose to act consciously. You can take responsibility for the situation, and act properly.
Each of us carries his film with him, and returns with it, to project it once again on the screen of a new existence.
The repetition of dramas, comedies, and tragedies is a fundamental axiom of the Law of Recurrence.
In each new existence, the same circumstances are always repeated. The actors in these recurring scenes are those people who live within us, the "I's."
If we disintegrate those actors, those "I's" which originate the ever-repeated scenes of our life, then the repetition of such circumstances becomes more than impossible.
Obviously, without actors there cannot be scenes; this is irrefutable, undeniable. Thus, we can liberate ourselves from the Laws of Return and Recurrence; thus we can truly free ourselves. - Samael Aun Weor, Revolutionary Psychology
The Wheel of Life is a map of all of this. Upon the Wheel we see not only the root of all of life and death, the Three Poisons of hatred, ignorance and desire, but we see the chain of causality, and we see an inner ring of humans rising and falling, passing from life to death and back again... becoming more conscious or less conscious, and thus passing between levels of existence.
All the while, we are trapped in a web of karmic bonds, pushed by elements that want to express themselves through our minds, hearts and actions, elements that want to repeat their inner nature through the Law of Recurrence. Even when we die, those elements remain with us, and their combined weight pushes us into a new life.
This vast universe is a wheel. Upon it are all creatures that are subject to birth, death, and rebirth. Round and round it turns, and never stops. It is the wheel of Brahman. As long as the individual self thinks it is separate from Brahman, it revolves upon the wheel in bondage to the laws of birth, death, and rebirth. But when through the grace of Brahma it realizes its identity with him, it revolves upon the wheel no longer. It achieves immortality. - Svetasvatara Upanishad (Prabhavananda), 118Upon the wheel are all the kingdoms of life: mineral, plant, animal and human. Through millions upon millions of years, we, as a spark of divinity, an Essence, have slowly evolved up the wheel... gathering knowledge and experience as simple elementals, the consciousness within the earth, within plants and animals.. And we as human, are at the top of this wheel, something we had to earn, a tremendous opportunity. This is our chance to grow, to expand the consciousness, to awaken the consciousness, and to return to the state we once left. But we do not have forever to do it. Nothing is permanent. Everything passes. Likewise, we will not be born as humans over and over again....
Samael Aun Weor has revealed to us the secret of the Buddha's Necklace: the mala of 108 beads. These beads represent the 108 lives we are assigned when we attain a human birth. We have 108 opportunities to awaken. And if we do not, we descend, we involute, back down the wheel.
So, if from life to life we do nothing but feed our desire, and react our of anger and jealousy, and live to support our vanity and pride, then we build tremendous formations in our minds, and we die... and we are reborn in accordance to the weight in our minds... and 108 times we do this...
Then nature has no choice but to balance the imbalance we created, by purifying our minds for us, by recycling us back down the wheel.
This is the Second Death, mentioned in the Bible and in the Egyptian Mysteries. This is Hell.
Hell is nature's recycling plant, where the Essence, that which is pure in us, is freed from the formations we have built around it. But nature, as you can observe in the processes of life all around us, works slowly...
So yes, it is painful to see the ugliness in our minds, the hatred in our hearts, but it is less painful than nature's way.
Presently, in the "Avitchi" (Hell) of the Black Moon, there exist millions of human beings who are paying terrible Karmas. The mind of the Magician becomes horrified when contemplating Lucifer (who is submerged within ardent fire and sulfur).So the choice is: purify your own mind, or nature will do it for you. Those who do not purify themselves, who continue to create complications in the mind, by pursing desire, are purified by going back down the wheel, suffering through many successive existences.
The mind of the Magician becomes terrified when contemplating the famous Inquisitors from the Middle Ages, who are suffering in the fire which they made others once endure, and who are exhaling the same painful woes which they once made others exhale.
The soul of the Magician shakes with horror when contemplating the great tyrants of "war" who suffer their terrible Karmas in the Black Moon.
There we see Hitler and Mussolini suffering the martyrdom of the fire which they unleashed over defenseless cities.
There we see Abbadon, the angel of the Abyss, who suffers in the chains and bonds with which he martyrized others.
There we see Mariela, the great female Magician, embraced in the fire of her own evilness.
There we see Jahveh and Caiaphas (the supreme priest), both receiving the same torture of the cross on which they condemned the Master (Christ).
There we see the "Imperator," founder of the A.M.O.R.C. School of California, who is seized by the black magical "cord" or "rope" with which he and his followers bind their naive disciples. - Samael Aun Weor, Occult Medicine and Practical Magic
For us who are so trapped by our minds, who are so burdened by desire and by aversion, there is no possibility of ‘reincarnation.' Reincarnation is a choice: it is a conscious decision, made from conscious will. No genuine master ever said that we choose our next existence. Read the Bhagavad-Gita and it is very clear that only those who have awakened, who have a great deal of consciousness, can make such a choice. (See also The Mystery of the Golden Blossom). For us, we are victims of circumstance, and we can only react to things that happen to us: the same happens in death.
When we die, that which is heaviest in our minds will pull us, our karma will pull us, and we will be unconscious through it all. There is a Tibetan saying that really makes it clear:
If you want to know what happens at death,What happens? We dream. Those who have no memory of dreams will have no awareness of what happens after death. And even if we remember our dreams, they are incoherent, vague...
look at what happens when you sleep at night.
But regardless, how many of us are fully conscious while our physical body sleeps? How many of us are fully, consciously, actively involved with what is happening as the physical body sleeps? Well, then it is clear: it will be the same when you die.
This is not something imaginary or theoretical. It is a living reality. But reality is not limited to our three-dimensional perspective, and all of these processes are occurring in more subtle dimensions, in realms of a different vibration. All of this can be confirmed by any individual who is willing to awaken enough consciousness to see for themselves. The Master Samael gave us many practices and techniques that we can use so that we can see for ourselves, so we don't have to believe or not believe. We can know for ourselves.
To know, we must produce the actions that produce the consequences we want. If we want inner knowledge, inner light, freedom from suffering, love, the direct perception of God, the understanding of suffering, then we must begin today, in this moment, and in this moment, and in this moment, to manifest our consciousness: to be present, to be aware, to begin observing ourselves and our realities objectively, without opinions or justifications, without desire, without craving, without aversion, just simply seeing things as they are. This great and profound work, this great and profound knowledge, really boils down to such simplicity. God, that which is the Truth, is utter simplicity. God is Unity, One, Truth, Light. There is no complication in that. Our minds are complicated, our lives are complicated. But we must seek to come out of complication, and seek simplicity.
Unquestionably, a dark side exists within us which we neither know nor accept. We must carry the Light of Consciousness to this sinister side of ourselves.This is our complicated existence: hiding from ourselves, and hiding ourselves from others. It is all such a great deception. We must stop deceiving ourselves, and seek honest, sincere, deep introspection. This is the only way to come out of suffering... To escape the painful recurring patterns of life... To stop the grinding wheel that carries from difficulty to difficulty...
The whole purpose of our Gnostic studies is to make our knowledge of ourselves become more conscious.
When we have many things within ourselves which we do not know or accept, they complicate our lives dreadfully and, in fact, provoke all sorts of situations which could be avoided through knowledge of ourselves.
Worst of all is that we project this unknown and unconscious side of ourselves onto other people, and then we see it in them.
For example, we see others as liars, as unfaithful, miserly, etc., in relation to that which we carry within ourselves.
On this point, Gnosis says that we live a very small part of ourselves. This means that our consciousness only extends to a very limited part of ourselves.
The idea of the Gnostic Esoteric Work is to clearly expand our own consciousness.
Undoubtedly, as long as we do not have a good relationship with ourselves we will not have good relationships with others, and the result will be all types of conflict.
It is essential to become much more aware of ourselves through direct self-observation.
A general rule in the Gnostic Esoteric Work is that when we have a point of contention with another person, we can be certain that this is the very thing against which we must work on within ourselves.
Whatever it is that we criticize so much in others is something which lies on the dark side of ourselves, and which we neither know nor want to recognize. - Samael Aun Weor, The Great Rebellion
Developing the capacity to be continually conscious gives us the possibility of making conscious choices. By knowing ourselves, we begin to know our egotistical tendencies, and can then make choices properly. Yet we must understand that in order to truly make conscious choices using Conscious Willpower, we must create the Soul. This is a great revolution of consciousness and painful work. To create the Soul one must pay a lot of karma. To create the Soul one must perform many conscious works. To create the Soul one must suffer the ordeals of Initiation, and pay the karma related to each Initiatic process. (To learn more about this process, read The Perfect Matrimony, The Revolution of Beelzebub, and The Three Mountains. It is also good to study the Book of Job)
All action that contradicts the balance established by the Cosmic Christ must be equilibriated. There are many ways in which the Law creates balance:
Individual Karma: This is the karma that we as individuals are paying now due to the harmful actions we have performed in the past. We suffer in many different ways in accordance with our own wrong actions.
The worst genres of sicknesses are those which are engendered by Karma. Variola is the result of hatred, diphtheria is the fruit of fornication from past lives. Cancer is also the result of fornication.Family Karma: Every family, as a group in intense interaction, creates a complex and deeply interwoven web of action and consequence. Many families have been together for hundreds of years, deepening and intensifying their suffering from life to life. In these cases the roles often switch: the cruel father is born as the child of his own child, in order to pay for his crimes. If the new parent expresses his own resentment through brutality and cruelty, the cycle will invert and repeat again. Thus we can understand those families that are torn by murder, rape, and other horrible crimes.
Tuberculosis or white pestilence is the result of atheism and materialism from past lives. Cruelty engenders blindness at birth. Rachitis is the child of materialism. Malaria comes from egotism, etc. Hundreds of other sicknesses have their origin in the evil actions from our past lives. - Samael Aun Weor, Occult Medicine and Practical Magic
Collective Karma: Groups create and pay karma. Every club, church, business, movement, city, country, etc. is a producer and receiver of karma. We see these groups pay in the form of earthquakes, epidemics, political enslavement, poverty, wars, etc.
Karma Saya: karma in relation with our use of sex and the atomic seed.
If a woman leaves her husband, then she is not free from him, neither is he free from her, since when a marital union is already established, this remains for the whole of eternity. - Paracelsus, Homunculis
Really, the human personality is contained within the semen, because the semen is the astral liquid of the human being. For this motive, every sexual union is indissoluble.Karma Duro: This is the only form of karma that is not negotiable. "All manner of sin may be forgiven except the sin against the Holy Spirit." This is sexual degeneration, fornication, adultery, etc. This cannot be forgiven because the karma must play itself out through pain.
The man who has sexual contact with a married woman remains in a permanent bond with part of the karma of her husband, for that motive. Fluidly, the two husbands of the woman remain connected by means of sex. - Samael Aun Weor, Occult Medicine and Practical Magic
Katancia: This is the superior karma that judges the sons of the Gods. This is the law that applies to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
All creatures exist in order to come to know their own Glorian.
Those who cycle through existence without working toward their Initiation are simply cycling thorugh aeons of suffering. They accumulate karma and they pay karma, and in the end, they gain nothing because they never gain the Initiations of the Soul.
Those who enter into the Path toward the Self-realization of the Being must learn to stop creating karma.
Those who enter into the Path toward the Self-realization of the Being must learn how to negotiate their karma.
There is a stage at which one must not owe any karma, nor be owed. One must have perfect equilibrium, without karma or dharma. Only then can one go on...
For the beginners, each step on the Path of Initiation is made by paying karma.
The initiates of the Spiral Path pay their karma slowly, over millenia.
The Initiates of the Straight Path pay their karma now, rapidly, without hesitation.
Very few choose the Straight Path for fear of facing their own karma.
Those who choose the Path of Sacrifice (the Direct Path) can only do so by the grace and mercy of the Compassionate One: the Cosmic Christ.