Re: THEOS-L digest 1006
May 02, 1997 00:57 AM
This post is primarily for Mark (MKR) but others may find it to be of some
1. Regarding the varying usages of the term <ego>: yes, it can get confusing
HPB probably has the best definition which equates to "I am I" at both
mortal and divine levels (see her Theosophical Glossary, pg 111). In
words, <ego> is the term we use to define our individuality or
Unity. This should provoke a comment from our heretical friend, Chuck,
the effect that: "we are actually using the term to foster an illusion."
pating that this is what he will say (or, at least, think) I can only
"precisely, Chuck, precisely."
2. Concerning the "complexity" of Karmic interactions, it might seem that
Universe has a mighty "accounting job" to keep track of it all. But, at
divine level, it all becomes very simple and precise. To use an
consider another natural law of the universe --- gravity. Some of the
matical equations required to show the interaction of that force with
city and magnetism continue to baffle the greatest minds on earth.
Einstein was certain one set of equations could explain all three ---
could never prove it. Nor, to date, can anyone else! Nevertheless,
gets along quite well without those elusive mathematical equations. It
"solve" in an instant all of its interactions with matter under all
conditions --- leaving it to us humans to flounder around in the realm
physics trying to explain why gravity manifests in the way that it does.
Likewise with Karma. We have great difficulty trying to "account" for
... but Karma, like gravity, accounts for itself very nicely (perfectly,
matter of fact). And eventually, at one level of consciousness or
we humans (or our higher natures that are far more than human) will
comprehend the workings of both the Unified Field Theory that challenged
Einstein and the workings of Karma that challenges us.
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