We listened to the show again. Most of it. An interesting concept, karma. We would welcome the unlikely opportunity to discuss it with Daniel and yourself. We are seeking neither wealth nor fame. We have shared this before. Our value ‘system’ is not the same as yours. Though we value many of the same things as you do, we do not value ‘all’ of those things in the same manner. To us there is no past or future, and so to ‘us’ the idea of birth into a body has no meaning either once or many times. The term humans understand as ‘Reincarnation’ cannot, then, be true in any real sense. Can it? Our only question to you is simply, “Is the concept helpful?” And that depends, of course, on what we use that concept for, doesn’t it? If we use the concept to strengthen a recognition of the eternal nature of life, then we too must suppose that it is. Is there any other practical use for this concept other than its use for illuminating one’s path, and perhaps lighting up the way? Like many other beliefs, it can be bitterly misused. But at least such misuse offers us preoccupation and perhaps pride in our past. Does it not? At worst, it induces inertia in the present and in between, many, many other kinds of folly are possible.
Reincarnation would not, under any circumstances, be the issue or problem to be dealt with now. If it were responsible for some of the difficulties the individual faces now, his task would still be only to escape from them now. If he is laying the groundwork for a future life, he can still work out his salvation only now. To some, there may be comfort in the concept, and if it heartens them its value is self-evident. It is certain, however, that the way to ‘salvation’ for our soul or our species, can be found by those who believe in reincarnation and by those who do not. The idea cannot, therefore, be regarded as relevant to the challenge of saving humanity from proximate self-extinguishment and extinction. But there is always some risk in our seeing our present situation on this planet in terms of the past. Would you not agree? And there is always some good in any thought which strengthens the idea that all life and the body it may inhabit are not all the same. Is there any other perspective that is?
- Daniel Sheehan, Kostas Makreas, Jimmy Church Radio. - November 23, 2015
- Our introduction… - November 22, 2015
- Paris - November 19, 2015