Theos-World Re: Introduction & The Voice of the Silence
Sep 03, 2008 01:26 AM
by Katinka Hesselink
I agree: knowing your ignorance (and refinding it continually) is
definitely a part of wisdom.
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--- In email@example.com, "butchie122" <brianparry@...> wrote:
> Thanks Bruce & Katinka,
> I would also thank Martin if I could figure out what he means in this
> ocntext; - anyway.
> My experience in small group member discussion is that often a new
> member will ask a question that causes older members who actually
> to rethink or perhaps review their previous understanding.
> What I am trying to do is to actually use the first 100 verses (the
> fragment titled 'The Voice of the Silence' as the step by step guide
> daily meditation. In other words not trying to analyse the meaning in
> theoretical manner but to use it to enable me to detect in real time
> illusion making capacity of my own mind, as it arises.
> In Lucifer, Oct 1887, p89, HPB wrote
> "The first necessity for obtaining self-knowledge is to become
> profoundly conscious of ignorance; to feel with every fibre of the
> that one is ceaselessly self-deceived."
> Angelus Silesius put it well;
> "Believing that you are so smart, and understand it all condemns you
> ignore your ignorance---this is the meaning of the fall".
> So it seems to me that I have to begin by a real awareness of what I
> don't know so that I am not continually missing the point.
> Again thanks for the responses - I am encouraged to continue
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