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RE: Buddhism

May 09, 2001 06:56 PM
by Blavatsky Archives

Jerry, concerning what you wrote (quote given below)
please give us sources in HPB's writings
and in the Mahatma Letters.

Thanks Peter for posting those quotes from
the Secret Doctrine and the Mahatma Letters.


-- Original Message --

>JERRY states
>> According to the Secret Doctrine, we are
>> all evolving as a racial stocks of one huge human
>> life-wave, and we will all express each of the
>> 7 principles per Round and Race, etc, etc. No work is
>> necessary. You don't have to learn or do anything
>> except to keep reincarnating for a few
>> billion years and then you will be perfect.
>The Secret Doctrine states:
>"...the obligatory pilgrimage for every Soul -- a spark of the former --
>through the Cycle of Incarnation (or "Necessity") in accordance with Cyclic
>and Karmic law, during the whole term. In other words, no purely spiritual
>Buddhi (divine Soul) can have an independent (conscious) existence before
>the spark which issued from the pure Essence of the Universal Sixth
>principle, -- or the OVER-SOUL, -- has (a) passed through every elemental
>form of the phenomenal world of that Manvantara, and (b) acquired
>individuality, first by natural impulse, and then by self-induced and
>self-devised efforts (checked by its Karma), thus ascending through all
>degrees of intelligence, from the lowest to the highest Manas, from mineral
>and plant, up to the holiest archangel (Dhyani-Buddha). The pivotal doctrine
>of the Esoteric philosophy admits no privileges or special gifts in man,
>save those won by his own Ego through personal effort and merit throughout
>long series of metempsychoses and reincarnations." (SD I 17)
>The Mahatma Letters state:
>..when the Spirit-man reaches our planet, which is one of the lowest, having
>lost at every station some of the etherial and acquired an increase of
>material nature, both spirit and matter have become pretty much equilibrized
>in him. But then, he has the Earth's cycle to perform; and, as in the
>process of involution and evolution downward, matter is ever striving to
>stifle spirit, when arrived to the lowest point of his pilgrimage, the
>pure Planetary Spirit will be found dwindled to -- what Science agrees
>call a primitive or Primordial man -- amidst a nature as primordial --
>speaking geologically, for physical nature keeps pace with the physiological
>as well as the spiritual man, in her cyclic career. At that point the great
>Law begins its work of selection. Matter found entirely divorced from spirit
>is thrown over into the still lower worlds -- into the sixth "GATE" or
>of rebirth" of the vegetable and mineral worlds, and of the primitive animal
>forms. From thence, matter ground over in the workshop of nature proceeds
>soulless back to its Mother Fount; while the Egos purified of their dross
>are enabled to resume their progress once more onward. It is here, then,
>that the laggard Egos perish by the millions. It is the solemn moment of
>"survival of the fittest," the annihilation of those unfit. It is but matter
>(or material man) which is compelled by its own weight to descend to the
>very bottom of the "circle of necessity" to there assume animal form; as
>the winner of that race throughout the worlds -- the Spiritual Ego, he
>ascend from star to star, from one world to another, circling onward to
>rebecome the once pure planetary Spirit, then higher still, to finally
>its first starting point, and from thence -- to merge into MYSTERY."
>(Mahatma Letter No. 9)
>Some Key ideas from the above:
>* acquired individuality, first by natural impulse, and then by
>self-induced and self-devised efforts (checked by its Karma)
>* The pivotal doctrine of the Esoteric philosophy admits no privileges
>special gifts in man, save those won by his own Ego through personal effort
>and merit throughout a long series of metempsychoses and reincarnations.
>* the Egos purified of their dross are enabled to resume their progress
>more onward. It is here, [during our present 4th Round] then, that the
>laggard Egos perish by the millions. It is the solemn moment of the
>"survival of the fittest," the annihilation of those unfit. The 'winner'
>progresses onwards to higher cycles of development.
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