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Re: Paramitas Of Buddhism ??? :) Whence VIRAGA ?

Oct 27, 1998 10:54 AM
by Dallas TenBroeck

Oct 27th

Thanks Rich - am also seeking to find out why  -- HPB put it in
from the Senzar she says, and it is a kind of "balance principle"
as it has 3 aspects.
1. indifference to pleasure and to pain,
2. illusion conquered,
3. truth alone perceived.

I think Mr. Wadia wrote on this in the TM in his Studies in the
Voice. - will check


> From: "Richard Taylor" <>
> Sent:	Monday, October 26, 1998 7:18 PM
> Subject: Paramitas Of Buddhism ??? :)

In a message dated 10/26/98 11:23:15 PM, Dallas wrote:

<<Dear Rich:

What happened to VIRAGA Paramita ?  is  it not one of the

Buddhist paramitas ?>>


This was exactly my point, as I stated at the end of my comment.
*ALL* known
Buddhist lists give the paramitas, six and ten in number, as you
can see for
yourself in HPB's footnote #2, page 52 of the Voice of the
Silence.  She is
quite aware of traditional lists, but chooses to insert a *new*
called VIRAGA.  My question is why?  Blavatsky is neither
careless nor
ignorant in my experience, so she must have a good reason for
choosing to add
a new seventh paramita.  I simply don't know what that reason is,
and I'd like
to see the Telugu original which she claims to be translating the
treatises from.


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