Re: Monads, exoteric vs esoteric
Mar 28, 1997 10:33 PM
by M K Ramadoss
Here is my 2 cents worth. Monad, to me, appears to be simply a concept and
we tend to extrapolate physical conceptions to a nonphysical concepts that
no one has a first hand knowledge of. So we can, each in our own way, but
speculate. We all can just hope someday in a future manvantara we may get to
know first hand what it is all about. Until then, I am going to wait for it.
Have of lot backlog of things on earth to take care of in the meanwhile.
At 07:59 PM 3/28/97 -0500, you wrote:
>"Jerry Schueler" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Again, this is a highly exoteric version of what really goes on.
>> I, for one, think that its time a deeper and more esoteric story is told.
>> The idea of Earth being a schoolhouse and that monads come here to learn
>> lessons has enough truth in it to be pernious, but misses the real
>> reasons for incarnation. As I have said many many times, the idea
>> that monads need "lessons" or can somehow improve or go "higher"
>> is silly enough to make me laugh, and I get depressed when I realize
>> just how many folks fall for this stuff. Maybe something like cloning
>> is what the TSs need to rethink their positions--which are not really
>> "wrong" so much as surface, shallow, trite, and in need of some
>> deeper substance.
>Perhaps revealing again my profound and wondrous gaps in theosophical
>knowledge, I'll loosely translate Monad as soul. The soul being a portion of
>God is perfected, but it initially it has no vehicle to carry it. Slowly a
>vehicle in the material world develops - initially gross, but with evolvement
>more and more refined. It is the *vehicle* which requires the lessons on how
>to "embody" the soul. In eternal time, the "body" reflects the brightness
>which animates it.
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