Compensation of karmic causes

As I have several times pointed out, the great karmic laws can be here only briefly referred to, so that your interest in this almost infinite domain shall be stirred. If you reflect upon all that has been said within the last days, you will no longer be astonished at the idea that man is urged to seek in the external world for compensating effects of karmic causes which he himself has incorporated within his organism. He may, for instance, be driven to a place where he will encounter an infection which will offer him the compensation sought for, or he may even be driven by this need for compensation to what might be termed a ‘fatal accident.’

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 120 – MANIFESTATIONS OF KARMA – 9. Karmic Effects Of Our Experiences As Men and Women. Death and Birth In Relationship to Karma – Hamburg, 26 May 1910