Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:34

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A man shot a friend and the arrow is sticking out in the shoulder. The brother of the friend says, “That’s his karma, leave it there.” The man who shot him says, “No, if you break the arrow, he may die of blood poisoning.” Do you know what the man with the arrow sticking in his shoulder says? “Look please, get a knife and cut it out.” We see what the involvement is. We will argue, debate, as to what to do when we are faced with the crisis, but the commonsense is the only true action, is the only true karma there is. It’s the karma of self deliverance. You don’t have to burden the mind or pray night and day for that kind of conscious deliverance from something that we are supposed to get involved with. The Creator knew that when He placed us. The creative principle is a threefold principal. Earlier in the day I said, “We are a three fold function.” A coin has three sides, the top and the bottom, and the other side around it. Karma is understood in a two-way manner by eastern/western people, but seldom do they see the third way which is the true way out. They know it as punishment and reward or they know it as “what you do, you get back,” but they do not know it as the conscious total involvement that leads to self deliverance. It’s the first time it’s been emphasized, yet it has been with man all the time through the very acts that man performed that delivered man from his dilemma.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:34)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:32

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There’s always some way to punish yourself or reward yourself, but until it was understood that it was the means that we got to be involved for our own salvation, for our own deliverance, we have to get involved with the love for Man and the divinity in Man, karma had no place as a real science, as a real law, to compensate us for our existence. We can understand it better. I’ll tell you a little story. There was two monks walking along, they came to a little brook and there was a woman standing and she wouldn’t cross over because she would wet her clothes. Two monks walk right up, one reached down, picked the woman up, took her across the brook, put her down, and kept on walking. The other monk looked at him and said, “How could you, how could you, our brother monk, a total renunciate, a spiritual person, do a think like that? Embrace the woman, handle her, put her down, aren’t you ashamed of yourself?” This went on for two or three hours. The other monk just kept going. Eventually the monk turned to him and says, “You know brother. All I did is to lift the woman, take her across, place her there, but you are still carrying her.” (laughter) Now you see what the Involvement is?
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:32)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:30

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Then we can say to that person, “You are free. I am free.” And within our Souls we are all free, free men all, lord of ourcells (ourselves). There is no freedom without the involvement and there is no karma until you get involved and if running away from one’s involvement is a happy heaven, it’s very sterile. It’s so sterile in fact, it gets boring. If we are afraid of the devils that we have created, then let us get involve and see if the devil will face us. The Hindu people, the Tibetan people, they call them the demons of the mind. When the student is going up in the inner realms and you know what the guide or the guru tells him? “Fight the demon.” In other words, if you’re in England you would say, “Get on your horse St. George and face your dragon.” See? We have all handed down in fairy tales, fables, and so forth, the right action, the right involvement with the consciousness. Face it. Yukteswar says, “Face your devils, they’ll cease to bother you.” Forget the past, it’s finished. Now is the time to take up the action. Now is the time to take up the gauntlet, work. Karma is seldom understood, either in Eastern countries or Western countries as the total involvement between Man and God. It was never really revealed as that total involvement until Krishna told Arjuna to take up the bow and fight. It was always looked upon as some excuse or some way to pass the buck.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:30)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:28

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Master Jesus threw one bombshell into our lap. They brought a blind man to Him one time and the blind man they ask, “Did his father sin or did he sin? Who sinned?” In other words, did the father karma got involved in this or the man’s own karma is involved in this? You know what He said? He said, “Neither.” That really rooked everybody because it cut loose all the false concepts pertaining to karma. It cut to the very root. That the Involvement, if there was no challenge, the Son of God acting through the body form would have no way to demonstrate Its divinity. He says, “This is unto the glory of God.” We must have the challenge, we must have the involvement, to face up, to call upon the greater self to confront the so called limited mind and its ways of trapping itself and getting involved and condemning itself. It is that love that reaches down for the first time that has no way to reward or punish. It’s the love that lifts us, regardless if we understand it or not, strictly for the glory of the Divinity in us. This is what karma really is. It is the action brought about that involves us with life that frees us from the very things we think life holds back us from. Until we get involved with it, we are not free. We can’t tear down something and patch it up and say, “I made a mistake. I hope this will compensate.” We have to get involved in the action to extend the boundary lines of love by making others see this love through our own actions.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:28)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:26

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When one plucks us out, we owe them a debt. When we pluck ourcells (ourselves) out, we owe God thanks for allowing us to discover the capacity within ourselves to pluck ourselves out of the action. Otherwise we don’t owe anything. We are Soul. We are the Divine Quality made to express right now in action but until we involve ourselves with the action we are not going to change. We are going to remain idly hoping for someone to lift us out, or sitting on the fence, twiddling our thumbs, and saying, “It can’t be helped. There’s nothing I can do.” So I throw up my hands in a fatalistic way, “Let it happen.” But until we get involved and to see the true course of what karma is and why karma is an actual law that compensates itself by Divine Love, we will not know it. We will hope, we will imagine, we’ll try to make all types of mental prognostications, or excuses.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:26)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:24

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The liberation is when you get involve. If you sit back on the fence and look at it as predestination and you look at it like a puppet on a fence waiting for Divine Will to intercede, it will remain as that, but when we become involved and we get into the fray… That is what Krishna told Arjuna: get in there, do your duty, pick up your bow, and face your obligation. Then you will know what is truly Divine Will, what truly is this whole creation all about. Not until that time and if you observe in your own personal life when you have all the crisis-es around you, all the problems that you’re involved with, not until you make that first step into action do you begin to see the way getting clear. Every way looks dark, there don’t seem to be any outlet, but the moment you become involved, the moment you take up the forward action, it starts taking care of itself. This is the true karma that we are talking about. This is the action we want to set in force… set in motion. This is the action that resolves itself by its own action. This is God. A God of life, a God of activity. A God that demands action upon action based upon love through the action. Only then do we free ourcells (ourselves) from the false concepts that we are being punished by a Creative Intelligence for our wrong actions. We aren’t punished, we are punishing ourcells (ourselves). We are freeman all, Lord of ourcells (ourselves) in the involvement only, not sitting on the fence, not idly wishing for it to happen, for someone to pluck us out.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:24)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:22

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All right, let’s say for one moment, all the Souls are sitting near to Father God looking out through the great window of light and seeing the marvelous creation that is made out there in the void and He says to His Souls, His children, “You’re allowed to go out and play in this great creation, get involved. The only stipulation is this. That since you’re made in My image, you have 100% free will. I want you to go out now and test your divinity by allowing Me to retain 99% of that free will and you keep 1%, play the game of creation and come back and regain this 99%. Then you can go out without being affected by the creation the second time, but if you get involved and you get downheartened and you make wrong choices without realizing I am the Creator, I may have to send one of you out with total 100% free will to show you how to do it and come back.” Just picture it. We tell ourselves we have free will, free choice to get involved. Yes, we do have it. What percentage of it? We soon discover that when we get involved that we have a very small percentage of it because when we want to do anything, we seem to cry out, “God willing, God help me, thy will be done” and great Masters come on the Earth and they emphasize it, “It’s God’s will be done in the Involvement.” If it’s God’s will be done, and if it’s God creation, then God’s will and God’s creation is one great, giant predetermination, but it’s free will at the same time. Looks like a paradox, but it’s not. It’s the understanding of what makes it free will, predestination, acting as one, which is liberation.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:22)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:20

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Karma, we all know the word means action, and before we ever use it or hear of it or try to think of it, automatically the mind jumps to conclusion, “It’s the things that I did bad.” Never of the things that I did good and uh, immediately if I do bad things I have to punish myself, but how am I going to punish myself and how am I going to reward myself by looking at the very things I did, but there’s more to it than that. The Creator could not set us in motion into His creation without impressing upon our nature His divine power of free will or the power to choose. Now we were made last and creation was made first so in a sense creation is predetermined for our existence. Where we supposed to go to be involved and how are we to return back free from the involvement.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:20)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:16

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Let’s look at some facts. Eve the mother states in the Involvement that she has a child of God and his name is Cain and she has a man-child and his name is Abel. The two persons are offering sacrifice to the deity. The child of God brings fruits and nuts like a good vegetarian and the child of man brings his lamb and the child of man’s sacrifice is accepted over the child of God and when the Creator is confronted by the choice He made by Cain, the creator tells Cain “If you do right thy brother will serve thee.” Now it was up to Cain to understand the commitment. He was considered a child of God by his mother and Abel was considered a child of man by the mother. Their sacrifice brought a point of decision between the Creative Intelligence and their emotions. Cain’s sacrifice was turned down and Abel’s was accepted. Abel challenges the decision. He’s told, “If you do right, your brother will serve thee.” Now, what right did he go out and do? Slay his brother? So how can his brother serve him, but doing right, if he obey the law of love and if he knew, as his mother knew, that he was truly a child of God and had nothing to fear, had nothing to be jealous or envy about, that his divine consciousness would flow through him when the time come for him to express his divinity, his brother, who is lesser evolved and had need of understanding would soon turn to him as his teacher. He wouldn’t go to his father and mother to learn the spiritual life. He would turn to his brother for the spiritual light, but the brother was in a haste so he threw away the one opportunity to lead the brother out of darkness therefore creating the great involvement, Karma. The first act of violence. The Creator would resolve many things for us, except when we hurt the feelings of another. We have to work this out ourselves. It’s true that involvement with two human beings that the karmic law is enforced. What you do to someone is coming back to you in some form.
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:16)

Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:14

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If strictly, “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,” would be the only way we could get involved then the question would come up: If Cain killed Abel, when is Able going to get a chance to kill Cain, right? But the Scripture says, “The voice of God called upon Cain and asked him where his brother is and Cain replied, ‘am I my brother’s keeper?'” Yes we are. Therefore they say the Lord made a statement that no one should take the law into their hands to destroy Cain and He put a mark on Cain. Well the question is this: Cain went out, Abel is dead, where is the justice? Does Cane go Cane free, no involvement, Abel is dead, no restitution?
— Adano Ley (Involvement – October 9, 1971 – 0:14)