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Re: Theos-World Question on Blavatsky Quote of the day

May 24, 1999 10:12 PM
by LeonMaurer

In a message dated 5/22/99 3:17:11 PM, writes:

<< Quote of the Day (for May 22):

<<Esoteric philosophy teaches that everything lives and is conscious, but not 
that all life and consciousness are similar to those of human or even animal 
beings..>> Secret Doctrine Vol I page 49. By Helena Blavatsky.

In the Blavatsky quote of the day mentioned above, HPB uses the phrase 
"similar to." Should we interpret that to mean "not equal to" also??? >>

i don't think that adding such a double negative makes any sense within the 
context of the sentence quoted.  But, certainly, its obvious that the 
consciousness of non sentient beings would necessarily be, not only "not 
similar to", but also "not equal to" the consciousness of "human or even 
animal beings".  But, that doesn't mean that the consciousness of all beings 
doesn't stem from the same universal root and the same laws of cosmic 
evolution.  Thus, it is only the degree of "expression" or "experience" of 
consciousness that is not the same, not the "field" or "root" of 
consciousness itself.


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