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Karma, Rhythmic Return to Harmony
V. Hanson, R. Stewart & S. Nicholson, editors

1 "The purpose of the moral life is to promote overall good, the good of the One Life of which we are all part." William Metzger, 'Choosing: Karma & Dharma in the 21st Century'

2 "Providence is the work of God and indeed the very essence of God." Gilbert Murray, 'Three Stages of Greek Religion'

3 "Virtually all that we experience as major life events are part of a destiny in which various souls are linked through countless unseen ways." Edward Hoffman, Ph.D., 'A Kabbalistic View of Karma'

4 "Man (employing that word in a generic sense) is responsible for his own and the world's transformation, a sublimely creative assignment of healing the world and making it whole." Anna Freifeld Lemkow, 'Karmic Process in Science and Society'

5 "Myths are the eternal patterns of man's soul. They are alive and well in our dreams, in our fantasies, in our loves and hates, in the fabric of our lives." Liz Greene, 'The Ancient Shape of Fate'

6 "Paradoxically, the more one obeys the laws of one's higher nature – the more one identifies with others – the freer and more creative one becomes." Anna Freifeld Lemkow, 'Karmic Process in Science and Society'

7 "Dynamic nondualism illuminates the means for reconciling all differences, whether in knowledge, religion, or political ideology. It permits understanding the dualities of existence as interactive or mutually defining polarities. These pervasive dualities are not irreconcilable opposites but necessary and indispensable to every constructive and creative happening, including the process of evolution itself." Anna Freifeld Lemkow, 'Karmic Process in Science and Society'

8 "Each person is a manifestation of the One Life, or Spirit, and so is one not only with his fellow human beings but with all nature." Alfred Taylor, 'Can We Avoid Karmic Debts?'

9 "Particular events take place…because of an organic linking of the whole of cosmic experience, a linkage which is such that all events in the Cosmos are bound together in one harmonious correlation." Prem and Ashish, 'Man, the Measure of All Things'

10 "A universal law places each of us in the conditions which provide the exact spiritual lessons we need in order to become more god-like." Stephen Arroyo, 'Karma and the Birth-Chart'

11 "Every soul is wholly unique and precious, and each has a vital part to play." Edward Hoffman, Ph.D., 'A Kabbalistic View of Karma'

12 "Because everything that exists is in constant interplay, each element of the cosmos moves in correspondence to all others." Edward Hoffman, Ph.D., 'A Kabbalistic View of Karma'

13 "We are all one and through that oneness we should share the harmony, the beauty, the well-being which is a normal asset of humanity." Alfred Taylor, 'Can We Avoid Karmic Debts?'

14 "The world is not a fortuitous organization of atoms but an intelligent and intelligible organization or system, itself comprised of a myriad subsystems – of wholes within larger, more encompassing wholes, or lives within lives." Anna Freifeld Lemkow, 'Karmic Process in Science and Society'

15 "It has become increasingly clear in recent years that we live in an interconnected, holistic universe in which all things everywhere are interdependent." Editors

16 "Consideration of the good of the collective whole naturally arises from recognizing one's intrinsic link with the One Life." Editors

17 "Ultimately at the highest level of our being, we are not separate from others." Diana Dunningham Chapotin, 'Karma Re-Examined: Do We Ever Suffer Undeservedly?'

18 "We are human beings before we are men or women or members of a particular locale, culture, or religion. There is arising today…a veritable new form of spirituality: wholeness (some might say holiness or healing) is emerging as the primary meaning and guiding principle of life." Anna Freifeld Lemkow, 'Karmic Process in Science and Society'

19 "Increasingly, we need to make our decisions from the larger perspective provided by serving the One Life." William Metzger, 'Choosing: Karma & Kharma in the 21st Century'

20 "Past and future are connected…events flow in the Whole where movement at any level of life affects all other levels." Editors

21 "Humankind is on the move, emerging from a chain reaction of cause and effect that stretches back for billions of years. Now this species has the power to affect its own evolution by conscious choice….the capacity to be responsible, the will to do right when to do so is required to survive." Anatoly Gromyko and Martin Hellman, 'Breakthrough'

22 "When we genuinely open our hearts, the deep feeling of our connectedness to all beings is a tremendously effective force, which can then motivate a wide variety of skillful actions." Joseph Goldstein, 'A Buddhist View of Karma'

23 "Rabbi Moses Chaim Luzzato, an Italian Kabbalist of the eighteenth century commented, 'all men are bound to each other.'" Edward Hoffman, Ph.D., 'A Kabbalistic View of Karma'

24 "Everything on earth can become a pathway to the divine. Such moments can be as simple as listening to beautiful music or gazing at a sunrise over the mountains or into the eyes of someone you love." Edward Hoffman, Ph.D., 'A Kabbalistic View of Karma'

25 "According to the theosophical perspective, the universe is one – living, intelligent and intelligible, multileveled, and comprised of beings that, together with the universe itself, co-evolve toward a higher life." Anna Freifeld Lemkow, 'Karmic Process in Science and Society'

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite