Re: Karma and stuff (3)
Jun 18, 1997 05:36 PM
by Dr. A.M.Bain
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
>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?
You would be correct is understanding that such a multifaceted "soul" is
cast off ("dies") at the end of an incarnation, assuming the Kabalist
viewpoint includes reincarnation. For most Kabalists this is the case,
though I have reservations about the manner and/or inevitability of it.
I also suspect that if an incarnating monad, on outcarnating, chooses to
retain some of its earthtime "soul" attributes and/or memories, then so
be it. It may also choose not to reincarnate as part of the natural
order of things as a matter of regular choice, and not according to some
grand ~esoteric~ "plan."
Ignatius of Loyala taught that there are three powers of the soul: the
Memory, the Understanding, and the Will. Of these, only Memory is true
Being. To re-member is to connect the parts back together. This can't
be done if we are not, as Ouspensky would have put it, "awake."
I find that I cannot accept neat and simplistic explanations for the
mysteries of Creation and being, which, in essence, the basic big 'T'
theosophical teachings are, once we get behind the jargon.
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