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Re: Theos-World Reading Thought Forms

Sep 10, 2004 04:21 PM
by Eldon B Tucker

At 06:33 AM 9/10/2004, you wrote:

Is not reading thought forms generated by someone is reading someone's
thought? If that be the case, is it not an invasion of privacy unless the
person who generated the thought gives permission? Did HPB comment on this
issue in any of her writings?

Anyone cares to comment?

Since you're inviting comments, I'll throw out a few ideas that occur to me in reading your question. It would be interesting to see what others think too.

I'd say that if you're just reading the ideas that someone has put down on paper, you're just reinforcing those ideas in the thought atmosphere of the earth, making them easier for others to think. A particular set of ideas are strengthened as a large number of people think them, until they take on archetypal qualities. At that point -- who knows? -- perhaps some being could embody itself by giving sentience to that collective image.

I don't think that you would be building a personal relationship with the author of the words that you read, unless there was a two-way connection between you and the other that already existed. Then your reading the words would take you, in your mind's eye, to that person based upon the strength of the bond you have to him or her and how much those words carry his or her particular swabhava or personal qualities.

-- Eldon

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