Karmic Plan, The

The universal, predetermined plan for all existence. Individual humans lives are an inherent, inescapable part of this. Consequently everything that happens to us in the course of our lives, whether seemingly positive or negative, is ultimately for the advancement of the Plan.

Timeline and commentary: The concept developed in the late 1990s and has been central to Diamond’s thinking since. It is one manifestation of his deterministic approach, and found also in his embrace of concepts such as Tariki* and Guidance*.

See also: Determinism*; Guidance*; Tariki*