Perhaps all the moralism, and all the self sanctified enlightenment is in its way the biggest fuel for the evils they themselves deride?
Where does the first karma come from to get the whole karmic ball rolling? The first karma comes from a state of existence that permeates all others. The ground of being. It serves as a sort of infrastructure for all of creation, though it isn’t quite as empty and featureless as some authorities would describe it.
Is the first karma neutral? No, it is not neutral. It is omnipotent and capable of all things. It is empowered. Things manifest not from a neutralized or balanced state, but from an ever shifting dynamic state. As they say things must even change to stay the same.
How do we get our first karma, the luck of the draw? No. There is no luck, no accident. We are there in that first state. You can call it your higher self or god self, whatever you choose.
How can one choose before one is? There was never a time when you were not. In that first state there is no time at all, nor space. There is power, and power has weight. There is first cause, a karma beyond cause and effect.
What causes the first cause? There is one power in fact. All things are facets of this one power. The first cause is the potential for cause, and in the beginning there was no thing that was created and the logos moved over the waters, and with its word (will) caused the waters to be separated from the waters. The fluid or dynamic to be separated, counterbalanced.
Why do some people have good karma and some have bad karma? We don’t get ‘good’ or ‘bad’ karma, those are our ideas. We get a set of potentials. Good or bad is a personal evaluation. There is no reward or punishment, and we play all the forces out over time and over multiple incarnations. To everything there is a season (incarnation) and a time for every purpose under heaven.
Do we stick with the same karma potentials that we started with over incarnations or do we pick up new? We do pick up new and can reiterate old ones until we understand ourselves better.
Karma unless understood like this is very harmful. People use it as an excuse to adopt a fatalistic stance. Karma is just potential energy. It is no stamp of judgement from on high. There is no ‘on high’ in that sense. The only spiritual prisons there are those we make ourselves. People simplify it here so they don’t have to think too hard. If it’s fate they don’t have to deal with it, but it isn’t. It is like gravity. If you saw someone lean back until they fell on their head, and then they complained because it hurt, you might advise them to stop that or just laugh at them.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.