Below is the poem entitled That Which You Criticize Is That Which You Become #3. which was written by poet
Hilliker. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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In these cases, the mind and body become contaminated and such individuals are
understood as such by all whom come into contact with them. Those with limited insight are
subjected to intensified ongoing experiences of the things they deemed offensive. Because
they ignore the causes and effects of karma, they accumulate the effects of their negative
examinations. They become all that they judge. They become arrogant and ignorant. They
fail to contemplate their own faults because they naively deny the presence of them. This is
the worst kind of mindlessness. The presence of such individuals defiles those around them.
Their venom is ongoing and overflowing, making them abhorrent to all but their own kind.
Karma is a universal law. It is experienced positively and negatively. Karma is based on
cause and effect in which good happenings and bad circumstances are experienced. The
effects of karma transcend life times then blend into all future incarnations. Its consequences
are summed up by Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall
obtain mercy….Judge not, that ye not be judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall
be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” This is a
truth that is not determined by higher education or social status, it is understood and
embraced by those whom operate on a higher spiritual plane; for, it is realized that a
person’s quality lies in the heart, and that is all there is.