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Re: Our imagination

Sep 17, 2006 10:41 AM
by bta1012003

Dear Nigel:

I am not sure what you mean by "thoughts are not our own until we 
own them."  Can you elaborate?   I wonder if Mr. Mohanty is 
inquiring about the origin or nature of our imagination. Are you 
suggesting that our imagination is only a result of other people's 

Kind regards,


> Dear Mr. Mohanty,
> You write regarding 'our imagination' and wonder 'how the 
> is created and wherefrom it comes'.
> As you may know, due to our essential interconnectedness, thoughts 
can move
> from one vehicle to another transiently, causing as you say 
our 'mind to get 
> swayed
> from one thought to the other'. Truly our thoughts are not our own 
until we 
> own
> them. This is certainly the case in the untrained mind.
> Taking control of the mind is the only path that will take us out 
of this 
> state - this
> pattern of Kama-manas trying to ensnare us to secure its own 
survival! Thus 
> bringing,
> as you said, pleasure and pain to us ...energizing our focus in 
> individual personality.
> This IS our goal at this stage of our evolution. To understand the 
nature of 
> Dharana.
> As it states on page one of the Voice of the Silence;
> "The Mind is the great Slayer of the Real.
> Let the Disciple slay the Slayer."
> Although this is the hardest task we can 'imagine' taking on, we 
are very 
> fortunate
> to have such Theosophical tools as given to us in the Voice of the 
> and indeed
> the Bhagavad-Gita and other such offerings of the ancient wisdom.
> Let us use them wisely and selflessly.
> Regards,
> Nigel
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