Theosophical Path; Illustrated Monthly Volume 6

Theosophical Path; Illustrated Monthly Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...by our conduct. This principle seems so just and reasonable that people would accept it naturally, were it not for the fact that their ignorance of Reincarnation stands in the way of their understanding. For the period of a single earth-life is too short to display the pattern of our lives; and while we can trace the sequence of cause and effect in a few cases, there are many more cases in which we fail to do so. Especially is this true of hereditary conditions; ordinary philosophy is unable to tell us why, or on what principle of equity, people should be born with defects, physical, mental, or moral, for which (apparently) they are in no wise responsible. Science, with its researches in heredity, does not give us the explanation we seek; on the contrary, by stating the facts so cogently, it only makes the problem more urgent. And the answer given by theology--that it is the Divine will--is too summary to please an age which aspires to know more about the workings of the Divine will. Reincarnation and Karma afford the best explanation of these crucial problems. Admittedly, we suffer because our desire to know is in advance of our actual knowledge. We cannot resign ourselves like the animals. The Divine spark within us urges us ever onward towards knowledge. And in the teachings of Reincarnation and Karma we may see that such problems as these are not eternally insoluble but may be understood more and more as we advance in knowledge. Theosophy teaches that man's conduct in past lives conditions his experiences in the present and in future lives; and with this larger field of view it becomes possible to account equitably for every human destiny. It is sometimes objected that it is unjust that a man should suffer for acts which he does not remember...show more

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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 363g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236495055
  • 9781236495051