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Apr 27, 2001 11:13 AM
Thursday, April 26, 2001
Dear Mauri: ( be you nameless -- yet, YOU ARE )
You have as many abilities or (if you prefer) shortcomings as anyone else. We are all immortals on the same general pilgrimage, and we advance or retard ourselves according to our desires or aspirations. You are whatyou have made of yourself, and I in my way am the product of my own decisions and efforts. So we meet on a level field, and any differences or advantages are only apparent, they are not cast in steel (I mean fixed forever).
Viewed Theosophically you, like everyone else is an ETERNAL PILGRIM, which (being a spiritual ENTITY) has launched a reflection of ITSELF on this compound Earth and in the focus of intelligence that we all are as PERSONALITIES, (the Lower Minds, some call them:images, the evanescent ones, the embodied minds). This can be seen as one MONAD which is ahead of the others in terms of experience, will and the desire to become, itself, omniscient -- it recognizes its SOURCE (the Spiritual Soul or ATMA / BUDDHI intuitively). It also recognizes its limitations due to association with matter in its various levels and planes of manifestation. This fact causes us to recognize several identities in ourselves which, however are linked by ONE CONSCIOUSNESS.
Thisis the Intelligence in you and me which is now striving to acquire permanent and sure knowledge of our INNER SELVES, as well as of our present transient environment, where the physical constantly changes with time and space, while the immaterial and permanent cannot be “felt” with any of our physical senses, but, where our Intelligence says it requires such a center to explain its existence. You can eliminate (mentally) everything in yourself except the WILL TO FIND OUT. Hence the questions.
But I say that the process of finding out has to be codified and built on by YOU. Otherwise all the exchanges are a waste of energy. WHAT DO YOU GET THAT IS VALID AND PERMANENT?
In reviewing all our exchanges what strikes you as useful and applicable to YOUR SEARCH ?
I would say that recognizing the duality of our own make-up and consciousness is one of the more important aspects of our study. Now you find out why.
If you can ask questions, then part of you is a stable platform on which you assemble the answers. Find it.
Evolution and change
<<The most difficult of things is to FIND YOURSELF.
I do not mean the evanescent and fleeting personality which is only a reflection of the INNER SELF, but I mean the INNER SELF, in you, that continues seeking and asking.>>
Yes, as I'm finding out more and more. I seem to want to continue to babble on and on mentally (not verbally so much), but I don't seem to want to put a sock in it.
We seem to be somewhat like a Laurel and Hardy of Theosophy inthe sense that you often seem to be saying, in effect: "Another fine mess you got us into!" and I seem to be responding by scratching my head, wondering how I managed to do that just by wondering about things.
As for "Mauri Hart", since I don't really seem to know who I really am, you have my permission to call me that, if you like (even though that name is foreign to me). Do you know who you really are? Do names have much to do with who we really are? We could say that, name wise, we "really are" whoever we decide to name ourselves from time to time, I suppose, to some extent . . . possibly . . . . . . . . . ?
Come to think of it, since this Theos-1 list seems less restricted than BN lists, seems to me you and Leon and etc now have a freer forum to express yourselves about my shortcomings, etc, Or: let me know your disdain or whatever by totally ignoring my posts, if you see that as more appropriate.
On the other hand, Dallas, I really appreciate your posts because you seem to be able to excellently express (unlike myself) a certain potentially more-popularly understandable aspect of Theosophy, I seem to like to think. In strong contrast to your posts, it would seem that there are few indications suggesting that my posts are . . . "less misleading" than yours? Seems that my posts arenot very successfully getting across the kind of meanings that I saw myself putting into them. But I can't just change because of that: I yamwhat I yam, as Popeye used to say, I think (did he say that?). As I see it, true Theosophical objectives are in keeping with pursuing meaning or some aspect of meaning, at whatever level we may be in. So if I fail to communicate my "intended" aspects of meaning . . . well, what canI say? We try, eh?
Cutting this off short, for now. More later, maybe.