Re: Karma and stuff (3)
Jun 17, 1997 02:08 PM
In a message dated 97-06-16 21:51:26 EDT, Alan wrote:
> >The more subtle the energy (or vehicle) involved in motivating the
> >action, the more potentially powerful the karmic reaction on the
> I see a problem here in the use of the concept of "vehicles" common in
> theosophical literature, and which I susect you are adopting (more or
Yes, I am using the more or less theosophical concept of vehicles. :-)
> I only recogise - from practical work and experience - two
> aspects of a human being which might be called "vehicles." One is the
> physical body, for which karma means that if you bang your thumb with a
> hammer you get a sore thumb. The other is the multifaceted "soul" which
> I understand in Kabalist rather than Theosophical terms. When the
> physical thumb above gets hurt, then at the soul level we are upset
> [like we may feel very unhappy inside, but not show it outside].
This is fascinating!! This can indeed cast everything about the operation of
the Law of Karma into a different light altogether. So, according to what you
said above, am I correct in understanding that the multifaceted "soul" is
cast off so to speak at the end of an incarnation and a new one created for a
succeding incarnation? Oooops, am I even correct in assuming that the
Kabalist viewpoint includes reincarnation?
> At a different level than either of these "vehicles" we seem to have
> what Theosophy probably thinks of as "Higher Manas" and Kabala as
> (depending on the type of Kabala - complicated, innit?) Briatic
> consciousness which may not be subject to "karma" at all.
Complicated indeed. :-) But, I've been interested in Kabala for various
reasons for quite a few years and really should get around to looking into it
further. I'm sure I'll find some good stuff on the Web, at least as a
> Burble burble ...
ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D Indeed!!!!! (ROFL, Estrella, is Rolling On The
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