Collective Karma

 
The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have caused the Western World to hold its breath. Many questions have been asked and many answers have been given. Let’s look at what is happening from the spiritual perspective. 

The other day I came across the following article on the BBC website, ‘Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, doubts the presence of God.’

The archbishop said: “Saturday morning, I was out and as I was walking I was praying and saying: ‘God why – why is this happening? Where are you in all this?’ and then engaging and talking to God. Yes, I doubt.”

Do we really expect a civilization which is entirely based on the material pursuit of happiness through sense gratification, a civilization which is godless and sinful and which collectively kills 50 billion animals annually for nothing more than the taste of the tongue, a civilization which is based on meat eating, money, sex and intoxication, – do we expect such a decadent civilization to survive? 

The answer is an obvious no! A civilization which has lost all spiritual knowledge and connection and instead of realizing the Self engages in material pursuits only, such a civilization is doomed. The latest Charley Hebdo cover, inspired by the Paris attacks, says it all. It is supposed to show resilience and reads, ‘F–ck them. We have champagne!’

 
The following description has been given. 

The cover shows a man littered with bullet holes spewing arches of champagne while drinking the bubbly drink and seemingly dancing – though if he were real, he’d be dying. It is captioned: “Ils ont les armes. On les emmerde, ona le champagne!”, which translates “They have weapons. F— them. We have champagne!”

If our Western values are based on champagne, sex and money the days of such a civilization are certainly counted. 

Back to the Archbishop’s question, ‘Why do bad things happen to good people?’ The question arises what is a good person. Most will quickly answer, ‘I am a good person. I don’t harm anyone.’ But what about the 50 billion animals killed annually. They are also children of God. They are spirit souls just like you and me, only in a different body according to their karma, which means according to their deeds in their previous life. 

Let me tell you about a recent encounter with some Christian missionaries. When I questioned them about the Bible statement ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’ they were confused what God really wanted to say because in the very next text God said you should offer me a lamb on the sacrificial altar for sacrifice. 

Because they were confused about the apparent contradictory statements and because they couldn’t reconcile the two they concluded that the ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’ should actually mean ‘Thou Shalt Not Murder’. Therefore the changed the text in the Bible from ‘kill’ to ‘murder’. Now they were in harmony again because they refrained from murdering their fellow brothers and sisters while at the same time they could continue killing and eating the flesh of animals as they were accustomed to. 

Let’s have a look what these two statements really mean and if they are at all contradictory. Killing means all creatures including the animals and murder refers to humans only. There will always be a section of people in  society who are bound on eating the flesh of animals. This is, however, discouraged by God because it is sinful and the perpetrator will have to suffer greatly for it. And those who are desperate for the taste of blood should at least offer the animal, and not just any animal but a lower animal such as a lamb or goat, on the sacrificial altar as a sacrifice. And most of all the meat eater has to kill the animal himself. 

There is an equivalent in Vedic civilization. The desperate meat eater has to select a black goat, black, without any white spots or other mixed colours. Then at the time of the dark moon he has to take that goat to the middle of a dark forest, take his knive and whisper into the goats ear, ‘I will kill you now and I promise you that you can kill me in return in my next life.’ Then only can he cut the throat of the goat and eat his flesh. 

What does this all mean? It is meant to discourage the killing of animals and subsequently eating their body. But this is not happening nowadays, just the opposite. Innocent animals are being killed on an industrial scale by the billions in the most barbaric ways just like in a concentration camp. Do we really think there will be no repercussions? Meat eating and the inherent killing destroys our ability of compassion and mercy. 

Back to the Christian missionaries. They said Jesus ate fish so can we. When I asked them how many times does the Bible record Jesus having eaten fish, if at all, they said ‘once.’ If Jesus has really eaten fish once and if we really want to ‘imitate’ Jesus instead of following him, then we may also eat fish once in our life time and that’s it. After all they were very much adept in following the Bible by the word. 

The next argument was ‘after the great flood God allowed man to eat meat.’ They never thought that deep to question ‘Why?’ It was a concession because there was nothing else available. Now what is a concession? It is meant for a particular time and circumstances. Where is the flood today? There are so many choices of food, grains, fruit and vegetables which are less violent choices that there is no need of eating the flesh of innocent animals. After all, the original diet according to Genesis was a purely vegetarian diet of fruit, vegetables and seed bearing plants. 

To illustrate this point further the flowing example could be given. Your boss in the office allows you to go home at midday because it is your birthday. However, if you take the license and go home at midday every day thereafter he surely won’t be pleased. It was a concession for a particular time and circumstances. I think the point is clear. 

After the Paris attacks a many say this is an attack on our Western values. What exactly are then these values? One may put forward so many accomplishments in science, literature, poetry, music etc. but one cannot escape the fact that all want is left of those values is total materialism centered around money, sex, intoxication, in short sense gratification in the pursuit of ever fleeting and elusive happiness and one may want to ask the question, is that really worth defending. What started with a God fearing civilization has ended with an atheistic civilization without God where even the Archbishop of Canterbury is not anymore sure if God does really exist. 

To make sense of the Paris attacks, to make sense of the great wars of the past and of the even greater wars still to come one has to look at the concept of reincarnation and karma, individual and collective. These concepts are not unknown to Christianity but have systematically been deleted from the Bible at the Council of Constantinople in order to bring an end to Christian persecution by making Christianity palatable to the Roman emperor Constantine. 

However, the concepts of reincarnation and karma have again risen in the wake of Eastern religions coming West and the New Age awakening. Today many are familiar with the phrase ‘What goes around, comes around’, which is in brief the concept of karma. Karma is a natural law like the law of gravity, just in a more subtle way, action and reaction, nothing is lost and everything is accounted for. This works on an individual as well as on a collective basis. 

Reincarnation takes place when the spirit soul, this infinitesimal spiritual spark, leaves the material vessel or body at the time of death. This spiritual spark then is attracted and directed, according to the law of karma, which means according to his deeds and actions, to the womb of another mother in the human or animal species, from where he then takes another birth and begins another cycle of existence. 

In this way the spirit soul circles around the material universes, sometimes in the upper and sometimes in the lower planetary systems until it gets elevated to his higher consciousness and achieves liberation and residence in the spiritual realm. 

This natural law of karma works on an individual level as explained above, however, it also manifests itself on a collective basis. The great wars of the past where whole populations were wiped out and the Great War still to come are examples of such collective karma. Even an airplane disaster, earthquakes with tens of thousands of victims or vulcanic eruptions, massive tsunamis, drought, floods etc. where a great number of people loose their life are examples of collective karma. 

The question is often raised how does an innocent child or innocent person deserve such hardship by material nature, in short, how do bad things happen to good people. If we only look at the present life cycle of a person we may be deceived to think they are ‘innocent’ but if we look a bit further into their previous life we would understand that they are not that innocent at all. Therefore it is very difficult to comprehend why ‘bad things happen to seemingly good people’ without understanding reincarnation and the law of karma. In this light the doubts of the Archbishop are not really surprising and without that knowledge people in generally are baffled and conclude God must be cruel and come ultimate to the there is no God. This is due to lack of proper knowledge. 

Let’s now have a look at the economic and political background for the global collective karma to take shape. The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Going to war in Syria will divert the attention just like it has before WW1 and WW2. 

The world economic growth has only been below 2% three times in recent history, namely just before WW1, before WW2 and in 2014. That says it all. A war in Syria and the wider Middle East is a perfect WW3 scenario. The stage is set. And, have no doubt,  it will be nuclear this time around. 

The BBC said Putin launched air strikes in Syria arguing that it would make Russia safer; instead, 224 people were blown out of the sky last month in a bomb attack. How then will it make the UK saver if parliament voted to take part in the Syrian air campaign?

The global Climate conference is coming up in December 2015, however, this is an almost negligible event in the face of a nuclear WW3 scenario resulting in a climate catastrophe of unimaginable proportions due to nuclear weapons. Here is an environmental impact study of a limited nuclear conflict. 

In the meantime governments all over the world will enact emergency laws, not because of a terrorist thread, but in order to control their own citizen. Expect emergency laws to stay. One wonders who is actually financing IS. Some say it is financed by the CIA, looking at the bigger picture. 

We know now Pearl Harbour was staged in order to start WW2, or at the least it was known the attack was going to take place, what therefore makes us think the global terror threat is not staged? It doesn’t really take so much to do. All what it needs now to convince UK MPs to join the war effort is a Paris styled attack in London. 

These are the horrors of war. It appears like a bombing campaign by the Western Alliance. Will the first nuclear device fall in Syria or Israel one can only wonder. The band at the Bataclan Concert Hall in Paris was called ‘Eagles of Death Metal’. The real ‘Eagles of Death Metal’ will soon bring devastation to the Middle East and the world. 

Another interesting point is that the UK Prime Minister and Mr Hollande call IS nihilists. Where does Jean Paul Satre, the proponent of nihilism come from? We call them impersonalists. 

The UK Prime Minister David Cameron makes a case for UK involvement in the Syrian war. The perfect storm and the perfect WW3 scenario take shape, the collective karma ripens. 

The terror enemy is portrait as trans-national and global. So will be the fight against it, a global war indeed, a World War. 

It may start localised but will quickly expand as global powers are drawn in. The perfect scenario on the eve of the collapse of the global economy. This is nothing new really. The same old tricks and forces are in place again. Where is China in all of this one wonders? Will it stay out and collect the spoils afterwards? It is amazing, people have such a short historical memory.

There is lots of noise from the UK government. They really want to join the war effort and are lobbying MPs of all shades and colours with feeble arguments such as ‘a Paris styled attack could easily happen in the UK’. 

You can be sure that such an attack will happen if the government doesn’t get its way. Then they can say ‘we told you’ and have the war machinery running hot. 

The powers to be are unscrupulous. Anything can and will be staged to divert the attention from the global economic collapse. The same old policy of fear. Watch the video from the link above. If the government doesn’t get the war vote within a week or two you can be sure there will be a Paris styled attack in London, perhaps even a dirty bomb. London is right now the most dangerous place to be. 

Today we have the 24th of June 20016, the day after the UK decided to leave the European Union. This entire saga is merily another part of the puzzle bringing the world closer to global economic collapse. No one really knows what will happen over the next few days and weeks. The Pound is in dramatic decline while the stock markets are almost in free fall. The really big question is do we need another war again to shore up the world economy? Some would say the war has already begun but it could get much worse. The likelihood of a nuclear exchange moves ever so closer. 

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          Immigration


          How is possible to build a fence around the more prosperous countries of the Western World when the poor, the bombed and the starving  are looking over the fence while we are gorging ourselves on a big feast.

          “These people want to take our hard earned money”, really? Where do the riches of the New World really come from? We have exploited and colonialized the third world for centuries. That’s where the prosperous Western countries got and still get their wealth from.

          What about the wars? Yes, the rich countries have created them too out of greed for resources and a mindset to control and lord it over. The entire paradigm is screwed. It is a world view of egotism to the extreme which has its roots in the biblical misunderstanding of the “I have given you domination over all creatures” as well as the Darwinian concept of “Survival of the Fittest”. Let’s analyse both these concepts.

          What does it mean that God has given man (Genesis) dominion over all creatures? Does it mean we can dominate over all creatures, kill them, eat them and use them as commodity? No. Dominion means protection. The King or Queen has dominion over his or her subjects. That doesn’t mean he or she will kill them for his or her sense enjoyment. Dominion means protection; all creatures have been given to man for protection and not for exploitation.

          Regarding Darwin’s Survival of the Fittest, it is a myth. Nature doesn’t work like that. Nature works in symbiosis with each and every part and participant. The Darwinian theory of evolution is a myth and fraud, which has created havoc in the world by justifying to climb up the evolutionary ladder by hook and by crook and subdue and exploit everyone and everything on the way. It is a totally egocentric concept with the results that we see today.

          This world view needs changing if mankind is to survive. First of all the body of a fish, bird or mammal such as the monkey etc. is not changing into another body or even into a human body. The missing link is still missing after almost 200 years. Things are much more complex than this. Evolution is a fact but it is to be understood to be the evolution of consciousness.

          Let’s look at a simple example. I live in an apartment but I am either unable to pay the rent any longer or I have found a better apartment and want to move. In short, I move from one apartment into another according to my ability to pay the rent. This is called evolution of consciousness or the evolution of the actual person, the soul , whereas I am the tenant and the rent is my accumulated sukriti or pious merit. According to the Darwinian misconception the apartment is changing into another apartment. This has never been observed nor is it logical.

          I, the spirit soul, will change my body according to my sukriti or pious credit or in short according to my consciousness. This is the evolution of consciousness or the evolution of the soul.

          Why is this important? It is important because the Darwinion concept of the ‘Survival of the Fittest’ has created an exploitative and egocentric mindset and worldview of which we are seeing the results today. Matter is a product of spirit, not spirit a product of matter.

          Are we really the crown of civilisation and is it true before us were only cave men and hunter gatherers? No, this is another myth which history and archeology don’t support.

          The truth is that there has been a global civilisation some 5,000 years ago which was many times more advanced than our so called civilisation today. This was called the Vedic civilisation.

          The land is for everyone. It does not belong to us or any particular ethnic  group, or nation. The land was there before any particular people or so called nation. Let’s take America for example. People say it is our country but before that it was the country of the red man and before that of someone else. All what we have done is proclaim false proprietorship of something we have stolen from someone else. Ultimately all land belongs to God.

          How then can we claim proprietorship and restrict others in their movement by saying this is our land and country and you cannot come here. Only a thief speaks like this. ‘Illigal’ Immigration is therefore a concept to keep others out of what we have usurped and what does not belong to us.

          And what kind of language is it from the head of government to call desperate people who have escaped the horrors of war which we are responsible for, to call such people ‘swarms’ of immigrants. It sounds like a swarm of wasps which you can treat with pesticides because they are disturbing your enjoyment. The Nazis too were very expert to create dehumanising language to achieve their goals or the example of ‘pregnancy termination’ instead of murder could be cited.

          Recently the UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the continent [Europe] would not be able to “preserve its standard of living and social infrastructure”, if it has to absorb “millions” of migrants from Africa. These are words from a minister who thinks that preserving his living standard is more important than giving shelter to those fleeing war and starvation.

          Let’s go back to the fundamentals, we are all children of the same father and thus brothers and sisters. We are all spirit souls by nature. Only the body, the machine so to speak, is white, black or yellow. Only our passports differ, only the names of our countries with their artificial borders differ. Regarding the evolution of consciousness these differences are utterly unimportant. What is important is that we are spirit by nature, our true nature, but covered with so many bodily identities which separate us from each other.

          Therefore, if we look at the so called problem of immigration with an equal vision, with a spiritual vision, then we suddenly see there is actually no problem. The only problem is that this spiritual vision of equality is not promoted due to a deep lack of spiritual education and a profound level of ignorance. Let’s start today with addressing just this.

          Here is a practical example of spirit in action while political leaders can only speak, deflect, hide or blame each other. Europe Wake Up!

          The Gold Standard

             

          “Don’t throw good money after bad money” has recently been pronounced by some European politicians in connection with the Greek crisis. 

          Well, there isn’t such a thing as ‘good money’. It’s just paper with no real value backing it up such as gold. Gold has long been removed. 

          What we are seeing unfolding at the moment is the collapse of Greece which will be followed by the collapse of Europe. Once that is done the US $ goes. 

          The next thing we will hear are calls for a One World Government. Welcome to the New World Order. 

          Here are further details

          Today, as of 19 July 2015, as expected, the first call for a central European government comes from France according to BBC news:

          “Meanwhile France’s president called for the creation of a eurozone government.”

          The agenda is going according to plan. It does not take much imagination for calls for a One World Government to be heard once the ecomic and monetary system is in free fall. That is the next part of the agenda placing the Rothschild Bankers at its top. 

          Here is an interesting interview with Janis Varoufakis, the Greek ex finance minister, about the European project and the collapse of the Euro and ultimately the European Union. 

          And here is the latest update about the recent stock market turbulences in China as of 27 July 2015. These are all symptoms of the unavoidable collapse of the entire global financial system. 

          Following are some interesting quotes from political leaders which highlight the precarious situation we find ourselves in today. 

          The United States Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, told his European counterparts that “if Europe goes down, we’ll go down with it”.

          The president of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, told Europe’s leaders: “We have the worst financial crisis since World War Two.”

          Former UK Chancellor Alistair Darling said that to impose on a country (Greece) “something that would have been worthy of the Treaty of Versailles is absolutely ludicrous. It just isn’t going to work.”

          Angela Merkel’s authority will be diminished. She has staked her legacy on insisting that “if the euro fails, then Europe fails”.

          The Myth of Growth

           

          Economic growth at all cost is the golden calf worshipped by almost everyone. No one can escape it. Everything seems to be measured these days by economic growth. 

          Why can’t we grow up and understand that the resources of this planet don’t grow, the opposite is true, they get more and more depleted. How is it possible to grow something unlimitedly on limited resources. It is a paradox which means an economic idea and model entirely based on growth will eventually end up in fighting and war for the last remaining traces of resources, – oil, minerals and even water, you name it, until it eventually collapses. It is not sustainable. 

          But who cares if the focus is on the now and here. After me the biblical flood. This is the mindset of the ‘growers’. Satisfaction of the senses now and when I die it’s all finished and over. Therefore let me enjoy now as long as I can. Let’s have pity on those who have subscribed to this world view. It destroys the planet for everyone. Thus it is the epitome of egotism and selfishness. 

          Just to pick one of those ‘growing’ ideas is a third runway at Heathrow airport in London, UK. The entire concept is based on the wonder drug of economic growth not understanding that the whole world economic model and concept based on growth is in its final hours. The collapse is not far away. The economic cycle has run its course. 

          Here is an interesting piece of news from the BBC website burried deep down in some obscure article. There have only been three times in modern history when economic growth has been below 1 percent, namely just before the First World War, before the Second World War and last year in 2914. Everyone can draw their own conclusions. 

          What we need is an entirely new economic model based on cooperation and symbiosis rather than competition and exploitation based on Darwin’s misconception of survival of the fittest. This is the philosophical underpinning of the existing mess. It is not true, neither is it useful for human civilisation. 

          And where is the gold which should count as the basis for modern currency? It’s all gone. All what is left is paper and the belief in an idea which is close to collapse. The gold standard as it used to be has eroded completely. 

          In the Nixon era the French government asked the U.S. to give them their gold back. It was refused and a law was consequently enacted to protect the United States economic interests, in short, no one can have their deposited gold back. Don’t even ask. Why? Because it does not exist anymore, just pieces of paper without any real value. And that value is only in the minds of those who still buy into the scam. Welcome to the New World Order. 

          Austerity Measures

          What’s wrong with austerity measures? The whole world is crying out for want of satisfaction of the senses not knowing that such satisfaction won’t bring us happiness in any way. 

          Austerity is good. Good for you, good for me and good for everyone. Let’s name some of those austerities. 

          No more meat, fish and eggs. Become a vegetarian! It’s good for your spirit. Enough bad karma. It’s good for your health. 

          Meat is the most polluted food, and it’s not good for the world. There is enough food on this planet to feed the world many times over, the vegetarian way. 

          Imagine as the Chinese get wealthier and economically prosperous they also want to eat meat in the same way their Western neighbours do. This would only be possible if we cut down the entire Amazon forest and more. Do we really want to do that? 

          No one ever mentions the impact of meat consumption on global warming and the destruction of the environment. Why? What happens to the Amazon forest? It’s being cut down. Huge areas. Why? To make space for cattle rearing for our ever increasing meat consumption. Most of our grains get fed to animals for meat consumption and most of our fish end up as fish meal for cattle rearing. You didn’t know?

          And it makes sense to become a vegetarian in terms of ecology too. Let’s say you have a plot of land to grow grains for human consumption and a same size plot for cattle rearing to provide meat. You can feed many times more people directly with grain products than through the meat chain. This has been proven. Even simple logic dictates that. 

          Is it really such an austerity to abstain from meat and be a vegetarian? Not at all. It’s just a simple change of habit led by proper knowledge and insight. Above all, a vegetarian diet is so much more tasty and satisfying than gorging ourselves on decomposing bodies. 

          Above all, if we want to embrace a more spiritual life style our attachment to non veg food will block our spiritual advancement and evolution of consciousness. Why? Because being more spiritual means feeling for others who are as much spiritual beings as we are. Spiritual life means compassion and mercy. Being a humanitarian isn’t enough. What about the animals? Meat eating destroys mercy and compassion. This is obvious. Therefore it is not possible to make meaningful spiritual advancement and at the same time killing innocent creatures. 

          Are there any more austerity measures that are good for us, for the body, mind and soul? Yes, there are. We will elaborate on them below. 

          The other great misconception is the “I have given you domination over all creatures” from the Genesis in the Bible. On the first look this seems to give us a free license to exploit all creatures of this world as well as the resources of planet earth itself, after all we are the crown of creation, the most advanced civilisation that has ever walked the earth. This world view is exactly what has brought us to the state we are in today. 

          However, on a closer look this is not so. It is not the meaning of domination. So what has God given to us then? Let’s look at what ‘domination’ really means. The Queen of England or any other monarch has domination over her subjects. Does that mean she will slaughter and kill them? Domination means protecting them. Therefore the ‘I have given you domination over all creatures’ means I have entrusted all creatures into your care in order to protect them like your very own children. This understanding along with throwing out the Darwinian myth of ‘survival of the fittest’ might have changed the course of history and a world view of ruthless exploitation and elbowing our way to the so called top of the existential pyramid to a more caring attitude for other human beings, animals, plants and the planet per se. Just see what philosophy does, or better a distorted philosophical outlook. This is not the evolution of human consciousness to higher civilisation, just the opposite. 

          Now to the second austerity, and I mean voluntary austerity, because any imposed rules won’t stick. It has to come from a deep and philosophical understanding, a revolutionary change in our world view. 

          The second austerity measure is ‘no intoxication of any sorts’, which besides drugs means no alcohol, cigarettes, tea and coffee also. 

          It is is certainly good for our health, what to speak of our spiritual health. The strive for satisfaction of the senses by stuffing so many things into the nine holes of our body such as mouth,  eyes, ears, genitals etc. is already so intoxicating, why increase the intoxication? If we want to develop spiritually, develop our consciousness in the evolutionary process we need to be very, very sober. No intoxication therefore makes absolutely sense. 

          Our next austerity measure is ‘no gambling’. This includes the lottery as well as mental speculation. 

          Let me explain. Gambling destroys truthfulness, but truthfulness is ever so important for the practitioner on the spiritual path and for those who intend to raise their level of consciousness in the evolutionary process. 

          Let me be clear, evolution doesn’t happen the Darwinian way that when you, the person, leaves your apparent, namely this body, the apartment changes into another apartment. We have never seen that. There is absolutely no evidence. The missing link is still missing after so much research and after almost 200 years. 

          What’s happening is that you move out of one apartment and move into another, according to your ability to pay the rent. Evolution is a fact. It has been well known much before Darwin, but it’s the spiritual evolution of consciousness and according to consciousness one gets a new apartment or body. 

          Back to the gambling bit. Mental speculation is also gambling. It has absolutely no value and it certainly doesn’t help in ascertaining the truth.

          The next austerity measure is ‘no illicit sex’, which means no sex outside of marriage and even within marriage only for the propagation of children. 

          This seems impossible for most even to contemplate and difficult even for those on the spiritual path but it is easy for one who as made significant advancement in spiritual life. 

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