Nov 23, 1998 05:38 AM
by Jerry Schueler
>Why not try three facts:
>1. You exist.
>2. The Universe, World, environment, etc... taken as a whole --
>3. There is a constant inter-relationship between "You" and all
These are not facts at all. Only words.
1. How do you define the "you" that you claim exists?
I THINK THAT IS EVIDENT. IT IS A POINT OF SUBJECTIVE
CONSCIOUSNESS WHICH IS AT THE CORE OF MY BEING, AND I ASSUME YOU
ARE SIMILARLY ENDOWED, AS IS EVERY OTHER HUMAN, AND POTENTIALLY
EVERY SENTIENT BEING IN THE UNIVERSE.
2. How do you define "universe" or "world" that you claim exists?
THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH I, YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE DWELLS
AND HAS THEIR "BEING."
3. How can there be any inter-relationship if only the One
CONVERSATION, OBSERVATION, CORRESPONDENCE, ETC...SEEM TO BE
ADEQUATE EVIDENCE OF INTER-RELATIONSHIP. THOUGHT AND EMOTION
I think Jerry, that you and I are speaking of the same things but
our language differs somewhat.
"Whatever our plane of consciousness may be acting in, both we
and the things belonging to that plane are, for the time being,
our only realities. As we rise in the scale of development we
perceive that during the stages through which we have passed we
mistook shadows for realities, and the upward progress of the Ego
is a series of progressive awakenings, each advance bringing with
it the idea that now, at last, we have reached "reality;" but
only when we shall have reached the absolute Consciousness, and
blended our own with it, shall we be free from the delusions
produced by Maya." SD I p. 40 top.
Perhaps you are driving at something else ? What you write
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