On Karma: Leiby Kletzky and Innocent Children

I just posted the following comment in The Washington Post and The New York Times sites, regarding the killing or murder of young 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky.

Photograph of Leiby Kletzky from Google database.I am so horrified and saddened by the death of this young boy. Normally my spiritual path would require me to denounce the death penalty. But in instances that affect young innocent children like Leiby Kletzky in this case, I even wonder if the death penalty for his killer is sufficient justice. Children have a soft spot in my heart since I know first hand how painful it is to suffer fear and trauma as a child inflicted by an adult. This is an instance when I really decry teachings about “karma” that say we are repaying a karmic debt when bad things happen to us. What evil thing have innocent Photograph of 3-year old Leiby Kletzky.little children victims done in cases like this, to deserve such horrific deaths? Is life being just to exact karmic retribution from such innocent children at such a tender defenseless age? I ask the same questions and demand answers for little children who are abused physically or otherwise. And still, I refuse to accept a power of evil in the presence of an all-loving and all-good God. Perhaps, this is really the “suchness” of human life. God give us all the strength and determination to love our little children more and better.

I think karma is total bullshit and crap in the face of wrongdoings to innocent children such as Leiby.  It is neither an explanation nor an excuse for the evil perpetrated on little children, whether they are killed, molested, abused, or their innocence damaged in any way.  Karma is another religious “pacifier” just like the religious teaching that God rewards good and punishes evil.  Are we to conclude that there so many evil people in this world just by gauging from the number of people who are suffering in the world?

As human beings we live entirely under the law. We are governed by physical and mental laws, but the greatest law of all, and the one that has really wreaked havoc in the life of mankind, is the law of as-ye-sow-so-shall-ye-reap, that which has been called drama or karmic law. Actually karmic law is the same as the laws of as–ye-sow-so-shall-ye-reap: as we do to another so will it be done unto us.
– Joel S. Goldsmith –

I think that anyone who is born or incarnated into the human condition is fair game to the the mesmerism, the mass consciousness of humanity or the collective consciousness of the human race — which the master Yeshua/Jesus refered to as “the prince of this world” and which dominates this dimension of our present human existence.  And the more Christ-like you are, as little children are in their innocence, the greater a magnet you are for oppression and persecution by the world.  That also explains why bad things happen to good people!

I thank whatever God may be that I am being shown the light.  Were it not for that spiritual light, life in this very human world is not worth living.

Rest in peace and in the company of angels, Leiby.  I know you are always in the light, as you are the light.  Shalom.


About Marc of Contemplative Pathways

Marc teaches contemplative meditation in the context of contemporary mysticism. His understanding of the mystical life is rooted in close to 40 years of study, practice, unfoldment, realization and experience, in the course of which he has received the gifts of spiritual discernment and transmission. His teaching work meaningfully shifts consciousness in a student through the process and alchemy of mystical transformation.   Marc facilitates the mystical teachings under the style of Contemplative Pathways. He enables others to embark on the spiritual journey by learning and understanding the Truth teaching and by living its principles. He has been conducting classes and meditation meetings in the San Francisco Bay Area for over fifteen years in a classroom, lecture, workshop, online meeting, or group practice setting.   His methodology of instruction is divinely inspired and firmly rooted in pure authentic mysticism. His approach to the mystical life is essentially nondenominational, nonsectarian, culturally interfaith, spiritually transreligious, and definitively unitive and nondualistic. His other contributions to worldwide spiritual awakening and the global contemplative movement include spiritual mentoring and spiritual healing practice.   Within the context of the great shift in consciousness now occurring all over the planet, Marc’s work presently focuses on individual and collective spiritual transformation and healing. He promotes the practice of contemplation or meditation as the vehicle for transcendence and ascension to the higher dimensions of mystical consciousness.   Marc is firmly committed to the vision of a global spiritual awakening and the divine promise of humanity’s mystical illumination.  
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One Response to On Karma: Leiby Kletzky and Innocent Children

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