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

1 "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'

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

3 "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'

4 "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'

5 "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'

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

7 "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'

8 "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'

9 "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'

10 "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'

11 "As Teilhard de Chardin wrote some decades ago, there is a general direction to the transcendent evolutionary process which will evidence itself, above all, in the human realm: we will progress in attaining self-knowledge and in our capacity to situate ourselves in space and time, to the point of becoming conscious of our place and responsibilities in relation to the Universe." Anna Freifeld Lemkow, 'Karmic Process in Science and Society'

12 "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'

13 "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?'

14 "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'

15 "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'

16 "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'

17 "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?'

18 "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'

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

20 "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'

21 "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'

22 "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'

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

24 "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'

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite