Expanding One’s Syntony With Good Karma
Carlos Cardoso Aveline
Although it does not belong to the essence of our being, pain is part and parcel of life. “Dukkha”, suffering, constitutes the first noble truth of Lord Buddha. Affliction is as old as mankind itself.
On the other hand, we live in the 21st century a moment of planetary transmutation. There is a karmic fever in our cities: everything gets quicker, including the suffering of humans and the many ill-advised attempts to escape from pain.
Whatever the circumstances, a theosophist looks at the world from the standpoint of its sacred potentialities. He desires the best path to all beings, which is not the most comfortable. And he thinks:
“May humanity be born – without unnecessary pain – to a wider view of life. Let there be peace, and healing, as our horizons expand. May each one manage in wise ways his own vital energy. Let us hope the number of good-willing individuals may grow.”
A sensible citizen knows that anything in which he dwells in thought gains strength. His focus is, therefore, in the good things. He sees that there is a small yet potentially decisive number of human beings working for the good of mankind, having the courage to accept their share of pain and incertitude, and having discernment to remove the Causes of affliction, as long as this is possible.
He who works for the future builds a correct life through the practical experience of good will. One who is in peace with himself is also fundamentally in peace with the others.
Each altruistic person is a healing factor in life. Every day thousands of anonymous citizens sow the seeds of balance and cooperation.
As to the existence of anxiety and suffering in the world, it only makes it more valuable to have the right attitude before afflictions. One must be prepared to act in the right moment, in a balanced rhythm, so as to obtain beneficent results.
The silent examples of constructive action deserve to be followed: it is by increasing personal and collective syntony with good karma that we enter the subtle territory of bliss.
“The Art of Evoking the Future” is available at the associated websites as an independent item since 28 August 2021. An initial version of the text was anonymously published in the January 2020 edition of “The Aquarian Theosophist”, pages 1-2.
* “Annotations on Karma”.
Helena Blavatsky (photo) wrote these words: “Deserve, then desire”.