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Apr 12, 1998 11:50 AM
by Bjorn Roxendal

Good quotes!

W. Dallas TenBroeck wrote:

> "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

Thi does not make complete sense to me. Or at least the word "egotism" doesn't,
in this context. Egotism is usually used to describe the lower ego that is in
conflict with other egos, not the higher ego that is both itelf and the all at
the same time. Self-consciousness can arise and exist without the sense of

> "[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..."

Simple but profound. I REALLY like it.


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