"God Is A Person"
George: Each individual has to burn out his own karma and escape from the chains of maya, reincarnation and all that. The best thing anyone can give to humanity is God consciousness...But first you have to concentrate on your own spiritual advancement; so in a sense we have to become selfish to become selfless. Mukunda: What about trying to solve the problems of life without employing the spiritual process? George: Life is like a piece of string with a lot of knots tied in it. The knots are the karma you're born with from all your past lives, and the object of human life is to try and undo all those knots. That's what chanting and meditation in God consciousness can do. Otherwise you simply tie another ten knots each time you try to undo one knot. That's how karma works. I mean, we're now the results of our past actions, and in the future we'll be the results of the actions we're performing now. A little understanding of "As you sow, so shall you reap" is important, because then you can't blame the condition you're in on anyone else. You know that it's by your own actions you're able to get more in a mess or out of one. It's your own actions that relieve or bind you.