More Hidden Hints in SD Vol. I (2)
Nov 05, 2000 07:42 AM
by Dallas Tenbroeck
HIDDEN HINTS in the SECRET DOCTRINE, Vol. I (Series # 2 - )
Key Ideas in SD I (2nd Series)
"This work is written for the instruction of students of
occultism." SD I 22
Oldest Tenets Gathered together into a harmonious and unbroken
whole. Coherency "of this new Genesis"
SD I vii
Aim of SD
1. Nature is not a "fortuitous concurrence
2. Assign to Man his rightful place.
3. Rescues archaic Truths from degradation.
- basis of all Religions.
4. Uncovers their fundamental Unity of
5. Occult side of Nature has never been
approached by our Science.
SD I viii [see also HPB Articles Vol. II 48-50]
"It is the Spiritual evolution of the inner, immortal man that
forms the fundamental tenet in the Occult Sciences." SD I 634
"Initial existence...is a conscious spiritual quality."
SD I 289
"The closer the approach to one's Prototype, "in Heaven," the
better for the mortal whose personality was chosen by his own
personal deity (the seventh principle), as its terrestrial abode.
For, with every effort of will towards purification and unity
with that "Self-god," one of the lower rays breaks and the
spiritual entity of man is drawn higher and ever higher to the
ray that supersedes the first, until, from ray to ray, the inner
man is drawn into the one and highest beam of the Parent Sun."
SD I 638-9
"Devotion" the first and foremost motor in his nature, for it is
the only one that is natural in our heart, which is innate in
us...This feeling of irrepressible, instinctive aspiration in
primitive man..." "The Great Sacrifice" ( I 207-8)
SD I 210
"...the first fundamental dogma of Occultism is Universal Unity
(or Homogeneity) under three aspects." SD I 58
"Esoteric Philosophy teaches that every thing lives and is
conscious, but not that all life and consciousness are similar to
those of human or even animal beings. Life we look upon as the
one form of existence." SD I 49
"...circular motion, a fundamental dogma... SD I 116-7
"...a fundamental law in Occultism, that there is no rest or
cessation of motion in Nature..." SD I 97
"Space, however viewed--...is as the "Unknown Causeless Cause,"
is the oldest dogma in Occultism." SD I 9
" Nature abhors a vacuum..." SD I 495
"The radical unity of the ultimate essence of each constituent
part of the compounds of Nature--from Star to mineral Atom, from
the highest Dhyan Chohan to the smallest infusoria--this is the
one fundamental law in Occult Science." SD I 120
"There is no "chance" in Nature, wherein everything is
mathematically co-ordinate and mutually related in its units."
SD I 653
"...it is...a fundamental principle of Occult philosophy, the
same homogeneity of matter, and immortality of natural law..."
SD I 640
"...perfect analogy, as a fundamental law in Occultism." SD I
"The Occultist sees in the manifestation of every force in
Nature, the action of the quality, or the special characteristic
of its noumenon, which noumenon is a distinct and intelligent
Individuality on the other side of the manifested mechanical
Universe." SD I 493
"Metaphysically and esoterically there is but One Element in
Nature, and at the root of it is the Deity." SD I 460
"Occult Science has its changeless traditions from prehistoric
times. It may err in particulars; it can never become guilty of
a mistake in questions of Universal laws." SD I 516
"It is on the doctrine of the illusive nature of matter and the
infinite divisibility of the atom, that the whole science of
Occultism is built." SD I 520
"The homogeneous primordial Element is simple and single only on
the terrestrial plane of consciousness and sensation, since
matter, after all, is nothing else than the sequence of our own
states of consciousness, and Spirit an idea of psychic
intuition." SD I 542
"Collectively, men are the handiwork of hosts of various spirits,
distributively, the tabernacles of those hosts, and occasionally,
and singly, the vehicles of some of them."
SD I 224
"Draw a deep line in your thought between that ever incognizable
essence, and the, as invisible, yet comprehensible Presence
(Mulaprakriti), or Schekinah, from beyond and through which
vibrates the Sound of the Verbum, and from which evolve the
numberless hierarchies of intelligent Egos, of conscious as of
semi-conscious, perceptive and apperceptive Beings, whose essence
is spiritual Force, whose Substance is the Elements and whose
Bodies (when needed) are the atoms--and our doctrine is
there...reality in the manifested world is composed of a unity of
units, so to say, immaterial...and infinite..." SD I
D. T. B.
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