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Dharma is the path that is in alignment with what’s right. It is the line that separates good karma from bad karma. . . . Most people think of karma in physical terms, as circular cause and effect, but karma is not someone keeping records to make sure that whatever actions you take, you will experience the same later on in another life. Instead karma has to do with states of mind. Your karma determines your level of awareness: it controls the thoughts that you think, the emotions that you experience, and the things that they attract to you. Your karma – your level of awareness – is based on the dharma that you lived in past lives
In this talk given on July 5, 1983, Rama outlined the stages, challenges and crossroads his students could expect to encounter in their study with him, particularly in years 1-5.
"There are different networks that work the galaxies, the universes. I am part of a particular net -- Enlightenment. There are other nets. A network is a group of beings who travel through time and space and dimensions together. A network is a tribe, bound together by secrets that exist in other worlds.... The network of enlightenment is the electronic tribe in this world … those of us who are here, who incarnated in this world, join together, and we use the electronic technology to consolidate us and give us strength." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz
A Special Note from Rama: "This message is addressed to those of you who are part of the network, the tribe of awareness. Those of you who seek to find yourselves. You lie in other dimensions. You live there. This is only a small fraction of your being that's here in this body, in this time and space, on this planet."
“Karma, first of all, is engendered by states of mind. It’s best to think of karma, not so much in terms of physical action, but as waveforms of vibratory energy. Karma is your own energy -- the energy patterns that emanate from your life, from your actions, from your thoughts, feelings and desires…. If you could see the earth from a vibratory point of view and not be distracted by the physical, you would see something like radio waves, billions of them, cascading constantly in very complex patterns all over the earth. These waves are emitted from the thoughts, feelings and actions of each individual life form here. That's what karma is.” Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz
There is more than just this world and heaven and hell. In Buddhist cosmology we realize there are many worlds and that these worlds really exist inside our own mind. Everything exists within our own mind. How we navigate through these worlds and what the path is that leads beyond all worlds this talk addresses.
The late 20th century was a determining time period for planet Earth. Did the people of the Earth choose freedom? Find out how the choices that were made during that time period might reflect in our world today.
In occultism, we hook ourselves to powers, forces and energies (such as the solstices and equinoxes) to carry us along the way. We are given power by a teacher which if used properly can rapidly accelerate our progress. It is very bad karma not to use the energy from a teacher properly.
"What’s interesting about reincarnation, from the point of view of the more advanced soul, is how the process works. Where am I? What are my possibilities? Is there some way that I can know this system better so that I can gain more out of it? That’s the perspective of the more advanced soul." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz
"What I term Tantric Zen, I could also refer to as old Zen, the original face of Zen, or new Zen, contemporary Zen practice -- no mind, the mirror of existence. Zen is meditation, the actual experience of life -- directly, immediately, with no buffers." -- Rama