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Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Buddhi-Manas

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    ModeratorTN
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    Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Buddhi-Manas

    “Souls that are fully awake radiate the inimitable lustre of the diamond
    through the magical fusion of wisdom and compassion.” — Aquarian Almanac

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Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Buddhi-Manas


  • ModeratorTN
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    ModeratorTN

    It is only on the ruins of the Tower of Confusion that the Temple
    of Truth can be erected. — COUNT CAGLIOSTRO


  • Gerry Kiffe
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    Gerry Kiffe

    What is Buddhi-Manas? How might we understand the idea so that it comes alive for us?


  • barbara
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    barbara

    “What is Buddhi-Manas? How might we understand the idea so that it comes alive for us?”

    Buddhi, also called the Spiritual Soul, is the sixth principle in our constitution, the vehicle for Atma or the Universal Spirit. Our thinking faculty (Mind) is either drawn by matter and passions or pulled by the Spirit. The former is kama – manas while the latter buddhi-manas. The mind becomes the spiritual Ego only when it unites with Buddhi. The light of the Spirit radiates the mind when the three (Atma / Buddhi/ Manas) becomes One. The sense of universality is one of salient qualities of Buddhi.

    If we adhere to the idea that energy follows thought, the way anything comes alive is that we ponder on the idea, awakening and vitalizing it on the subtle planes, till we have direct experience. In the process, we learn to distinguish the energies in our nature and acquire discernment of the various forces that continually shape our state of mind.


    • Gerry Kiffe
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      Gerry Kiffe

      So we give it life by thinking about it? How might we use the imagination to make the idea of Buddhi-Manas alive for us?


  • ModeratorTN
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    ModeratorTN

    June 3, 2018 Theme for Contemplation: Buddhi-Manas

    The Spirit (or Buddhi) is the centrifugal and the soul (Manas) is the centripetal
    spiritual energy; and to produce one result they have to be in perfect union and
    harmony. — H. P. BLAVATSKY


  • ModeratorTN
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    ModeratorTN

    June 4, 2018 Theme for Contemplation: Mental Adjustment

    The sway of karmic tendency will influence the incarnation of an Ego, or any
    family of Egos, for three lives a least, when measures of repression, elimination, or
    counteraction are not adopted. — Aphorisms on Karma


  • ModeratorTN
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    ModeratorTN

    June 5, 2018 Theme for Contemplation: Buddhi-Manas

    Learning is recollection. — SOCRATES

    It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous
    for good or evil. — JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES


  • ModeratorTN
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    ModeratorTN

    June 6, 2018 Theme for Contemplation: Buddhi-Manas

    All Lord Buddha’s instruction may be summarized under the headings of the
    threefold training: Virtue (shila), Collectedness (samadhi), and Wisdom (prajna).
    — TENZIN GYATSO, XIVth DALAI LAMA


  • ModeratorTN
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    ModeratorTN

    June 7, 2018 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Buddhi-Manas

    Self-knowlege is not reached by reasoning
    or any brain-powers — Aquarian Axioms


  • ModeratorTN
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    ModeratorTN

    June 8, 2018 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Buddhi-Manas

    The heart is the key to it all and the brain is only
    the servant of the heart. — W. Q. Judge

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