What are universal laws ?
We live in a mysterious universe. Nevertheless there exist constant laws and principles, which govern the Mystery. Some of them have been observed by scientists and are called the laws of nature (eg. the laws of physics, chemistry or astronomy). Further, more subtle laws have been understood and framed by mystics, yogis and spiritual scientists of all times and are called the universal or spiritual laws. There are various interconnected spiritual laws - the law of Divine Oneness, the law of Vibration, the law of Polarity, the law of Cause and Effect, etc.
These laws are of universal nature and don't belong to any religion or a concrete spiritual tradition or way, but they have been part of various ancient spiritual traditions and are still today. The universal laws apply to everybody and everything like other laws of Nature. Like the laws of physics, chemistry or astronomy, the universal laws lie in the nature of the universe and don't come from a specific author or group of people. They were created together with the universe by the Universal Consciousness (called also God, the Absolute,...) and have been passed through generations through various spiritual teachers.
Though many of us aren't aware that there exist such laws or don't know, how they actually operate, because they are not taught to us in traditional educational systems. But the know-how of these spiritual laws is essential. The universal laws are like a spiritual ABC, which everyone should know for living a harmonious and fulfilled life.
When reading about the universal laws, trust your own inner guidance. Remember - when somebody meets a truth for which he is ready, he instinctively recognizes it as such. If the individual doesn't feel the information to be true, no argument will help. "For the ones who believe no proof is necessary, for the ones who don't, no proof is possible." * We wish to add that with "believing" we mean the listening and trusting to the inner wisdom of your spirit. Take with you what resonates as truth and what is necessary for you now. And check everything through your own experience - experiment and test the universal laws and principles in your personal life!
Universal Force and laws
There is a Universal Force, which is present in the whole universe and manifests itself through it. This Intelligence consciously manages the cosmos and maintains it in everlasting harmony with the help of universal laws. These laws are constant, mathematically precise, balanced and graceful.
These spiritual laws are important to know, because they govern every aspect of all creation and refer to everything and everybody, always. They were created at the beginning of the universe to secure that the world exists and thrives in a perfect, harmonious way. These laws operate with certainty and apply to all planes, including our inner and outer worlds. The seeming randomness or chaos in the world is just an inability to see the chains of causes and effects of the processes, which are taking place. The universal principles regulate with absolute precision all aspects of creation - all events, conditions and circumstances experienced by everyone personally or collectively. They apply to everyone, irrespective of age, nationality, geographic location, gender, educational background, world view, social status, etc. And the spiritual principles are functioning 100% of the time, regardless of whether you are conscious or ignorant of them.
Many people aren't aware that they're using these laws or don't know how they operate, because they are not taught in school. But like all other laws of nature, they operate always, perfectly and not depending on the awareness of them. For example, the law of gravity operated before it was understood by scientists and it functions always - or have you noticed yourself sometimes flying around? :) The Earth circles the Sun, the seasons change perfectly, water evaporates at a specific temperature etc. The same invariable constancy which is noticed in the laws of astronomy, physics or chemistry is found in all other laws of nature, including the spiritual laws.
Natural laws are unchanging
Natures laws can't be changed or cancelled because they lie in the nature of things. They are universal instead of human made artificial local laws. Unlike artificial laws, the universal laws aren't commands “Do this” or “Do not do that” and there is no penalty, if they aren't followed. The universe does not punish. The universal law is a statement of conditions under which a certain result always happens. By such and such conditions, such and such results follow.
The universal laws are inescapable, but not in a negative way like being determined without free choice or will. They serve as a necessary stable base for a harmonious operation of life in the universe and give perfect security. In a universe without constant laws, where everything would happen differently every day, all human efforts and reasoning would be pointless. But knowing the universal laws and using them consciously, you can be absolutely sure about certain results.
Knowledge gives freedom
Annie Besant explains it beautifully: "The Law which is a danger when not known, becomes a saviour when known and understood. (...) The laws which, so long as we are ignorant of them, may toss us from place to place, may break our plans, may frustrate our endeavours, may bring our hopes to ruin, may lay us level with the dust - those same laws, which treat us thus while we are ignorant, become our servants, our helpers, and our uplifters, when knowledge has replaced ignorance. (...)
Ignorant, you are helpless, at the mercy of nature’s hurtling forces; wise, you are master, and her forces serve you obediently. Every law of nature is an enabling, not a compelling force, but knowledge is necessary for utilising her powers."**
So knowledge of the spiritual laws is essential for living in peace and harmony in this world. And similar to other laws of nature, one has to have a deeper knowledge about all aspects of the principles and understand the interconnectedness between them to use the spiritual laws successfully. A deeper understanding of the spiritual laws together with conscious practical use allows you to create a meaningful, inspired, fulfilled and harmonious way of life. It happens naturally, when you align your life to the spiritual laws and consciously harmonize with the Universal Consciousness. Change begins within and with you.
Discover the universal laws and principles:
1. Law of Divine Oneness
2. Law of Vibration
3. Law of Mentalism
4. Law of Correspondence
5. Law of Polarity
6. Law of Rhythm
7. Law of Cause and Effect
7.1 Law of Giving and Receiving
8. Law of Evolution
8.1 Law of Life Purpose
8.2 Principle of Challenge and Negativity
8.3 Law of Success
9. Principle of Love
10. Principle of Knowledge
- * quote of Stuart Chase
- ** A Study in Karma by Annie Besant, Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar (Second Edition, 1917) http://www.anandgholap.net/Study_In_Karma-AB.htm#2
- The Laws of Higher Life by Annie Besant, Lectures delivered at an Annual Convention of the Indian Section of the Theosophical Society, held at Varanasi (Benares) Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar (First Edition, 1903)
- Science of Being. Eugene Fersen, J.F Tapley Co, New York, 1923