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]
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]
Thanks Peter for the valuable contribution. Translator rendered the Greek tern anamnesis as recollection probably because the English word Reminiscence is not as much in use as the other two cognate terms–remembrance and recollection–and, moreover, all the three terms are used generally as synonyms.
Scientific approach to Theosophy is intellectual.The heart of Theosophy is seen and felt in the great works of the poets of the British and American Romanticism – of late 18th and early 19th century.
What did Plato mean by “Recollection ?” It couldn’t be recollection in the ordinary sense we use in daily life. What is the original Greek word which is rendered as Recollection, I wonder ? It must mean recalling to memory what we have forgotten of our true Self and nature, our real being, unborn, deathless.
In Key HPB recalls three kinds of…[Read more]
Ramprakash ML replied to the topic Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Metaphysics and Ethics in the forum Art of Living Study Group 10 months, 3 weeks ago
It seems that when all the forces are equalised at the end of the great period of manifestation–ie., at the end of the cycle of the life of the world system–all differentiations are resolved back into primordial homogeneity. This is beautifully said in the Stanza i verse 7
“The causes of existence had been done away with; the visible that was,…[Read more]
Ramprakash ML replied to the topic Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Metaphysics and Ethics in the forum Art of Living Study Group 10 months, 4 weeks ago
Plato says Justice subsists in the soul. Which means it is the Law of our Being, not outside of us.
Where there is mind there is action, action produces reaction which not only affects the producer of action but all others as well for good or ill
There is no Karma unless there is a being to make it or feel its effects
If action of ours is…[Read more]
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 l…[Read more]
I like the concluding remark :
“ At the same time, the use of analogy and correspondence can lift rational thought out of the merely linear mode of thinking and logic by providing a depth and breadth to our endeavours at understanding.”
So very true. If ONE, not many, or, One in many and many in One is true, then many are the many aspects of tha…[Read more]
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 m…[Read more]
Ramprakash ML replied to the topic Weekly Theme for Contemplation: The Silent Watchers in the forum Art of Living Study Group 1 year, 4 months ago
“God dwells wherever we let him in”
How do we take it when there is no God ?
HPB somewehre says on the question of God to the effect that it depends on what we mean by that term
If we ascribe anthropomorphic attributive to Reality —things as they are, not as we think or conceive, or things in themselves — then, of course, we fall into a serie…[Read more]
I think Kechara, the sky-walker, is a metaphor, though also literally it is one of the siddhis, going over any part of the globe–not so much in Astral body as in Mayavi-rupa–‘treads the winds above the waves…”
It seems to be the height of “spiritual perfection” in which the Yogi has become All, his mind-soul having become freed from all…[Read more]
What does this information well collated amount to ?
This student feels that Tao is THAT and THIS, both – in fact both are ONE : THAT or Tad in Sanskrit, is Absolute, the Unknown and Unknowable; This, meaning Jagat, manifests universe that periodically arise in it again and again following immutable Cyclic and Karmic LAW
In short, Tao is that…[Read more]
It is the same. Atman is the one True Self, the Self of All. As the Upanishad say of it that there is nothing that is not included in it, there is nothing that is not encompassed by it.
That Thou Art
A very important question.
Antahkarana (also pronounced as Antashkarana) literally means Internal organ.
It has one meaning in Vedanta, and quite another in Theosophy.
In Vedanta Antahkarana means mind (chitta), intellect, Buddhi
In Theosophy it means the higher aspect of Lower Manas.
Lower Manas has two aspects : One caught up…[Read more]
As I remember :-
Third Logos is Mahat, the Cosmic Ego. It is the synthesis of primordial seven Rays or Hierarchies.
What is called Ahankara is the “I” principle which emanate from one of the seven Rays of Mahat Tattva.
Such I – principles emanate like millions of sparks, as it were, from the Central Fire, or like millions of Rays of the…[Read more]
so, that explains why our world today is riven with so much heartless competition, conflict, wars, and also underscores the importance of diffusion of Theosophical influence. She says somewhere (probably Key) that brutality and selfishness that rages in mankind at this stage of its evolution is abnormal. Every advancement that is made in science…[Read more]
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