another view on the nature of evil [Fwd: Master Course Lesson 47]

Interestingly this was sent to me today.

—–Forwarded Message—–

> Sloka 47 from Dancing with Siva
> Why Do Some Souls Act in Evil Ways?
> People act in evil ways who have lost touch with their soul nature and
> live totally in the outer, instinctive mind. What the ignorant see as
> evil, the enlightened see as the actions of low-minded and immature
> individuals. Aum.
> Bhashya
> Evil is often looked upon as a force against God. But the Hindu knows
> that all forces are God’s forces, even the waywardness of adharma. This
> is sometimes difficult to understand when we see the pains and problems
> caused by men against men. Looking deeper, we see that what is called evil
> has its own mysterious purpose in life. Yes, bad things do happen. Still,
> the wise never blame God, for they know these to be the return of
> man’s self-created karmas, difficult but necessary experiences for his
> spiritual evolution. Whenever we are injured or hurt, we understand
> that our suffering is but the fulfillment of a karma we once initiated,
> for which our injurer is but the instrument who, when his karma cycles
> around, will be the injured. Those who perform seemingly evil deeds
> are not yet in touch with the ever-present God consciousness of their
> immortal soul. The Vedas rightly admonish, “Borne along and defiled by
> the stream of qualities, unsteady, wavering, bewildered, full of desire,
> distracted, one goes on into the state of self-conceit. In thinking,
> ‘This is I’ and ‘That is mine’ one binds himself with himself, as does
> a bird with a snare.” Aum Namah Sivaya.

I also refer you to the previous forward from the same source I sent out
back on April 5th about the source of good and evil from a hindu
perspective. Similar but different …