Karma and Reincarnation
Dealing with death
Karma & Reincarnation
"You can do nothing better than to study the two doctrines - of Karma and Nirvana - as profoundly as you can."
The Master K.H.
- Reincarnation and Karma FAQ
- Why don't we remember our past lives? H.P. Blavatsky
- Past Lives and their spiritual meaning, What does my past life say about me now? Katinka Hesselink
- Reincarnation of the personality? If they can find reincarnated lamas, why can't I find my reincarnated father? Katinka Hesselink
- Karma and Buddhism
- On the Mysteries of Reincarnation (and Karma), by H.P. Blavatsky. Fragment from " The Key to Theosophy "
- Good action and Karma, by Katinka Hesselink
- Karma quotes and thoughts, anonymous
- What is it that reincarnates?, Self, world and incarnation, by Mark Harriss
- Thinking about Reincarnation, by Hugh Shearman
- Question: Karma, by Hugh Shearman
- Karma and Cancer, by Hugh Shearman
- Prayer and Karma, by Hugh Shearman
- Karma, by H. P. Blavatsky. Shows some aspects of reincarnation and karma that have not been stressed much in the theosophical world (or beyond that).
- Reincarnation, by H.P. Blavatsky. What reincarnates, what does not etc.
- The Wandering Eye, W.Q. Judge; a karmic story.
- Aphorisms on Karma W.Q. Judge
- Is Karma Only Punishment? W.Q. Judge
- Is Poverty Bad Karma? W.Q. Judge
- Karma W.Q. Judge
- "Men Karmic Agents" W.Q. Judge
- Thoughts on Karma W.Q. Judge
- Karma, by Mabel Collins; a theosophical classic
- Am I my Brother's Keeper?, by W.Q. Judge
- The Path, Jiddu Krishnamurti: Written before Krishnamurti's famous speech where he dissolved the order of the star of the east, this work shows the sorrows of the night of the soul, and at the same time foreshadows the pathless path that Krishnamurti would later stress. The subject is a path that Krishnamurti follows through many lives. Interesting historically, but also as a reflection on various aspects of what we still tend to call "the spiritual path".
- The word Reincarnation in Psychological Literature
- The Law of Cause and Effect, C.W. Leadbeater
- Karma and the Holocaust, Katinka Hesselink
In the Theosophical E-mailgroups and forums karma also gets discussed, every once in a while. Here follow some contributions on karma from the theosophical e-maillists:
On death and beyond
- Kama - loka, devachan and consciousness after death, quotes compiled by Dallas Ten Broeck from various theosophical sources (Blavatsky, Judge and others).
- Devachan (where do we go after we die?), H.P. Blavatsky
- Theosophy and after Death States, Devachan and spiritualism; Blavatsky and Leadbeater by Barry Thompson
- A conversation following the Death of John Field : From "The reluctant Messiah" by Sidney Field. A conversation on the subject of death and what is beyond with Jiddu Krishnamurti. Puts all your ideas on reincarnation on a loose footing.
- All Souls Day, on how we can communicate with the dead, by C.W. Leadbeater.
- Life after Death in Kamaloka - Can or can't we communicate with the dead? (on Blavatsky Archives)
- Atman in Sunyata and the Sunyata of Atman, by Bijoy H. Boruah.
- Atman and Sunnyata in theosophy and buddhism
- Life and Death, Radha Burnier
- Memory in the Dying, by H.P. Blavatsky
- Suicide is not death, by W.Q. Judge
- Theosophy and Capital Punishment, by W.Q. Judge
- Cremation or burial?, G. de Purucker
Karma and reincarnation are central ideas many members of the Theosophical Societies believe in. They have traditionally been part of eastern philosophy, though these thoughts are becoming more common in the west. Above is material from theosophical writers, Buddhist writers and Jiddu Krishnamurti. In a philosophy of life the following questions become essential: Is there something permanent in our spirit? Do our actions and thoughts have consequences that return to us? What is the place of thought in our lives? In eastern philosophy such questions are seen as central to life and living, though finding answers is perhaps not as important as it is to ask questions.