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The Law of Karma

To: soc.religion.eastern
From: (Namdrol)
Subject: Re: The Law of Karma (again?!)
Date: 49941119

'Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.'

    This passage merely implies that one by doing what one wills it shall
become a principal unto itself. In fact it is a passage whose intention is
causal bodhitta. The only true will in Thelemic terms that one can have is
to achieve complete and total liberation. Anything less is "black magick".
This passage is nothing more complex then what I have stated above.
     Further, "Love is the law, love under will" indicates the method,
which is love conjoined with common sense, i.e. recognition of the true
nature of love which is of two kinds, the dove and the serpent, or
recognizing emptiness, jnana, and skillful means upaya. 
    Finally, "There is no law beyond do what thou wilt". Yes, because
anuttarasamyaksambohi, perfect and complete enlightenment, is the highest
principal. There is nothing higher then a Buddha's enlightenment. "Do that
and no other shall say nay".

However the doctrine of Thelema is limited because it does not concern
itself with karma per se. Indeed Nuit assures us that when we die, we need
not fear rebirth, so I am afraid that the best one say for old Therion is
that he was a pratyeka-buddha (if ipissimus is a pratyekabuddha which is
    There is no means for acheiving enligtenment in Thelema, this is why
all sensible Thelemists (like myself) become Tibetan Buddhists. The Yellow
schools are outside Crowley's aeonic calender, and he says as much himself
in the "Law is for All". But enough of this.
    One needs to understand dependent origination to understand Karma,
this is what the Hindus do not understand and this is why they mistake the
"invisible core of the mind" od.gsal, luminous clarity or as it is too
often mistranslated "clear light" as God, rather then being shunyata,
empty. This is a bit complex but in short, without understanding dependent
originaiton one will not understand karma, without understanding karma one
will not understand one's experiance. The best book on this subject is the
"Abhidharmakoshabhasyam" translated Leo Priden Asian Humanites Press.
93 and Sincerely Yours in Dhamra,
Kunga Namdrol

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