'The Original Source" (SB 10.2.27)

San Diego – February 5, 1986 / (118)

Is matter as presently experienced the origin of everything experiential? Perhaps not, according to Thompson, if considering how in everyday experience ordinary matter tends to remain ordinary without the interjection of personal initiative. Since contemporary scientific theories have not yet comprehensively accounted for the phenomenon of personality, Thompson proposes that a study of literature rooted in the Eastern traditions that consider the primacy of a Supreme Person could lend helpful insight into the intrinsic quality of matter.