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

1 "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'

2 "Everyone in the world is affected by every individual action." Felix Layton, 'Karma in Motion'

3 "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?'

4 "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?'

5 "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'

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

7 "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'

8 "Every human life is infinitely precious, beyond our most imaginative comprehension." Edward Hoffman, Ph.D., 'A Kabbalistic View of Karma'

9 "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?'

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

11 "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'

12 "As each individual life is composed of intertwined threads, so the whole of humanity is composed of individual lives intertwined and continually influencing one another." Shirley Nicholson, 'Karma as Organic Process'

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

14 "As groups are interdependent in a society and nations are interdependent in the world, each individual is in some ways linked with all others, and we all share in the outcome of world events." Shirley Nicholson, 'Karma as Organic Process'

15 "In a sense our actions do affect all mankind. We tend to see our lives as in a limited sphere, our influence extending only to those in our immediate vicinity. But the universe is not created from isolated bits. It is a vast network of interconnections in all directions, at all levels. Our actions do not stop at the periphery of our vision but affect the whole of life in some measure, one way or another." Shirley Nicholson, 'Karma as Organic Process'

16 "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'

17 "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'

18 "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'

19 "In essence, the Kabbalah has long taught that every human soul is created by God…in order to fulfill a unique role in the divine plan, a notion that recalls the Hindu concept of one's dharma." Edward Hoffman, Ph.D., 'A Kabbalistic View of Karma'

20 "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'

21 "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'

22 "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'

23 "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'

24 "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'

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite