Dallas on evolution -- answers to Daniel - Quotes - 1
Nov 22, 2001 01:32 PM
by Peter Merriott
Thanks for your thoughts. Glad to see you are not put off by Jerry's
personal assaults and don't feel the need to respond in kind. Some comments
below on part of you post.
DALLAS: Suppose we were to apply to the question the idea H.P.Blavatsky
gives concerning the UNIVERSAL MONAD and its 7 PRIMORDIAL SUB-DIVISIONS --
perhaps we could call them Dhyan Chohans or
Dhyani Buddhas. (S D I 570 - 575; I 619 - 634)<<
PETER: By this you mean the first stages of when the ONE becomes the many.
These being the 'primary rays', the seven forms of Wisdom, so to speak.
DALLAS: From the ABSOLUTE (under the Karma of repetitive Manifestations,
caused by the many differentiated "monads of lesser experience") there
periodically is an emanation of MANIFESTATION on 7 planes from Primordial to
gross Matter. This ABSOLUTE has NO NUMBER. It is out of relation with any
limits, because it is the ever-present CAUSE. It is a "logical necessity."
(S D I 295)
We can assume that Karma is the Universal FORCE ever resident in the
PETER: Again this makes sense if one tries to understand what you are
saying. You are suggesting the life wave of the new Manvantara is awakened
again and brought into action under the impulse of the Law of Karma.
Purucker says this same thing slightly differently in his comments on the
SD. He suggests it is the LIPIKA which both open and close a Manvantara and
they are the agents of the Law of Karma.
DALLAS: Once that we pass in thought out of that indescribable and
immutable, we have the various differentiations of "Manifestation." These
all function under the continuing Karma of past manvantaras. We have to
grasp that 'EVOLUTION" is continuous and it is like a successive vibration
wave with periods of rest and activity interspersed, but always related. (S
D I 148)<<
PETER: Good point. No matter how long the period of rest in PRALAYA the
next manifestation will be a continuation (the Karmic Result) of the
previous Manvantara. This is how we make sense of the notion of highly
evolved spiritual intelligences coming into being as leaders of less
developed Monads. They have already advanced to that stage in a previous
DALLAS: The participants in this process are individual immortal MONADS.
These proceed through the whole process as eternal centers of force as well
as of sentience. The whole of SPACE (that is
limitless) is pervaded by Monads ( S D I 289, 150 ).<<
DALLAS: The differentiations are 7 because there are the 3 pairs of active
aspects in all manifestations, synthesized by the 7th the ABSOLUTE on the
non-manifested side and the UNIVERSAL SPIRIT on the manifested side.
[Symbolically they form two interlaced triangles -- Solomon's Seal.]
(S D I 158)<<
PETER: Yes, that is one way to put it and I appreciate the explanation you
offer for this, below. I have not added any further comments below but
found what you wrote to be valuable food for thought. Thanks,
DALLAS: Emanating from the ABSOLUTE, the SPIRIT stands alone, sexless as
the starting point on the side of manifestation. It is in effect the MONAD,
or SEED produced by the Karma of the being it
represents, or rather IS. [ Symbolically, SPIRIT may be said to have 3
facets: wisdom, action, and inertia -- the 3 "Gunas" of Hindu philosophy.
But this triangle (the 3 in 1) is purely spiritual and cannot be
materialized.] (S D I 145-6)
The first pair -- Can we place this pair (S D I 200) on the plane of the
ARCHETYPAL WORLD? This consists of
1. Buddhi as ROOT MATTER, mulaprakriti, accumulated wisdom, ideation; and
2. the Higher Manas as active Cosmic Intelligence or, will, thought without
qualifications, Vignanomayakosha (S D I 157-8) -- the power to reason, use
logic, devise plans, etc...
The Second pair could be placed on the Intellectual or Creative plane ( S D
This would consist of
1. Lower Manas or Kama-Manas ( S D I 157) Manomaya kosa, the embodied
mind ; and
2. Kama (desires and passions), principle of cosmic as well as human energy
The Third pair would be placed on the "Substantial or Formative World" (S D
This would consist of
1. Life Essence (Jiva, Prana) a sustaining force that maintains the
balance between creation and destruction as long as Karma requires the form
to experience. And,
2. Linga Sarira, the Astral body, the electro-magnetic lattice-work of
ATOMS on which the physical Molecules and Cells arrange themselves to
provide a physical body on this plane.
The Physical body, when analyzed, is the concrete materialization of the
astral pattern body. the electro-magnetic lattice work that directs all the
molecules and cells of a physical body to the place where they are needed.
Mankind is said to become fully developed in the 4th Globe in the 4th Round
(S D I 159, 200,)
As to the future of Mankind, the S D states: "During the three Rounds to
come, Humanity...will be ever tending to reassume its primeval form, that of
Dhyan Chohanic Host. Man tends to become
a God and then -- GOD, like every other atom in the Universe." (S D I 159)
We may then say that there are three lines of evolution as seen in S D I
18: (spiritual, Intellectual, physical). At present they are almost
We may now understand why Patanjali states that: "the whole Universe exists
for the sake of the Soul's experience." (Patanjali Book I, pp. 24-5)
We may also see that the MONAD is not only a polarity between SPIRIT and
PRIMORDIAL MATTER (ATMA and BUDDHI) ( Purusha and Mulaprakriti), but that
there is required a perceptive element
that alone the Manas (Mind, Consciousness) provides, as it stands always
mid-way between ATMA--SPIRIT, and, BUDDHI--WISDOM of ACCUMULATED
EXPERIENCE --- which is infinitely recessive. In
fact it is the MANAS which one has to see as the continuous link between the
embodiment of the "One Consciousness" in various densities of substance
(this creates the "Maya" or Illusion of form, at all such stages) and the
ONE SOURCE -- the ABSOLUTE (which is ever free of any kind of illusion)
I hope this may be of some help.
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