Apr 12, 1998 11:00 AM
by Dallas TenBroeck
April 12th 1998
Some statements about universality, consciousness and
Some more quotes from Theosophical sources :
"The simile of an egg also expresses the fact taught in Occultism
that the primordial form of everything manifested, from atom to
globe, from man to angel, is spheroidal...the sphere must be
thought of as seen from its center...the symbolical "circle" --
"whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere."
SD I 65
"The Non-Separateness of all that lives and has its being,
whether [in] active or passive state [is the]...ONE LIFE ...
SAT." SD I 69-9
"When Mahat [universal mind] develops the feeling of
Self-Consciousness -- "I" -- then it assumes the name of
Egoism...which means Mahat is transformed into the 'human Manas'
[individual mind] ... and becomes 'Aham-ship." [ Egotism ]
SD I 75
"[If one considers] that there is but One Universal Element,
which is infinite, unborn, and undying, and that all the rest--as
in the world of phenomena--are but so many various differentiated
aspects and transformations (correlations...) of that One, (from
Cosmical down to microcosmical ...) then the first and chief
difficulty will disappear..."
SD I 75
"...the One Consciousness which, as differentiated in a man, is
his Higher Self...by means of this higher self he is to
strengthen the lower, or that which he is accustomed to
"Our consciousness is one and not many, nor different from other
consciousnesses. It is not waking consciousness or sleeping
consciousness, or any other but consciousness itself...
"The one consciousness of each person is the Witness or Spectator
of the actions and experiences of every state we are in or pass
through. It therefore follows that the waking condition of the
mind is not separate consciousness,.
The one consciousness pierces up and down through all the states
or planes of being, and serves to uphold the memory--whether
compete or incomplete--of each state's experiences." Gita
Notes, pp. 98-99
These seem to me to be of value when we think about thinking,
whether we use the Grecian, Egyptian, Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu, or
Christian religio-philosophies as a basis.
If they evoke thought and response it will be appreciated to hear
of those concepts and thoughts.
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