Who is Karmic Burning anyway?
Very loosely put, Karmic Burning is exactly what its name is spelled out to mean. It is a loosely organized group of people who want to work within the System to promote change for the betterment of the System and how it treats the people who end up stuck in this System, when there are so many people in there that are NOT deserving of this particular duration of punishment handed down to them, because: in many cases, somewhere along the way someone was wrongly fingered as the person who did the crime -- statistics alone prove time and time again that eye witnesses are the LEAST reliable witnesses in a jury trial (look it up on the Internet); some defendants may actually have been there but in turn, the only 1 or 2 (which is a very small number of people to hold the entire outcome of one person's life in their hands) witnesses the DA could find to give their testimony ended up giving conflicting information at the trial, and it was clear neither one of the witnesses had any clear idea of what was really going on (one perhaps, only saw the last 20 seconds of a fight that had been going on for over 2 hours, maybe; or perhaps one of the witnesses had a bad angle to see who actually struck every single blow in a fistfight, so by accidental personal prejudice ended up assuming it was the tougher looking defendant or DA's victim that was the clear aggressor; and so on, you get the idea) - yet still the jury found these witnesses to be more credible than the defendant(s), because psychology has shown that we naturally automatically find defendants in trials to appear more guilty than a witness or victim that the local Deputy Attorney (DA) shows us, based on personal prejudices or racial dislike - it could be many reasons why - but it's true.
Regardless of how much we want to believe that the System is safe and always protecting us from the evil-doers, there are quite a many number of cases where they make mistakes just like everyone else. No System is perfect. Yet the stakes are high. Our freedom is supposed to be our unalienable right that is given to us at birth as an American citizen. But once a person gets caught up in the criminal justice system, those rights are often taken away so fast that we become institutionalized, which is basically another way of saying that our minds are taken from us and replaced with a thoughtless response to triggers life full of fight or flight mentality. No more planning about a happy future, a home and marriage with children. No more career or climbing the corporate ladder to success in a hard-earned position. Those things only really happen most of the time to people who have never once crossed the justice system and came face to face with a Judge for making an error in judgment just once and got caught. In fact, all of us, quite literally, could easily say that we've committed some sort of petty crime at the bare minimum somewhere in our lives, but luckily, we did NOT get caught, so we got away with it, and thus, we still appear to be upstanding citizens. "It's only wrong if you get caught..."
So Karmic Burning means: the Burning of our Karmic debt
In our lives, KARMA is what is given to each person who commits a wrongful act. It originated from a Hindu religious term, with very serious and deep origins and roots throughout its philosophy. Long since its development thousands of years ago, many other philosophies and religions have come to adopt the word "KARMA" to mean similar things to what it is. KARMIC BURNING was founded as a spiritual medium between the outside world and the inside world of prisoners incarcerated all across California and beyond. Our spirituality side falls on that of Hinduism, so we follow the way Karma is defined by Hindus.
We start with the basic root word, which we shall define by the almighty Wikipedia website, the website that is built by the masses to define what the masses have built and tune into. Or, something like that. Maybe? Who knows, but it gives us a generic start. So we look up Karma on Wiki.
As quoted on Wiki, it says:
Karma (Sanskrit: कर्म IPA: [ˈkərmə] ( listen); Pali: kamma) in Indian religions is the concept of "action" or "deed", understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect (i.e., the cycle called saṃsāra) originating in ancient India and treated in Hindu, Jain, Buddhist and Sikh philosophies.
The last part of Karmic Burning doesn't need a really special definition to describe it. We all know what burning is and what it means. But to get rid of the Karma we accrue through our lifetimes, every time we are burn, we must burn it off. By doing that, we must balance it out. Since a karmic debt usually is equated in most religions that use it as bad, that means doing good deeds selflessly, without seeking reward or fame in return, would be a way to balance a bad deed we had done before. Our karmic debts go from one life to the next life we are born into. We continue the Cycle of birth and death over and over until our Soul is clean. No more karmic debt. Our Karma has been Burned off, so to speak, and we are a clean Soul, ready to re-join the mighty Godhead.
And with this page, we hope you understand a bit more about who we are and what we are trying to do. Because we have karmic debt, just like the prisoners that we are trying to help. Everyone has karmic debt. We all have karma. And sometimes if we don't repay back that debt, the force of Karma will come and take care of it, and as some people say, "Karma's a bitch..."
That's true to the extent that Karma when taken care of by its own nature can be unpredictable and not very nice. Like it could mean going to jail or prison for a long period of time for a case where you are actually innocent. Is it fair that you are serving time for something you didn't do? Well, you could say no, but you'd be wrong. Because even if you are correct to say this time you are innocent, some other point in your life you have done something wrong, and this prison term is taking care of that debt. Be glad. Be thankful. This prison sentence actually is bringing your Soul closer to being reunited with the rest of the One Soul, the One God, as long as you use the time in prison wisely. And we are here to help prisoners and inmates use that time wisely, so that their Karmic Debt is Burned off.... and that helps us as well, because we do this by donating our time and energy to do this for free. We help each other.