Dallas- Fundamentalist Misrepresentations and Theosophical Basics
Apr 12, 2006 08:11 AM
> know when something is not TRUE -- conscience ? ] .........
I do not rely on conscience to discern right and wrong, insofar as
conscience is often distorted. There are additional faculties
available within the psyche which assist on discerning between right
> DTB NO There is in each of us the ATMA which can become
> MAHATMA if we make ourselves proficient in virtuous living. The
VOICE OF THE
> SILENCE deals essentially with this process -has to be studied
> along with the SECRET DOCTRINE
> DTB THOSE QUALITIES ARE INNATE TO ALL LIVING BEINGS. Seek in your
> innermost consciousness for them and resolve to apply them in
I attempt to do this daily.
> DTB WHAT WE MAY BELIEVE INDICATES MERELY UNCERTAINTY. Beyond
> acknowledged "limits": what is there further ?
Much exists outside of our subjective personal experience.
> "Define AGNOSTIC." Fact, or personal ignorance ?
I am moreso considered to be a hardcore agnostic, insofar as I do
not merely assert that I don't know if there exists a cosmological
supergod. Rather, I assert that you are incapable, in your own
mental finiteness, to discern the personality and existence of a
> "DURATION" MERELY SAYS THAT TIME AS WE KNOW IT MAY EXTEND FURTHER
> IN IT. We don't control it do we ?
I believe that time is inferior to eternity, and we are only bound
to time in the context of our own psyhical mortality. Time itself
is temporal, and we merely live in time temporally.
> DTB THE QUESTION IS NOT WHETHER YOU OR I "BELIEVE" in
> The question is: IS IT A FACT ? Do we have a fear of it ? If so,
> What do we need to ,earn about it ?
Then perhaps I can ask the question on whether reincarnation is a
fact or not. Is reincarnation actually a fact, or is it merely a
theory? If indeed it is a fact, then what specific facts act as the
basis for such a belief? I oftentimes find that people are unable
to differentiate between facts and theories.
I personally believe that the human species descended from immortal
elder gods, and that the human species will again evolve into a
state of physical immortality. When physical immortality is
achieved among the entirety of the human species, it will do away
with the assumed process of reincarnational cycles. The concept of
reincarnation becomes obsolete in the presence of physically
> DTB EVERY BEING HAS ITS OWN SPECIFIC INTELLIGENCE BUILT UPON ITS
> LINE OF EXPERIENCE - JUST AS WE REMEMBER THE EARLIER DAYS AND
YEARS OF THIS
> LIFE. Intelligence implies reasoning, logic, the ability to use
> however such a limited "mind" it might be. The qualities of an
> specific genus of plant or animal - all indicate INTELLIGENCE that
> vital core essence of those and give them their specific qualities
> own "personality or character." Have you not had similar
I believe that intelligence exists on a base level of genetic
coding. In this sense, even a rock possesses intelligence at a base
level of genetic coding at the core of it's cells, for the cells
must be able to intelligently read and interpret the genetic program
that offers shape and form to the rock. Hence, the rock is
intelligent, in that it's cells can read the genetic program by
which it recieves shape and form.
> DTB - AT WHAT COST OF ENERGY ? And what practical value has been
I simply posited that atoms (in the literal sense) are destructible,
whether for good or bad. You had posited that atoms are
indestructible. One may argue, however, that their is the potential
of new life in every subatomic particle which becomes split, and
without such splits, no new life can occur.
> The "split" atom then makes up further atoms of a different
> ;power and intelligence. Every chemical or physical reaction
> division of power and an increment o loss of "individual
> THE BASIC INTELLIGENCE always remains a constant of the WHOLE .
The new atoms become more powerful.
> DTB YES WE ARE ALL INVOLVED IN THAT
In what ways do karma effect each on of us? Can I be adversely
affected by someone else's bad karma, even if my karma is good?
Let's say that I am attacked by a dangerous criminal as a youth. Is
that really my bad karma in effect, or could it rather be that
someone else is merely exposing me to their own bad karma, with
subsequent ill effect on me? Can a person with good karma be
adversely effected by someone else's bad karma, or vice versa?
> DTB AKASHIC RECORDS HAVE THIS IN FULL
What specifically are akashic records? Are these tomes located only
on the astral planes of existence?
> DTB WE ARE NOW THOSE SAME "SUPER-BEING." BUT SUCH KNOWLEDGE IS
> DANGEROUS IN THE HANDS OF SELFISH AND VICIOUS -- HENCE IS ONLY
> THE VIRTUOUS - AND THOSE ARE THE Wise .
I have often seen knowledge in the hands of the selfish and vicious.
> WISDOM is BUDDHI - GENEROSITY AND BROTHERHOOD
> PRACTISED TO AND FOR ALL. B BHAGAVAD GITA explains this. Have you
got it ?
I possess a small portion.
> It is hard and continuous work to acquire it.
I read and practice every day.
> DTB THE Brain is superior in intelligence to a finger yet both are
> the same body. The inner INDIVIDUAL drives the brain and the
I view the brain as merely an extension of the human spirit, just as
a computer may be used as an extension of the brain, or a tool or
screwdriver may be used as an extension of the hands. The brain is
not the center of consciousness, but is merely an extended tool of
the human spirit.
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