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RE: Theos-World Self-reliance == KARMA == UNMERITED SUFFERING == DEVACHAN

Dec 07, 1998 06:35 AM
by W. Dallas TenBroeck

Dec 7th 1998

Dallas offers:

I see several exchanges on these subjects, but the best that can
be offered (in a short amount of space) is what HPB offers to us
to consider in THE KEY TO THEOSOPHY.

There she deals with the question of Karma, its basis, as a
universal and dynamic harmony that adjusts all MOTIVES between
people and the things the use and live with.  {As I see it, the
important thing to remember is that all "lie-atoms" are
immortals.  We the Mind-stage-life-atom and the pen it use
composed of far less experienced "life-atoms" are both sets of
immortals that are developing in intelligence through experience
at their respective levels.  If I abuse my pen not only will it
cease writing, but the atoms I have abused through my neglect,
carelessness or anger, will carry the impress of those motives
and emotions and will remain "attached" to me by magnetic ties.
When in the course of karmic cycles they return to be used by me
again, they will bring that impress of abuse with them, and so
on.  This idea can be extended to all things we use, or eat, or
breathe - they are all susceptible to the impressions of emotion
and thought we impress them with while we use them.  This
enormous responsibility is taught by Theosophy so that we realize
the importance of our every moment of living.

She also deals with UNMERITED SUFFERING (and unmerited
prosperity) the necessity for considering that we are immortal
EGOS and every incarnation is as a day to our real journey
through the fields and classrooms of experience that a Manvantara
provides - hence the roots of some strange "accidents" in life
can only be traced (by a true seer into the Akasa) in causes we
may have set up with others in past lives.

Karma and reincarnation - are also called the doctrines of
universal justice and of hope.  Karma is the Universal Law - from
which there is no escape.  It is fairness to all, hence
BROTHERHOOD.  Reincarnation gives us the opportunity of taking
steps to adjust our attitudes and to meet the results of what we
set in motion in our past (in this life) as also in past lives.

Devachan is a condition of the immortal Ego where it reviews the
good and the altruistic, unselfish and brotherly actions, motives
and thoughts of a past lives.  It is intermediate between a past
life and the present one.  And when this Life closes it will
serve as a link to our next incarnation.  So theosophy teaches.
But, in THE KEY TO THEOSOPHY you will find many more details.
Get a KEY with a good INDEX and use the Index to connect the
scattered references to form a complete whole.

I strongly recommend a careful reading of the KEY TO THEOSOPHY by
HPB, as many of the question asked are well covered there.

Best wishes,



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