Philosophy of live part 3

12 C The higher the bank account, the higher its holder’s moral debt to society. Abuse of power, corruption, distortion and criminal behaviour will be indirectly punished through karma, which all people carry with them in life and in death. So that justice is done towards fellow human beings and society. Karma makes visible all matters good and evil.

New life seeks new paths and avoids making previous mistakes. The unimportance of material profit is emphasized. Karma, not completely cleansed, looks for a destination that makes a fresh course of life, with new parents, possible. A course of life that also shows progress, typical for the evolution of the universe and organic life.

It cannot be a coincidence which parents are chosen by karma. The destiny was set in a previous life. During cleansing, good as well as bad qualities of karma are diminished to create space for new genetic and phenotypical information in a new life. They are not lost when a life expires. This memory in the shape of imaginary numbers represents a key that fits the code of the union with a new life.

The destiny is assigned to a new life by karma as a tailor-made code of imaginary numbers that corresponds with the code shared by a new pair of parents. This does not mean that karma always selects the right parents. Karma that has many issues to resolve from previous lives will be dealt new parents that do not share a harmonious path through life.

And so a new difficult path for both parties is created, as punishment and purification. Hopefully such a hard life leads to the realisation that things can and must be done differently this time around. Short-comings from a previous life are compensated in a new destiny.

A new life with new parents in a new environment should result in a stronger and more balanced life, offering more opportunities of spiritual riches and maturity. It is easy to say that someone’s difficult behaviour and bad situation in life are a punishment for mistakes made in a previous life and prove this person is unwilling to change their behaviour and circumstances for the better.

Such an attitude only serves to prolong their situation and is not helpful in encouraging progress. People who want to do good, also have the obligation to show erring human beings the right direction. People who say ‘what goes around, comes around’ choose the temptingly easy option.

Truly spiritual riches exceeds such an easy attitude towards one’s fellow human beings. The option to lend a helping hand to people of bad behaviour who live in bad circumstances is much more difficult and harder to do. Truly spiritual riches sees through the easy way of condemning a fellow human being who makes a mistake or is worse off.

A human being is created by fellow human beings. All good things come to those who make them happen. Show mercy onto those who do bad and show them the right way. Support those who are worse off, even if they are to blame, so they can do better. To actively live out these obligations, requires much wisdom, maturity and courage.

When you succeed in spreading such an attitude to life, you have reached the entrance to Nirwana. Injustice and abuse should be combatted so that the victims, as well as perpetrators, can be helped to improve their situation with the aid of other people. Show a good example as opposed to a bad one.

It is not always right to build prisons and distribute long and inhuman punishments. Teaching people the morals of good and bad and rewarding good behaviour again is the difficult path for a society that has to deal with many transgressions.

The general notion of what true morality and ethics are should present the way forward, even if there is much crime within society. Morality and ethics have religious, political and philosophical aspects and, consequently, they change and pose subjective values.

To many people they serve as a compass, showing the way through life, but when there is deterioration and abuse of power, things start to slide. What may be self-evident to one person, may be unimportant to or ignored by another. The fundament of civilization will start to slide.

The distinction between good and bad becomes more vague. When the influence of religion and politics wanes, people will decide themselves what is good and what is evil, be it based on philosophical principles or on egotism.

The true meaning of life, namely the spirit, should be the fundament on which a set of moral values and ethics is built, with the adage ‘Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you’ at its centre.