We have to pay for everything. The physical world revolves around money and our life can become a never ending revolving door of paying the bills and getting enough to feed ourselves and our family.
It is common for people once they start on their spiritual journey to question money ( and you don’t need to be spiritually inclined ) and ask why are we trapped in an absurd game of Monopoly where bits of paper and metal that have no value in any sense are so important. Why haven’t we picked up the board, thrown it at the wall and started a more fun game ? Why do we persist with a system that from any rational perspective is illogical ?
Everything in our physical reality is a reflection of a desire in the Mind and paying the bills is no different. It would seem there are a multitude of people and organisations that we have to pay from the energy bills, to the water company, to the Internet provider. And you may have noticed that that however much money your bank account shows, it is never enough and you need more. But in reality, there is only one bill we are trying to pay.
The world appears to give us a wide option of choices and using the utility companies as an example, there seem to be large variety of different organisations who will supply you with your energy, water, phone, TV and Internet who will offer different services and costs. But it is an illusion of choice.
From Wikipedia – Karma:
“Karma (Sanskrit: कर्म; IPA: [ˈkərmə] ( listen); Pali: kamma) means action, work or deed; it also refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect). Good intent and good deed contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deed contribute to bad karma and future suffering. Karma is closely associated with the idea of rebirth in some schools of Asian religions. In these schools, karma in the present affects one’s future in the current life, as well as the nature and quality of future lives – or, one’s saṃsāra.”
The concept of Karma is widely misunderstood. Many see it as a form of punishment and when something bad happens to someone we don’t like, it can be satisfying to see Karma as the cause and a form of vengeance. But it really doesn’t work like that.
At the core of our belief system, we think we are sinners and that we have sinned. And that to balance the equation, we have to pay. The negative side of ‘Do Gooding’ is motivated by this belief, where we think by sacrifice we will repay the karma of our past deeds. And assuage the anger of the vengeful God who is ever ready to throw a thunderbolt or two our way.
The belief in our own and others’ Guilt is the cornerstone of our reality. Do Not is the basis of the law and below is the Endless kNot of Karma but the true Law is ‘Just Do It’ and it is just and it is fair.
We don’t have to pay for anything. It is our own choice and the choice comes from the belief in sin and guilt and sacrifice.
It’s All Free. You need do nothing.