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Re:Disdain for personality

Apr 24, 1998 11:10 AM
by Dallas TenBroeck

April 24th 1998


Why be contemptuous ? It is a necessity, and it has its place as
a "vehicle" for the Conscious Unit that we as Humans are, at
core, to use to live and exist on this plane of matter.

But that is not all, since under karma we leave an impress on all
the "life atoms" that are drawn together (under karmic law) so
that the "personality" is formed.

Recent posts ask about the need for a knowledge of what HPB and
the Masters teach. If one knew what was said in THE KEY TO
THEOSOPHY, the problem of finding out about the Personality would
vanish. Is all there. [ I feel like exclaiming: "Get out your
books and check the index, those of you who have them and want to
know !" ]

HPB teaches that the entire Universe consists of innumerable
classes, and qualities of living beings. In potential, these
being immortal, they will over aeons of time develop into Humans
also, such as we are.

In the meantime, we are as "gods" to them. We "use them." We
impress them with the quality of our thoughts and
feeling-desires. Are we "elevating them" or are we "depressing
them," and making evolution harder for them ? Are we practicing
brotherhood towards them ? Or, are we inconsiderate ? They are
the "elemental lives." They are the various classes and kinds of
"Jivas," devatas, devas, monads, etc...

"Each of these Beings (HPB says in the S D) either was, or
prepares to become, a man, if not in the present, then in a past
or a coming cycle (Manvantara)." SD I 275 top. (see also SD I
631 and II 103)

The value of Theosophy, to me is that it enlarges our point of
view, until we are forced to see that Nature not only as a whole,
as a Unit, but that each part of It, however small, is important
and deserves fair and just treatment from us. Those are our
"younger brothers." will they in the future when they become men
in their turn thank or curse us for our present treatment of them

I hope this throws some light on the subject, and if anyone is
interested I have more references to offer which give a survey of
the elementals and their value in our lives. Those will have to
be sent "snail mail," if desired. Dallas

>From: "Mark Kusek" <>
>Date: Thursday, April 23, 1998 11:21 PM
>Subject: Re:Disdain for personality

>> Lmhem111 wrote:
>> << a contemptuous attitude toward the "lower personality" can
be found in the source literature >> SNIP

WHERE ? let's have some references ? thanks, Dallas

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