" All mistakes as to the laws of life are bad sowing which yields bad reaping. Bad sowings are, above all, expressions of hatred and egoism. Not only our manifest violations of the rights of others are included here, the visible suffering we inflict on others. But also what we, in our ignorance, believe does not hurt anybody. All gossip, all moralism, all curiosity of the private lives of others belong there. We hurt with our thoughts and feelings, not only if they are directly hateful and malevolent, but also if we in an unkindly manner attend to other people’s faults, failings, defects, personal problems. “Energy follows thought” is a "source axiom" . Everything that consciousness observes is affected. And the energy involved reaches its defenseless target.
Abuse of power is a serious mistake as to the law of freedom and the law of unity. The law of reaping regulates this, too. The consequence is that you will be the victim of the humiliation and injustice of impotence. And you will lose the possibility of wielding power for a very long time. Knowledge is power, too. Abuse of knowledge results in the loss of knowledge. If in this life you have received knowledge that has afforded a sovereign explanation of the riddle of life so that you may rest from your seeking, then you have a duty to spread the knowledge to others in a similar situation. Otherwise the knowledge will be lost to you in future lives. That does not necessarily mean that you will never get into contact with the knowledge in your next life. It may so happen that you with your new brain do not comprehend the knowledge you nevertheless receive and think to be correct.
To speak and act against your better judgement, to side with the majority when you see that it is in the wrong, to be silent when you should speak out, is all very common in the age of mass man. The knowledge that this is wrong makes the bad sowing much worse. Suicide is a serious mistake. It extends its effects over several incarnations, does not solve any problems (that must be solved), only complicates them. The worst possible sowing is to inflict suffering on other beings, to avenge oneself, to play the part of punishing providence. Those who do evil that good may come thereof expect good reaping from bad sowing. The suffering we have inflicted on others is returned to us regardless of our motives.
Bad reaping is most things in life and everything that cannot be regarded as happiness ; everything that harms us and displeases us and thus not just obvious misfortunes and sufferings. The law of reaping works individually, with extraordinary adaptation to everybody’s individual character and conditions. It takes the law of unity and the law of freedom into particular consideration. It works in everything and utilizes all opportunities to make it possible for us to pay off from the debt account. The higher the level a man reaches, the more the law considers the possibilities of modifying the effects of the law, dividing them over time, allowing him to make good in other ways. However, all sowing must be reaped.
You are born into the race, nation, and family that you deserve. You have the schoolfellows, teachers, later on work, colleagues and chiefs that you shall have according to the law of reaping. The same is true of your life partner and friends. If these influences work so as to lower your level, then they are the outcomes of bad reaping; in the opposite case, of good reaping. All kinds of sufferings, defects, sorrows, disappointments, adversities, hindrances, losses and so on ad infinitum are bad reaping as are lacking possibilities of acquiring knowledge and understanding, qualities and abilities.
Good sowing is to apply the laws of life without friction. Man becomes the lord of nature by applying the laws of nature. By obeying the laws of life he will become the lord of life. Good sowing is to cultivate the will to unity, to work to acquire noble emotions and qualities, to gain knowledge and understanding, to strive after self-realization. Good sowing is to work to abolish social evils, to enhance understanding between people, to spread knowledge of the laws of life, to lessen suffering in the world, to defend freedom and right and the just cause of the weaker man. Good sowing is to bring children up in love, to bear your suffering heroically, to be indifferent to the hatred people direct at you and not hate them back, to counteract illusionism, lies, and hatred in the community.
Very good sowing and the quickest liberation from egoism and illusions is to do the right just for its own sake, without any thought of personal advantage or disadvantage, gratitude or good sowing, and to assist The Great Ones Who work for evolution instead of counteracting Them as most people do. Good sowing is to systematically cultivate the sense of joy and happiness and to think good of everyone as a matter of principle. In so doing you strengthen what is best in everyone and make life easier to live for everybody.
It is a proof of our ignorance of the laws of life that we do not comprehend that the advantages that life affords us are good reaping. We think they are our natural rights. Then we accuse life when losing them. It is bad sowing not to use the good reaping according to the laws of life. To be born into a civilized nation, into a family where people understand you, to be brought up with love and have friends who ennoble you, to have opportunities of gaining knowledge and of acquiring good qualities, all these things are examples of good reaping to which we have won the right by sowing a good sowing in previous lives.
Good reaping is health, beauty, intelligence, talents, understanding, good friends, helpers, success: everything that life affords us without our efforts. The best possible reapings are opportunities of rapid development through experiences that awaken our higher abilities, intercourse with highly developed people, for instance. One hour of rational talk with a child can change his entire life. Without good reaping we will never find happiness, however much we pursue it. We are happy in so far as we have made others happy.
Power, glory, and wealth are good reaping only at higher stages. At lower stages, man in his ignorance and impotence can hardly avoid abusing these illusory advantages and thereby sow fresh bad sowing. “
Not mine, but just like my own heart would tell ;)