The True SOMA
May 23, 1998 11:51 AM
by Daniel H Caldwell
W. Dallas TenBroeck wrote:
> There is however report of a "fake" soma which is made available
> by some equally "fake gurus" (and it called an astringent juice)
> made from an herb grown in the Western Ghats of India. The
> effects of this are not accurately described, but they induce a
> kind of temporary trance, and have nothing to do with the
> permanent spirit-soul-opening power of the true SOMA as reported
> in HPB's writings. In one way it is quite apparent that it is
> entirely non-physical, but psycho-spiritual.
Rig Veda, 10.85.3 reads:
"One thinks he has drunk Soma when they press
the plant. But the Soma that the Brahmins know
---no one ever eats that."
"Soma is thought to have been drunk when
they press the plant. But the soma whom
the Brahmanas know, no one tastes."
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