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Re: Theos-World Re: Our imagination

Sep 17, 2006 08:49 PM
by Cass Silva

Hi Barbara
I believe it means that we must attempt to control  every thought that is uttered. As every emotion needs to be controlled (not suppressed) every thought likewise.  This is no easy feat as the Thinker (The Personality/Ego)within all of us survives and grows stronger on the chatter.  I believe that first we have to conquer the personality (the lower self) by being aware of all our thoughts, emotions and actions.  

bta1012003 <> wrote:                                  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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