Sep 08, 2006 04:30 AM
by Mark Jaqua
Visualizing, et. al.
Instead of all sorts of "outside"
exercises, even if one imagines it "inside"
oneself, I think the best of all long-term
processes is simply a Constant Observation
of states and moods Within Oneself. This
in time, guided by external philosophy,
Leads to Everything else. I think my
favorite Blavatsky quote is probably
"As mankind multiplies, and
with it suffering - which is the natural
result of an increasing number of units
that generate it - sorrow and pain are
intensified. We live in an atmosphere
of gloom and despair, but this is because
our eyes are downcast and rivetted to
the earth, with all its physical and
grossly material manifestations. If,
instead of that, man proceeding on his
life-journey looked - not heavenward,
which is but a figure of speech - but
within himself and centered his point
of observation on the inner man, he would
soon escape from the coils of the great
serpent of illusion. From the cradle
to the grave, his life would then become
supportable and worth living, even in
its worst phases.… "
(from "The Origin
of Evil", Lucifer, October, 1887)
- jake j.
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