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re karma, Theosophy, exoteric versions and ...

Dec 25, 2004 09:09 PM
by Mauri

Somebody wrote: <<2) Karma is the adjustment of effects flowing from causes, during which the being upon whom and through whom that adjustment is effected experiences pain or pleasure.>>

I don't see how the defining of the word "karma" can escape interpretation (or what might be generally "understood" as "interpretation," at any rate ...), and if all "interpretations" are also seen as "karmic," then wouldn't that kind of defining seem kind of mayavic and kind of like an "exoteric version," basically, among other things ... In other words, as I tend to see it, inasmuchas the "reading between the lines" of "exoteric versions" is basically "interpretive," or seen as dependent on "karmic influences" ("influences" that might be seen to have an "interpretive aspect" ...) ... where does that leave the average student of Theosophy ... Seems to me that Theosophy in general is a medium that might tend to foster all kinds of opinions and interpretations inasmuchas it's seen basically and primarily as an "exoteric version." But possibly most students of Theosophy don't see themselves as making 100% literal interpretations ... And I wonder if humans in general might have some aspect to their make-up that might at least influence them in ways that might be seen as transcending literal/exoteric versions and interpretions, as by way of "intuitive promptings," eg. I tend to suspect that the latter ("tanscending aspect") might have some truth to it, and that HPB and the Masters were trying to appeal to that aspect, trait or sensitivity (ie, while being, or being seen/interpreted as constrained to "exoteric versions by karma").


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