Jul 03, 1996 07:22 PM
by Jerry Schueler
>It is doubtful, however, that Self is a meaningful human concept when
>it is used in such a strict sense; the penultimate Self-Spirit (~Atma-Buddhi~)
>is probably the only thing that is within experiential range for even the best
>of meditators, and I am guessing that this is what you are referring to as
Or even Atma-Buddhi-Manas.
>Now you suggest a very interesting thing--viz., that when Buddhi-manas
>consciousness is used as the "upadhi" for Atma-Buddhi, certain psychic,
>magical, or other "paranormal" attributes which "are inherent" in the latter
>can be carried into and manifest themselves in the former.
This is exactly what I am suggesting. Yes.
>If this is the case, it would definitely involve a higher or "truer" type of
>psychism or magical operation than most of the psychics and magicians
>of my acquaintance seem to be in command of.
This is what the Adept does. Whether used for self or others
determines its color (white, black, or grey).
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