Master your karma and be free!
This blogpost is the third in a series which analyzes the outstandingly beautiful Transmission given through Dr. George King on February 2nd, 1962, by a great Cosmic Master known simply to us as “Jupiter 92”, as published in Cosmic Voice Issue No. 26 (July-August 1962).
Civilization on Jupiter exists at a higher material plane of existence, therefore it is not yet detectable by terrestrial science. This, however, certainly does not mean that it does not exist! The spiritual profundity of this Transmission is more than enough to prove to any true spiritual seeker that life does indeed exist on Jupiter. Physical evidence can sometimes be faked, but wisdom never can!
In this post we will look at two sentences of this great message to Earth, which talk about karma:
You have been told many times that you came not to be a slave of the basic Karmic wheel, but to be master of its every revolution. Evolution is borne from Karmic revolution, if this be controlled by the higher aspect of each of you.
What is karma?
The law of karma has been described in various ways throughout history:
“What goes around, comes around.” – proverb
“…whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” – Christianity (Galatians 6:7)
“Action and reaction are opposite and equal.” – Buddhism
“Karma is pressure toward Conformity. It is Pressure directing you, the mind – and you, the soul – toward You, the Spirit.” – King Yoga (Note 1)
Dr. King has further described Karma as follows:
…Karma – the Great Law; the ALL-pervasive, irrevocable Law which is God. Not that which is made by God, but that which IS God.
That is how great it is. God is all. Therefore every single part of creation comes within this great law – which is God.
We know that the universe operates according to scientific laws. This is obvious and widely accepted in the modern world. The mistake that people commonly make is that they think that karma, if it exists at all, is some strange magical thing that is somehow miraculously superimposed on top of these scientific laws – totally different from them. This is completely wrong.
Karma is the root of science
Karma is the very essence of science. It is perfect logic. All other natural laws – mathematical or otherwise – come from karma, and are an aspect of karma. Karma is not only about spiritual or moral things, it is the very axis of how the universe works in EVERY way.
It is no coincidence that the Buddhist teaching that “action and reaction are opposite and equal” is exactly the same as Newton’s third law of motion – which is at the very core of material science! As understanding of science and spirituality evolve, we see more and more that they are essentially different expressions of the same thing.
Karma applies to absolutely everyone and everything – everywhere – always
The universality of karma – the greatness of karma – is seldom understood on Earth.
The great Indian classic known as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a fantastic set of spiritual teachings, referred to in a very positive light by Dr. King. We also know from him that Sri Patanjali was in fact a Cosmic Avatar who came to Earth to deliver these teachings.
However, we do not know how well these teachings have been preserved, and, in the light of the above, the following sutra (IV:7) is incorrect: “The actions (=karma) of the yogi are neither white nor black; the actions of those who are not yogis are of three kinds.”
This is saying that ordinary people have karma which is good, bad, or somewhere in between, whereas the great yogi has no karma of any kind – neither good, nor bad, nor in between. The idea is that karma can be transcended. This teaching is wrong. Karma can never be transcended – not even by the greatest being in creation. The only being that is above karma is the Absolute itself – God, which is karma.
Karma is not about punishment. It is not something to be escaped. It is not the game of a mythical overlord inflicted upon unenlightened mortals for sport.
It is a natural principle – it is what the nature of creation is.
At the end of the day, karma is all about experience. We gain experience constantly. Every second of our existence is experience. And even the greatest beings in the universe are gaining experience. If there were no karmic law, there would be no experience, if there were no experience, there would be no manifestation – the universe would not exist. Experience is key to the reason creation exists, and it is also the means by which we evolve back to our Divine Source. (Note 2)
So, karmic law applies to everyone and everything, including yogis, whether they are great or not.
The Master, the murderer and me – three karmic situations
However, there is one huge karmic difference between someone who works in harmony with the law of karma, and someone who does not.
Let’s take a bad person – a violent hate-filled criminal, who murders at will for profit and pleasure. Such a person will of course be accruing very negative karma. They themselves will be accountable for all the pain and suffering they have caused to their victims in this life, or one or more future lives, or a bit of both. They don’t believe in karma, they don’t understand the consequences of their actions, and they don’t understand why bad things happen to them.
They are enemies of their own futures. They are limiting their futures, and causing their future selves unnecessary suffering. They are slaves of the basic karmic wheel.
Now, let’s take a great spiritual Master. A great spiritual Master will always act in such a way as to work with the karmic law. They will constantly be giving – and therefore will be in a position to receive. Even if they are not giving something at one particular moment, then they will be doing something so that they can give in the future.
They may go through terrible suffering, sacrifice and deliberate self-imposed limitation; they will work extremely hard (at spiritual projects – not materialistic greed) – and their karma will enable them to evolve and advance at an ever more rapid rate.
They choose, consciously, to suffer – and then let the karmic reward come. Whereas the violent criminal refuses to suffer – they just do whatever they like – but the terrible karma awaiting them will cause them that very suffering they refused.
In this way the spiritual Master is the Master of every revolution of the basic karmic wheel, as Jupiter 92 tells us, taking control of his or her own karmic pattern.
The violent criminal is exerting his or her free will, with no thought whatsoever as to the spiritual consequences. This, karmically, results in a lack of freedom, perhaps, even literally – ending up in prison; if not, then in some other way or ways.
The spiritual Master is completely limiting their free will. They virtually do not have free will, because everything they do and think, they do and think, not because they like it, necessarily, but because they understand it to be most in harmony with the karmic law. The karmic result of this limitation is tremendous freedom – great wisdom, psychic powers, and spiritual opportunity. (Note 3)
This is our destiny too. This is what we are meant to become, what we can become, what we should become – what we will become. How long we take to do this is entirely up to us. The more effort we make, the greater and quicker will be the results.
How do we get rid of bad karma, and earn good karma?
Obviously the first step is to stop doing bad things.
The violent criminal will have to stop their violence, murder etc. The bad karma for these crimes will still exist, but at least it will not be increasing, as it had been up to this point.
They will then have to do as much good as they possibly can, which will over time transmute the bad karma of their former way of life. They will need to feel genuine remorse, and try to make up for what they have done. This could be dedication to a path of spiritual service – but also sometimes they may need to directly address individual wrongs that they have done, and do their best to put them right.
Karma may hit them such that they are not able to do very much good – they may end up severely injured, or in prison, for example. But, as long as they keep to their resolution to turn to the light, and do whatever they can, even if it isn’t as much as they would like, then sooner or later, they will have the opportunity to do great good.
While most of us are not violent criminals or murderers in this current incarnation, we ALL have some bad karma. Maybe a lot of good karma – but we all have at least some bad karma, or we wouldn’t still be reincarnating on Earth.
So, the same principle applies to us, as it does to the violent killer, but in a less extreme way. We need to do as much good as we can in order to transmute our bad karma, and accrue good karma. Good karma can then be translated into enlightenment, and ultimately we can leave the reincarnatory cycle of Earth.
Escaping the wheel of rebirth
The word “wheel” is interesting. In Buddhism people talk about the “wheel of rebirth”. This means coming back to the same point over and over and over (i.e. birth), just as any certain point on the wheel of a moving vehicle will return to the ground.
Many people are not particularly bad, but they are not particularly good either; others are actively evil; some oscillate – good one life, bad the next, ordinary the one after… etc. All of these approaches will lead to a continuance of the turning of the wheel – i.e. rebirth on Earth. This is slavery to the “basic karmic wheel”.
But, by devoting ourselves to selfless service life after life after life after life etc, we transmute our karma such that we make this wheel turn such that it no longer needs to turn. Through service it is as if the vehicle of life is taking the straight road to freedom, whereas in the average person this vehicle just ambles around endlessly with no proper consistent spiritual direction. By consciously turning the wheel in accordance with the karmic law (i.e. limiting our free will, and fully committing to spirituality), we become the “master of its every revolution”.
Thus, eventually, we no longer need to be reborn on Earth, because all our life lessons here will have been learnt.
Karmic revolution – three meanings
Let’s look at the next phrase:
Evolution is borne from Karmic revolution…
The wheel of rebirth
The turning of the wheel of rebirth – i.e., for us, the reincarnatory cycle – referred to here as “Karmic revolution” enables and causes us to evolve spiritually. We gain experience from life to life, which we can then apply to learning life’s lessons and no longer needing to reincarnate here.
Passing karmic tests
There is another, interrelated meaning of “Karmic revolution”. Karma makes us return to that point where we made some karmic error, again just like any given point on the wheel of a moving vehicle returning to the ground. We return to that same karmic situation in order to have another chance of passing the test and moving onwards. The details of the situation may be very different – they cannot be absolutely identical in every respect, because time has moved on – but the essence of the karmic lesson will have to be the same.
This is very reminiscent of the last lines of that beautiful Transmission from Saturn, ‘The One Energy’, given in 1957:
“When you stand, Oh man, as man, in the Hall of Judgement, you look upon this Love Energy, this Light Energy, and see your failings, and in mercy goeth to that river wherein you fell.” (Note 4)
In other words, we go back to that situation where we failed, from a karmic perspective. This return is a “mercy”, because we get another chance to pass the test and evolve.
Change in action
The phrase “Karmic revolution” could also be interpreted as meaning a change in action. The word “karma” literally means “action”, and “revolution” means “change”. In other words, when we change our actions, we will evolve.
Control by our Higher Aspect
However – there is one huge proviso. This “Karmic revolution” (in all three of the above senses) will only lead to evolution if it is “controlled by the higher aspect of each of” us. It is not enough to simply be reborn, or have a karmic “retest”, or to change our actions. These things have to be controlled by the Higher Aspect of us – i.e. in very simple terms, by the more spiritual part of us, also known as the “Higher Self”. (Note 5)
How do we ensure this?
The most fundamental starting point for this is motive.
If you really want to do the right thing, and you are willing to do whatever it takes to do this, including great effort, and tremendous sacrifice, in order first and foremost to be of selfless service – sooner or later you must get the chance to do this. It is a gradual process, and mistakes will be made along the way, but it is an approach that will invariably lead to success in the end. In fact, it is the ONLY approach that will lead to true, lasting spiritual success. (Note 6)
The more we follow the dictates of our Higher Aspect, the more clearly we will “hear the voice” of this part of ourselves. We will begin to truly know what is right and what is wrong.
Spiritual practices will also help us with this. For example the booklet Contact Your Higher Self though Yoga by Dr. George King – teaches us, in a very simple way, how to do exactly that: contact our Higher Self through yoga (i.e. yoga breathing (pranayama), incorporating mudra yoga, affirmation and visualization).
In short – the key to contacting the Higher Self is the three-point plan given at the start of this Transmission, i.e. reaching outwards, upwards and yet more subtly inwards, as discussed in the blogpost entitled ‘How to overcome spiritual aloneness – a three-point plan’.
The fact that our evolution depends on control by our Higher Aspect shows just how important this is. If we contact our Higher Aspect, and consciously allow that spiritual part of ourselves to make our decisions for us, then every rebirth will be a fantastic opportunity and journey of learning and advancement. Every time we “re-sit a karmic exam”, we will pass, and never need to take the same test again – never need to suffer the same experience again. Every time we change our actions, it will be a change for the better – taking us further, and more quickly, towards no longer needing to reincarnate on Earth. (Note 7)
Even when we do master the wheel of rebirth and no longer need to reincarnate on Earth, we are still subject to the karmic law. We will be in a higher experience cycle, either as an Ascended Master on Earth, or a Cosmic Master on another planet. This is not the basic wheel that we mere mortals have on Earth – but these intelligences still have to work in harmony with karma in order to achieve their spiritual goals. This they do consciously and masterfully, knowing exactly what they should do to bring about positive karmic results. This goes on ad infinitum until the complete return of all life back to unmanifest Divine Spirit. (Note 8)
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Jupiter 92 tells us that we have been told at least the first of these two sentences “many times”. There may be a large element of humility in this on the part of this great Master; I wonder how often we have ever been told quite so much, so beautifully, in so few words – about this crucial, philosophical and practical issue for all of us, all the time, in all our lives. Never by a terrestrial, I am sure!
One of the many things that this Transmission does is to affirm that karma is essentially a positive thing. It is not something to fear, or “avoid”, or “transcend” – it is something to work with, in order to advance and serve. Sometimes karmic results feel pleasant, other times unpleasant – but whatever the case, this great Divine law is ALWAYS driving us towards a realization of our own Divinity.
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Note 1: Cosmic Voice Volume 20 Spring 1999 – available on request. Note that “Conformity” here does not refer to the ridiculous conventions we are “required” to conform to on Earth – in fact in some cases, the exact opposite! “Conformity” refers to “conformity” with Divine Law, i.e. karma. Therefore karma is pressure to conform to that very pressure. This pressure drives our basic mind onto a higher level, closer to pure Spirit.
Note 2: In the Seventh Freedom we learn that we do not truly begin to the know the “why” of creation until we are Cosmic Masters.
Note 3: For more explanation, study the Transmission ‘From Free Will to Freedom’ by Mars Sector 6 and the Master Aetherius – audio available on CD and as a download, text available in print and text available on CD.
Note 5: For more information on the Higher Self, you are recommended a blogpost by the same author entitled: ‘The Higher Self – your own personal superhero’.
Note 6: For more information on the importance of motive, you are recommended Dr. George King’s address ‘The Right Motive, The Right Power’.
Note 7: Interestingly, it is of course our Higher Self which judges us, karmically speaking, prior to our rebirth, and determines what karmic lessons we are to have in that life. Thus every rebirth is controlled by the Higher Aspect of us. Therefore, to some extent at least, it will lead to evolution, providing we go with the flow of this karmic journey, and do not allow our lower selves to rebel and cause us to move backwards. This is the one key choice for each of us in each incarnation.
Note 8: In his lecture entitled ‘The Seven Dimensions of Creation’, Dr. King makes the following outstandingly brilliant and revolutionary statement regarding the return of manifestation to Divinity. These words are utterly unique and are vitally important to our understanding of the universe and God itself:
“There is nothing new in the whole universe, neither can there ever be, neither has there ever been, neither will there ever be. Absolutely dogmatic on this. If you want one possibility, that is it. [There] cannot be anything new. It was all here in the beginning and it will all be here in the end… Not in this state, of course… If there is an end… Should there be an end, and there’s only a theoretical end, but should there be an end, then it will all still be here. Potential, manifestation, all this, back to potential again, the complete circle… cycle of evolution, which, as far as we are concerned, goes on ad infinitum… It’s only a theoretical end.”
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Mark Bennett is the co-author of two books, both of which he wrote with international bestselling author Richard Lawrence, namely Prayer Energy and Gods, Guides and Guardian Angels, which was voted “best book on spirituality 2007” by readers of Kindred Spirit magazine. He is the youngest International Director of The Aetherius Society, whose teachings he chose as his spiritual path at an early age.
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