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Re:The "Eternal Present: and KARMA

Apr 16, 1998 06:23 AM
by Dallas TenBroeck

April 16th 1998

Dear Jerry:

Where does HPB "put the 5 Globes in "Nirvana" above the Abyss ?"

I don't recall such a reference, but would be glad to have it.


>From: "Jerry Schueler" <>
>Date: Wednesday, April 15, 1998 6:55 PM
>Subject: Re:The "Eternal Present: and KARMA

>>>I think that even a Theravadin would agree that pain and
>>>pleasure are two sides of the same thing, and that both
>>>are transcended in Nirvana. The Christian desires paradise
>>>and the avoidance of hell. It can't be done. Both have to go.
>>>Jerry S.
>>Then again, maybe pleasure and pain are not transcended in
Nirvana. The
>>Way Up is bliss, and the Way Down is suffering. Thus, pain and
>>does not end until we reach the Darkness of the Eternal Parent.
>>Thoa :o)
>Actually, the Mahayana see Nirvana as the polar opposite of
>Samsara. Thus they would say that dualities are not transcended
>in Nirvana, but rather that Nirvana too must be transcended.
>This is a central difference between Theravadin and Mahayana.
>HPB puts the highest 5 Globes in "nirvana" above the Abyss,
>and so shows that she is Mahayana because she has us rising
>above the entire planetary chain as the Mahayana would.
>Jerry S.
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