RE: Theos-World A Question for the New Year
Dec 31, 2004 05:08 PM
by W.Dallas TenBroeck
Dec 31 2004
THEOSOPHY is called "A Statement Of Facts In Nature."
THEOSOPHY has only one answer for any question. It does not deal in the
confusion of opinions.
THEOSOPHY as a statement of : The Laws of Nature and Life doesn't change.
Events that affect Karma (either individual or collective) make for changes
and those changes produce effects -- and, those can be tracked and expressed
by using that great universal LAW -- which inevitably and minutely, tracks
them all, just as it has always been doing.
For this reason we find in the SECRET DOCTRINE that there are two broad
1 DOCTRINES, LAWS AND AXIOMS (facts),
"The Occult Catechism contains the following questions and answers:
"What is that which was, is, and will be, whether there is a Universe or
not; whether there be gods or none?" asks the esoteric Senzar Catechism. And
the answer made is — SPACE. (S D I 9)
"What is it that ever is?"
"Space, the eternal Anupadaka."*
"What is it that ever was?"
"The Germ in the Root."
"What is it that is ever coming and going?"
"The Great Breath."
"Then, there are three Eternals?"
"No, the three are one. That which ever is is one, that which ever was is
one, that which is ever being and becoming is also one: and this is Space."
"Explain, oh Lanoo (disciple)." —
"The One is an unbroken Circle (ring) with no circumference, for it is
nowhere and everywhere; the One is the boundless plane of the Circle,
manifesting a diameter only during the manvantaric periods; the One is the
indivisible point found nowhere, perceived everywhere during those periods;
it is the Vertical and the Horizontal, the Father and the Mother, the summit
and base of the Father, the two extremities of the Mother, reaching in
reality nowhere, for the One is the Ring as also the rings that are within
that Ring. Light in darkness and darkness in light: the 'Breath which is
eternal.' It proceeds from without inwardly, when it is everywhere, and from
within outwardly, when it is nowhere — (i.e., maya,† one of the centres‡ ).
It expands and contracts (exhalation and inhalation). When it expands the
mother diffuses and scatters; when it contracts, the mother draws back and
This produces the periods of Evolution and Dissolution, Manwantara and
Pralaya. The Germ is invisible and fiery; the Root (the plane of the circle)
is cool; but during Evolution and Manwantara her garment is cold and
Hot Breath is the Father who devours the progeny of the many-faced Element
(heterogeneous); and leaves the single-faced ones (homogeneous). Cool Breath
is the Mother, who conceives, forms, brings forth, and receives them back
into her bosom, to reform them at the Dawn (of the Day of Brahma, or
Manvantara). . . . " (S D I 11-12)
"Lift thy head, oh Lanoo; dost thou see one, or countless lights above thee,
burning in the dark midnight sky?"
"I sense one Flame, oh Gurudeva, I see countless undetached sparks shining
"Thou sayest well. And now look around and into thyself. That light which
burns inside thee, dost thou feel it different in anywise from the light
that shines in thy Brother-men?"
"It is in no way different, though the prisoner is held in bondage by Karma,
and though its outer garments delude the ignorant into saying, 'Thy Soul and
My Soul.' " (S D I 120)
"as the Secret Doctrine teaches history—which, for being esoteric and
traditional, is none the less more reliable than profane history (S D I
Did you have some other question in mind?
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2004 10:59 PM
Subject: A Question for the New Year
Mauri recent speculations and Jerry Hejka-Ekins
comments in his dialogue with Dallas have made me pose
the following question:
Can Theosophy evolve?
If evolution is one of the inherent, universal laws in
our universe, does it also apply to the Wisdom
A Happy New Year to all.
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