Seth: “Evil, so termed, is a lack of knowledge, a lack of fulfillment, a lack of growth, measured against that which HAS felt inward enough to understand more of its nature. Evil is therefore less desirable. The whole process however is toward understanding in which the evil is doubled and then erased, but the growth MUST COME FROM SOMETHING THAT IS NOT YET GROWN, and you cannot call a seed evil because it is not yet the flower.
We will in the future deal with the problem of evil, and hint of some of its implications in our life after death material.
Disease is not evil, for example. The murderer kills no one, yet if his intent is to do so then he must face the consequences of his intent. Crime after death is not punished. There is no crime to be punished, but between those last two statements lies a world of understanding, and knowledge that must be attained. And punishment enters in between those two statements as the individual takes the consequence for the action and the intent.
By the time he realizes the truth of the second statement, neither crime nor punishment affect him.
There is no final judgement, for nothing is final. (Long pause.) There is no judgement because all is in transition toward greater knowledge and understanding. Between those two statements again lies worlds that must be deciphered.
The child is not evil because he is not a man, and cannot be judged for his childishness. Value fulfillment is always working, yet there is between those two statements – you realize the ones to which I refer – the idea of judgement as an impetus and spur against the inner self’s knowledge of the growth that must come.”
The Early Sessions, session 397, pages 202-203. – by Jane Roberts