Re: "Life is not fair.."
Jun 30, 1998 03:55 AM
by Dallas TenBroeck
As I read what HPB says in the KEY TO THEOSOPHY, the after-death
states are "effect states."
In other words they are based on the last life just lived, and in
effect review it. No new "Karma" is generated in them.
1. The first state, named Kama-loka [ the place of desires] is
the state where the errors and evils one has done, or
participated in are relegated to the astral --to return to us as
skandhas in our next incarnation(s).
2. The state of Devachan is a review of the good thoughts,
deeds and impulses of our last life, and a building of them,
after exhaustive meditation upon them all, into our character for
the future use of the Ego in its succeeding incarnation and
That is how I understand what HPB teaches there. Dallas
> Date: Monday, June 29, 1998 6:51 PM
> From: "Jake Jaqua" <email@example.com>
> Subject: "Life is not fair.."
> Life does not seem fair to the one-lifetime human
>personality and isn't, I think, during physical life. I
>thought about this a lot, and think that it does not seem
>fair because we only see part of the human personality's
>life - the "second half" is its life in Devachan after physical
>death when it gets the reward of all its unfulfilled hopes
>and injustices. Devachan is supposed to be an "illusion"
>or dream-life - just like physical life - but on the other
>hand, this is as Real as any individual or relative life
>gets..... For the "Reincarnating Ego" life is fair because it
>is reaping reward and punishment from its previous
>lifetimes, which presumably it is aware of in some fashion.
> - Jake
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