GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT
LAWS OF LIFE
KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAW
”There are laws in everything and everything is expressive of law.”
The Law is the sum total of all the laws of nature and of life: the constant relations of matter, motion, and consciousness – expressive of the nature of primordial matter and of omnipotent, inexhaustible, eternally dynamic primordial force, acting in its blind way in the imperturbable and inevitable constant relations of nature and life.
Of this Law, science has not yet explored more than an infinitesimal fraction.
There are laws in everything and everything is expressive of law. The gods themselves are subject to the Law. Omnipotence is possible only through absolutely faultless application of the laws in their entirety.
In primordial matter (the chaos of the ancients) there are no laws manifest. They only appear in connection with the compositions of the atoms in the cosmos.
The further the limits of subjective and objective consciousness are extended, the more laws are discovered. Only the monads of the highest divine kingdom have knowledge of all the laws of the universe and are able to apply them correctly with unfailing precision.
Laws of nature concern matter and motion; laws of life concern the consciousness aspect.
The progress of natural research is characterized by the continuous discovery of laws of nature; and that of immensely neglected research into life, by the discovery of laws of life. Also in the scientific conception of natural law there is much in need of revision.
What makes the esoteric life view superior to other life views is the knowledge of the laws of life and the realization that the Law is the one true basis of the life view. The Law alone is the absolute guarantee against arbitrariness, be it human or “divine”.
The laws of life clarify to us that our attitude to life and its relations is more or less abortive. The laws of life constitute the basis of our life view. They help us to live by explaining much that we meet with which would otherwise seem incomprehensible, uncharitable, unfair; which makes the life-ignorant accuse life for the state of the world.
Man’s sense of helplessness when seeing his inability to apply the Law right is inevitable but disappears when he learns that we gain greater and greater ability to apply the Law through our incarnations, if we remain realizers.
The knowledge of the laws of life affords us the necessary trust in life. That is no blind faith, which always runs the risk of being subject to doubt, uncertainty, fear, always is afraid of the criticism of ignorance or injudicious propaganda.
It is necessary to have knowledge of the Law. The ability to apply the Law right, however, does not go with the knowledge of it. That is a thing belonging to the level attained and the experience of life acquired. In all relations of life that rule applies which says that everybody has the right to, and indeed should go by, his own conviction (“conscience”).
When the validity of the law of rebirth (the law of new and better opportunities) has been clearly seen, this knowledge is a liberating factor. It clarifies that responsibility is inevitable. It also brings about understanding of the past, the meaning of the present, and the infinite possibilities of the future.
Henry T. Laurency, The Knowledge of Reality, The problems of Reality, part one, The Law
Henry T. Laurency, Knowledge of Life One, The Law www.laurency.com
LAWS OF LIFE
”Conformity to law is the cliff on which we can build our faith and trust in life.”
Law is the condition of freedom. Law is the condition of unity. Law is the unity that man has always sought.
No universe is built without law. Conformity to law characterizes the world of matter as well as the world of consciousness. Conformity to law is a condition of the possibility, existence, evolution, and continuance of life.
The concept of law contains the attributes of immutability and impersonality as the two most valuable ones. Conformity to law is the cliff on which we can build our faith and trust in life. Conformity to law makes a rational view of reality possible, makes it possible to realize the meaning of life rationally. Admitted that nature appears cold and hard; it is nevertheless true, just, and incorruptible. It thereby affords us the basis of knowledge, freedom, and power. It grants to human reason the position due to it. All these things are invaluable realities, possibilities, and rights.
The number of laws appears unlimited. The more the boundaries of consciousness expand and the vaster our knowledge of reality becomes, the more laws we discover. And this gives us greater and greater confidence in the rationality of life. If laws were lacking, we would be victims of arbitrariness. If we lack knowledge of laws, we fall victims to fictions and superstition. Just as the knowledge of the laws of nature grants us power over nature, so the knowledge of the laws of life shows us how we can shape our lives.
The following seven laws of life are the most important to man.
The law of freedom says that every being is its own freedom and its own law and that freedom is gained through law. Freedom is the right to individual character and to activity within the limits set by the equal right of all.
The law of unity says that all beings make up a unity and that every being must realize its unity with all life in order to be able to expand its consciousness beyond its own self.
The law of development says that all life –from the lowest to the highest –develops, that forces act in certain ways towards certain goals, which ultimately lead up to the cosmic final goal.
The law of self, or of self-realization, says that every being by itself –by its own knowledge and its own work –must acquire all the qualities and abilities that will ultimately lead up to cosmic omniscience and omnipotence.
The law of destiny says that the self in every new life-form is influenced by forces and is put into situations that afford to the self the experiences necessary on that very level in evolution.
The law of reaping says that everything we have sown we shall some time reap. Everything we have done in deed, word, feeling, and thought – or failed to do – reacts upon us with the same effect.
The law of activation says that the individual’s consciousness develops through activity and only through his own activity. Everything must be his own experience and his own working-up of this experience in order to be turned into understanding and ability.