The law of karma (retribution) and science are the same-meaning that whatever we do is returned to us. From this perspective, we would obviously wish to avoid killing; otherwise, we will reap the killing karma (retribution) in return. All the wise teachings of past and present Masters have thus espoused only love and kindness toward one another. “Thou shall not kill” is a basic precept of any faith. Therefore, we must return fully to our noble spiritual heritage. Only this can bring us permanent safety and protection by begetting the mercy of Heaven in which we can take refuge.