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Leeds Theosophical Society
Promoting understanding and respect for spiritual lifestyles in the Leeds Area
A branch of The Theosophical Society in England.
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Theosophical Society - Teaching and Practices
Karma - A Universal Law

Before beginning and without an end,
As space eternal and as surety sure,
Is fixed a Power divine which moves to good:
Only its laws endure.
   'The Light of Asia' - Sir Edwin Arnold

The concept of LAW is central to the understanding of the theosophical system. The whole universe, in all its parts and in all its aspects and activities, proceeds according to law. In simple terms, this law may be explained as: the way things are, the way things behave, the way things happen, the way things become. It is the law of KARMA.

KARMA, from a Sanskrit root kri (to do, to make, action, deed, work) is recognised as the law of Causation, Balance, Compensation and Retribution. It is the law by which every action carries within itself an equivalent reaction or consequence.

The comprehensive nature of karmic law is summed up in The Key to Theosophy by H. P. Blavatsky:
We consider it is as the Ultimate Law of the Universe, the source, origin and fount of all other laws which exist throughout Nature. Karma is the unerring law which adjusts effect to cause, in the physical, mental and spiritual planes of being.

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