RE: Theos-World Re: Globes & Planes OF Perception
Oct 25, 2001 12:24 PM
by Peter Merriott
> In the meantime, I would like to say one final thing. I do not
> believe that an embodied buddha is the only being who is able to be
> conscious of all seven planes. After all, what would that say about
> the Masters (disembodied beings with no physical bodies) which
> Blavatsky communicated with?
HPB, Olcott, Damodar, Bhavani Shankar, Ramaswamier & so on reported that the
Mahatma did have physical bodies.
But on your main point, I think you have to keep in mind that Jerry offers
what is simply his own opinion, no matter how authoritive and disparaging of
others it might appear. Of course a Buddha is not the only being who is
able to be conscious of all seven planes. However, what Jerry added on the
end of his comment was "...at the same time."
Have a look at Collected Writings vol 6, the Chapter on Mahatmas and Chelas,
more specifically p140. See whether or not it supports Jerry's view. Here
are some passages:
"The real Mahatma is then not his physical body but that higher Manas which
is inseparably linked to the Atma and its vehicle (the 6th principle)..."
"...being merged into the sixth and seventh principles, which are ubiquitous
and omnipresent, the Mahatmas may be said to be everywhere. But at the same
time, just as we may be standing on a mountain top and have within our sight
the whole plain, and yet not be cognisant of any particular tree or spot,
because from that elevated position all below is nearly identical, and as
our attention may be drawn to something which may be dissimilar to its
surroundings - so in the same manner, although the whole of humanity is
within the mental vision of the MAHATMAS, they cannot be expected to take
special note of every human being, unless that being by his special acts
draws their particular attention to himself. The highest interest of
humanity as a whole is their special concern, for they have identified
themselves with that Universal Soul which runs through Humanity, and he, who
would draw their attention, must do so through that Soul which pervades
To summarise; the Mahatma's consciousness is merged into the sixth and
seventh principles; identified with the Universal Soul; it can be said to be
everywhere, having the whole of humanity in their mental vision. This
sounds pretty embracing to me. What do you reckon?
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