Regardless of the fact that the Law of Karma is not taught in most American schools today… is no excuse for you not teaching your child about this most basic fact of Life!
For Christians, do not refrain from teaching your children about the Law of Karma just because frightened and less than properly educated clergy are afraid to speak of the Truth. In the Bible, where Christ said to “turn the other cheek,” Christ was speaking about the Law of Karma. But perhaps you do not draw this conclusion?
In or around the fifth century, a number of wealthy families were struggling to gain power, and control of the office of the Pope… purely for political reasons. As they gained control, first one would “clean up” the scriptures by removing all the reference to the Law of Karma they could find in the scriptures. But bits and pieces remain in the scriptures because these people simply missed certain references. Some people agree with this idea, some do not. I believe it, if for no other reason than who some of the popes were, and what they did!
The “Dark Ages” were some of the most ghastly activities of mankind, and most of these activities were ordered by a few popes during that time. They did this in order to punish people, to get rid of adversaries, and to maintain their power. There was noting Spiritual about what they did at all. And I mention this simply to say… there is no reason for Christians to remain uninformed and ignorant regarding the Reality of Life.
In my humble opinion [as humble as I can be], there is more than enough unknown in life. I do not believe we need encourage our children to remain ignorant regarding the natural nature of the MIND of Man, and how all Saints and Mystics over the centuries have warned about the unavoidable danger of not engaging in an active war against evil… offered to us by the MIND that exists “Within” each of us.
And here is where the Reality of Life gets difficult to deal with if one burdens oneself with fear of the unknown and a refusal to seek and speak Truth.
Who do you know who can say with authority what the Purpose of Life is?
I am 83, and I have asked all kinds of people, beginning at age five, when I asked the Nuns in the Nunnery across the street from my house: “How come my friend Johnny is not good looking”? And they said: ” It is the Will of God”. Well, I did not believe them then, and I most certainly do not believe that now!
I have never believed it is God’s Will that is responsible for anyone to be misshapen, ugly, ill, weak, mean, or stupid. And when I found out about the Law of Karma, and how it works, I was a most happy Man. My belief in a Perfect God, one whose existence is Pure Love, was sustained when I came to understand the nature of the Law of Karma. Which was designed by God, by the Way!
The simple definition of Karma is this: As you sow, so shall you reap! But this only makes sense when one also understands the nature of Reincarnation. That is, the fact that we Souls have as many lifetimes as needed to acquire the level of maturity of the Soul required to awaken us [from “Within” ourselves] to the Reality of Life, and then to begin to dedicate our lives to going Home to God. And the two names for this process are Consciousness and Enlightenment.
The natural desire of the MIND is to seek out things to do and to try! And each thought and action we take “creates” Karma. That is, all Yang, or male out-going energy is Yang action. And all incoming Karma is Yin, or female action. The symbol for this is this: And this is also a symbol for the nature of Creation. In physics, the Law of Karma is known as… “for every action taken, there is an opposite and equal reaction”. This is just the Law of Karma. It rules the entire Creation. And it is the Law of Karma that determines how one looks, how one thinks, and what one does in this life. The plan for one’s present life is called one’s Fate Karma. And we come into this life with a Fate Karma that, at the time of birth, constructs our personality and psychology, using the repressed emotions our MINDs take-on from our parents. And it is this Fate Karma that one’s MIND uses to continually feed Delusional Thinking to the Left-Hemisphere of the brain, which we refer to as our “thoughts”.
My point is simply this… It is wise for a parent to teach a child that every action one takes is counted, and held “Within” one’s MIND. And every thought and action one engages in, WILL COME BACK TO ONESELF IN EITHER THIS LIFE, OR IN SOME SUBSEQUENT LIFETIME. GUARANTEED!
Best book I know to research this is: The Path of the Masters, by Julian Johnson. This book is in many libraries.