In one of my prior articles, I addressed the First Fundamental Law which states “do all you have agreed to do”. This law was the basis for “contract law.”
The Second Fundamental Law according to Whatever Happened to Justice? by Richard J. Maybury is “do not encroach on other persons or their property.” These two laws were derived from political and scientific law. Scientific law grew from court decisions. “Do not encroach on other persons or their property” is the basis for criminal and tort law. Both laws are the foundation for common law. We do not learn about these laws and their foundation in school; however, we do learn about political law!
Both Judaism and Christianity believe that, “Thou shalt not steal.” And, “Thou shall not commit adultery.” Let’s look at “Thou shalt not steal” a little more.
Can the Second Law affect karma? If we take something that doesn’t belong to us without the owner’s permission, it is breaking the law and starts the wheel of karma in motion. We are well aware of that and accept it. We know that stealing or breaking and entering are punishable events and can land us before a judge and then jail time. I don’t know about you, but there is nothing I will do to jeopardize my freedom. Freedom is a most precious gift.
An interesting thought is that when we pick up money (even though the owner is nowhere around) that we find on the street, we are taking on some of that person’s karma. That’s something to really think about!
Entering onto someone else’s property without their permission is also breaking the Law. We keep on building karma! We’ve been talking about encroaching on someone else’s property. Let’s discuss the use of the telephone!
I really believe that a telephone is an invasion of privacy. This is stretching the law; however, when the phone rings, isn’t that invading my time, my peace? I don’t know how easy it is for others to not pick up the phone; I find it very easy. After all, if I’m doing whatever it is that I am doing, I have choices. What about you? Do you have to pick up the phone? Take notice and see what you do and share.
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