ARE our sufferings and troubles entirely the result of our own ignorance and wrong-doing, or are they partly or wholly brought about by others, and by outward conditions?
Our sufferings are just, and are entirely the result of our own ignorance, error, and wrongdoing.
“Ye suffer from yourselves, none else compels.” If this were not so, if a man could commit an evil deed and escape, the consequences of that deed being visited upon an innocent person, then there would be no Law of Justice, and without such a Law the universe could not, even for a single moment, exist. All would be chaos. Upon the surface, men appear to suiter through others, but it is only an appearance an appearance which a deeper knowledge dispels.
Man is not the result of outward conditions; outward conditions are the result of man.
In the knowledge of truth there is freedom.
~ James Allen, Daily Meditations