16 Sense Knowledge And Self Knowlege

In the mental atmosphere is sense-knowledge, that is, the knowledge acquired by the body-mind from the mass of records brought in by the four senses.

  • It is the systematized knowledge that constitutes the sciences, from physics and chemistry to theology and law.
  • It is the materialistic knowledge of the one who possesses it and is tied up with the records of what is on the breath-form.
  • What is impressed on the breath-form is of the present life only and is effaced after death when that form is broken up.

Sense memories on the breath-form are potent factors in mental destiny.

  • They cause passive thinking which fills out so large a part of the life;
  • they suggest many of the subjects of thinking which become thoughts and they are at once the foundation and the limits of the knowledge of the human.
  • All the knowledge of all the sciences is sense-knowledge.
  • From facts observed men arrive at conclusions, the reach of which is limited by the range of the senses and by the records on the breath-form.
  • All this knowledge is in the mental atmosphere.
  • Science and speculations about religion, about God and about the universe, are due to one's mental condition which is his destiny.

This sense-knowledge the doer uses, is affected by it, is subject to it and is held down by it, but it is not and never can be a part of the doer.

  • All that is saved for the doer's knowledge are those results in the doer which are independent of the four senses.
  • Therefore nearly all the results of an earth life are done away with.
  • Only a small portion, namely, the abilities of the body-mind, is carried over in the mental atmosphere.
  • One who is merely well "educated" or merely proficient in a science or a trade may lose this advantage.
  • The mental qualification for proficiency in intellectual achievements may be quite different in different lives, as different as the positions which the human beings of the doer hold in successive lives as to prominence or obscurity, comfort or trouble, wealth or poverty.

Nevertheless such sense-knowledge is an important factor in mental destiny.

  • Efforts to think upon such knowledge may train the body-mind by exercising and disciplining it or by experimenting with and observing matter, and may be the cause of conceiving and entertaining many thoughts.
  • The things which are retained as mental destiny are the kind of thinking at the end of the life, the effect the thinking on these subjects has produced in the mental atmosphere, and attitudes of mind which have been there created.
  • This may be good or bad, depending on the moral tendencies developed which utilize the mental endowments.

Knowledge of the Triune Self is not available to the body-mind

  • The human cannot use the knowledge of the Triune Self, which is in reserve.
  • Yet there are times when that knowledge becomes available, as when an action or an inaction has a moral aspect.
  • Knowledge of the Triune Self then comes spontaneously through rightness and is known as conscience.
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