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RE: [bn-study] RE: Matrix, KEY - Table pp 91 -92.

Mar 20, 2002 05:19 PM
by dalval14

Wednesday, March 20, 2002

Dear Tony:

Re: comments on the 7 Principles Key, pp. 91 -92

Permit me to say that I enjoyed reading what you had to say here.
It is wisdom and insight.

I think all ought to read and think deeply about it. It is

Let me thank you, And best wishes as always



-----Original Message-----
From: Tony []
Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2002 4:06 PM
Subject: [bn-study] RE: Matrix, etc

Dear CeeKay.....

. [ I cut in here]

The 2nd object of the Theosophical Society is: ""To promote the
study of Aryan and other Eastern literatures, religions,
philosophies and sciences, and to demonstrate their importance to
humanity." (1890).

[H P B in the KEY TO THEOSOPHY, on p. 39, writes: "(2) To
promote the study of Aryan and other Scriptures, of the world's
religion and sciences, and to vindicate the importance of old
Aryan literature, namely of the Brahmanical, Buddhist and
Zoroastrian philosophies." ---DTB ]

Nothing about comparative religion there, although it is often
quoted as being there. The present degradation runs thus: "To
encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and

To use Larry's terminology, which tradition is this?

After H.P.B. died this 2nd object got altered - when the
influence of the Masters and H.P.B. became weakened - as did so
much else, and the general degradation of the core Theosophical
writings set in.

It is interesting to observe how some have felt the need to make
these alterations, and others have criticised the original
writings as being too Victorian, and so many other things. The
Truth is, the original writings
are magical, and it is to this fluence that pervades the
writings, that the *student* is drawn. They are Initiate
writings for the benefit of mankind.

To turn to the table of Comparative religions. . .what is the
purpose of this table? One purpose may be to demonstrate the
Unity, which is at the source of all
religions/deceptions/illusions, through the Age Old Wisdom of the
7 principles. Up until the last quarter of the 1800s, these had
been kept secret. When "Isis Unveiled" was written in 1877,
they were still secret or hidden. Man had become so immersed in
matter, that it became no longer a danger to give them out.
Would he even be able to detect that there is a mystic fluence
that underlies them?

In "The Key to Theosophy," a table appears at the bottom of page
91 giving the 4 lower principles, the lower quaternary. This is
where most of us live, move and have our being, and is what much
of mankind is only aware of. Forever changing, but in another
way, not really changing very much at all. But when we are able
to turn that page over //// there we have before us a Kosmos.

A second table (or is it the same table) at the top of page 92:
The Upper Imperishable Triad, at the top of the page. That from
where Theosophy flows. I remember thinking, why have the table
running over the two pages, so that we have to keep turning
backwards and forwards. What an inconvenience!

The Wisdom language is Sanskrit, and thus we know the 7
principles by that nomenclature. Sanskrit helps in awakening the
inner Spiritual Man.

So how are we to use this table of comparative religions CeeKaye?

Once we begin to turn to the Upper Imperishable Triad, the
comparative religions/deceptions/ the bad habits, become of less
and less significance. This can be a trap, in that they are
still there until we eradicate them. They don't just melt away?

When we say that the Wisdom Language is Sanskrit, this is not
suggesting that we all rush out and learn Sanskrit, but rather,
to be observant of the Sanskrit words we are given. To
strengthen (awaken) those words by using them and giving them
life, and by acknowledging the life and influence that pervades
them. This is different to learning the language as such.

The table in "The Key to Theosophy" is in 3 columns: Sanskrit
Terms; Exoteric Meaning; & Explanatory.

Is it worth considering having the principles running from the
Sthula-Sarira to Atma as the first *column,* as is the
theosophical tradition, rather than the top *row*? Why is it
the theosophical tradition to have them that way round, and not
have Atma at the top, as number 1, rather than number 7?

What is of paramount importance, is understanding the 7
principles themselves in Theosophy. No easy thing. Are we able
to relate them to how we go about our daily lives? How they can
guide us in our understanding of what happens when we die. To
help us understand what is going on in channeling, and to help us
see below the surface.

Also to aid us in understanding what Universal Brotherhood is?
What caste, race, colour (color:) or creed symbolise, and what,
to form the nucleus means, and to aid us in understanding Man, or
manas. They effect our whole outlook on life, As we turn the
page, we also have to lift our head..."Lift thy head, oh Lanoo."
When we look up at the planets, and think how beautiful they
look, let us remember we are just seeing the physical bodies of
those planets. Maybe, completely unaware of the 6 other
principles. Where do we look to see the 7 sacred planets of the

What all this is in part saying, is why work with religions, when
Theosophy, the source of them all, is where our attention could
be focussed? The Secret Doctrine is often seen to be a book
about science, religion and philosophy. The actual title begins:
"The Secret Doctrine: the synthesis of

. . . What does that mean?


"Lift thy head, oh Lanoo; dost thou see one, or countless lights
above thee, burning in the dark midnight sky?"



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