2-The voice of the Candidates:
Shalt not thou, Master of thine own Mercy, reveal the Doctrine of the Heart? (1) Shalt thou refuse to lead thy Servants unto the Path of Liberation?
(1). The two schools of Buddha’s doctrine, the esoteric and the exoteric, are respectively called the “Heart” and the “Eye” Doctrine. Bodhidharma called them in China…[Read more]
In my eagerness, I have thoughtlessly undertaken this work. Would a firefly show its light in the presence of the sun? Just as the tithiba bird tries to sound the depth of the ocean with its tiny beak, similarly, with little knowledge I am setting out on this task. Therefore, I ask you to add whatever may be lacking and to reject whatever is…[Read more]
Thanks Gerry – it was quite an educational odyssey, most def – stay tuned for fragment 2, which I’ll be starting in a week or two – although with the the holiday season just around the corner, it probably won’t really take off until the new year…
Below is a final list of references, mainly general western sources.
Anon, Mara. New World Encyclopedia, 2008 web
Attar. Conference of the Birds. Afkham Darbandi and Dick Davis transl. Penguin Classics 1984
Buswell Jr.; Robert E., Donald S. Lopez Jr. The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism. Princeton University Press,…[Read more]
I was reading the three objects of the Theosophical Society and was surprised to see that in 1875, there was only one object when the society was formed, “The objects of the Society are to collect and diffuse a knowledge of the laws which govern the universe.” Since then, the objects have evolved several times and the last modification was made…[Read more]
I think your surmise that Gurudeva is a Solar Angel is correct. This is borne out by the teaching in the S.D. regarding the mystical ray which connects our Ego with the particular Hierarchy of which there are seven (six synthesised by the seventh) which form the manifested Logos – the Blazing Dragon of Wisdom (Verse 7, Stanza III of S.D.…[Read more]
Below is a list of Eastern (Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese) texts cited in the commentary of Fragment I:
Amritananda Upanishad (Aiyar, Narayanasvami (1914). “Thirty minor Upanishads”. Madras)
Bhagavad Gita. Pondicherry. All India Books. 1986. Aurobindo, transl.
Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad. The Upanishads. Valerie J. Roebuck, transl. Penguin, 2003.…[Read more]
The office of the Guru (one who dispels darkness of ignorance with light of Wisdom) is held in highest esteem.
In Manavadharma Shastras the sacred relationship between the Guru and the Chela is stated in several verses.
Guru is placed even higher than the parents of the chela as the former gives the chela spiritual birth the latter furnish the…[Read more]
As to the question of ‘who?’– Dakshinamurti is said to be a name or incarnation of Lord Siva. He is the silent teacher and the guru of gurus.
The authorship of the Dakshinamurti Stotra is given to Adi Sankaracarya. In the first verse of that work he writes:
‘The universe, like even the city being seen in the mirror, is within oneself. But,…[Read more]
In the Grimes ‘Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy’ we find one of the entries under GURU as follows:
5. In Hinduism the true guru is God — “guru-deva”
When applied to a guru in the form of a person, the implication is that that guru is one with God or one with the Self or the Divine.
The term also appears to have a ge…[Read more]
Below is a list of Theosophical texts cited in the commentary of Fragment I:
Anon. Bestride the Bird of Life, if thou would’st know
Anon. Self knowledge. Lucifer Vol. 1, 1887, p. 89
Anon, The Dream of Ravan
J.Mr./P.S.H., Kuṇḍalinī. Theosophical Encyclopedia
Barker, A. T., ed.,Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnet,
Blavatsky, H. P., “Com…[Read more]
We have reached the end of the first fragment of the The Voice of the Silence. Thank you fellow lanoos, for participating in this ambitious undertaking. It was certainly a big learning experience for me. I was genuinely surprised to discover the rich supply of amazing texts related to these teachings. I will be taking a short break before adding…[Read more]
100-Om Tat Sat
Om Tat Sat is a mantra in Sanskrit found in verse 17.23 of the Bhagavad Gita. It means “Om, that is Truth”, “Om, it is Reality”, “Om it is good”. It is the threefold designation of the Hindu metaphysical concept called Brahman.
It is more perfectly illustrated by considering life as a grand musical movement that is brought to a…[Read more]
99-Behold! thou hast become the light, thou hast become the Sound, thou art thy Master and thy God. Thou art THYSELF the object of thy search: the VOICE unbroken, that resounds throughout eternities, exempt from change, from sin exempt, the seven sounds in one, the
VOICE OF THE SILENCE
46(b)-47(a). The sound proceeding from Pranava which is…[Read more]
98-And now, rest ‘neath the Bodhi tree, which is perfection of all knowledge, for, know, thou art the Master of SAMÂDHI — the state of faultless vision.
He went to sit under a banyan tree (Pippala), or tree of Bodhi. The god Indra brought him a straw seat. He sat here, resolved not to move till the transformation he was about to undergo should be…[Read more]
94-And of these modes of Truth: —
Hast thou not passed through knowledge of all misery — Truth the first?
The Chinese term for the Four Noble Truths is sìshèngdì. The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, “Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion”:
Now this, bhikkhus, is the noble truth of suffering: birth is suffering, aging is suffering, illness is suffer…[Read more]
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