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Re: Theos-World why have talk lists?

Apr 08, 2002 09:43 AM
by folknn

In a message dated 4/7/2002 10:29:34 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

> Emotions ARE physical (or at least part of the non-reincarnating part
> of humans).

Well, I guess I have yet to reach that chapter in my life that explains how 
emotions are physical. I can understand how emotions can creat a physical 
reaction towards any given situation, but I never considered emotions 
physical. So I can not comment on such areas.  

This is what I have as reference towards each:

*** phys·i·cal adj. 

1. a. Of or relating to the body as distinguished from the mind or 
b. Involving or characterized by vigorous bodily activity: a 
physical dance performance. 
c. Slang. Involving or characterized by violence: “A real cop would 
get physical” (TV Guide). 
2. Of or relating to material things: our physical environment. 
3. Of or relating to matter and energy or the sciences dealing with them, 
especially physics.     
*** e· mo·tion·al adj. 

1. Of or relating to emotion: an emotional illness; emotional crises. 
2. Readily affected with or stirred by emotion: an emotional person who 
often weeps. 
3. Arousing or intended to arouse the emotions: an emotional appeal. 
4. Marked by or exhibiting emotion: an emotional farewell. 

*** e·mo·tion n. 

1. A mental state that arises spontaneously rather than through conscious 
effort and is often accompanied by physiological changes; a feeling: the 
emotions of joy, sorrow, reverence, hate, and love. 
2. A state of mental agitation or disturbance: spoke unsteadily in a voice 
that betrayed his emotion. Synonyms: <A HREF="";>feeling</A>. 
3. The part of the consciousness that involves feeling; sensibility: “The 
very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect” (Isaac 
Bashevis Singer).   

> Theosophy has also made a few points about our inner selves
> > (or the soul) not having a defined sex. Blavatsky states that "sex is 
> but a
> > passing phase of our earth evolution, for us and the beasts and the 
> plants",
> > Purucker also says that the closer we evolve into Globe D our bodies lose
> > their distinct sexual definition and along with such loss comes a change 
> in
> > the process of procreation.  
> But (and we're getting to the point here), there is a difference
> between evolving and pretending to evolve.
> Bart Lidofsky

I agree there is a difference. Nothing can evolve or unfold into something 
greater unless it had not only the power and capacity inside to do so, but 
had already within itself what is going to come forth. I don't know if you 
are getting the wrong impression on what I am trying to express. I do not 
think myself any more capable than anyone in the entire planet, much less 
anyone in the infinite everchangeing existence, of reaching 
Dhyan-Chohanichood, therefore becoming a demi-god is even much much farther 
away from my personal reality. Actually, the reason I am studying Theosophy 
as a philosophy of life is because I feel I am still a child and have much to 
much to learn and grow. The reason I joined this discussion group is 
presicely for that, to discuss and learn from other's that have a better 
understanding of Theosophy, to do this that you and I are doing ...talking 
things out. Because it helps me grow and evolve. But just because I am 
aware that I may not be reaching Dhyan-Chohanichood in this lifetime it does 
not mean that I should not try my best to reach such levels of capacity.  
This is what I mean when I talk about will, and HOPE. Because if I do not 
will and hope to reach such levels of understanding then wouldn't path become 
much harder and longer?

I would agree with you that "we're getting to the point here" of pretending 
to evolve, but I can not. Because personally I have gotten something out of 
this. I have learned and grown. And I am gratefull to you for that, Bart 

kindly, Nina

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