Re: Theos-Worldobject of existence - Evolution of Soul (AnandGholap.Net - Online Theosophy)
May 14, 2005 11:15 AM
by Anand Gholap
Few days back I wrote on it. Why don't you read the book. You will
--- In email@example.com, "krishtar" <krishtar_a@b...> wrote:
> As you are more acquainted to Mr. Leadbeaterīs works than me, CWL
says :"The object of the whole previous evolution has been to produce
the ego as a manifestation of the Monad".
> But isnīt the rightest way, <<the object, >> to achieve
enlightenment and self realization by transcending the Ego and not
producing it in an incarnation?
> Which ego, thus, was Leadbeater refering to?
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> From: Anand Gholap
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> Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2005 7:15 AM
> Subject: Theos-World Evolution of Soul (AnandGholap.Net - Online
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> "The object of the whole previous evolution has been to produce
the ego as a manifestation of the Monad. Then the ego in its turn
evolves by putting itself down into a succession of personalities.
Men who do not understand this look upon the personality as the self,
and consequently live for it alone, and try to regulate their lives
for what appears to be its temporary advantage. The man who
understands realizes that the only important thing is the life of the
ego, and that its progress is the object for which the temporary
personality must be used. Therefore when he has to decide between two
possible courses he thinks not, as the ordinary man might: "Which
will bring the greater pleasure and profit to me as a personality?"
but "Which will bring greater progress to me as an ego?" Experience
soon teaches him that nothing can ever be really good for him, or for
any one, which is not good for all, and so presently he learns to
forget himself altogether, and to ask only what will be best for
humanity as a whole.
Clearly then at this stage of evolution whatever tends to unity,
whatever tends to spirituality, is in accord with the plan of the
Deity for us, and is therefore right for us, while whatever tends to
separateness or to materiality is certainly equally wrong for us.
There are thoughts and emotions which tend to unity, such as love,
sympathy, reverence, benevolence; (Page 110) there are others which
tend to disunion, such as hatred, jealousy, envy, pride, cruelty,
fear. Obviously the former group are for us the right, the latter
group are for us the wrong.
> 272. In
all these thoughts and feelings which are clearly wrong, we recognize
one dominant note, the thought of self; while in all those which are
clearly right we recognize that the thought is turned toward others,
and that the personal self is forgotten. Wherefore we see that
selfishness is the one great wrong, and that perfect unselfishness is
the crown of all virtue. This gives us at once a rule of life. The
man who wishes intelligently to co-operate with the Divine Will must
lay aside all thought of the advantage or pleasure of the personal
self, and must devote himself exclusively to carrying out that Will
by working for the welfare and happiness of others."
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