The Law of Karma is a law of action and reaction. For every action (in the form of thought, word, or deed) that we commit, an equal action will be committed upon us. Like prisoners awaiting the end of our sentence, we are bound to existence in those lower regions of Creation where the Law of Karma governs until we have borne all the reactions of our good and bad actions since the beginning of time.
All the actions we commit: feeding a hungry person, taking a life, eating an apple, gossiping, praying, having prideful thoughts, are like seeds that we are sowing. Once sown, the seed will bring a harvest yielding similar seeds. The reactions (the 'harvest') that come must be allowed to have their effect on us in order to clear our karmic debts and free us to progress to higher states of existence.
The Law of Karma is a law of justice pure, unbiased, absolute, and inescapable. There is also the Law of Grace, which has the power to free us from our karmic bonds. This law can act upon us through the grace of a living Perfect Master who has the authority and competency to burn away karmas on our behalf.
"When one of the disciples of the Master used the sword, then the Master told: No, this is not the way. If you use the sword, then it will also be used on you. He was explaining how things work under the law, "As you sow, so shall you reap." The Master taught them: You will also be hurt in the same way. Don't use the sword. Only work with love, only with love. If you succeed, fine. If you do not succeed, it doesn't matter, but work only with love.
This will be the situation of the world: When we are all awakened as soul, and that time will come, then God, the living God, will be here on earth.
So accept what comes from God, who is real, who is truth, who is eternal, who has been, is and will be for evermore. In whose lap we will live and we will enjoy our life.
You see, I am not only to care for you but I am to care for everyone in the world. You are to be released from bondage and they are to be released as well. Don't worry about these material comforts, but meditate, meditate and work for the higher things, more and more. Then there will be more and more power to help the greatly disturbed situation of the whole world so that we are really useful. This sense of oneness is the purpose of life. That is why the Masters look at the whole world.
We should use this short span of life in the right way, because the purpose of human life is to realize ourselves as soul and to find God."
~ Sant Thakar Singh