Re: Theos-World Remission of Sins
Mar 15, 1999 04:54 PM
by Mark Kusek
> In a message dated 3/15/99 7:26:09 PM, Peter quotes the Key to
> <<"Atma, the "Higher Self," is neither your Spirit nor mine, but like
> shines on all. It is the universally diffused "divine principle," and
> inseparable from its one and absolute Meta-Spirit, as the sunbeam is
> inseparable from sunlight.>>
> If the universal Atman is already present, how can any activity
> "reach" it?
> No amount of activity (karma) can diminish, add to, or alter the
> Absolute in
> any way. So how could Nirvana be reached through activity?
> Rather, we must say with Blavatsky (and with Mahayana Buddhism) that
> absolute consciousness has the appearance of being obscured due to
> and defiling coverings (skandhas) or seeds (bijas). Activity (karma)
> these temporary obscurations, and activity can remove them.
> But it is quite misleading, even false, to speak of "achieving"
> There is nothing to achieve, nothing to attain, nothing to do, IN
> "It" is. And "we" are THAT.
Well said, Rich
the misty void
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