Sunday, September 4, 2016

Bear Your Karma Cheerfully

["Karma" (resulting manifestations from one's own actions in relation to the Absolute Law of Cause and Effect) and "dharma" (specifics of Cosmic Law), though implying a belief in reincarnation that Christians generally reject, nonetheless link to biblical concepts:

"You must bear your karma cheerfully, whatever it may be, taking it as an honor that suffering comes to you, because
it shows that the Lords of Karma think you worth helping. However hard it is, be thankful that it is no worse. Remember
that you are of but little use to the Master until your evil karma is worked out, and you are free. By offering yourself to Him, you have asked that your karma may be hurried, and so now in one or two lives you work through what otherwise might have been spread over a hundred. But in order to
make the best out of it, you must bear it cheerfully, gladly. Yet another point. You must give up all feeling of possession.
Karma may take from you the things which you like best- even people whom you love most. Even then you must be cheerful - ready to part with anything and everything.
Often the Master needs to pour out His strength upon others through His servant; He cannot do that if the servant yields
to depression. So cheerfulness must be the rule."    by Jiddu Krishnamurti