Basic Principle Behind Life
Life ... A Matter of Principle
One of the greatest advancements in civilized progress will be
the recognition by the human race that life exists because of
an intelligent cause and functions according to an immutable principle.
There is a basic principle behind life.
A great number of people fail to see any relationship to the cause
and effect principle of life. They accept whatever happens as
being divine will, fate, or merely circumstance.
For example, should someone get sick, many people sincerely think
it unfortunate, perhaps the expression of some disease, but they
fail to think more deeply into the subject. What has caused that
person to become sick? Could there be a further explanation than
some errant germs? Why should sickness exist in life? Is it necessary?
Is life not supposed to be the reflection of God the Principle,
which is the essence of good and perfection? Then why are we here
on earth suffering so much misfortune, unhappiness, sickness,
warfare, starvation, etc.? What have we done or not done to permit
such a discordant state to develop and to exist?
Mankind must come to realize that life is the expression of laws
or principles. If such laws are broken or ignored, then a penalty
results. The penalty is suffering and, as a result, missing the
joy of living a happy, harmonious life, experiencing the many
beauties that life has to offer.
Mankind will be forced to recognize, sooner or later, that living
in the emotions and desires results directly in bitter experiences,
frustrations, and discords. Instead, it will be understood that
as mind constructively develops and express logical reasoning
in living habits, life will reflect the balance and beauty of
thinking. They will then have the purpose, the reason, and the
incentive for putting forth personal effort to live a constructive
life in accordance with the immutable laws governing human existence.
It is known that we must live within certain physical laws such
as gravity, electricity, magnetism, nuclear power, and many others.
It is also appreciated that the body cannot tolerate certain substances
which, for that reason, are labelled "poison". Why,
then, does that intelligence not extend to the natural law of
body balance and harmonious functioning, for our way of life includes
many bad, unintelligent habits which poison and destroy the bodies,
perhaps more slowly, but just as surely. For example, smoking,
drinking, taking of drugs, and eating of wrong foods all show
a lack of common sense when one considers the reason of the body
- that of serving as a vehicle for the spirit - and how abusing
the body interferes with man fulfilling its purpose and achieving
its destiny. It may seem like a small point but it represents
the fundamental weakness of our civilization: that of living for
the satisfaction of one's desires instead of living to fulfil
the reason for one's existence and thereby finding the ultimate
in happiness when living in accordance with the natural or divine
Too often it is thought foolish, childish, or embarrassing to
seem to be trying to live a good or divine type of life, but that
is because it has been associated only with the church and religion
and not as it should be - with the logic and intelligence of the
conscious forces behind and manifesting through life. What is
weak or wrong with being healthy, vital, constructive, happy,
and helping to make life better for others? But how can one live
such a life? Only by knowing and teaching others the basic principles
The principles of life can be divided into the physical, mental,
and spiritual laws. The body serves as the temple of the spirit
and the vehicle for its expression. Therefore, the physical laws
are an expression of the intelligence which determines the fulfilment
of that purpose, i.e., the health, vitality, and harmonious functioning
of the physical body. Proper foods, relaxation, exercise, deep
breathing, cleanliness, etc., are covered under the physical laws.
The mental laws govern the establishment of a balanced, constructive,
principled mind which asserts intelligent control over the body
and the physical desires. This is achieved through the application
of the knowledge of the Mathematical Principle, which creates
balance in mind and control of destinies.
The spiritual laws govern the unfoldment of one's inner potential
to the state of Universal Consciousness, which is the expression
of the wisdom of life for the benefit of all. Every person born
has the potential of becoming a revelator of divine truth and
wisdom and thus achieving the fulfilment of the highest ideals.
The reason humanity is not progressing in life is that the constructive
principles of life are not being taught and we are not being encouraged
to sacrifice the immediate satisfaction of the senses for the
unappreciated, but the much more valuable state of individuality,
mental freedom, and spiritual attainment which results from application
to the physical, mental, and spiritual laws.
We must seek the understanding of the laws of life under which
we exist and must live in accordance with these laws, which will
bring beauty, harmony, and peace into reality and thus we will
we find the true joy in living.
The Kabalarian Philosophy teaches the understanding of the fundamental
laws of human existence, the principles of constructive living,
and the spiritual ideals for mankind. Through the study and application
of this universal philosophy, you, too, can gain a new concept
of the principles of life and discover for yourself the joy of
living in harmony with the laws of Universal Consciousness.