Friday, May 12, 2006

Mmmmm - 22

'In the last analysis we see that man inherits from himself.

Heredity is character and character is heredity.

And even in the case of the purely physical heredity, it can be said that man makes his own body, the parents merely providing the workshop and to some extent the materials with which it is built.

The incarnating entity is the directing power behind the scenes.

And environment is simply the magnetic field that we have chosen in which we may best work out those aspects of character that are the "dominant" for that particular incarnation. . . .

'Man . . . has free will. . . . He is building now what his character will be in his next incarnation . . .

He is thus his own heredity, his own character, his own karma.' (MiE 227-30)

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