“The Lipika, from the word lipi, ‘writing’, means literally the ‘Scribes.’ Mystically, these Divine Beings are connected with Karma, the Law of Retribution,for they are the recorders or Annalists who impress on the (to us) invisible tablets of the Astral Light, … a faithful record of every act, and even thought, of man, of all that was, is, or ever will be, in the phenomenal universe. … As it is the Lipika who project into objectivity from the passive Universal Mind the ideal plan of the universe, upon which the ‘builders’ reconstruct the Cosmos after every Pralaya, it is they who stand parallel to the Seven Angels of the Presence, who the Christians recognize in the seven ‘Planetary Spirits’ or the ‘Spirits of the Stars.’” ~H. P. Blavatsky
Are the Lipika real? Are there really beings, angels perhaps, who have the job of recording everything that is said or done into the Akashic Records? That is debatable. My personal feeling is that they do not exist. They are an allegory for a process that is automatic. There is no need for some being to record our deeds. The deeds record themselves. There is no need for beings to write down our thoughts, thoughts record themselves. So the real karmic scribes are thoughts. Ours, and the thoughts of all other beings.
What this means is that there is no way to hide any thoughts or deeds from those karmic scribes since the thoughts themselves generate the Akashic Records. You can’t keep the thoughts to yourself. You can’t hide the deed from the scribes. Karma is always listening, always recording.
The physical universe, the universe of matter, is what Blavatsky is talking about. She says these karmic scribes record everything that happens in this universe. What about the spiritual realms? While she doesn’t mention them here, I think it is reasonable to assume that all thoughts on that level get recorded as well, though possibly to a different “library.” Continue reading “Karmic Scribes of the Physical Universe”