Re: Re The Nature of Space (Science & Theosophy)
Oct 25, 1995 10:46 AM
by Adam Warcup
Jerry Schueler <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Patrick, thanks for the posting on Space. I enjoyed reading it, and only
> have one minor problem. The original S of Dyzan verse says:
> "Alone the one form of existence stretched boundless, infinite, causeless,
> in dreamless sleep; and life pulsated unconscious in universal space,..."
> And then the commentary says:
> " II. ... the one Life, manifesting through matter, produces a third factor
> which is consciousness."
> Because of the wording in the S of Dyzan (suggesting that life is
> unconscious during praylaya) and my own understanding of Space
> and Motion between manvantaras, I would prefer to write this as:
> " II. ... the one Consciousness, manifesting through matter, produces a third
> factor which is life."
> This is a small point, but I see life as an expression of consciousness
> rather than the other way around. Thanks again,
> Jerry S.
I had always argued (to myself) that as Spirit and Matter (or Substance) is
the prime duality, and as Spirit is equated by HPB with consciousness, then
consciousness is one of the two poles of EXistence. Thus Life which is a non
polar, non dualistic term must precede consciousness ... which is what I
thought the SD was saying.
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