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Re: Spiritual discrimination

Oct 07, 1996 03:38 PM
by Dr. A.M.Bain

In message <Pine.OSF.3.90.961007081221.27573B->, Maxim Osinovsky <mosinovs@library.berkeley
.edu> writes
>"...The spoken word has a potency... Because sound and  rhythm are
>closely related to the four Elements of the Ancients; and because such or
>another vibration in the air is sure to awaken corresponding powers,
>union with which produces good or bad results, as the case may be. No
>student was ever allowed to recite historical, religious, or any real
>events in so many unmistakable words, lest the powers connected with the
>event should be once more attracted."
>"The Secret Doctrine" I 307

Repeat: what is the "literal meaning" of the word "joke."  The above
bears no relevant connection to my question below.  I regret to say that
in quoting from a book held by many, it would seem, as equivalent to
"holy writ" you are coming over even more like a fundamentalist

Please do not quote from the SD.  I would like to get *your* viewpoint.
I have my own copy of the SD which I can refer to at any time on any
subject brought up on the list.

>> "careless language still creates karma commensurate with the literal
>> meaning of the words used and especially with the vibrations in the
>> environment their electronic speech may generate."
>> I challenge this as an *absurd* statement!  Your words read like those
>> of a fundamentalist evangelist.  Explain to me, as an example of your
>> claim, the *literal meaning* of the word "joke."
>> Alan
>> ---------
>> Homepage:
>> THEOSOPHY INTERNATIONAL: Ancient Wisdom for a New Age:
>>, and from homepage above.

THEOSOPHY INTERNATIONAL: Ancient Wisdom for a New Age:, and from homepage above.

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