Re: Theos-World Re: Todays Question?
Sep 10, 2006 02:05 PM
by Rodolfo Don
Hi Barbara and the rest of the list:
The "Transactions of the Blavatsky Lodge" that I have is an edition
published by the Pasadena T.S. and its pagination does not agree with
the one published by U.L.T., for that reason I'm going to copy the Q.
Q. What are the senses which act in dreams?
A. The senses of the sleeper receive occasional shocks, and are
awakened into mechanical action; what he hears and sees are, as has
been said, a distorted reflection of the thoughts of the Ego. The
latter is highly spiritual, and is linked very closely with the
higher principles, Buddhi and Atma. These higher principles are
entirely inactive on our plane, and the higher Ego (Manas) itself is
more or less dormant during the waking of the physical man. This is
especially the case with persons of very materialistic mind. So
dormant are the Spiritual faculties, because the Ego is so trammelled
by matter, that It can hardly give up its attention to the man's
actions, even should the latter commit sins for which that Ego--when
reunited with its lower Manas--will have to suffer conjointly in the
future. It is, as I said, the impressions projected into the physical
man by this Ego which constitute what we call "conscience"; and in
proportion as the Personality, the lower Soul (or Manas), unites
itself to its higher consciousness, or Ego, does the action of the
latter upon the life of mortal man become more marked.
Q. This Ego, then, is the "Higher Ego"?
A. Yes; it is the higher Manas illuminated by Buddhi; the principle
of self-consciousness, the "I-am-I," in short. It is the Karana-
Sarira, the immortal man, which passes from one incarnation to another.
These four paragraphs are from pp. 51-52 of my copy of the
Transactions. It is in an Appendix to Chapter IV titled Dreams.
On Sep 10, 2006, at 10:27 AM, bta1012003 wrote:
> Hi Rudy my friend:
> Can you supply a page number. I would like to read the page to get
> the context.
> > Dear Gary,
> > If that is the case, how come that in Transactions it is said
> > the Spiritual Ego pays for the transgressions of the personality.
> > Isn't there a contradiction? To me the Spiritual Ego is very close
> > Buddhi since it is Manas illuminated by Buddhi.
> > Rodolfo Don
> > On Sep 10, 2006, at 7:54 AM, Gary Barnhart wrote:
> > > Dear Carlos,
> > > Perhaps it may be beneficial to ask questions each day rather
> > > present quotes. I am open to suggestions.
> > > Today's question:
> > > In ' The Key" HPB said that "atma and buddhi are beyond karma
> > > are not conscious on this plane." What does this mean ?
> > >
> > > Gary B.
> > >
> > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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