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Mar 20, 1999 12:13 PM
by W. Dallas TenBroeck
From a "one-life" point of view, or from the view point of the anxiety of our present personality TO DO SOMETHING -- you are correct in making it seem "pointless."
But in terms of eternity and immortality it could not possibly be so
That is my opinion
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Jerry Schueler
Sent: Saturday, March 20, 1999 10:44 AM
To: Theos World
Subject: Theos-World Good News!
>>[Dallas]I have never yet found any reason for confining
>>my concept of it. In fact I do not perceive any causes
>>that are reasonable which might do that.
Actually, the only problem that I have about your definition
of karma and your statements about it is that your view
makes it sound endless and therefore pointless as well as
hopeless. Buddha, if not HPB, taught that karma could
be ended. In the same way that God's love and forgiveness
is the Good News of the Christians, so liberation is the
Good News of Buddhism. What is the Good News of
Theosophy if it teaches an endless and mindless series
of lifetimes? When we are dreaming, the Good News is
that it is just a dream because knowing that can allow us
to control what happens. Knowing that life itself is maya
allow us to control our karma, in much the same way.