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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.
> Liesel

DEar Liesel

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

Thankyou again

Love and light

Tracey> > --Boundary (ID
8UhA/Q38nZ7PBoU9O2/CBA)-- >

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