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Re: Theos-World Fwd: JCS: The Hard Problem & Symmetry

Nov 26, 1999 02:49 PM
by RIhle

In a message dated 11/26/1999 2:01:41 PM Central Standard Time, 
carson@blavatsky (or someone).net writes:

<< Yet the Sankhya system had no
 >  adequate explanation as to how a static Purusha could interact with 
 >  to experience her modes. >>

Sorry, l sort of lost track of who wrote the above, but just a quick, 
possible, additional note, anyway:  The interaction of Purusha 
("Undifferentiated Consciousness," "Self," Atman) with Prakriti ("All-Stuff") 
is probably the most crucial component for at least most of the 
psychologically oriented theosophical systems (for it provides the initial 
basis for all the evolving forms of egoic delusion which must be overcome).  
The Sankhya "explanation" I seem to remember reading many years ago is that 
the highest "gradient" (one may be tempted to call it Buddhi or "Spirit") of 
All-Stuff is of such unimaginable "rarefaction" that it may freely 
"interpenetrate" with Undifferentiated Consciousness so that the two are 
tantamount to being indistinguishable.  Thus, the famous "Atma-Buddhi," we 
are trying to get back to, I guess. . . .


Richard Ihle

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