RE: Theos-World Self control !
Feb 24, 2004 05:39 PM
This topic, like all topics in occultism, is open to interpretation
and can be seen from different points of view. I didn't read the post
from Barry, that you mention, so don't know what his point was.
Certainly the word "control" is the focus here. If by "control" we
mean some rigid plan of action, particularly concerning outer
behavior, ("I will never eat meat, I will never be angry, I will
never..."), we will run into trouble. Never say never. We are all
human and imperfect, and our first task is to learn to know who we
are, strengths and weaknesses included. We need to learn to accept
who we are, to love who we are. This lifetime is, after all, what
karma has prepared for us to help us learn all we can learn in this
personality. We learn through making mistakes, recognizing them, and
finding ways to change such behavior. Self-control falls into this
area. The more we know who we are, and can compare what we know with
our ideals, with the principles of Unity of Life, Brotherhood,
Compassion, Altruism, etc., the more we can see where we fall short
and where we can improve. We learn to control our mindless,
thoughtless behavior, and replace it with what we want to be and do.
It is all a matter of consciousness, now much we are aware of how we
conduct our lives and how much we are able to be the best person we
can be, on purpose. It takes a long time, and it is very important
to remember that there is no such thing as failure. As long as we
keep trying, we are making progress. We need to be able to forgive
ourselves before we can forgive others.
Does this speak to the issue?
On 24 Feb 2004 at 10:18, Raghu K wrote:
> Hello Adelasie
> thanx a ton ! One of our pal, Barry Fallick stated that an attempt to
> control oneself is a form of violence by itself & is foreign to K's
> teachings. Can u throw some light on this ?
> My best
> Raghu Seshadri.
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