Edgar Cayce in Many Mansions (9)
By H.V. Seshadri
The author of the book has presented in the last Chapter 24, entitled ?Important Philosophy of Life?, the summary emerging after studying 30,000 observations made by Cayce.
1. The remedies to all our problems lie within us; we have to realise that if something happens to us, then it is a reflection of our subconscious hidden inside. Such a sharp and enlightened introspection of the soul will serve like the beacon light on our path to progress.
2. The memory of all the events that have taken place, since the journey of our soul began, remains embedded in our subconscious. By controlling our senses through meditation and by centering our mind inward, the door to the treasure-trove of that knowledge will open.
3. In the depth of our personality is a spark of divinity. It is the link which joins us to the creative Energy. Hence, the ultimate solution to all our problems is to surrender to the divine soul, which is shining bright within us.
Cayce'srevelations are incontrovertible scientific instances. There are seven main arguments to support this.
First: Character analyses and descriptions of circumstances were correct on total strangers, at distances of hundreds of miles and in thousands of instances.
Second: Predictions of vocational abilities and other traits proved accurate in later years not only for adults, but also for newborn children.
Third: Psychological traits were plausibly accounted for by presumable past-life experiences.
Fourth: The data was self-consistent over a period of twenty-two years; that is to say, it agreed with itself, both in basic principle and in minute detail, in hundreds of separate readings taken at different times.
Fifth: Obscure historical details have been verified by consulting recorded history; the names of obscure former personalities have been found in the locality where the reading says they can be found.
Sixth: The readings had a helpful, transforming influence on the lives of persons who received and followed them; this was true psychologically, vocationally, and physically.
Seventh: The philosophical and psychological system which is implicit in and deducible from the readings is coherent, consistent, sufficient to all known facts about mental life, and conducive to the discovery of new explanations for unexplained aspects of mental life. It agrees, moreover, with the ancient and honourable philosophical doctrine that has been taught in India for centuries.
If indeed the soul of man has many mansions, now, of all times, is the time we need to know that truth. For with that knowledge comes a new nobility and a new courage. With it comes also a new vision?prismatic and wonderful.
In the end, the author has stressed on scientific research in the light of the new direction to knowledge given by Cayce'sobservations. The last sentences in the form of a beautiful conclusion are as follows:
?If indeed the soul of man has many mansions, now, of all times, is the time we need to know that truth. For with that knowledge comes a new nobility and a new courage. With it comes also a new vision?prismatic and wonderful?of the universe; a new understanding?subtler and deeper?of all human life; and a new-tempered resilience for all the manifold perplexities, tragedies, and sorrows of life.?
In this lies the significance of the book.