Re: Theos-World Lessons of history?
May 16, 1999 12:45 PM
In a message dated 5/11/99 10:14:16 AM Eastern Daylight Time, Richtay@aol.com
<< In a message dated 5/11/99 12:30:59 PM, Louis responded to Doss:
<<Maybe we should take our cue from a lesson that the incarnation experience
teaches us. There must be a reason that we do not incarnate with our
historical memories intact, don't you think? >>
I agree. It is a very kind law of nature. Again, in the Voice of the
Silence, HPB writes (p. 18):
"Kill in thyself all memory of past experiences. Look not behind or thou
I don't interpret this to mean that we should become stupid, but rather,
"innocent." Despite my seemingly constant harping on Karma, I do not
we are the same people we were in the past. The T.S. is not the same T.S.
it was in the past. So why let ourselves be wrapped up in previous activity
and mistakes? Such rehearsal is a perfect invitation to a repeat
I agree Rich. Further, I suggest that historical baggage, even if it is
yesterday's history, could pollute the purity of a "this moment response" to
a given situation. The way I understand it, in order for any action to have
"resolving" impact on the karma of any moment, that action must be integrated
mentally, emotionally and physically and driven by spiritual purity. Not
because one expects to resolve a karmic issue, but because it is profoundly
right to do. There can be no hidden agenda's, which one can never be sure
about, when past memory is available. I think it gives added depth to the
notion that in order to gain THE SELF, one must forget the personal self.
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