Re: Theos-World Re: Is thought real?
Apr 01, 2002 02:39 PM
I think everything has to do with Theosophy. In this case, you have
provided an excellent example of the power of thought. A man got an
idea (from where? we don't know, Theosopohy says from the mental
plane, common to all humanity) and wrote a book about it, and there
it is, a thought becomes a thing. The thought, the idea form,
materialized ( without magic, just by the process of writing,
publishing, distributing, through the agency of one person and the
appropriate backup workers) in a form that can replicate the idea in
the minds of many people, those who read the book, and even those,
like us, who hear about the book, and therefore the idea.
Whether this idea is worth believing or not is another subject which
theosophy can illuminate. If one really wants to know, one owes it to
oneself to investigate all available data. First hand experience is
best, but if our investigator wasn't at the site of the event, and
didn't see it on the news (if he did see it, then of course he has to
decide whether to believe what he sees on TV) then he has only the
information he can gather, and his own intelligence to help him
figure out what really happened. But theosophy teaches that it is
only useful to "believe" that which one has proven to his own
personal satisfaction. So the theosophist may read the book you
mention, as possibly providing some insight into what may have
happened, but he will not "believe" what he reads until he can be
sure that all the facts add up.
Sometimes, there is a situation in which it is impossible to get
enough information in order to make an intelligent determination, to
discover what is really true. In this case, the theosophist withholds
judgement, keeping the idea, whatever it may be, in mind, until at
some future time the problem is solved, more "evidence" becomes
available, and he can satisfy himself that he understands.
On 1 Apr 2002 at 18:53, bri_mue wrote:
> Just to show how real thoughts are so that they even make people reach
> in their pockets to buy this book, look at this. Something that you
> might think has noting to do with Theosophy, but it has, showing how
> people can belief a lot of things even now, not only during the time
> of Blavatsky:
> The Frightening Fraud, by Thierry Meyssan, sold out its original run
> of 20,000 copies within two hours of going on sale. "We've sold 2,500
> copies in 10 days, when a blockbuster novel sells maybe 1,500 in a
> month," a spokesman at Fnac Les Halles, one of France's biggest
> bookshops, said. "It's a phenomenon."
> Mr Meyssan's conspiracy theory argues that American Airlines flight
> 77, which killed 189 people when it smashed into the headquarters of
> the US defence department, did not exist, and that the whole disaster
> was a dastardly plot dreamed up and implemented by the US government.
> "This theory suits everyone - there are no Islamic extremists and
> everyone is happy" said Le Nouvel Observateur.
> ---In theos-talk@y..., "adelasie" <adelasie@s...> wrote:
> > Brigitte,
> > That is the point, exactly:
> > On 1 Apr 2002 at 2:00, brigitte muehlegger wrote:
> > >
> > > Bri.: Analytically, you can define any amount of dimensional
> > > space, there could be a hundred dimensions, in other words,
> > > although such
> > > geometry might exist only in thought and not in the real world.
> > > But apparently you can't read the mathematics.
> > Thought is the real world, the function of creativity. Thoughts are
> > things. All comes into manifestation from the realm of mind. The
> > material world is the result of activity of the mental realms, not
> > the other way around.
> > Adelasie
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