posted on May, 8 2014 @ 01:14 PM
a reply to: candlestick
How much$$$ are those organic herb and meditation training?These are all business.
All of religion is a business. Having to buy organic food and herbs, or pay for yoga classes and meditation sessions, is no different from tithing or
selling indulgences. The estimated 80 billion dollars Christianity takes in a year, tax-free, are just as mind-boggling as a New Age vegan who pays
for an "organic" tomato.
New age people usually said disease is caused by "you did something wrong in your past lives"
No they don't.
Karma, a doctrine in Hinduism, one of the world's oldest and longest-lasting contemporary faiths, is where the idea of past-life offenses influencing
current plight comes from. However, the doctrine of Karma is more socio-political than religious, as it was a way of explaining why there were
differences in wealth and opportunity within India's cast-system. Negative actions you committed in a past-life influenced what caste you were born
into: from the untouchables to royalty. Nothing in the Hindu doctrine of Karma says disease and illness comes from past-life activities.
Medical intuits, "psychic doctors", who study the ailments of mind and body from a quasi-spiritual stance, believe that disease and illness are the
result of a damaged aura, or a corrupt/poisoned chakra system. The intuit, however, says nothing about a past-life being responsible for your current
ailment. The reason, according to medical intuition, has to do with current actions, and not being authentic and true to yourself. Disease is a result
of current actions, not past-life actions.
In Wicca and other Neopagan schools that often get lumped in with the New Age, the reason for illness and disease is due to the Law of Return, a kind
of watered-down doctrine of Karma, which says that any action you commit in this life, will return to you three-times as powerful before your life is
done. Do something bad? Three-times as much evil will come to you; do something good, three-times the reward will come to you. Again though, this
doctrine centers around the current life, and current-life activities, not a past-life deed.
~ Wandering Scribe