Re: THEOSOPHY AS A PROCESS
Jun 24, 1996 11:49 AM
by alexis dolgorukii
At 10:06 AM 6/24/96 -0400, you wrote:
>In message <email@example.com>, alexis
>dolgorukii <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes
>>I adamantly believe that "good works"
>>are infinitely more valuable than
>Let's have both! Do we need the good thought to do the good work, or is
>"good works" built into us? Chicken and egg ...
>Ancient Wisdom for a New Age
>alan: The problem I have with the term "good thoughts" is that they tend to
be so dreadfully nebulous. What exactly are "Good thoughts", are they the
mental equivalent of a Disney Movie? As to "positive thoughts" that might be
a little better, but who is to define positive? That's why I prefer action,
notice I don't say either "right action" or "good action" I just say action.
Which to me means going out and actively trying to relieve the pain and
suffering of others. It also means to go out and try to end oppression and
tyranny and injustice and prejudice. That's what I do, and let the "good
thoughts" sort of float around as they wish. Now if that kind of action is
the RESULT of a positive thought pattern, and it most likely is, then that's
fine. But it's the result of an insensible thought pattern and not sitting
down and STRIVING to "think good thoughts".
See what I mean?
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