Jerry, de Purucker and Evolution
May 22, 2001 04:58 AM
by Peter Merriott
Thanks for mentioning de Purucker. I agree with you that he is well worth
reading. My favorite of his is "Fountain Source of Occultism."
Yes, as a general statement he echoes what is said in the Secret Doctrine
etc, that the Monadic Life wave travels through the rounds globes and races.
But I think you need to be careful not to take this too literally. Just
because there is a description of the lifewave of Monads travelling around
the seven globes, that does not mean that every unit (individual Monad)
which starts out on the journey completes it that time around. If this were
the case we would not find the Mahatma KH writing about the "survival of the
fittest.... laggard egos,... perish by the millions." Nor would we find a
reference in the SD to "failures" among the classes of Dhyan Chohans, who,
as high and spiritually progressed as they were, did not properly complete
their evolutionary development.
The "failures" get 'thrown back' by Karma to another planetary cycle of
development where they have to make the required evolutionary effort to
progress to the end of this new cycle ie by completing what they did not
complete in the previous cycle & so on. They will have an advantage, having
already taken the curriculum (or part of it) before, so to speak. Because
of this they will be among the most advanced of the new planetary cycle.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gerald Schueler [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: 19 May 2001 01:36
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> Subject: Theos-World Effort & Evolution
> Some food for thought:
> G de Purucker, STUDIES IN OCCULT PHILOSOPHY (one of my favorite books) has
> much to say about some of the topics I have been discussing. I recognize
> that some list-members are not familiar with de Purucker, but he is well
> worth reading.
> On page 9 he lists the yugas and their length in years.
> On page 81 he has an extremely interesting article titled "There is no
> eternally unchanging principle in man" in which he notes that even atma is
> changing and growing.
> On page 161 he notes that the lifetime of our manvantara is 4,320,000,000
> Somewhere (can't recall where right now) he mentions that there
> is a rule of
> thumb to the effect that the average person spends 100 years in
> devachan for
> each year lived, and that the average life on Earth was about 15 years so
> that the average devachan was 1,500 years.
> Thus we can, on the average, expect to undergo
> 4,320,000,000/1,515=(about)2,851,000 lifetimes during this manvantara.
> On page 198 he says that at the end of the 7th Round "as then having
> completed the evolutionary course for this planetary chain, will
> leave this
> planetary chain as Dhyan-Chohans" etc, etc.
> So, we can reasonably expect that the evolutionary force of kundalini will
> carry us up to Dhyan-Chohans after almost 3 million lifetimes
> with little or
> no effort expended other than normal evolutionary development vis-a-vis
> learning lessons via our incarnations. If we want to shorten this
> long time period, we can expend energy through meditation and compassion,
> but he never (and neither does Blavatsky) says that we have to.
> Jerry S.
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