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Re: Theos-World Part I = Adepts - Masters - Mahatmas -- HOW THEY WORK

Feb 04, 2002 04:32 PM
by adelasie

Dear Dallas,

Thank you very much for posting this two part series of quotes on 
the subject of the Masters. Reading through them a few 
comments/questions come to mind, which I am inserting in 
relevent places below. 

> "...the [ Theosophical ] movement has grown in consequence of the
> effort of those who are devoted to an ideal, inspired by enthusiasm,
> filled with a lasting gratitude to H. P. Blavatsky. Their ideal is the
> service of Humanity, the ultimate potential perfectibility of man as
> exemplified by the Masters and Adepts of all ages, including the
> present."	WQJ ART II 21

We can find many examples in daily life of the inner ideal in most 
people. Certainly when there is some catastrophe, that ideal 
becomes manifest, as people risk their own safety to help those 
affected, whom they don't even know. Is it not this inner man who 
knows his origin in the center of compassion who directs such 
heroism in times of supreme stress? We can see in such acts of 
selflessness portents of a time when we will all recognize our 
interrelatedness and interdependence in our mundane existence as 

> "...what was long ago said--that the Master would manage
> results. You must not manage, precipitate, nor force...By
> gentleness, detachment, strict attention to duty, and retiring
> now and then to the quiet place, bring up good
> currents...Remember it is through the little things the work is
> done through, for they are not noticed, while the lager ones draw the
> eyes and minds of all...A steady mind and heart stands still and quiet
> until the muddy stream rolls clear."	WQJ LETTERS p. 84

I am reminded of the continual exhortation of the teachers to let go 
of attatchment to results of our actions. This is such a valuable 
lesson to try to incorporate into our lives, for it makes unnecessary 
so much of the useless stress we experience when we think we 
know what should happen and try to make it so. It is based, of 
course, on the fact that we are not fully conscious and don't know 
enough about the karmic configurations involved in any 
circumstance to make wise decisions about how they should turn 
out. And a little informed observation can show the student very 
clearly that following one's own line of duty is the only thing one 
needs to do in order for all to happen as it should. What strong 
evidence of the fact that greater intelligences than ours are always 
at work in human affairs. 

> "This is the royal knowledge, the royal mystery, the most
> excellent purifier, clearly comprehensible, not opposed to sacred law,
> easy to perform and inexhaustible..."All this universe is pervaded by
> me in my invisible form; all things exist in me, but I do not exist
> in them. Nor are all things in me; behold this my divine mystery: 
> myself causing all things to exist and supporting them all but
> dwelling not in them. Understand that all things are in me even as
> the mighty air which passeth everywhere is in the end of a
> kalpa all things return into my nature, and then again at the
> beginning of another kalpa I cause them to evolve again. Taking
> control of my own nature I emanate again and again this whole
> assemblage of beings, without their will, by the power of the material
> essence (Prakriti)..."
GITA P. 64-5

Could you elaborate a bit on the statement, "All this universe is pervaded 
by me in my invisible form, all things exist in me, but I do not exist in them."
This statement has puzzled me, since I understood that the inner 
world is the center of all existence, and that in the hierarchy of 
being, all exists within the one. How is it then that the one does 
not exist in all?

Best wishes as always,

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