I believe so… That Spirit and Law should be considered to be absolutely synonymous in most circumstances. Here is one of them. The famous article and quotation “Deity is Law” brings about this idea.
The relationship between the two is nonexistent, simply because Spirit = Law, the infuser of life (i.e., matter) is Life (i.e. Spirit/Law).
It may point to a number of things. I am not sure if anyone has been looking into the symbolism of these names mentioned, as they hold a deep key to aid in the interpretation of these strophes.
As it was pointed out Ahura and Mazda will be seen throughout the Gathas to have numerous variations. Ahuramazda, Mazda Ahura, Ahura, Mazda- each are…[Read more]
I would also like to site a text to which this appears to be found-
“That no one of Existing Things doth Perish, but men in error speak of their changes as destructions and as Deaths.”
Of Hermes to Tat.
“For the Eternal, in that It is eternal, is the all. The Father Himself eternal of Himself, but the Cosmos hath become eternal and immortal by…[Read more]
Reply to MRL #4986
But don’t you think that the illusion of the senses can be demonstrated to our mundane everyday waking consciousness by a number of our own daily experiences, without going into dizzy metaphysics ?
I would hope we could resist the need to go into metaphysical discussions. I agree with you, but in all honesty, I am struggling t…[Read more]
Thanks Ram- a few thoughts and understandings I’d like to add to your contributions;
It is seen that all philosophers, Adepts, Prophets etc. all designate some guideline for words, meaning, and purpose. A word must be a symbol of sorts for an existent occurrence; hence illusion must be something or some concept which is detected under some…[Read more]
There is so much I’d like to say in response, but to be honest, I am afraid I simply don’t have patience, nothing personal. It appears that there is a misunderstanding in what I am trying to explain, perhaps it is on my end, or maybe a difference of vocabulary… though some were able to see where I am coming from. The point is so subtle,…[Read more]
Pavel- we must appreciate and hold to fundamental axioms when studying occult philosophy:
Spirit and Matter are one, co-eternal existence.
If we deny the existence of Matter, the philosophy is built on shifting sands. Pure and simple. Light cannot manifest without a vehicle, cyclic necessity cannot operate, life cannot flow.
I’d also not…[Read more]
Transactional Reality is exactly what it sounds like- a reality based entirely on transactions. A transaction is an exchange or interaction of information, data etc. from A to B. We gather information of the world around us by physical senses, thus a transaction of a physical reality. If we follow this line of thought (reality based on sensory…[Read more]
“Is the Eye of Shiva the capacity sift out the inessential from the essential? To see Reality through the illusions?”
Though I do understand what you mean, or at least I hope I do. I’d like to introduce a question regarding this “Reality vs. Illusion,” as it has been causing much trouble for me when I’ve decided to put it to the test in my…[Read more]
Matter of fact, when a careful study of these texts, we find that the symbolic representation of these Eternal Truths undoubtedly echoes in all verifiable sacred texts, however the symbolic language reflects a very particular aspect in these traditions.
Ahunavaiti 2.1- Yasna 28.7-11
dâidî ashâ tãm ashîm vanghêush âyaptâ mananghô dâidî tû ârmaitê vîshtâspâi îshem maibyâcâ dåstû mazdâ xshayâcâ ýâ vê mãthrâ srevîm ârâdå.
vahishtem thwâ vahishtâ ýêm ashâ vahishtâ hazaoshem ahurem ýâsâ vâunush narôi ferashaoshtrâi maibyâcâ ýaêibyascâ ît rånghanghôi vîspâi ýavê vanghêush mananghô.
Generally speaking, the idea of the ‘pure mind’ can be seen as a mind which has been purged from the limitations of separative and linear concepts. Thus, a mind which is not “ones own” in particular, but universal or boundless.
We can see in this first strophe that four names are mentioned; Mazda, Asa, Vohumano, and Spenta Mainyu. It…[Read more]
I am not too sure where exactly I should post this, but it is in reference to Rouhani’s comment made in another thread. Sorry for not getting back sooner ;
“Yes, well here is the central thing I’m trying to understand … does it not stand to reason that from One came many … which is to say … that all finite diversity and differe…[Read more]
Recognizing this is off the topic of Reincarnation, but not wanting to be rude, I thought I’d just mention a quick little bit. Perhaps Irfans question can be posted in a more closely related discussion.
To my knowledge, Allah and the Parambrahm are both literally undefinable in essence. Even to speak of It as undefinable is imposing a…[Read more]
You say and I quote;
“Theosophy” or “Secret Doctrine” mentioned (Gnosis in short or in Arabic: Irfan, Haqiqa and Ma’rifa), is something distinct from the book entitled ‘The Secret Doctrine’ and the organization entitled the Theosophical Society or ULT … must be born in mind.”
I must agree 100% in full with this statement. Theosophy- “A…[Read more]
Ahunavaiti 2.1- Yasna 28.1-6 –
1. ahyâ ýâsâ nemanghâ ustânazastô rafedhrahyâ manyêush mazdâ pourvîm speñtahyâ ashâ vîspêñg shyaothanâ vanghêush xratûm mananghô ýâ xshnevîshâ gêushcâ urvânem.
2. (zôt,) ýê vå mazdâ ahurâ pairî-jasâi vohû mananghâ maibyô dâvôi ahvå astvatascâ hyatcâ mananghô âyaptâ ashât hacâ ýâish rapañtô daidît hvâthrê…[Read more]
I do own Khabardar’s Avesta/Sanskrit/English edition. I have come across the Gujarati edition in India, and to my surprise I found the apparently “very rare” English edition shortly after. I was hoping to provide a digital copy, but it seems as if time is just as rare…
It has many additional notes that Taraporewalas doesn’t mention…[Read more]
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