Re: What's next in the movement
Aug 02, 1996 04:47 PM
by Jerry Schueler
>In short, there is no way around it: my inner certainty keeps suggesting
>that it is the inner word and not the inner picture which is at the threshold
>of Buddhi-manas consciousness.
Thanks for the dialogue, Richard. Its a facinating subject, at least
to me. I am not sure that we really have any conflict here, when all is
said and done. Where the images fall away, depends on where you are
on the "7-plane model" at the time, exactly what model you are using, and
what your terminology is. Let me just say that Eastern Esotericism
teaches that the two highest and longest-lasting senses are sight and
sound, and that the highest of these is sound (thus mantras and the
famous OM). So, I don't disagree with your finding that at some point
sight (images) falls away and only sound (words--which are nothing
more than another form of symbol) remains. Whether this occurs
precisely at the "buddhi-manas threshold" is probably the only point
left to debate. I agree that at this threshold thoughts are no longer
clothed in language, but appear as naked ideas. That is my experience
> ...phrased like this: "Is thinking possible without words?"
Not as we think of thinking. Animals think without
words, but their "thinking" is not exactly what we usually mean
by the term. I see thoughts as ideas clothed in words and
these are sometimes charged with emotional energy, but
sometimes not. Telepathy is done with ideas, and bypasses
PS. BTW, I agree that we all have multiple selves or egos.
PS to PS: And you are right--no one will ever know who won.
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