Read online or download a free book: The True Church Of Christ Exoteric And Esoteric
Publisher: General Books LLC (14 Jan. 2012)
By: John William Brodie-Innes (Author)
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... modification Kama Rupa perceives, receives as it were into its own sphere (for it must be noted that sensations may traverse the nerves without affecting the consciousness, as a patient with a broken back does not feel conscious of his feet being tickled, yet the feet are jerked away, showing that there has been nerve action). The said modification being subjected in Kama Rupa to the test of pleasure or pain, or stirring into action one of the vortices, the determination of the will is affected, and this force acting on Linga Sharira produces a fresh modification thereof, the modification being in fact the mental image of the act to be done: this mental image always really preceding the actual doing of the act, whence the saying that a good workman should always see his job done before he begins, meaning that the mental image should be clear and of the whole, not a part only, of his finished work. The modification will be more or less clear according to the amount of willforce exerted, and this usually depends on the amount of concentration. (In very many cases the formation of the mental image and the doing of the act are practically so nearly simultaneous that the former can hardly be perceived at all: very careful attention will however show to the sensitive student that it always in fact exists.) The amount of will-force which practically lies at a man's disposal is enormous, only a very small proportion being usually exerted. Sometimes, under the influence of a vortex, an involuntary concentration occurs, whence the saying that a man in a passion has superhuman strength, and the like. The modification produced from within by will-force on Linga Sharira is faithfully translated and conveyed by Prana, and receives what is called physical effect in Sthula Shar...
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