Karma -- Sources

Source texts from the books by Jozef Rulof for the article ‘karma’.
Based on the books by Jozef Rulof.
These sources presume the prior reading of the article ‘karma’.

Consequences of a murder

‘Cause and effect’ can be put into working by means of many actions and feelings:
Lies and deception, hatred and all those thousands of other feelings as qualities and characteristics, represent the cause and effect.
But murder is now a karmic law!”
The Cosmology of Jozef Rulof Part 5, 1944
In the books by Jozef Rulof the concept of karma has specifically to do with murder:
We only know: by means of murder you have karma.
The rest is not there.
Only by means of murder.
There is just one karma to be experienced.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951


In the core of our soul lie the harmonic character traits:
Divine Harmony lies in your life, because you were born by means of the Divine Harmonic laws.
Archives, 1945
This does not mean that we as a personality are already conscious of this.
Our realization of this is separate from the innate harmony of our soul:
Whether we realized this has nothing to do with the material harmonic laws and those for the spiritual personality.
That consciousness was not yet necessary for this world, but the Divine harmony lived in us, by means of which we were inspired and achieved life.
Archives, 1945
The harmonic laws of life take our soul as divine life through many consecutive grades of life to the universal consciousness that we will possess in the All at the end of our evolution.
In a particular grade of life, we are conscious of that stage, but still unconscious of the harmony and the laws of life of a higher grade of life.
As a result of this limited consciousness, we come to disharmonic deeds:
The harmonic laws and grades of life take our Divine life back to the All-Consciousness.
God never created disharmony, we reached that by means of our unconsciousness.
Unconsciousness for the following law of life.
Archives, 1945

Grade of feeling

The harmonic laws are also expressed in the grades of life as consecutive development stages which the soul can experience.
Thanks to those grades, the soul can gain experiences and grow in consciousness and love.
For its inner evolution those are the grades of feeling which the soul experiences in order to evolve to the conscious All.
By means of reincarnation, we are able to master a higher grade of feeling for ourselves, as a result of which our life of feeling expands:
“Those laws created the grades of life.
Embryonic, material and spiritual harmonic laws were born.
But also the pre-animal-like, the animal-like, coarse-material, material, cosmic and the Divine laws of life for the soul, which she had to experience, if she wished to return to the Divine All.
So grades of life and those grades of life are Divine Harmonic laws for all the life in the universes.
We as human beings and as souls mastered them by means of reincarnation and got hold of them, by means of which our life expanded and the world originated.”
Archives, 1945
After a great many lives, we will reach the spiritual grade of feeling, and it is only then that we will know how we have to act in order to remain in harmony with all the life at this level:
One day we will experience how we should act, and it is only then that we will have reached harmony with the spiritual grade of life.
Archives, 1945


Jozef Rulof emphasizes the importance that murderers with remorse know the working of karma, so that they know that their deed will not continue to pursue them for eternity.
But then they would have known precisely that God does not hit them, and that God does not damn them, but that they can soon make amends for that in another organism - and they give the soul a new organism as mother - and then they would be rid of their remorse at least.
Questions and Answers Part 3, 1952
It still does not matter to perpetrators with a lower grade of feeling:
But now you should go to the prison, where the human being lives with spiritual remorse, and spiritual longing to get to know God; because an indifferent person who is not yet there, he sits there: ‘It doesn’t matter to me.
Questions and Answers Part 3, 1952


By committing a murder, the human being beats himself out of the own harmony of his soul.
His soul can restore the harmony by giving back the lifetime taken away:
But karma means: to break a law which connects you with the life. With the life.
And then we are faced with karma, if we take the life away from the human being, therefore by means of manslaughter and violence. Then you stand still, and then you must go back, and then you must give that life a new body.
That time which we take away from that soul, that spark, that divine self, we must give that time back again; and that is going from disharmony to harmony.
So we have already beaten ourselves out of the divine harmony by means of murder.
We did that ourselves.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
A man cannot give back any stolen lifetime, for this purpose he must reincarnate as a mother:
If you are a man now – I explained that to you, and you will read in the books – you will become a mother, in order to give that life that time back which you stole there or deformed.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
Then the creating organism of the man is no help for the soul:
The soul now descends into the organism.
But you feel, that when you now come to a moment, when you expand your life, when the inner life reaches becoming conscious, then you feel that the soul which possesses that consciousness, curses the creating organism.
That is seven thousand years of standstill.
You do believe, don’t you, that you when you go from the male to the maternal, that that cannot happen in fifteen years?
Those are ages.
You need ages in order to experience motherhood from fatherhood.
Lectures Part 2, 1951
A woman can also give birth to children for her husband:
So the mother gives birth for herself, and also gives birth for the man.
So two different karmas are busy there.
The creating karma and the maternal karma.
Questions and Answers Part 3, 1952

Help from society

A chaos originated ‘between life and death’:
And those men ... that harmony, that going back and forth, dying, being born, a chaos has entered that by means of murder – war is terrible – suicide.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
The terrible disharmony has caused a cosmic disturbance:
Of course you bring a cosmic disturbance there, because you need millions of people in order to ... that divine harmony for billions of souls ...
Can you feel, they are billions of souls.
There are more people living in the world of the unconscious than on earth.
There are more souls waiting to be born than there are people on earth.
There is more destroyed than there is born normally, of course.
Can you feel this?
Because, war, crime, just go on, on the street, wretches, that is all disharmony.
Questions and Answers Part 5, 1950
Soon society will take over the karma:
Then this too: in the book ‘The Peoples of the Earth’ you can read that one day the time will come that society will take over our karma.
Then the state will make sure that the woman receives her creator, because all the powers will then be tuned into life and death and reincarnation, so that harmony will come again between ‘life and death’.
Questions and Answers Part 1, 1950
By having children, parents can dissolve karma, but they can also be finished with their own karma, and have children in order to serve, in order to help waiting souls:
If father and mother get two children, then that is making amends, or it is serving.
After all, there are also fathers and mothers in the world who are finished.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
The victim is not necessarily attached to that one perpetrator.
Jozef Rulof explains that he as a waiting soul can be attracted by every mother who is connected to him in karma.
If I am now involved with you for fifty percent and you refuse me, then that other forty-nine percent of that then comes, and I have to do with those people for forty-nine percent.
That means: the highest karma, the deepest karma experienced with the human being, attracts, the very first.
So you are working here, and thinking and feeling, you are a human being, I have to experience the most intense karma with you, so the highest grade in karma now attracts me.
And you refuse?
Then forty-nine percent appears and I go to that; but I am born.
Up to one percent and then I have at least a thousand fathers and mothers which I can experience, who will elevate me, and I will get my birth, then just for five percent, one percent, that fifty percent will come later.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
A waiting soul is not obstructed by a perpetrator who refuses to have children:
That means, sir, if you refuse to attract me - doesn't it? ,- then I have also lived there with those people, in Jersualem, in France, and they attract me.
Those people are there now.
And I meet you on my way, but I come, and you come to stand before me in order to make amends for that.
Can you feel that?
But that birth does not let itself be stopped, it carries on.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951


A member of the audience at a contact evening asks master Zelanus whether he has understood properly that not every perpetrator must return to the earth in order to dissolve his karma:
(Gentleman in the hall): ‘Master Zelanus, I think I noticed that, if a man or a woman commits such a crime that it results in the death of a fellow human being, that then the one who has done that is called back.’
For what?
(Gentleman in the hall): ‘That he is reincarnated again.’
For murder?
(Gentleman in the hall): ‘For murder.’
For murder?
(Gentleman in the hall): ‘Yes, for murder, indeed.
But I also think I noticed that that is not always the case.’
No, then you are free.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
Master Zelanus explains that if the victim is free from reincarnation and continues to the hereafter because he no longer needs to return to the earth, that then the perpetrator does not have to give back the robbed years on earth:
If you, if I was ...
Look, if I was to murder you now this evening.
(Gentleman in the hall): ‘Yes.’
We will not do it, of course.
And you are free, you do not need to come back to the earth again, then I have nothing to make amends for.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
The perpetrator can also make amends for the years taken away on the Other Side in the hereafter:
To make amends for something, yes.
You get the time of life back.
But you can now experience that on the other side.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
If for instance thirty years were taken away from the victim as a result of the murder, and he would have known happiness in that time, then the perpetrator must give back that happiness in a different way:
So I must now, at all costs I must give you that consciousness, which you could have learned during that time.
If you experienced pleasures, if you were happy during those thirty years which you miss because of me, then I must start to build for thirty years in order to give you that happiness, that love, that possession.
And now I can do that spiritually.
Is that clear?
I did not describe that grade.
That is another book.
But those possibilities exist.
Because – and you must be able to sense that – the material birth does not exist; because then I must go back.
But now you are not there, you are free, so that rebirth and the material law, those material deeds do not exist either, I do not need to build that up, you are spirit for me and I must therefore be able to receive you spiritually.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
If the perpetrator himself has to return to the earth in order to reincarnate, he cannot serve the victim in the hereafter.
When he then sees the victim again, this victim can already be a master.
Then the perpetrator will rectify his disharmonic deed, but he can also do that by serving other souls who are connected to the grade of life of the victim.
That grade of life is the group of souls to which the victim belongs:
But now I must go back myself, I am still not finished here.
And then we will perhaps see each other again in tens of thousands of years, ages, and then I will still be faced with striking you down.
Even if you are a master soon, then I will have to make amends for my deeds with regard to your own grade, to other people.
Can you feel this?
I must make amends for that.
And I will experience it.
Do you understand it?
(Gentleman in the hall says something.)
That goes even deeper, of course.
But this is the law: either the birth, or you continue on the other side; but I must make amends for what I did wrong.
And that can be physically, that means ...
You always do that spiritually anyway, don’t you?
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
On earth the perpetrator can also convert the darkness created into light by giving as a mother a body to another soul which belongs to the grade of life of the victim:
But it can be on earth, by giving birth to you; then I must return, I must become a mother, and I have to live for that, I must return for that, in order to attract you, or someone from your grade of life.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
In any case, the soul of the perpetrator will remain driving until it has come into harmony again with life.
Because the soul feels every event which comes to its life by means of own deeds:
The event comes to our life, goes through our consciousness and is now experienced.
What did the event give us?
Did we remain in harmony with Divine Creation as a result of it?
Archives, 1945
By means of the harmonizing driving force of the soul, every disharmonic action of the personality will ultimately give evolution and becoming conscious:
So attune yourself to this progress and try to get to know her disharmony now, which will soon be nothing more than evolution!”
The Cosmology of Jozef Rulof Part 5, 1944

Harmonizing driving force

Many people who have been reincarnated for the dissolving of karma are not satisfied with their life circumstances.
As a personality, they have not received what they would like:
When we live in the world of the unconscious waiting for an incarnation, we receive exactly that what we do not want, because it is the very thing we do not own yet.
The Origin of the Universe, 1939
If these people were to determine their circumstances on the basis of their personality, then they would want to possess everything:
But if they were able to determine their birth and death, if these powers were in their own hands, it would be real chaos.
Man received everything, God’s own life.
Man only wants to experience beautiful and desirable things; only that life on earth in which he has everything.
The Origin of the Universe, 1939
Many people nevertheless feel connected to those undesired life circumstances.
In the depth of their life of feeling other powers of feeling slumber, but in the present life they receive little day-consciousness.
Master Zelanus indicates that these other feelings from past lives such as for instance for art, can be absent in the present day-consciousness:
Now you can say: I did art.
You were, for example, there in Egypt you were a poet, that was possible; and now, in this life, you do not have those feelings.
Now we come to the cosmology.
For what purpose do you live at the moment?
For what purpose are you on earth at present?
Questions and Answers Part 5, 1950
When the soul is driving in order to dissolve karma, that will dominate the largest part of the personality:
Can you feel this?
And now you get to see that art.
You all did art irrevocably.
There will have been a life that you acted as a yogi yourself, you were in temples.
Would you never have thought about that universe in hundreds of thousands of lives?
Would you have been capable of never even thinking for an hour about, absorbing into you, awakening, inspiration, mysticism?
Now it will come: for what purpose do you live now?
For a karmic law?
Did you murder?
Did you destroy your life?
Did you violate a human being?
Then you will have to make amends to that life.
And now it dominates all the characteristics.
This is now the personality for seventy-five, eighty percent, and that pushes that other one down.
Questions and Answers Part 5, 1950
In a higher grade of feeling the human being starts to realize that by means of serving and accepting he awakens inwardly and is released from the cause and effect:
You want it, you are ready, because you know that you will awaken as a result of this.
You are no longer afraid of cause and effect, you are not afraid of a wrong word.
Lectures Part 1, 1950
Once all the karma has been dissolved, the soul can take leave of the earth:
This has to be made up, when they will be able to take leave of the planet earth and enter life hereafter.
The Origin of the Universe, 1939
In the hereafter the human being then sees how much inner possession he has acquired:
The books ‘A View into the Hereafter’ now say: if the cycle of the earth has been completed and you have made good, if you are free from your karmic life, then you definitely stand on your own possession.
Lectures Part 3, 1952
In the hereafter, the soul prepares itself for reincarnating on the fourth cosmic grade of life.
On the planets there it also no longer creates a single disharmony as a personality:
So that fourth cosmic grade is material.
And the people are more rarefied, more beautiful, perfect, no faults, no disharmony, no injustice, they are one with the space, possess gifts, sir ...
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
There the human being consciously experiences the harmonic laws of his soul.
In the world of the reincarnation there is no longer any disharmony either, the reincarnating can now take place immediately after the past life:
We kept on returning to the material world, but we are now eternally conscious.
Because we now experience those harmonic laws consciously, there is no longer any question of falling asleep.
And the returning to the material world takes place immediately after the completing of that existence, we no longer experience any disturbances in that either.
However, my brothers, are you following what this means to your consciousness and life?
The Cosmology of Jozef Rulof Part 4, 1944