Re: Theos-World Abstract thinking
Nov 07, 2000 08:00 AM
by Eugene Carpenter
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Sent: Monday, November 06, 2000 2:49
Subject: RE: Theos-World Abstract
Below is a
relevant passage from HPB.
"The mind is dual in its potentiality: it is physical and
metaphysical. The higher part is
connected with the spiritual soul or Buddhi, the lower with the animal soul,the Kama
principle. There are persons who never think with the higher faculties of their mind at all.
Those who do so are the minority... These will think even of ordinary matters on that
HIGHER plane.... Certainly [this habit]
can be developed, but only with great
difficulty, a firm determination, and through much
sacrifice. But it is comparitively easy
for those born with the gift. Why is it that one person sees poetry in a cabbage or a pig withher
little ones, while another will perceive
in the loftiest of things only their lowest and most material aspect, will laugh at the 'music of the
spheres' and ridicule the most sublime
conceptions and philosophies This difference depends simply on the innate power of the mind to think on the
higher or on a lower plane, with the
ASTRAL (in the sense given to the word by de Saint Martin), or with the physical brain."
(from "Dialogue between Two Editors", Collected Writings X
There are those who can think abstractly and
there are those who can not.
Of those who can think abstractly there are
those who refuse to.
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