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Sep 12, 2006 09:17 PM
by Gary Barnhart

from The Key we find;
[p166}  the whole page addresses the immortal I and two types of consciousness

Why did HPB ask that the Bhagavad-Gita be read as a remembrance on her birthday?  Perhaps because this is a conversation between the Atma-buddhi into manas talking through what we call the terrestrial manas. 

For some perhaps, one gets an inner-knowing of their immortality through study of the Bhagavad-Gita and serves as consciousness raising into the whole manas.

Thus for some perhaps the sincere study (which may or may not include meditation), of the basic theosophical books affects not just their intellect but perhaps affects their total manas.  HPB and Judge appear to be pointing in that direction, while at the same time perhaps awakening in consciousness appears to occur in stages and has been pointed out to be successive lifetimes of effort.

It also appears that effort is not only key but after some efforts are made then effects are felt spontaneously,  which can be simply compared to a simple math of;
  Effort + knowledge = consciousness changing

  walking + the path = progress on the path

We are wonderfully immortal microcosms !!!

Gary B

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