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Re: Consciousness

Oct 28, 1998 02:49 PM
by Jerry Schueler

    The puzzle tome, in reading your kind explanation is that the idea or the employment of the term "WE" -- undefined, yet given to power to OBSERVE and to CHOOSE implies that although the perceptions change ( are illusions ?) and the choices are not always WISE or JUST does not obviate the factor of continuity.
    Theosophy starts with the PERCEIVER as a ETERNAL MONAD -- (Spirit-Experience, or Wisdom combined) and it progressively descends into matter not for its own sake but to be of assistance to the evolving consciousness in that monadic substance that we call "matter: and the BRAIN.  There it watches the struggles of the matter bound consciousness as it goes through experience trying to find the right solution to things -- and it assists when that earth-bound and earth-limited consciousness appeals to IT for the light of experience in making decisions.  It continually offers advice using the INTUITION and the VOICE OF CONSCIENCE.
    If this kind of "logic" makes you happy, Dallas, then go for it.
    The earth bound Monad -- an ego that is developing -- is free to choose and it then receives the consequences from Karma in terms of its original wants/desires and subsequent actions.  And that seems to be our learning process.
    I agree with all above, except that there is no earth-bound monad (this stems
    from poor Theosophical terminology). Pray tell me what is earth bound that
    is indivisible?
    So to my mind there are 2 Egos in each human -- one is Divine and the other is a pupil.  You may not agree.  But how is it that we argue and consider opposite points of view unless there is a triad:  1.    the Observer;  2.    the Wise and experienced Ego;  and, 3.    the pupil ego who is trying to become wise and yet making many errors in this vale of "illusions."
    I suspect we had best simply agree to disagree on this one.
    Jerry S.

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