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Re: Single vs Married life

Oct 26, 1998 07:38 PM
by M K Ramadoss

While I agree with your line of thought, being not married has its own
freedom and flexibility. Even with that, one can find opportunities to
sacrifice and help and thus grow. Grass is greener on the other side. Each
situation has its own advantages and perhaps disadvantages. May be trying
to make the best of the situation is a wise course of action.


>At 10:05 AM 10/26/1998 EST, you wrote:
>In a message dated 10/24/98 11:32:42 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
><<when living with 2 children and a wife (who share not
>the principles of Theosophy and seek and delight
>themselves in worldly affairs), presents huge difficulties
>to the fulfillment of the required disciplines presented.  >>
><< Is it true that circumstances which are opposite to what we would
>wish are  merely illusions (Maya) distorted and disfigured by our
>sense of dualities? >>
>Dear Alan:
>Married life is the great testing ground and may provide
>more soul growth opportunities than if one were living a
>single life.  In marriage, one often has to sacrifice
>personal wants and desires for the greater welfare of the
>family.  Compromise and the development of the aware-
>ness of the needs of others are the some of "lessons"
>and opportunities presented in marriage.
>I'm single and I have a tendency to be self-indulgent.
>This is not good !
>The exposure of your wife and children to some of
>the metaphysical truths of your theosophical beliefs
>are seeds which will eventually take root - if not in
>this life, then in another.  This is a wonderful karmic
>opportunity for all.
>Best Wishes,

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