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Weekly Theme for Contemplation: OM TAT SAT

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     Weekly Theme for Contemplation: OM TAT SAT

    “The surest sign of the Logos in the cosmos, the god in man, is the enormous latent
    capacity, through the power of sound, to create something that is truly magical. ” — Aquarian Almanac

     

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    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      January 5, 2019 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: OM TAT SAT

      AUM. Lead me from the unreal to the Real.
      Lead me from darkness to Light.
      Lead me from death to Immortality.
      — BRIHADARANYAKA UPANISHAD


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      January 6, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: OM TAT SAT

      Man frequently fails in accomplishing his ends, from a natural inability of the
      power to the purpose, and frequently from the want of wisdom to apply power
      properly. But it is impossible for infinite power and wisdom to fail as man faileth.
      — THOMAS PAINE


    • Gerry Kiffe
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      Gerry Kiffe

      Please explain how we get “That Thou Art” from OM TAT SAT? OM =the Primordial Sound, TAT = Ultimate Reality SAT = Absolute Being

      Any ideas?


      • Peter
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        Peter

        Hi Gerry,

        Happy New Year to you and all.

        Om Tat Sat is a mantra which, when translated, expresses something along the lines of ’That’ (Tat) is the highest reality. The interpretations vary according to the text and tradition in which it is used.

        ‘Thou are That’ is the meaning/translation of one of the four major mahavakyas ‘Tat tvam asi’ associated with the Chandokya Upanishad.

        ~~


        • Ramprakash ML
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          Ramprakash ML

          Between Tad and Sat there seems to be no difference at all for us so far as we can with our limited perception can comprehend. Both terms seem to address the Absolute Unknowable. Hair-splitting anaysis of the abstraction seems to be an exercise in futility.

          But AUM is something comprehensible —intelligible, in Platnoic language, which we can meditate upon, in its threefold universal manifestation.

          The following passage from the SD on three steps or atrides of Fohat, is an excellent meditation on AUM which points to the Oneness of Absolute Being, Heavenly Man, and terrestrial Man :-

          “Stepping out of the circle of infinity, that no man comprehendeth, Ain Soph (the Kabalistic synonym for Parabrahm, for the Zeroana Akerne, of the Mazdeans, or for any other ‘UNKNOWABLE’) becomes ‘One’—-the ECHOD, the EKA, the AHU—-then he (or it) is transformed by evolution into the many, the Dhyani Buddhas, or the Elohim, or again the Amshaspends, his third Step being taken into generation of the flesh, or ‘Man.’ And from man, or Jah-Hovah, ‘male-female,’ the Inner divine entity becomes, on the metaphysical plane, once more Elohim.”

          (SD, 1, p 113)


          • Gerry Kiffe
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            Gerry Kiffe

            Much appreciated Ram. If you were forced to give English equivalences for these three terms what would they be?


            • Ramprakash ML
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              Ramprakash ML

              I don’t think you were very wrong Gerry.

              The quote from SD, 1, 113 in the forgoing synthesizes the threefold designation of the Supreme which is ONE, and THAT “we” are!

              To work out the English equivalent of the three, well – we have to think it out. Without Latin and Greek terminologies it may be difficult to rep in only English language. The language has to evolve in the course of the spread of Theosophy over the years

              Can we find Latin and Greek equivalents of the theee ?

              Anyone good in the old classical languages help ?


              • Olga
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                Olga

                Sanskrit term traidha, threefold, is almost the same as the Greek term: τριάς, trias, genitive τριάδος, triados, in Latin tres.


        • Gerry Kiffe
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          Gerry Kiffe

          Did I mix up OM TAT SAT with TAT TVAM ASI? Wow my apologies. The memory is fickle.


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      January 8, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: OM TAT SAT

      The life of infinite range that our intuitions promise us lies
      even now open round about us. — EDWARD BELLAMY

      It is indeed the mystics who are practical, and the
      politicians who are not. — CHARLES PÉGUY


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      January 8, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: OM TAT SAT

      The Man of the Word gives knowledge of what is
      And another gives measure to worship

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      — RIG VEDA
      Our duty is to keep alive in man his spiritual intuitions. — H. P. BLAVATSKY


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      January 9, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: OM TAT SAT

      The Tetraktys contains and binds together all beginnings whatsoever, the
      elements, numbers, seasons, ages, societies and communities. — HIEROCLES

      Regard earnestly all the life that surrounds you. — LIGHT ON THE PATH


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      January 10, 2019 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: OM TAT SAT

      There is an influence or power in the sun which may be used, if
      obtained by the mystic, for beneficent purposes. — W. Q. JUDGE

      OM is the omnipresent spirit which is also in the body. Its powers are
      Preservation, Creation and Destruction — the basis and means of progress.
      — ROBERT CROSBIE


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      January 11, 2019 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: OM TAT SAT

      O Great Spirit, make me sufficient to mine
      own occasions. — Oglala Dakota Chant

      Believe that life is worth living, and your belief
      will help create the fact. — WILLIAM JAMES


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      January 11, 2019 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: OM TAT SAT

      O Great Spirit, make me sufficient to mine
      own occasions. — Oglala Dakota Chant

      Believe that life is worth living, and your belief
      will help create the fact. — WILLIAM JAMES

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