--- authfriend wrote:
> ---  Gillam wrote:
> >
> > Notice the CC tenet in that phrase -- the enlightened
> > person does everything in a life-supporting way.
> Does Nature ever want someone to make a mistake (in the
> relative sense) because the mistake will actually turn
> out to have life-supporting effects?

This whole area is a huge bog, if you ask me. I don't know 
and cannot venture any suppositions. My TM understandings 
support the notion of Nature with a capital N having a desire, 
an intention. More recently acquired positivist thinking 
refuses to even entertain the premise.

Yet the question remains. Perhaps succor lies in art. Isaac 
Bashevis Singer had a story, "Errors," in the New Yorker 
magazine some 30 years ago. In it, three wise men sat on 
a porch and told stories of ostensible mistakes that had 
good consequences. (I've posted this before, in case you're 
thinking, "He's repeating himself.") I can still remember 
the story's closing lines:

"How can there be errors when all things spring from 
divine sources? There are no such things as errors. There 
are spheres where errors are transformed into truth."

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