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

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

2 "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'

3 "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'

4 "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'

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

6 "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'

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

8 "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'

9 "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?'

10 "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'

11 "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'

12 "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'

13 "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'

14 "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'

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

16 "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?'

17 "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'

18 "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?'

19 "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'

20 "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'

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

22 "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'

23 "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'

24 "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'

25 "The Kabbalah emphasizes that in all matters of earthly life – encompassing our health, livelihood, and social relationships – the crucial perspective to adopt is that everything is part of the divine plan." Edward Hoffman, Ph.D., 'A Kabbalistic View of Karma'

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite