Re: Past lives, reincarnation, and so on.
Sep 01, 1994 09:02 AM
Thanks for your reply. You wrote:
> Yes, there is personal karma. I think HPB argued it was only just
> that we right our wrongs rather than some appointed scapegoat (Jesus).
> Another I have heard of is group karma, which is the result of being
> members of different groups acting in concert, giving our support to
> different governments, organizations, countries, etc...
> I have also heard tell of karma ...
> ... which is delayed. Our cosmic credit
> balance. How do you feel about credit? ...
Okay, I'll buy into this one for now. I've heard of the group
karma idea before -- it seems reasonable. I'll have to do some
thinking on it though before I get a real grokking. Credit? I
think it is the bane of mankind. :-) But, boy, does Visa and
MasterCard love the way my SO uses it. ;-) Karmic credit?
Hhhmmmmm ... I dunno'.
> ... I remember Dora Kunz once
> saying that this idea of soulmates was nonsense to her, as was well as
> the idea of guardian angels ...
I'm glad that at least two other people in this incarnation agree
with me. Now all I have to do is figure out why the men- tion of
the term pushes that emotional button of mine! I used to love
reading Richard Bach until I got to _One_ where he goes off about
this "soul mate" thing about him and his wife (maybe it was
_Bridge_Across_Forever_ -- maybe both). I still think that he
has some interesting things to say but I haven't read him since.
> How so. I don't see the big deal here. Both taught a septenary
> constitution and ascribed certain functions to those seven bodies.
> Wether you count from the top or the bottom or subdivide functions in
> one place or another doesn't change the value and importance of
> eithers "ideas". Sometimes it seems to me we argue about the trees
> and lose site of the beauty of the forest we are in and the path
> through it which they both we trying desparetly to point out to us.
Now this one confuses me. When I had Joy Mills look over the
paper (article) I wrote (mentioned here before), I got a very
clear message from her (I thought). She told me that there were
several different views on man's "constitution" and that Besant
and Blavatsky were different on their "ideas." I was told that
Blavatsky taught a 7-fold constitution while Besant promoted a
I even remember that during my research I had become confused by
this. Before reading _Man_and_His_Bodies_ I was told/had read
that there were 7 different bodies according to theosophical
theory. Then while reading Besant's book, I thought I found only
5 mentioned. (Maybe 2 of the bodies she had subdivided, I don't
know -- maybe that's how I justified it in my mind at the time.)
Oh well ... Again, thanks for your response. I like it when
people make me think -- I try to use it to learn. May you always
grok in fullness ...
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