Karma and the transformation of egotism into selflessness

We can observe how a person who understands the doctrine of karma in such a way, that he says to himself: I will refrain from doing evil, because it will result in bad fruits for me, and I will do what is good, as it will bring me good fruits -, will in time, under the influence of this law, nevertheless have his egotistical disposition transformed into an unselfish one. And we see this selfishness in actuality blossoming into selflessness.

Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 69a – Wahrheiten und Irrtümer der Geistesforschung – Prague, March 25, 1911 (page 93-94)

Anonymous translator