|If we see that we
have been too selfish in our doings we can always atone for it by selfless social service.
For the Law of Karma does not exclude, as some critics seem to think, either repentance and
atonement or the necessity for social service and humanitarian work. God works through
laws in animate nature as well as in inanimate nature. What we call a moral law or a
natural law is an embodiment of His will.
to Hindu conceptions God is not a judge sitting in a remote heaven meting out punishments
according to a penal code or waiting to mete them out till the last day of judgment, but
an indwelling Spirit whose law is wrought into our natures. At the same time He
never abdicates in favour of His law. Our scriptures call Hi Karma
Supervisor of the Law of Karma.
It is He that creates the world where each soul finds an
environment suited to the tendencies it acquired in a former life, and it is He that helps
every soul to over come its ignorance and sin. He is like the gardener who makes the seed
plots in his garden and waters them. He helps the seeds to grow, but what they grow into
depends upon their own nature. Further, if a man surrenders himself entirely to God and
totally forgets him self and his nature, His grace can lift where the Law of Karma