"In Search of the Miraculous"
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Man is a machine. All his deeds are the results of external influences, external inpressions. What is being done, and particularly what has already been done in one way, cannot be, and could not have been, done in another way.
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Everything is dependent on everything else, everthing is connected, nothing is separate.
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What is war? It is the results of planetary influences. Somewhere up there two or three planets have approached too near to each other; tension results. Everything that happens on a big scale is governed from the outside, and governed either by accidental combinations of influences or by general cosmic laws.
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Organic life on earth is acted upon simultaneously by influences proceeding from various sources and different worlds; influences from the planets, influences from the moon, influences from the sun, influences from the stars. All these influences act simultaneously; one influence predominates at one moment and another influence at another moment.
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In real art there is nothing accidental. It is mathematics. Everything in it can be calculated, everything can be known beforehand. The great Sphinx in Egypt is such a work of art.
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And G.'s chief motive became clearer to me. He by no means wanted to make it easy for people to become acquainted with his ideas. On the contrary he considered that only by overcoming difficulties, however irrelevant and accidental, could people value his ideas.
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Knowledge is material. There is a definite quantity of it in a given place at a given time. Taken in a large quantity by one man, it produces very good results; taken in a small quantity by a large number of people, it gives no results at all.
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Knowledge cannot come to people without effort on their own part.
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A man who has attained the full development possible for man consists of four bodies:
- Physical body -- a carriage
- Astral body (the emotions) -- a horse
- Mental body (the mind) -- a driver
- Causal body -- the master
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A man is never the same for very long. He is continually changing.
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There exist special forces (of a planetary character) which oppose the evolution of large masses of humanity, and keep it at the level it ought to be.
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Man has no permanent and unchangeable I. Man is a plurality. Man's name is legion.
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Knowledge by itself does not give understanding. Understanding depends upon the relation of knowledge to being.
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Seven types of man:
- Man #1 is the man of the physical body.
- Man #2 is the emotional man.
- Man #3 is the man of reason whose knowledge is based on scholastics.
- Man #4 is a man who has ideals.
- Man #5 is a man who has reached unity and has already been crystallized.
- Man #6 is very close to the ideal man, but some of his properties have not yet become permanent.
- Man #7 is the man who had reached the full development possible to man.
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Every man is born number one, number two, or number three. Man number four is always the product of school work.
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The same order of division into seven categories must be applied to everything relating to man -- art, religion, science, philosophy, etc.
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It is impossible to study a system of the universe without studying man. At the same time it is impossible to study man without studying the universe. Man is an image of the world.
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Every phenomenon is the result of the combination of three forces -- positive (active, "1"), negative (passive, "2"), and neutral (neutralizing, "3").
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The Absolute is designated by the number "1" because the three forces are united. Let us image the Absolute as a circle and in it a number of other circles, worlds of the second order. The small circles will be designated by the number "3", because in a world of the second order the three forces are already divided. The three divided forces in the worlds of the second order create new worlds of the third order. Six different forces will be acting upon the worlds of the third order.
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Orders of the "world"
- 1st order world is affected by 1 force -- the single, independent will of the Absolute.
- 2nd order world is affected by 3 forces (all the galaxies).
- 3rd order world is affected by 6 forces (Milky Way)
(3 [from 2nd] + 3 new forces).
- 4th order world is affected by 12 forces (our Sun)
(3 [from 2nd] + 6 [from 3rd] + 3 new forces).
- 5th order world is affected by 24 forces (planets in our solar system)
(3 [from 2nd] + 6 [from 3rd] + 12 [from 4th] + 3 new forces).
- 6th order world is affected by 48 forces (Earth)
(3 [from 2nd] + 6 [from 3rd] + 12 [from 4th] + 24 [from 5th] + 3 new forces).
- 7th order world is affect by 96 forces (Moon)
(3 [2nd] + 6 [3rd] + 12 [4th] + 24 [from 5th] + 48 [from 6th] + 3 new forces).
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The chain of worlds which links the Absolute to the Moon forms the "ray of creation" in which we find ourselves.
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The number of forces in each world indicates the number of laws to which the given world is subject. We live in a world subject to 48 orders of laws.
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According to the "ray of creation", the Moon is still an unborn planet.
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A miracle is the manifestation in this world of the laws of another world.
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The influence of the Moon upon everything living manifests itself in all that happens on Earth. Man can not tear himself free from the Moon. All his movements and consequently all his actions are controlled by the Moon. The mechanical part of our life is subject to the Moon.
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The world consists of matter in a state of vibration. The rate of vibration is in inverse ratio to the density of matter.
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An "atom" of the Absolute is smaller than an "atom" of a 1st-order world. An "atom" of a 1st-order world is smaller than an "atom" of the 2nd-order world, etc.
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Every substance has four aspects or states which correspond to fire, air, water, and earth
- Substance which conducts the active force is called 'carbon' -- "1"
- Substance which conducts the passive force is called 'oxygen' -- "2"
- Substance which conducts the neutralizing force is called 'nitrogen' -- "3"
- Substance without force is called 'hydrogen' -- "6"
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Force is divided into "three" types, and matter is divided into "four" types.
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The laws of a game make the essense of the game. A violation of these laws would destroy the entire game. The Absolute can not interfere in our life and substitute other results in the place of the natural results of causes created by us, or created accidentally.
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The Moon is the weight on a clock. Organic life is the mechanism of the clock brought into motion by the weight. If the weight is removed, all movements in the mechanism of the clock will at once stop.
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Until a man has defined his own aim for himself, he will not be able to begin 'to do' anything. There are many aims of existance.
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What happens to us may depend upon three causes: (1) upon accident, (2) upon fate, or (3) upon our own will. Such as we are, we are almost wholly dependent upon accident.
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Wars cannot be stopped. War is due to cosmic forces, to planetary influences.
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Without self-knowledge, man cannot be free. Self-observation is the work or the way which leads to self-knowledge.
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Daydreaming is absolutely the opposite of 'useful' mental activity. Observation of the activity of imagination and daydreaming forms a very important part of self-study. The next object of self-observation must be habits in general.
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Man is a machine controlled by accidental shocks from outside.
created by Bonnie Lee Hill,
last modified on February 11, 2020