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Re: Theos-World Lessons of history?

May 16, 1999 12:45 PM
by Teos9

In a message dated 5/11/99 10:14:16 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 

<< 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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