Spiritual Enlightenment, Development, and Karma
To know that the Spirit is one’s own real innermost “Self” is the first stage of spiritual
The Spirit dons the body like a garment at birth, (incarnation), and lays it aside at death. The Spirit works
through the physical body during this lifetime, which it needs, in order to continue its journey of enlightenment
and development to maturity and perfection. Once the Spirit has attained its very lofty goal, it can return to its
high luminous origins where it can continue its development in peace and harmony, with others who have achieved the
The karma we bear is incurred by our Spirit, not our physical body. A part of this karma manifests itself during
our life on earth either directly in our physical body or through the circumstances we are compelled to live in and
deal with. It is the Spirit that sows the seeds, through the body, that grow into our karmic harvest.
karma: The effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in
this incarnation and the next.