Nov 24, 2001 08:12 AM
SELF-AWARENESS or CONSCIOUSNESS notes all the many degrees of
interaction between Spirit and Matter, but is it not also
Beings, becoming self-conscious, develop their own record of
experience (or may we call it a "degree" of evolution ?). They
aggregate with others (the whole under Karma) which are also
developing. Thus there are "advanced" Monads and "Monads of
lesser experience." (SECRET DOCTRINE I 619, 632-34.) All
emanate originally from the "Monadic Essence."
Can we say: An aggregation of forms (Monads) of lesser
experience become the vehicle, or dwelling place for a more
advanced Intelligence who has assumed (under karma) the
responsibility in assisting the development of each unit ?
Harmony and cooperation permit disparate beings to join together
for the benefit of the Whole. Can we say then, that the Universe
is a harmony of many different, even discordant, Units ?
Each such aggregation becomes as a group a UNITY on one or more
of the planes of learning experience. Thus Man's "body" is
formed over aeons by hosts of cooperating and interacting
intelligences (of a lower degree of experience) : sub-atoms,
atoms, molecules, cells, structures and organs, nerve material,
etc... and the whole is coordinated by an invisible internal
Intelligence that exhibits externally a variety of vital and
motivational aspects ?
The natural relationship of a Man-Mind to these many willing
assistants is as a Teacher to a school consisting of several
classes of pupils, each group at some different level of advance
If LAW is universal, immutable and impartial, it therefore must
be even-handed, just and merciful. No praise, prayer or petition
can ever turn aside the effect that follows any cause. Can we
say this is the source for the Voice of Conscience" that warns us
before we make an error of judgment?
May we not say: The GOAL of all evolution is for every
intelligent "part" to acquire eventually a perfect knowledge of
ALL, and in doing so, develops the capability of rejoining that
All at will ?
If so, then any "perfected" Ego might elect to remain as a
"tutor" or "instructor" in any realm or level of Nature where
such assistance is needed ?
Evolution is achieved by cyclic reembodiment and reincarnation.
Each advance in consciousness and intelligence requires a vehicle
of corresponding refinement, capable of accepting such an
embodiment. [ Gayatri -- as an example of this. ]
Hermes taught: "A stone becomes a plant, then an animal, then a
man, and then a "god." Never has any being fallen backwards in
I am reminded from Dallas's offering of some of the fundamentals of
Theosophic teachings of a place in Arizona where there are petrified trees
(considered sacred by Native Americans) where "trees" are as stone,
apparently a "drift" backwards in Nature, showing that the Law as stated by
Hermes is just a natural progression and we also have the proposition if a
human was "left" long enough by itself in early stages of development might
it not revert, as it were , back to the animal stage.There was an apparent
case of something like that in England , where, if i remember it right, a
child was tied and left in a basement and only fed scraps, a horrific case of
abuse as it was , after that soul was found , he was apparently more animal
than human.Such "drifts" on earth remind one greatly of the axiom as stated
above. No doubt there are countless other examples if one looks carefully
about in the environment.
What is it that "Lights" up the animal mind?
If I repeat out loud one and two as child and I am left at that , has it not
been proven , unless I am taught to say three i will remain in the stage of
repeating out loud only one and two and believe that's all there is?
Something "other" is always aiding us in development and when that is
neglected or is used in some other way does not development retard as it were?
Just some thoughts on development.
Is that not our animal mind?
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