Re: Theos-World Secret Doctrine - Destroyed And Then Created Again?
Sep 20, 2001 07:36 AM
by Eldon B Tucker
At 10:06 AM 9/20/01 -0400, you wrote:
>:-) Hi - would like to ask a question. I've read most of the Secret
>Doctrine - read some portions many times - seem to remember
>somewhere Blavatsky saying something like: "for the World is
>destroyed and then created again hundreds(?) of times every
>second" - anyone remember that? - anyone have any idea what she
>might have meant by that? I think she just made that statement
>but didn't attempt to explain it.
There are different Manvantaras, different cycles of existence.
Some deal with vast periods of time, like the age of the earth.
The earth's life would be a Planetary Manvantara, 8.64 billion
years. (This includes 4.32 billion years for the period of activity
and another 4.32 billion years for the period of dissolution, the
Pralaya that follows.) This period is sometimes called a day in
the life of Brahma.
At the far end of the scale in terms of shortness in a type of
Manvantara that is continuous. It happens instantaneously. Every
moment things are newly created. This type of cycle, which you
refer to, has to do with the fact that the Eternal Now is
constantly being renewed out of nothingness, continuously self-
It cannot refer to one's specific station in life, or one's
evolutionary goals. It happens too fast to refer to anything
we can possibly do. It is faster than a measurable unit of
time. Therefore, we can see that it refers to a type of
creation that is higher, more basic and primal that the self
that does things in the world. It refers, I think, to the
ever-present will-to-be that keeps the universe in place and
allows us to exist.
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