AN Eastern wisdom teaching is introduced to the West in the familiar proverb “what goes around, comes around.”
The modern saying is almost certainly a soul memory referring to the omnipresent, and unerring law of karma.
Wisdom of karma insists that every fleeting moment eventually returns, to its original state plus the experience gained — after completing an obligatory pilgrimage.
Specifically, a person’s actions whether good or bad,” as Wikipedia has it, “will often have consequences for that person.”
The ancients always insisted on the absolute universality of periodicity, the law “of flux and reflux, ebb and flow,” according to The Secret Doctrine, “which physical science has observed and recorded in all departments of nature.”
“An alternation such as that of Day and Night, Life and Death, Sleeping and Waking, is a fact so common, so perfectly universal and without exception,,” says this teaching, “that it is easy to comprehend that in it we see one of the absolutely fundamental laws of the universe.”
This teaching is set forth in The Secret Doctrine as the Second Fundamental Proposition, a universal law sourced from the Perennial Philosophy (on which the teachings are based)…