Re: Theos-World Ethics is of the Essence
Apr 05, 2006 01:06 PM
by Mark S. Hamilton Jr.
For the unlucky soul who has his head stuck in the absolute, life is
either cyclical or linear (giving the possibility that reincarnation
either exists or not, but that's a negligeable fact anyway; it doesn't
matter in the end). There's essentially no point of what we do during this
life, because either we're just coming right back here, or we're going to
not exist anymore. Even in the case of karma, who cares? Rack up any kind
of karma that you want, because in the end it doesn't matter.
But for someone who's seeking the relative truth; one who's a bit more
optimistic in my opinion, life has much more meaning. Things and actions
have value, because they affect other people. And if this is the nature of
our existence, then why not make the best of it?
People are generally a combination of both of those. The ideal combination
would probably be around 50/50, since neither group by themselves would
find happiness. The former extreme would find everything pointless and
depressing, and the latter extreme would be too caught up in making
everyone else happy, and wouldn't be able to let go of anything.
On Wed, 05 Apr 2006 11:58:59 -0300, <Drpsionic@aol.com> wrote:
In a message dated 4/5/2006 8:56:04 AM Central Standard Time,
HPB wrote without Ethics Theosophy cannot be understood. The Adepts
And remember that they were writing in the late 19th Century. If they
told the truth, that the Universe is value-free and it really does not
what anyone does in the end, their readers would have freaked a great
and shreeked a great shreek. They would covered their head with their
waistcoats and coughed into their oversized handkerchiefs and simply
Ethics are nice tools for getting people to do things other people want
to do without having to point a gun at their heads but as far as
enlightenment is concerned they are not worth their weight in cold
Chuck the Heretic
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