"Know this, beloved, that we may not, any
of us, stand between you and all of your karma.
You must deal with it. This is the Path. Walk it with courage. Make all
Settle the scores of the ledger of your accounts."—Saint Germain,
July 4, 1989
"Dedicate this one life to me, and I,
Saint Germain, will stand
before the Lords of Karma at the conclusion of your life and plead for
This is my statement to you and my promise, beloved. I give it to you
because I want you to succeed, I want you to have your victory and to
I want you to balance your karma!"—Saint Germain, March 16,
"Do not then be ashamed for in actuality
sin is not real. It is a forcefield of energy
that must be consumed. But you have the flame of the sacred fire that
that is all of your reality (in your very heart-fire). You have but to
consign the past to that flame,
your will to that flame, and let that flame reveal the firing of God's
will within you."
—Paul the Venetian, October 14, 1974
" . . . How much you can do for others,
beloved, you may not fully know nor understand.
But one day you shall know that your doings on this earth and your giving
to the children of the light
and to all people has made the difference."—A Representative
of the Karmic Board,
September 5, 1998
"The poor ye have with you always signifies
that there will always be some
at the bottom of the ladder of life’s initiations."—Elizabeth
"The summer solstice final exam may take
place in the month or six weeks before solstice.
Even up to the very day you can count on being tested . . . So it is a
And commencement and graduation and rewards definitely come at the right
—in the month of June. . . It's good to think about where you were
six weeks before June 21 and make some amends or rejoice in our triumphs.
It's wonderful to know you passed a test when you didn't even know you
were being tested
and look back upon it and say, 'Gee, I really came through that and didn't
that I was doing anything special!'"—Elizabeth C. Prophet,
June 24, 1990
“Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”—Matt.
"When sorrows come, they come not single
spies, but battalions . . . "
—William Shakespeare, Hamlet
'O, God, Thy sea is so great and my boat is
"I love the man that can smile in trouble,
that can gather strength from distress,
and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink;
but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct,
will pursue his principles unto death."—Thomas Paine
"Who controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present controls the past."
—George Orwell (aka Eric Blair)
the Great Divine Director on the First Ray,
The Great Karmic Board is an eight-member board of ascended beings whose
responsibility is to dispense justice to planet earth.
The members of the Great Karmic Board serve on the seven rays. They
are: the Great Divine
Director, the Goddess of Liberty,
the Elohim Cyclopea,
the Lady Masters Nada,
Portia and Kuan
On December 30, 1993 the
Dhyani Buddha Vairochana announced that
he had joined the Karmic Board.
the Goddess of Liberty on the Second Ray,
the Ascended Lady Master Nada on the Third Ray,
the Elohim Cyclopea on the Fourth Ray,
Pallas Athena, Goddess of Truth, on the Fifth Ray,
Portia, Goddess of Justice, on the Sixth Ray,
Kuan Yin, Goddess of Mercy, on the Seventh Ray,
Vairochana, a Dhyani Buddha, recently appointed
as the eighth member, representing the Eighth Ray.
Through the Keeper of the Scrolls and recording angels, the Lords of Karma
have access to the records of each persons incarnations.
The Keeper of the Scrolls is the custodian of the archives containing
each man’s book of life. He is the head of the band of angels
known as the angels of record, or recording angels. Each soul
evolving in time and space is assigned a recording angel, who
records every action, word, deed, thought and feeling. At the
end of each day, the recording angel submits the record of that
day to the Keeper of the Scrolls. It is the responsibility of
the Keeper of the Scrolls to provide the Ascended Masters and
the Lords of Karma with the life record of any or all incarnations
of any individual about whom they may inquire.
On October 13, 1972, Mother Mary told us
that we could apply to the Keeper of the Scrolls to see the records
that would assist us in overcoming the human consciousness and
attaining our victory. Mother Mary said: “The Keeper of
the Scrolls . . . will draw forth from the Book of Life in your
behalf, if you will call to him and to the Lords of Karma, those
pages that require seeing and examination if you are to make the
" . . . I am the Mother of Liberty. And I am determined that
you shall embrace and internalize my threefold flame by solid
service and solid dynamic decrees. You can be transformed in the
twinkling of the eye of God. Just call to me, for I am at the
head of the Lords of Karma. Call to me, beloved, for I will accelerate
your progress. I will assist in lifting your burdens."
|Goddess of Liberty
July 4, 1996.
"If you cannot and will not and do not
embrace the Great Divine Director, who is the initiator on the twelve
o’clock line on your Cosmic Clock, you will have a chasm,
a vacancy so great that you will not in any wise be able to fill
it in. The Great Divine Director has been the Guru of many of the
Ascended Masters whom you know. He has trained them, he has been
father image to them; and therefore they are raised up in the full
flaming presence of the Father God."
December 31, 1994
It is the responsibility of the Keeper of the
Scrolls to provide the Ascended Masters and the Lords of Karma with
the life record of any or all incarnations of any individual about whom
they may inquire.
At summer and winter solstice, we are
given the opportunity by the Great Karmic Board to write to them asking
for divine direction and resolution to situations we encounter for ourselves,
our families, community, The Summit Lighthouse, our nations and the
planet. We offer prayers, decrees and novenas, give up certain habits
or commit to extra service so that we may receive further dispensations
for the next six months.
We consecrate and burn these personal
letters, written by hand on paper and sealed in an envelope, addressed
to the Great Karmic Board members in real fire, with a worded invocation
to have them accepted on the altar of God, according to His Will.
The Lords of Karma meet at the Royal Teton Retreat bi-annually,
at the turn of the year and at summer solstice, to review petitions
from unascended mankind and to grant dispensations for their assistance.
Traditionally, students of the Ascended Masters write personal
petitions to the Karmic Board at winter
solstice and on New Year’s Eve and at summer
solstice and the Fourth of July, requesting grants of energy,
dispensations, and sponsorship for constructive causes, projects
The letters are each sealed in an envelope, consecrated at the
altar and burned. The angels then carry them to the Royal
Teton Retreat, where they are read by the Lords of Karma.
If you missed this opportunity, you may wish to write your petition
to the Lords of Karma . . .
You should begin your letter by calling upon the law of forgiveness
for all transgressions of God’s laws, especially of the
past year. You may then offer yourself at the altar of God to
perform a service or work for him, requesting a dispensation of
sponsorship. It is important to resolve to maintain your God-harmony
and to fulfill any task to completion for which you request assistance.
You may call for divine intercession in your personal life, for
the Community of the Holy Spirit,
for your nation and government, the world, the solar system, and
As Helios requested, you may offer a portion of your Causal Body
as 'seed money' for something you desire to see accomplished in
the world. But this must be approved by the Lords of Karma; the
exact percentage will be determined by your I AM Presence and
Holy Christ Self. After completing your letter, consecrate it
at your altar and burn it. You may also want to keep a copy in
your Bible for your record and to use in daily decrees for your
" . . . we the five have gone before the Lords of Karma, bowing
before them to offer ourselves in their service.
result of this offering we have made to the Lords of Karma is
that the following dispensation has been handed down: The Lords
of Karma have accepted my offer to join the Karmic Board. Therefore
I have become now the eighth member of that board, and my role
shall be to assist those who have Light who are sincere but who
have strayed from the track of reality, considering that their
karma was too hard to bear.
"Even some among this worldwide Community
have neglected to invoke the violet flame but rather have become
incensed that they should have to bear so much karma, though it
be their own. So, beloved, I would teach all who apply to me,
those in this Community and throughout the earth, what they need
to know to make it—all the way Home. I would teach a certain
level of souls who, with my support and the support of all of
us, will have the opportunity to make it whereas without that
support they might not make it. This blessed dispensation, beloved,
is by the grace and the gentleness of all Buddhas.
"Therefore, first and foremost, we
would desire your cooperation through these days together so that
you might enter in to prayer sessions focusing on the exorcism
of foul spirits and demons that you have allowed to enter your
consciousness by following the way which is not the true way.
If you are to be liberated from your own anger, you must be delivered
from the causes of anger and the entities that have swept through
you as birds of prey to take up their abode in the branches of
your tree of life.
"Note well, beloved, that once these
birds of prey have been allowed in, it does require a greater-than-human
force to eliminate them. But the first requirement is desire,
the desire to be free of demons, entities and false hierarchs
who come to empower you, to give you the sense of great strength,
to give you the sense that you somehow have a superior mind, a
superior energy and the ability to manipulate others.
"This is the beginning of the left-handed
path. It begins, as I have said, when you allow into your house
that which is unclean, that which is prideful, that which is the
spirit of anger. Thus, you see, unless you come to your knees,
confess this and literally vomit up out of your being these foul
spirits, things will only go from bad to worse.
"The temptation to enter the left-handed
path comes to individuals in every religious movement. There are
always some who are infested with foul spirits, and the open door
to those spirits is always anger and pride and the desire for
power and the power to control others. And the more individuals
are puffed up in this state, the more they attract to themselves
false hierarchs, ghostly shadows of discarnates that now become
a part of their aura, and thereby their selfhood is altered.
"To you, then, who have received
so much comes this warning from the Lords of Karma and from ourselves:
Be vigilant that you do not allow the false thief to come in the
night to take from you the wholeness and oneness of your being
"How will you know that the false
one has entered? You will know because you are no longer true
to yourself. You will begin to entertain false notions about the
Path and the Teaching itself, seeking the shortest shortcut you
can take to gain not God's power but human power.
"False hierarchs and entities play
upon you with the offering of power, as they always have, but
the true adepts come offering the spirit of gentleness. Gentleness
is the other side of power. He who is gentle and affixed in the
very heart and inner being of the gentle I AM Presence, he is
the one who is in control. But it is a God-control and not a human
control of the forces at large on earth who in their insanity
are manipulating governments and nations in the wrong direction.
"So the warning comes, beloved, as
a reminder that you have entered a very high calling, the highest
path that is on the planet today. You have entered this path.
You must guard the citadel of being. You must guard against the
voices that mutter and peep in this ear and that ear. Surely you
must guard against gossip of all kinds. You must guard the sanctity
of your temple and return in profound humility to your God.
"When those who have allowed the
negative elements to enter their lives and households are willing
to surrender them, they will come to their knees and weep before
the altar that they might return to safe haven and the protection
of the Dhyani Buddhas and the Great White Brotherhood.
"Thus, to those who are willing to
receive my assistance and will accept the challenge of the hour
to balance a heavy karma, to those who are willing to admit that
they may have been led this way or that, I say, I will help you.
I will prepare you. I will show you how in profound humility and
with inner strength you will master all flaws of character that
are open doors to negative spirals and negative traits and you
will get on with your reason for being—why you embodied
in this life in the circumstances you find yourselves—and
you will know that you embodied to balance your karma so that
you can fulfill your mission.
"If you devote yourself to the path
of karma yoga, you need not have the goal of the ascension or
any goal in particular. Balancing karma is like submitting to
the grades of school. You start in kindergarten and you move on.
You prepare yourself for life, mastering a trade, a profession,
with a tool of the hand or the mind, sharpening your skills as
practice makes perfect.
"Balancing karma eliminates shackles
that tie you to lower levels of the astral plane and people who
are not of the Light. Balancing karma is the true means of soul
liberation. Ultimately, balancing karma gives you the freedom
to be who you desire to be.
"Failure to balance karma on the
path of karma yoga but taking another path that may be a flash
in the pan and then nothing or one of impressing many and then
finding oneself bankrupt of soul and of one's own possessions—this
is sidestepping the greatest opportunity for soul liberation that
some of you have seen in ten thousand years.
"It is well to open your eyes and
see that it is easier to yoke yourself to the oxen, to become
for a season the ox that treadeth out the corn, than it is to
take all the devious routes that will get you somewhere quickly
and nowhere easily and cause you to increase your karma rather
than decrease it.
"Karma balancing is joyous. When
you serve El Morya, Saint Germain, Jesus and the splendid ones
of Light who minister to you, each and every day you balance great
karma. You balance karma by putting your hand to the plow of publishing
the Teachings of the Ascended Masters, thereby making it possible
for millions on earth to benefit from the teaching that you send
December 30, 1993
"The Goddess of Liberty, the Great
Divine Director, beloved Cyclopea, and the members of the Karmic
Board have brought to you a most magnificent dispensation of life.
To be tutored by them, to be given their causal-body awareness,
their cosmic solar awareness of life and life's greatest needs
is truly the gift of the ages. To have transferred to you that
wisdom of the mind of God, embodied by the chief justices of the
solar systems and the galaxies, places within your heart and your
hand that magnificent tool of light which is a tool of discrimination
and the practical awareness of Mother-love. For it is the office
of the Mother flame, fulfilled superbly by the Lords of Karma,
whereby life on earth receives the ministration of life in heaven.
"Therefore to become representatives
of the World Teachers, my own sons Jesus and Kuthumi, is to become
the embodiment of the Mother flame as that flame is the epitome
of cosmic justice. It is justice that you become whole. It is
justice that you bequeath to life the gift of your wholeness.
It is cosmic justice that the little children be God-taught! It
is cosmic justice that you be, in time and space, the full manifestation
of the cosmic cross of white fire."
"Those who bear false witness against our best servants must
also bear it before the high tribunal of the Karmic Board and
the Four and Twenty Elders. And their witness shall be heard and
is being heard day by day! And by their word, they are self-justified
but condemned of the Law itself, which indeed has no choice but
to be the Law."
"Unfortunately, the masses of mankind do not understand as
a rule that the interaction of karma is a thread entangling the
whole substance of planetary manifestation. That which harms one
harms all: That which benefits one benefits all; likewise, that
which benefits the many, benefits the one, and that which harms
the many, harms the one.
"The tares often grow up with the wheat and the Lords of
Karma have deferred karma from some so-called keystones, self-appointed,
among mankind, whose toppling would have caused the downfall of
the multitudes. Yet it shall not always be so, for even now in
our recent deliberations we have drawn new patterns whose outpicturing
have never before been possible, because the transcendence of
God has solved the insolvable and the mercy of God has expanded
mercy beyond its own periphery."
November 6, 1966
"Beloved hearts, there is no prejudice when you come before
the Lords of Karma. The seven members of the Karmic Board, with
Vairochana the newly appointed eighth member, do not regard you
with jaded eye as they administer Divine Justice."
" . . . You will see, then, how your own Supreme Court has
gone back and forth on many issues over the years, and only today
has come forth the announcement of the Supreme Court affirming the
death penalty in the United States. There has been great discussion
"I am here to tell you that I ratify
this decision, and the reason is this: it comes more closely into
the reflection of cosmic law. You understand that cosmic law also
provides for the death penalty in the second death before the Court
of the Sacred Fire on Sirius where there are those souls who are
absolutely incorrigible, who will not glorify God, who have spent
all of their energy on darkness. When their time is up, they pass
through the second death. They stand on the dais where the currents
of Alpha and Omega are manifest, and there that identity is canceled
"Now, what do you think this does to
the rest of the evolutions of the cosmos? It is the same goad to
righteousness which you find in your own death penalty. As you sit
here knowing the Law, knowing that you do not have forever and a
day to while away the hours and to waste God's energy—knowing
that there is a judgment—then you are spurred to righteousness.
"And some among mankind likewise need
that threat (much closer, of course, in their own lifetime) that
if they commit these heinous crimes against the Mother and her children,
against the body of God upon earth, that they will have to give
an accounting. We see, then, that justice at work in this hour of
turmoil and chaos necessitates this court decision being implemented
by the states.
"You see, the Lords of Karma realize
that the soul that goes through that ultimate punishment will be
given very quickly an opportunity to reincarnate. And on the record
of that soul will be that record of the judgment and that knowledge:
'If you fail, this is what happens.' We desire to see that recorded.
And, therefore, we repeat with Christ, Fear not those who kill the
body, but those who are able to destroy the soul in hell.
"And I tell you, many souls who have
committed these crimes who are in the prisons today are rotting
away because they have not had that edict of the descent of their
karma. And so the bodies are preserved and the souls rot away. Would
it not be better if the reverse were so? And therefore, this is
"I would also tell you that it is,
in our opinion, a manifestation of far too great a leniency when
those who are in prison for life are allowed to leave on good behavior—hardened
criminals, those who have committed mass murders. I bring these
things before you so that you will understand that ours must be
a total victory, and that total victory must manifest in justice,
in the law and in every area of life that is lived in America."
U.S. Supreme Court affirms constitutionality of
death penalty on July 2, 1976. In 1967, while awaiting a U.S. Supreme
Court ruling on capital punishment, the states put a hold on all
executions. Before that time, few individuals in the U.S. had challenged
the constitutionality of capital punishment. In 1972 (Furman v.
Georgia), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the death penalty
as then administered, without standards or guidelines for trial
juries to follow, was "cruel and unusual punishment in violation
of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments." This was the first
case in which the Supreme Court had ruled against the death penalty.
Significantly, the Court did not rule on the constitutionality
of the death penalty itself but rather on the sentencing procedure.
The decision created three options for individual states to employ:
a mandatory death sentence for certain offenses, development of
standardized guidelines for juries, and outright abolition of the
death penalty. Subsequently, the legislatures of at least 35 states
revised their statutes to provide for the death penalty for at least
some crimes that result in the death of another person. Then, on
July 2, 1976, in Gregg v. Georgia, the Court voted 7-2 to uphold
the constitutionality of the death penalty, stating that "punishment
of death does not invariably violate the Constitution." The
Court approved a number of the revised capital punishment statutes.
Six months later, in January 1977, the first person
to be executed in the U.S. in ten years was executed by a Utah firing
squad. In a 1988 decision (Thompson v. Oklahoma), the Supreme Court
ruled 5-3 that the "Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments prohibit
the execution of a person who was under 16 years of age at the time
of his or her offense." Today, all but twelve states and the
District of Columbia employ the death penalty.
Second death. Rev. 2:11; 20:6, 11-15; 21:7,
8. "You can think of the divine spark as pure Spirit. It can
never die. But the soul can be lost; she can self-destruct by her
own actions. If the soul does not exercise her free will to realize
her potential, she may ultimately lose that potential and cease
to exist" (Elizabeth Clare Prophet with Patricia R. Spadaro
and Murray L. Steinman, Kabbalah: Key to Your Inner Power, p. 102).
See also Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Lost Teachings
of Jesus II, pp. 75, 117-19, 386-89 (hardbound and trade paperback).
Or pocket book version: Book 2, pp. 277-78; Book 3, pp. 50-52; Book
4, pp. 113-17.
" . . . If you must indulge a desire in order to neutralize it,
remember that though it be an experiment, all action equals karma,
all inaction equals karma and all are responsible for doing, not doing,
undoing or overdoing anything."
December 31, 1993
"Karma is instantaneous. Take care, then. Be honest in your
interaction with the ascended masters and we will be honest with
you. Above all, do not trifle with the Great Law. Do not play with
fire—as your mothers have already taught you. The same rules
apply. Yet we are in ongoing dimensions of Life."
April 19, 1981
" . . . For we who are the Lords of Karma plan the incarnation
of souls who will contribute to the overall pattern of perfectionment
on earth. We are the ones who pass on souls who apply for incarnation.
Out of every one who applies, there are two who remain, who must be
denied entrée into the portals of birth. Out of everyone whose
incarnation is granted, there are percentages who never reach incarnation
because of the current trends toward birth control through the abortion
|Goddess of Liberty
The Karma of America
November 22, 1975
" . . . Until you balance a certain amount of your karma, the
way you maintain contact with the Holy Christ Self and the I AM
Presence is to call for that tie to be reinforced by the momentum
of my lifestream and your call to the ascended masters.
" . . . Here's another tip: See and
accept the sacred fire from El Morya and from me as a return of
your personal karma, often mitigated by your own momentum of service
or the intercession of the Great Law. In other words, God has shone
his light upon you and has said to you in his heart, 'This is my
beloved son. I want to be well pleased with this son, so let him
demonstrate to me that he can have this victory.'"
|Elizabeth C. Prophet
February 20, 1997
" . . . the age is turning and the Solar Logoi are concerned
as to how the twentieth and twenty-first centuries may be outplayed.
"Most especially are they concerned about
the potential for massive cataclysm or world war, or both. In view
of these concerns, they have taken a proactive stance and are awarding
grants to worthy souls who will not only apply for them but also
make good on them and on their commitments of service to the Great
"Therefore this is an optimum time for you
to apply for and receive grants of assistance backed by certain
Ascended Masters who may have close ties to you personally and who
are willing to pledge a certain quotient of light to your cause.
You may use this light to mitigate or avert what could be the descent
of a harsh karma on a planetary scale.
"Thus I ask that ere you close your eyes this
night, you write a letter addressed to the Solar Logoi in care of
the Karmic Board, requesting a specific grant of light to alleviate
the plight of your nation, your neighborhood, your family. Seal
this letter in an envelope and burn it.
"The angels will take your letter to the Royal
Teton Retreat, where the Lords of Karma regularly convene to deliberate
on the fate of humanity. This is a spiritual retreat in the heaven-world,
congruent with the Grand Teton in Wyoming.
'Your letter will be read by the Lords of Karma
as soon as it is delivered, and they will evaluate it and make their
recommendations according to the merit of your lifestream and the
merit of the grant you are requesting. They will then forward your
letter to the Solar Logoi, who will make the final decision concerning
your application for a grant.
'This is a major dispensation, and I urge you to
take advantage of it without delay!"
Peshu Alga insert (2009):
We call for the binding and judgment of all sympathizers
and servants of Peshu Alga and his consort that not one of them
shall go unjudged. We call to Christ to take the genetic replica
of Peshu Alga, to liberate the lightbearers from their fascination
with the fallen angels in every level and plane of consciousness.
Demagnetize from all evolutions of light—and those who have
yet to espouse the light—the image, the rebellion, the logic,
the carnality of this serpent and fallen one!
Bind the very cause and core of those who have moved in anger and
let the core of anger and its seed planted in the subconsciousness
of the people by these nefarious ones be seized by the light of
the sacred fire and the power of Elohim and Astrea! Take the image
and the replica reproduced again and again of the rebellion of Peshu
Alga. Take it now, o Cosmic Christ, in answer to the call of our
hearts. Take it then from all who are the fruits of the Holy Spirit,
from all who are the children of the Sun.
Let them be delivered in this hour of these
genetic implants moving to deter the divine image from descending.
Seraphim of God, stand with them. Consume the cause and core of
the malignancies of the body, mind, soul and spirit afflicting the
lightbearers of Earth.
Let this chain of consciousness be bound all the way back through
that chain of energy, through that degeneration spiral. I call for
the clearing of the virus and the clearing of the consciousness
going to the core of the archdeceivers and demand that the blood
of the prophets and of the holy innocents be required of them this
day in the entirety!
We demand that the seed be bound in the grids and forcefields that
comprise the auras and its conglomerate, including the energies
of the carnal mind coiled in the center of the electronic belt,
back to the original seed of evil. Let these ones in embodiment
be bound, stripped and limited in their misuses of the sacred fire
of God as they live out their lives curtailed by their own misdeeds.
We call to Surya and Cuzco and the Mighty Blue Eagle from Sirius
to quickly manifest the solar ring and the ring-pass-not around
the United States of America and every nation. Secure the borders
and protect the cosmic cube of this and every nation. Restore the
security of this nation, her people and her divine plan, and strip
all fear from the people of America and every nation under God.
Replace all this with God's will. Insasmuch as all men came forth
from God and were intended to fulfill His plan, the Father knowing
the end from the beginning conceived of a great Brotherhood of Light,
an eternal brotherhood wherein those of more advanced attainment
on the path would help their brothers of lesser attainment. (last
paragraph by Mark Prophet: *Path to Attainment*, 2008, p. 275)
"You must be aware of the fact therefore that centuries ago the
twin flame of Peshu Alga, being even more vicious than himself, passed
through that judgment and second death through the victory and the
life of Christ and his saints.
" . . . Define those who are called to the judgment and already
prejudged, awaiting your confirmation —define them as all sympathizers
and servants of Peshu Alga and his consort—and not one of them
shall go unjudged. This is the most serious threat to the planet Earth
and to the forward movement of this Teaching of liberation of the
Great White Brotherhood."
December 30, 1984
"The high-minded man must care
more for the truth than for what people think."—Aristotle
"The essence of Government is power;
and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to
"Knowing is not enough; we must
apply. Understanding is not enough; we must do.
Knowing and understanding in action make for honor. And honor is the heart
of wisdom." —Johann von Goethe
"It is not what
a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell
me I ought to do."—Edmund Burke
"People are always blaming their
circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The
people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for
the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them."—George
"We have a strange illusion that
mere time cancels sin. I have heard others, and I have heard myself, recounting
cruelties and falsehoods committed in boyhood as if they were not concern
of the present speaker's, and even with laughter. But mere time does nothing
either to the fact or to the guilt of a sin. The guilt is washed out not
by time but by repentance and the blood of Christ."—C.
Letters to the Lords of Karma