Re: Theos-World why have talk lists?
Apr 08, 2002 09:43 AM
In a message dated 4/7/2002 10:29:34 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> 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,
*** 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
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="http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=feeling">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
> 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
> > 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
> > 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
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