The Theosophical Review Volume N . 36, a - 212

The Theosophical Review Volume N . 36, a - 212

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...influence of higher and more spiritual presentations of truth. Science still gives us, for the most part, a mechanical universe, though signs are everywhere apparent that she is beginning to realise the inadequacy of the conception. For immutable law is rather the statement of a method, than the revelation of the cause or the end of things. It may not explain origins, though it elucidates workings. Now Theosophy, taking the torch from the hand of Science, has carried the light into regions beyond the scope of strict scientific enquiry, and has proclaimed the universe, in its entirety--mental, moral, and spiritual--to be, equally with the natural world, under inviolable law. And in so doing Theosophy, too, has, to some extent, suffered from the defects of the truth she is privileged to teach, in that her grand application of Universal Law to all the planes of the universe has tended somewhat to the conception of a mechanical necessity as rigid as that from which she has desired to escape. To lift this conception to a more spiritual plane, and to break down, as far as may be, the distinctly mechanical setting in which the doctrine of Karma has been presented in the past, is the aim of the present paper. The tendency which most students have detected in Theosophical literature to limit the conception of karmic law to that of automatic action and reaction between related parts in a whole, has given rise to what I may term the "tit-for-tat" aspect of Karma. I may put it also in another way, and say that to many minds the idea of Karma goes no higher than that of a sort of commercial transaction, Nature being under compact to pay a particular kind of debt in a particular kind of currency. Her own dues, too, she extorts on the strict more

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  • English
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