Re: from my study
Oct 01, 1995 02:03 AM
by Tracey Benson
Thought some of you might be interested in some thoughts I've
> come across in my AM studying
> Taped talk of Harry VG
> If something you did didn't turn out right don't, say "I'm no
> good", ask "why didn't it work?"
> This on the power of thought (made up of words), from
> "Forgiveness" by Robin Casarian, p.125, Bantam '92.
> "Rosenthal & Jacobson noted 'If animal subjects, believed to be
> brighter by their trainers, actually became brighter because of
> their trainer's belief, then it might also be true that school
> children believed by their teachers to be brighter would become
> brighter because of their teacher's beliefs'.
> "A study was designed to test this hypothesis at the Oak
> School, ... in San Francisco. Children were randomly selected,
> & identified as students who would show dramatic intellectual
> growth in the academic year ahead. ... The belief or
> expectation of the teacher that these students were brighter
> became a self-fulifilling prophecy...."
> I've had "Talks on The Path of Occultism" on my shelf for year,
> & decided it was time to read it.
> The first quote from "The Voice ..." is "These instructions are
> for those ignorant of the dangers of the lower Iddhi."
> There follows a very clear explanation of clairvoyance,
> something we've been talking about, and also for the first time
> I understand this business of why to try to become a more
> spiritual person first, & then the higher Iddhi will come to
> you. Without too much detail (whoever is interested can get the
> book from our library),the lower Iddhi are a muddied kind of
> clairvoyance, of slower vibes, with all kinds of easily
> misunderstood perceptions. When you undertake training (which
> includes moral training, & I guess being vegetarian) to be able
> to receive finer & faster vibes (something like that), then
> you'll be able to avoid the lower iddhi & be able to receive
> the clearer higher ones. I don't really want to sit down & copy
> off the whole passage, but I will, if some of you want me to.
> It clarifies what we've been talking about.
Thankyou very much for sharing that, I don't want a copy but I will be
saving this wonderful insight. It reminds of what I have been thinking
lately; that everyone has their own truth that they alone must find, as a
process of self affirmation and moral obligation.
I particularly enjoyed the part about the student surpassing the teacher,
this reflects the need to find faith within ourselves, fostering that
ideology into our everyday lives
Love and light
Tracey> > --Boundary (ID
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