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Re: Theos-World understanding or attacking Theosophy?

Mar 06, 2002 02:41 PM
by adelasie

Dear Bill,

It is interesting indeed. It seems that great minds can entertain 
different opinions at different times. I can relate to that, and I'm 
not even a great mind. It suggests that even diametrically opposed 
opinions can both be true, given differences of context, 
circumstances, points of view. What do you think?


On 4 Mar 2002 at 14:16, Bill Meredith wrote:

> Hi Adelasie, here is yet another view from Einstein which you may find
> interesting:
> In Berlin in February 1921 Einstein received from a woman in Vienna a
> letter imploring him to tell her if he had formed an opinion as to
> whether the soul exists and with it personal, individual development
> after death. There were other questions of a similar sort. On 5
> February 1921 Einstein answered at some length. Here in part is what
> he said:
> The mystical trend of our time, which shows itself particularly in the
> rampant growth of the so-called Theosophy and Spiritualism, is for me
> no more than a symptom of weakness and confusion.
> Since our inner experiences consist of reproductions and combinations
> of sensory impressions, the concept of a soul without a body seems to
> me to be empty and devoid of meaning.
> Albert Einstein: The Human Side,
> Selected and Edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman,
> Princeton University Press, 1979. p. 40
> copied here from:
> regards,
> Bill

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