Posts Tagged ‘consequences’

One Desire Only

April 4, 2013

brother-lawrence
In the book, The Practice of the Presence of God, the priest who interviewed Brother Lawrence, a kitchen worker in a seventeenth-century Paris monastery, wrote:

That in his trouble of mind he had consulted nobody, but knowing only by the light of faith that God was present, he contented himself with direction all his actions to Him, i.e., doing them with a desire to please Him, let what would come of it.



I’ve never worked in the kitchen of a Paris monastery (to the best of my knowledge anyway) but I have come to the same conclusion: When you live to please God instead of anyone or anything else, including your (more…)

The Consequences of Consequences

July 30, 2010

Karmic consequences are certain but unpredictable. The same cause may affect two people’s karmas very differently based on their previous karma, their sacred contracts, and an infinite number of other variables that all coalesce into effects that serve the highest good of each individual.

Thus every act or thought has consequences, which themselves will have consequences; life is the most intricate web of interconnections. This is the law of karma . . . (which) states simply that every event is both a cause and an effect. Every act has consequences of a similar kind, which in turn have further consequences and so on; and every act, every karma, is also the consequence of some previous karma.
Eknath Easwaran

Reincarnation explains why God’s plan for you (more…)