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Spiritual Justice

What is justice in spiritual terms?


Great question. In spiritual terms our actions and their consequences follow from our movement toward enlightenment or self-realization. Our missteps, suffering, and delays along the way are due to our misunderstanding or ignorance of our true self. I would say on the universal scale, fairness or justice operates because through the force of evolution of consciousness everyone eventually arrives at the goal –enlightenment, liberation, bliss. And justice is also served because through the law of karma, decisions and actions taken that harm others will have consequences that compel the actor to understand and become conscious of how such actions hurt them. And so receiving the fruits of their actions becomes another means through which Existence moves us toward self-realization.


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My thoughts, for what they are worth If we can agree that for justice to be necessary an injustice must have occurred, then the following surely also applies. The need for justice isn`t a spiritual (universal) necessity, but something created by the mind of man.\n\nUsing the analogy of our journey towards enlightenment. Lets say, along that journey, we happen across as sign that says turn right, now we feel (universal constant) that we should continue straight, but the urge to turn right is overwhelming. So we turn.\n\nAlong that, let`s call it a detour on our journey towards enlightenment, we encounter various challenges which need to be overcome (in our mind) so we do various things. As a consequence of those actions others suffer (or do they?) Have we merely helped their journey towards enlightenment (or indeed those they may encounter or their decendants) on their own particular journey? \n\nThe universe doesn`t expect justice for our actions, it merely expects us to act. As such there can be no injustice in spiritual terms, merely a set of actions which leads (in one way or another) towards enlightenment of either oneself or those one encounters along the journey. So in response, the answer is justice is ensuring that you follow whichever path your heart tells you is the correct one and trust the universe (god, allah, etc. if you like) as it is leading you towards enlightenment, merely via some ups and downs along the way. \n\nDon`t know if that makes any sense or indeed where the inspiration to write it comes from, but hey I refer you to the above. Good question though.
Wayne - April 3, 2014
There is no justice because there is no injustice in spiritual terms. Everything Is simu fruits of actions.
Valini - April 2, 2014
Wonderful. I also love your use of the word actor, because in essence that is what we are doing. The physical body is tempory, the soul or spirit is eternal. its energy changes over many lifetimes gaining wisdom and love. Lessons are learned, challenges are overcome. The spirit develops a greater understanding by incarnating and facing issues from an earthly perspective.
Paula Rose - April 1, 2014
Justice = to take the prime spiritual mover as the point of reference and (re)align with \'That That Is, is Nature.
Ramani Rangan - March 31, 2014
famous verse from Bhagavat Purana:\ntat te ´nu kampam...
Jaani Jayom - March 31, 2014
karma = mercy
Jaani Jayom - March 31, 2014
Absolutely agree.
Deborah Nadine Fox - March 31, 2014
last summer I had mentioned on a random post about how I would have to pay for my arrogance some day... in the fall got kicked out of the house, reduced to the clothes on my back and made the most of it while that lasted. I was in recovery/relapse over a synthetic herb at the time and my sister got tired of my foolishness(just needed some more time without stresses and pressures and she wasn\'t giving me that) then over the winter she got really sick for a couple weeks... it is really fascinating how the cosmic processes of karma, enlightenment and self-realization work. I eventually got clean from the synthetic on my own terms without the pressures of \"Having\" to quit, she eventually got better but there are still levels of bitterness that make it difficult to be around her. I\'m really rough edged with a good heart, she is very sensitive with masks, make-up and medicated dependency to hide her weakness and ignore what truly needs to be worked on and healed... I abused the substance to keep my nasty side at bay (it really is frightening) and to fall into myself to understand where these things stem from and how to manage or heal old wounds permanently
Jane Calloway - March 30, 2014