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Re: concerning 60 billion souls

Mar 17, 1997 07:02 AM
by JRC

On Mon, 17 Mar 1997, Bart Lidofsky wrote:

> wrote:
> > I inherited a book on Theosophy in which my dad had made a note (around
> > 1954) about 600,000 million souls in evolution. I am still looking to locate
> > the source.
> 	While conservation of matter and energy almost certainly holds for
> consciousness, as well, figuring out how many souls there are is like
> figuring out how many drops of water there are in the ocean; note that
> the size of a drop is not even well-defined. Also, note the possibility
> that souls do not stay intact in between incarnations; Krishnamurti
> seemed to indicate that possibility.
> 	Bart Lidofsky
Bart ...
	I would agree ... and add even a further possibility - I think we
must always remember that as often complex as some of the ML and Secret
Doctrine schematics of evolution seem, they really are still but the
outermost crust ... the general rules ... and when dealing with something
as complex as life and consciousness itself, we must assume thousands upon
thousands of exceptions to every "rule" - e.g., we have, on earth, a
physical form that has finally evolved a central nervous system sensitive
enough to register some frequency bands of the spiritual realm, and
perhaps there are many *different* types of souls that may choose to
utilize such a thing for relatively short periods of time - beings, or
groups of beings that are not necessarily undergoing the human curriculum
of education (with its multiple lives over 7 root races) but may instead
come for some particular piece of education, service, or temporary
experience that lasts no more than a life, or a few lives, etc.
	I suspect the system is fluid, rather than static, and even if
such a number was arrived upon, I see no reason to assume that number to
remain constant.
							Regards, -JRC

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