The idea of paying for your actions in reward or punishment are conveyed in concepts of all systems,
whether barbaric or civilized; there has to be a sense of a moral system involved for some mental
discipline of consequences. The ideas of consequences spiritually are viewed in the Buddhist version of
Karma, Egyptian Alchemy with the Emerald tablets “As above, so below”, Kabbalistic concepts of
“Kether in in the Malkuth”, the Wiccan threefold, Christianity version of this is in the concept of
judgment after death, and the old term “you reap what you so”. So the idea of accepting responsibility
is in all religions and cultures, not only found in the Left Handed Path. When you as an individual hit
someone, the odds are you will be hit right back; therefore you have reaped what you have sowed.
The dangerous aspect of applying moral laws to spirituality to describe the consequences in a
metaphysical is a form of mind control of something that will transcend beyond the physical, mind
control is therefore a defamation of free will and chaining down the mind to spiritual decision in
dogma. One should have to naturally know the cause and affect without the spiritual. The mainstream
religions like Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and other religion place a claim on this basic
life lesson and label it to patent the idea. How many times have people claimed they are better people
because a religious idea of cause and affect because their holy text told them to be that way? When one
applies spirituality to install a moral system of good or bad it is no more then brainwashing. If one
relies on a religious or faith based excuse for an action, it demonstrates either fear from the universe or
exaltation of the universe.
The idea of cause and effect is physical, not spiritual. The individual who does not use spirituality as a
crutch to their actions is doing it based on common sense. Common sense says, “If I were to play with
fire I am going to be burnt”, if we need spirituality for that there is something lacking. How many
people made the claim it was religion or the spiritual that makes them a better person. I do not like the
religious terms like karma because it came from a religious community to make spirituality as a crutch
to make a decision, not common sense.