The meaninglessness of capital punishment

Theosophical knowledge that shows the meaninglessness of capital punishment

Which arguments exist against capital punishment, when seen from knowledge of the spiritual side of man?
In the articles below the most essential arguments are presented and clarified.

1. ‘Theosophy and Capital Punishment’, by W.Q. Judge

When the question rises if capital punishment can ever be justified, it principally does not make a difference if it’s about a head of state or a normal citizen. The reference to the murderer of president Garfield in this article is a parallel to the situation of, for instance, Saddam Hussein.

Theosophy and Capital Punishment (download pdf document)

2. Answer to a question about the consequences of capital punishment, by W.Q. Judge

In the next article the words Devachan and Kâma Loka appear. When a human being dies, the consciousness retreats in more inner spaces. The first state of consciousness that the deceased enters is Kâma Loka, the “state of desires”. In that state, emotional energies are released, which were built up during life on earth. If all the tendencies and desires (Kâma in Sanskrit) are released, the inner human being enters the much more spiritual state of Devachan: a dream-like state where unfulfilled ideals and higher aspirations are drawn up. What we will experience during these states of dying and how strong these experiences will be is completely dependent on ourselves: which thoughts and desires we have cherished during our past life.

Answer to a question about the consequences of capital punishment (download pdf document)

Posted by blavatskyhouse on 19/10/07 at 04:42 PM in Magazine
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