FW: Theos-World Questions...from DARREN...
Nov 14, 1998 04:46 AM
by W. Dallas TenBroeck
Some answers offered by Dallas: Dear Darren:
I hope the notes below may help.
>Date: Friday, November 13, 1998 6:14 PM
>From: D. Porter
>Subject: Theos-World Questions......
Sorry, some more questions:
1 - Why should I (we) accept that 'as above, so below' is an
LOOK IN A MIRROR -- IDEALS AND THOUGHT PRECEDE ALL FORMS.
HOWEVER THE IMAGE IS INVERTED AND THE SEEKER HAS TO LEARN TO
CONVERT WHAT HE SEES BACK TO REALITY.
2 - What is the final goal? Non-existence?
COMPLETE AWARENESS AND A KNOWLEDGE/WISDOM OF THE UNIVERSE, ITS
LAWS AND WORKING. EVERY LIFE WE SEEK TO ENLARGE THIS CAPACITY.
3 - Why do anything at all, especially incarnate?
LAW COMPELS IT BECAUSE IN THE PAST WE HAVE DISTURBED THE DYNAMIC
EQUILIBRIUM OF OUR UNIVERSE IT IS UP TO US TO RESTORE THAT
HARMONY. IT IS THE LAW OF RESPONSIBILITY AND DUTY THAT COMPELS
THIS AND IT IS UNIVERSAL. WE LIVE IN A UNIVERSE OF LAW. AT BASE
WE ARE SPIRITUAL BEING WHO INCARNATE IN THE PHYSICAL WORLD SO
THAT THE MATERIAL THERE MAY BE IMPROVED SPIRITUALLY, MORALLY AND
ETHICALLY. IF WE MISBEHAVE IN THOUGHT, WORD AND DEED WE RETARD
THIS PROCESS AND SUFFER.
4 - Where is Guatama Buddha right now? He knows that we are all
just figments of his imagination - so why help illusory beings?
The BUDDHA IS ALIVE, WELL AND WORKING HARD. WHEN HE BALANCED HIS
KARMIC DEBT HE HAD TWO OPTIONS: 1. TO RETIRE AND "REST" AND
2. TO CONTINUE WORKING FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL THOSE AROUND HIM
WHO HAD NOT YET ATTAINED TO BUDDHA-HOOD. HE CHOSE THE LATTER
COURSE [see SD I 207-210 if you have that book ] THAT IS THE
TEACHING OF THE MAHAYANA SCHOOL OF BUDDHISM.
5- Is loneliness the driving force of the absolute?
NO - THE ABSOLUTE IS WITHOUT ANY QUALITIES OR LIMITATIONS SUCH AS
WE ARE SURROUNDED WITH IN TIME SPACE AND MOTION. IT IS THE
ETERNAL BACKGROUND FROM WHICH ALL EMERGES. [ see SD I pp.
14 - 19 ]
6- Does every individual sperm have a unique 'entity' ?
YES - IT IS THE "EFFECT" OF ITS OWN ENERGIC SELF. IT STARTS AS A
SPIRITUAL FORCE AND ESTABLISHES UNDER THE LAW OF KARMA (which is
its past series of actions and choices) THE CAUSES FOR ITS
EMERGENCE AS THE VEHICLE OF A MIND-ENTITY - A HUMAN BEING.
HOWEVER IT IS THE MIND-ENTITY THAT CAUSES THE "GERM" AND NOT THE
"GERM" THAT CAUSES THE MIND.
7- Is onanism murder of sperm?
USE A DICTIONARY, AND CONSULT YOUR OWN SENSE OF JUSTICE AND
FAIRNESS TO THE ASSEMBLY OF LIVING BEINGS THAT CONSTITUTE THE
SPERM. KARMA IS BALANCE, FAIRNESS AND JUSTICE. WHAT IS THE
CAUSE OF "ONANISM ?" NONE CAN EVER ESCAPE THE RESULTS OF THEIR
CHOICES. HENCE KARMA IS UNIVERSAL AND ALSO INDIVIDUAL AND
PERSONAL IN ITS ACTION - THAT IS WHY MOTIVE AND ETHICS AND MORALS
ARE SO IMPORTANT. THE PRACTICE OF BROTHERHOOD IS THE BEGINNING
OF THE PATH THAT LEADS TO THE BALANCE OF KARMA AND BUDDHA-HOOD.
WE TEND TO THINK BECAUSE WE USE A LARGE PHYSICAL BODY AND
PHYSICALLY THAT THE SPERM OR GERM IS SMALL THAT WE CAN BULLY IT.
HOWEVER IT HAS A STRENGTH EQUAL OR SUPERIOR TO OURS AND WE
MANIPULATE IT OR USE IT AT OUR PERIL - CONSIDERING THE FUTURE
CONSEQUENCES UNDER KARMA THAT MAY BECOME OURS.
8- What happens to the sperm that don't make it - try and try
AS JUST SAID THE GERM OR SPERM IS NOT THE CAUSE. WHO OR WHAT
GENERATED IT AND WHY ? IT HAS ITS OWN LIFE AND WE CAN ACT AS ITS
ASSISTANTS OR ITS OBSTRUCTORS - THESE ARE THE ACTIONS OF KARMA -
WHICH WE INVOKE WHEN WE ACT.
9- Does the egg have all 7 principles before fertilization?
POTENTIALLY YES. ALL BEINGS HAVE THE 7 PRINCIPLES EITHER LATENT
OR ACTIVE IN THEM. CONSIDER THE MEANING OF THE IDEA OF "MONAD" -
YOU REALLY OUGHT TO USE AND STUDY "THE KEY TO THEOSOPHY" YOU
WOULD FIND THAT MOST OF YOUR QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED THERE.
10 - Can more than one entity occupy a physical body at the same
WHY ? UNDER WHAT LAW DO YOU THINK THIS MIGHT OCCUR ? [ see SD
II 167 ] FOR A MORE COMPLETE ANSWER TO THIS. If you wish to deal
with Theosophy then you must become familiar with at least one of
the basic texts. Try using the KEY. Make sure it has an Index
and that you use this under the headings you are interested in.
========== DALLAS ==================
I HOPE THIS IS OF SOME HELP.
Darren the Seeker
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