process = theosophy
Jun 27, 1996 11:04 PM
Alan>This is observable phenomena, and the periodic manifestation is part of
a process, is it not?
When the T.S. was founded, there was not a single
automobile in the world. Yes, there is periodicity, but it *is itself*
subject to process and change.
I agree with that.
Alan> It is possible that the underlying
"laws" which we might care to call "ancient wisdom" or even
"demonstrable fact* may be immutable, but if so, their effects and
consequences within time are *not.*
A truely philosophical remark. Effects and consequences are context and time
dependent as I see it.
I would like to point out that at least some of the seven jewels
can be easily applied to the physical realm:
karma: equilibrium seeking principle (there's even a mathematical theory,
called perturbation theory that operates on the principle of equilibrium
seeking and is sometimes applied in physics)
'hierarchies': embedded and repeated structures - some spectra of elements
show this clearly; electronic shells around nucleus
unique characteristic: unique frequency (pattern); unique gene pattern
dualism: electromagnetic phenomena
connectedness: non-local effects in quantum physics
The same can be done on the level of the mind (dual manas, character of
individual, thought-pattern, composite structure of human being,
embeddedness in Oversoul)
I submit that these jewels are really worthwile to ponder over.
They just need a little translation to be understandable.
Alan>Another working hyposthesis for you:
Devachan changes (process) according to the nature and quality of its
Looks very plausible to me. In fact it is a theosophical teaching :)
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