Universal Rule of Conduct

— Sixth Rule —

Clear Your Soul From Further Karmic Errors:

Disclaimer:
The information I have gathered for this particular chapter comes from an extensive and diverse search from our written history as I’m guided by The Collective Forces of Knowledge and Wisdom to help explain what through history has been written. Although some specific references are made when the content is in direct relation to a specific subject, referencing fragments for other particular point I bring will only lead to inconclusive or inaccurate data corroboration since I retrieve only what is verifiable from any given source. Therefore I ask you to trust my judgment before spending hours trying to decipher what I have already done for you.

Karma is a Sanskrit word from an ancient Indo-European language of India and tied to Hindu scriptures. According to the basic Sanskrit definition of Karma, it simply means “action.”

But since Karma adheres to Hinduism and Buddhism as their precursors, it is commonly defined as the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences. 

The Laws of Karma are all about the positive or negative balance of our environment, thoughts, and deeds. In essence, everything we do creates a corresponding energy that comes back to us in some form or another.

Some describe Karma as a theory derived from Newton’s third law of action and reaction where every action of any kind, will eventually have a reaction.

Others define it as the cycle of cause and effect. It even found its way through urban dictionaries as “what goes around comes around” or “you reap what you sow” and some other cultural expressions.

Now that I’m done describing the many ways the word Karma has been interpreted across the globe, let me explain the meaning of this Sanskrit word to its full extent and in alignment with the teachings from The Transcripts as duly explained by those from The Collective Forces of Knowledge and Wisdom

But first, let me clear the air as to what happens to us when we die to better understand what Karma is and is not.

What happens to us when we die has been a painful and sad research experience for me as I could see how confusing it would be for many, especially if you observe or have been indoctrinated in one of the following religious groups (as I have as a Catholic) and today you are wondering where did all this come from. Let me explain as I run down the five major religious groups and how they see life after you die.

Hinduism: Their book of wisdom is called the Vedas. Hindus believe in a universal God called Brahman. Although many believe Hindus are polytheists, Brahman simply takes on many forms that some Hindus worship as gods or goddesses based on their cultural beliefs. Hindus believe in reincarnation— a belief that the soul is eternal and lives many lifetimes, in one body after another.

Buddhism: Not to be termed as a religion, it is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, and their book of wisdom is known as Dhammapada. Buddhists do not believe in a personal creator God. Like Hindus, they believe that when the body dies, the mind goes on. They believe in rebirth to purify your soul to the point of enlightenment. This is also known as reincarnation.

Islam: In pre-Islamic Arabs, their Holy Book, the Qur’an, says: “There is nothing but our life in this world. We live and we die, and nothing destroys us but Time.” This is what I call a belief of non-existence after you die. But then, Muhammad professed that God commanded him to changed this perception and declared that God is the one who gives you life, causes you to die, then gathers us together for the Day of Resurrection. On the Day of Judgment, it is prophesied that the body is judged, and those who have earned their reward are allowed into paradise, while those who have earned a punishment are consigned to hell.

Judaism: Their Holy book is the Torah. In Jewish tradition, they believe in us all having a soul or Neshama. The soul lives forever, but the body does not. As for what happens when we die, they believe that the body goes into an underground pit called Sheol, and you are dead. There is no explicit reference in the Torah as to what happens once you die. But in a more traditional view, the soul lives on, goes up to heaven, and some even go so far as to say that in a ‘messianic era,’ the body of the dead will be brought back to life and reunited with its soul. 

Christianity: Their Holy book is the Bible, but follow more predominantly the New Testament. With over two hundred Christians denominations worldwide, this one gets to be a bit harder to explain. However, we can classify this in two broad categories—the ‘saved’ and the ‘lost.’ Their biblical scriptures say that the saved are those who have trusted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. The lost are those who have not. When the saved die, the believer passes immediately to be with the Lord in heaven, and the body is buried until the day of resurrection when Jesus returns to Earth. Once the body is raised, the saved will be with their Lord forever. As for the fate of the non-believers, at the moment of death, the soul of the lost is sent to hell, where it is in conscious torment. Punishment is said to be eternal (by some denominations) or by a lesser mean such as the Purgatory (by others,) and upon resurrection, the body is raised at Judgement Day to stand before God and receive their final sentence of doom or salvation—depending on what Christian denomination you follow. 

These have been only five out of over three-hundred different religions across the globe and how they see life after death. Let’s now depict them as to what their message is among themselves and in comparison to one another in a condense way:

Did you know that the Muslim, Jew, and Christian, all three adhere to the same God? It is hard to conceive how three religions could have different points of view as to what happens when you die when there is one common God among all three. What’s interesting to know is that the Old Testament is basically an ancient compilation of the Jewish Sacred Scriptures (Torah), with roots in the Sumerian Tablets

If you read closely, you will understand how both Islam and Judaism contradict themselves within their own scriptures by Muhammad (updating) the interpretation of the Qur’an, and the Jews observing to a new version of life after death in an unorthodox way within their own belief system.  

On the other hand, throughout the Old Testament, there is no explicit reference to anything like the dead going to heaven or hell after they die, but to be taken or to be with God after death. However, Jesus kind-of-updated the Old Testament with the doctrine of hell, heaven, and final judgment from what is written from his Apostles.

Much of what is written in biblical texts often go overlooked by the reader as they become conflictive within themselves. At this point, you have to question how the stories were passed down over time and why certain parts were added or omitted.

Beyond these few examples are many other religious and non-religious beliefs pre-dating our written history. My point in case is that history only lets us see the many variations of the underlying truth of our existence and the many interpretations of the ultimate truth of our existence. 

To recap, out of the five top religious groups, three of them (Muslim, Jew, and Christian) should become one if they sort things out and get to a consensus as believers of the same God. 

That would leave us with three: The one God believer, Hindus and Buddhists.

Hindus believe in one God (Brahman), not as a religion, and believe in reincarnation. Meanwhile, Buddhists believe in reincarnation, but not in God.

Now, how does all this relate to Karma?

Since from Europe (Crusades) to The Americas (Conquistadors) and the American Colonists from Great Britain, Christianity spread across the world by means of force, which means that approximately 80% of the worldwide population of today has been indoctrinated into Christianity, followed by Islam. Hinduism and Buddhism would become the last contenders since their practices are more a way of life rather than indoctrination.

That means that a vast majority of the worldwide population do not believe in reincarnation; therefore Karma becomes a very controversial subject by many.

But because many of us are awakening to Higher Truth, those attached to Christianity, Judaism or Islam, need to know the truth behind their religious background for Karma to make sense to them.  

Think about it: If it is known that between the ages of one and eight, a child indiscriminately believes everything that they are taught, how are you going to convince this child, now adult, that his religious indoctrination has been wrong all along?

And how am I going to reach a universe of people devoted to a God who is worshiped, gives and takes away at will, send one to hell and others to heaven, looks after you but allows so much suffering among us and many other controversial aspects of this deity, if not by showing them the other side they have probably never considered?

To the awaken, this may be unnecessary information to give, but to the unawakened, the transitional, and the novice searching for answers, this is crucial information before I could move any further into how to clear one’s soul from further Karmic errors.

Let me now move forward by explaining the meaning of this Sanskrit word to its full extent and in alignment with the teachings from The Transcripts as duly explained by those from The Collective Forces of Knowledge and Wisdom.

Now the question arises as to what do The Collective Forces of Knowledge and Wisdom believe?

Through The Transcripts, those from The Collective Forces of Knowledge and Wisdom taught me to understand world religions as rivers taking us all to the same ocean. But to be more specific, the First Transcript reads:

—35Father: And what does religion have to do with all this?

—  Son: Different roles, each bringing a message, in different forms.

 Also, the word ‘Karma’ was used by The Collective Forces of Knowledge and Wisdom to ease the understanding as it relates to the two oldest known religions—but not defined as such— Hinduism (2,300 B.C.) and Buddhism (500 B.C.) and their understanding of rebirth, also known as reincarnation. 

At this point, I should explain that Christianity has its roots in Judaism. Judaism, on the other hand, has its native theology and cosmology in Kabbalah, which means “receiving.” It is also recognized as the soul of Judaism. 

Although there are no references to the concept of reincarnation in the Bible or the Talmud, in Kabbalah’s texts, give mention of reincarnation. The kabbalists do believe in reincarnation. The Zohar (kabbalistic text) refers to the doctrine in a number of passages (e.g., ii. 94a, 99b).

Ben Nahman, commonly known as Nachmanides (1194-1270), in his commentary to the Book of Job (Job 33:30), speaks of reincarnation as a great mystery and the key to an understanding of many biblical passages.

Just to give a few examples—since I speak to the above mentioned 80% of the population:

The prophets of the Bible and later Jewish histories are said to be the reincarnation of earlier prophets. Thus the soul of Cain (Genesis 4:1‑16) entered the body of Jethro, and the soul of Abel entered the body of Moses. When Moses and Jethro met in friendship, they rectified the sin caused by the separation of the two brothers (Exodus 18:1‑12).

The New Testament has hundred of passages making reference to reincarnation but overlooked or dismissed by the clergy.

I will make reference to many of these and many others from other subjects as I compile the information I have gathered and will elaborate to its full extent in future writings.

On the other hand, scholars such as Manasseh Ben Israel (Manoel Dias Soleiro) observed that the doctrine of reincarnation was originally taught to Adam (Adam and Eve) but was later forgotten. It was later revived by Pythagoras (Greek philosopher), who was a Jew and was taught the doctrine by the prophet Ezekiel. 

The Hasidims (Jewish group) believe explicitly in the doctrine of reincarnation, and it is said of masters who remembered their previous incarnation (and I am one of those who remember).

Furthermore, in the kabbalistic literature, there are three types of reincarnation: (1) gilgul, (2) ibbur, and (3) dybbuk.

At this point, and from the recorded history I have shown you, you should be already embracing the concept of reincarnation. This concept has been known since times before our written history and long forgotten by many, through new religious doctrines where reincarnation has been omitted or dismissed by the new clergy.

And because the message from The Collective Forces of Knowledge and Wisdom comes forward without theological ties, I’m here not to adhere or refute any religious practice but to acknowledge that it has not been religion but the new clergy, one generation after the other, the one distorting the information that once was given to us by our ancestors.

For instance, Buddhism came about thousands of years after the death of Siddhartha Gautama. He never intended his teachings to become the religious practices, chantings, worshiping, and the variances in denominational practices of today.

Jesus, on the other hand, built his foundation by spreading his teachings through his chosen Apostles. What became a religion, the violent genocide by the Crusades, the New Testament by compiling a selected number of writings and not the whole, its spread across the globe by force, and the multiple ( and growing) denominations of the same religion of today was the work of men (clergy).

My mission today is to clear your soul from further karmic errors by first having you understand that Karma is none other than the life cycle from its lowest level, and as it progress, it evolves to gain the necessary knowledge and wisdom to later return to its source.

Buddha found this through meditation: The ability to separate oneself from one’s physical conscious mind and enter into the spiritual realm, as one reconnects with the self until completion (meeting with the self). Likewise, Jesus taught this through prayer: To connect with the Father and speak to Him and eventually be with Him.

Now, let’s jump right to the subject of Karma:

Karma manifests through the process of rebirth, better known as reincarnation. It is the universal principle of cause and effect. It is not a debt-paying process, as many argue when something terrible happens to them. Karma helps us learn from our errors, and we all should take them as lifetime lessons to better ourselves. 

Karma is a divine system. Just as you have an internal system in your body that makes you whole. If you do something to your body that disrupts its balance, your body will find ways to rebalance itself to keep you whole. Let’s say, for instance, that you consume alcohol in moderation. This would create an internal imbalance in your body at which the body can rebalance itself without you even noticing. Lets now say that you become drunk. The imbalance you create in your body will be consciously felt, and the body will find ways to rebalance itself as it goes through some undesirable process, such as those many hangover moments you probably experienced or heard about. Let’s now say that you become a frequent drinker to the point of alcoholism. As your body keeps making adjustments and rebalancing, some damage is created on internal organs and the consequences of your actions will lead to organ damage and even failure.

Karma, is a divine system that is independent of one another, as each experience becomes the latest sum total of all your experiences since the first movement took form (Second Principle of Oneness).

When something happens to you that seems unfortunate or unjust in your eyes, it is not a God punishment. It is simply the result of our own actions or inactions.

On the other hand, when something happens to you that is good or feels good, it is not God’s reward for your actions, but the end result of your good deeds as this divine system continually flows like blood through your veins.

We create our own destiny through our actions, inactions, or thoughts to that effect—and it all starts with what I call an original ‘intent.’

Just the mere intent of doing something unfolds a chain of possible outcomes, driven by the free will. As you choose to manifest, it will unfold much as when it is said that whoever sows goodness, will reap goodness—and whoever sows evil, will reap evil.

But what about those who sow goodness and reap evil? Let me give you the simplest answer with a legendary script that explains the reincarnation process, and it reads something like this:

“Imagine a mountain three miles wide, three miles high, and three miles long. Once every one hundred years, a bird flies over the mountain, holding a silk scarf in its beak, which it brushes across the surface of the mountain. The time it would take for the scarf to wear down the mountain is how long we’ve been doing this.” 

This could probably be the closest analogy that one can ever give to the reincarnation process.

In the vastness of time, a single incarnation is like one second in relation to one’s lifespan. Every time a thought appears (preceded by the intent), there is creation, preservation, and destruction of the entire universe.

Since I know this may be way too far out for some to grasp, let me get you a bit closer to the reality we can see day by day:

Every time you go to sleep, you die and re-incarnate in your present, still functional vessel called the human body. In less unpleasant words, every time you go to sleep, while your body rests, your soul—which never sleeps—keeps experiencing life. 

Sadly, many of us do not recognize this fact. We live the illusion that what we dream is a product of our imagination and don’t acknowledge that those experiences are added to the new sum total of all our experiences since the first movement took form. 

Have you ever wonder why, after a dream, you wake up enthusiastic or uneasy towards the day that comes? Those events that you lived while dreaming become part of your present and will modify your conduct— sometimes forever.

Therefore, even when you sow goodness, if you reap evil, think of what could have happened in previous lives that have made you become the victim of injustice if not to rebalance your soul, as it scales to the point of total rebalance, one lifetime after the other until you learn the lesson and move on.

Think of it as the obese expecting to eat healthily on day one and expecting to lose ten pounds overnight. That is how many of us think when it comes to having done good deeds and seeing no favorable outcome towards them. What then would one hundred good deeds represent to lifetimes of severe and gruesome wrongdoings.

Once you fully understand Karma, also known as the law of cause and effect, as duly explained through The Transcripts, you will understand that the Karma you may be experiencing today is just what you need at this moment to rebalance your soul, and nothing can happen but that you have the proper knowledge and strength to embrace it.

As you understand how Karma works, you seek to live a righteous life through your thought, words, actions, and inactions to rebalance yourself and those around you.

That is why so many call it ‘what goes around comes around.’ You have probably heard that urban expression many times, as people intuitively know that if you do harm to others, harm will be set upon you. Sadly many attribute this as the wrath of God, or God’s punishment when it is us, ourselves, who cause harm to others and we will meet our wrongdoings by means of similar experiences happening to us, now or later, as it has been seen happening so many times throughout one’s lifetime. 

Take a quick break now from reading and explore your memory to see how many instances you have seen this happening to you or others throughout this your lifetime. 

Does it make now more sense than ever before after having read through The Transcripts the explanation of the Universal Rule of Conduct: 

“Don’t do to others what you don’t want to be done to you, for whatever harm you do to others you are doing to yourself?

Imagine having lived in these days while enjoying life and caring little or not at all as you become indifferent to climate change, air pollution, fossil fuel, purchasing and carelessly discarding plastic matter, poisoning the soil and waterways with chemical waste, disregarding animal life, allowing deforestation, and disregarding those many other destructive behaviors happening right in this very moment throughout the globe. Many of us don’t even realize how much we are contributing every day to what I just described.

Now imagine that you die thinking that you saved yourself from the glim future of the next generation and thinking you are not coming back. 

But because the life after death you expected from your set of beliefs didn’t pan out, you are now reborn five hundred years from now to meet with yourself and to pick up from where you left off.  

Now you are born in a world five hundred years from now where humanity has to live indoors with air purifiers only to go out at night because the ozone layer has been totally depleted and the Sun radiation has killed all life on Earth. The only food available is man-made chemical compounds made in artificial forms and tastes. All businesses, communication, friendship, and schooling is done online. And this becomes life, as you know it.

Imagine now cursing at your life, believing you don’t deserve to live in this world, and as I often hear people say, you claim you don’t belong to this world. Isn’t that what many of us think from time to time? Isn’t that what many of us do when we ask God what did we do to deserve this or that? We proclaim that our physical handicap, suffering, lousy parents, and all that we insist we don’t deserve when these are precisely what we merit in this lifetime. It is just that we don’t understand because we were wrongly taught that this is the will of God.

Now, let me ask you:

Does it now make sense to you that God could give loving parents to one and cruel parents to another?

Does it now make sense to you that God could give a loving husband to one and an abusive partner to another?

Does it now make sense to you that God could give a child food and allow the other to die of hunger?

Does it now make sense to you that God could give a healthy body to one and a sick body to another?

Does it now make sense to you that God could give riches to one and poverty to another?

Does it now make sense to you that God could give sight to one and blindness to another?

Does it now make sense to you that God could give a happy childhood to one and a miserable one to another?

Does it now make sense to you that God would allow the rampant slavery and the suffering within each innocent victim, family and children and a plentiful life of joy and opulence to others?

Does it now make sense to you that God would allow animal abuse, child abuse, and wars among ourselves?

Furthermore, does it makes sense to you living only one life with the unfairness of those who die young while giving a plentiful live to others? And because it was HIS will or His plan?

Not to me, neither to those who understand reincarnation and the law of cause and effect.

Now, as to deserving all we get, is not that simple. Because there is free will, there are times when we become victims of the oppressor and must do what’s right and bring to justice the unjust. Likewise, we can change our karmic path by recognizing our karmic debt, make amends and rebalance our soul path. This will need further clarification in a much broader spectrum, but at least you get an idea that one should not necessarily become a martyr of one’s debts, or be at the expense of others.

My work is to help you make sense out of life. This world and all that surrounds us has been created by us, since the first movement took form, from the first intent to our through, actions, inactions, and today we are living in a world created by us, like it or not, believe it or not.

Take, for instance, slavery. The long-suffering of the innocent in the hands of the slave owners have left so many scars, lifetime after lifetime, that the resentment still lives today. You can see it worldwide, but most predominantly in the African American culture, from this side of the world I happen to be.

I personally carry with me the resentment from previous life memories when freedom was seized from me, when I became a slave, and I still remember how it felt being exploited, whipped, tortured, and incarcerated. Today I’m totally against physical punishment while raising my children and cannot stand the abuse from the oppressor, enslavement, or animal abuse.

But Karma is not all negative, as many mistakably think. There is good Karma all over the world. Good Karma is not doing good expecting to receive good, for the single vain intent to do good expecting a good outcome will take you in the wrong direction, and will have to make a U-turn and try again.

Good deeds come from the disinterested desire to serve or to do good without expecting anything in return. But if you do that while concealing the true intent (preceding the though) to become a better person, it will take you, again, in the wrong direction, and a new U-turn you must do and try again. Although it may seem paradoxical, it is not—for only the righteous knows the difference.

Good Karma is also in the inborn abilities and talents you possess, enhanced lifetime after lifetime, and today you can reap the fruits of your actions.

For instance, I have this natural ability to play any wind instrument that even surprises me. But because I have no intention to further develop this skill in this lifetime, I’ve only kept playing my musical instruments privately and kept it as a hobby. For the curious, I don’t claim to be a virtuoso, but I can play the clarinet, saxophone (soprano, alto, and tenor), flute, and woodwind panflute, effortlessly, yet I need to practice more often to brush up from time to time. That is a karmic development from previous lives.

—I have also seen the talent of many youngsters, such as young singers having a remarkably developed voice at such a young age that defies logic and surpass the most seasoned singer of today. That is a karmic development from previous lives.

—I have seen the patience, tolerance, and wisdom in many children who are said to having an ‘old soul.’ That is a karmic development from previous lives.

—I have seen the strength, endurance, and athletic abilities in those who surpass the average contender, knowing it comes from life after life of persistent improvement. That is a karmic development from previous lives.

Take a quick break here and explore your innate talents you know you must have acquired from previous lives and not inherited from your parents.

That is why I do not support the competitive structure by which this social-economic world has built for us to become.

Your abilities are yours only. Competing against one another makes you defeat the opponent and not praise the effort of the less advanced.

If an effort is measured by how competitive you are to excel, surpass, and defeat your fellowmen, that may take away what you have learned from previous lives. Sports should be friendly and entertaining. But we had turned them into a competitive frenzy that has driven humanity into war against one another, and discord is evidently seen even between fans.

Have you ever noticed how contestants, as they wait for the judges’ final results, they silently pray for them to be the chosen one?

Have you ever seen how on fighting and heavy contact sports, the winner praise God for his victory while the opponent lies in the floor unconscious, badly hurt, or bleeding?

Have you ever wonder what we have become?

You clear your soul from further karmic debt by building good Karma, even if it’s from the ground up, by becoming righteous. And if you still wonder what it would take for you to become righteous, you need to go back to the First Rule of Conduct from these lessons and work your way up to this chapter. But not before you review the Principles of Oneness and get clarity as to your true life purpose—to return Home.

There is much more to this subject than I can ever attempt to explain in the limited content I have compiled.

As I said at the very beginning of this journey: Changing your ways takes time, effort, and true commitment. Not all questions can be answered in one sentence, and the journey is individual one from the other.

What I’ve gathered for this and all previous subjects is like the tip of a gigantic one-mile in-depth iceberg that can only be seen from a great distance. Or like the first step to a thousand-mile journey. Rather than feeling the overwhelm that brings the distance you may have to travel, look down to where you are standing, and look forward to the new journey you are about to embark

With this, I do not give rest but put a hold to this chapter to give you time to ponder, review and gather your questions to the end of this our journey as I take you next week to the final lesson:

“One could err by their actions or inactions and my final words.” 

 

 

Next week you will learn

The Universal Rule of Conduct

—One Could Err by their Actions or Inactions—