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Oct 07, 1996 03:38 PM
by Dr. A.M.Bain
In message <Pine.OSF.3.90.961007081221.27573B- email@example.com>, Maxim Osinovsky <firstname.lastname@example.org .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 evangelist. Please do not quote from the SD.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. Alan > >> "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: http://www.nellie2.demon.co.uk/ >> THEOSOPHY INTERNATIONAL: Ancient Wisdom for a New Age: >> TI@nellie2.demon.co.uk, and from homepage above. >> --------- Homepage: http://www.nellie2.demon.co.uk/ THEOSOPHY INTERNATIONAL: Ancient Wisdom for a New Age: TI@nellie2.demon.co.uk, and from homepage above.