RE: [bn-study] RE: Universal Brotherhood
Apr 20, 2002 04:40 AM
Saturday, April 20, 2002
That which is simple is so because it is a “truth.”
It is therefore based directly on the “THREE FUNDAMENTALS” These
are the three divisions of the Universe. They correspond to the
three Gunas (qualities) which Sri Krishna states are present
everywhere in the World: Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas [ SPIRIT
or TRUTH -- Mind and Desire (action) -- inertia or
inactivity - ignorance. ]
What are those in Theosophy? See: ( S D I 14 -19) where they
1.. The Universe is a living whole.
2. Exact and strict Laws operate everywhere in it. No
3. Every being is a “ray” of the one ATMA which clothes itself in
a form of matter for the purpose of going through a long
pilgrimage (called “Evolution”). [See Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras,
Book II, sloka 18 and 21.] These uncountable individual beings
are also called the “Monads,” the units of life, or the
“life-atoms.” Each human being (Manas) is a mind associated with
Atma (spirit) and Buddhi (wisdom). These three, taken as a unit
(Monad) are the true Individual, the immoral Man, the “Eternal
Hence the Universe and every being in it is ruled by Karma -- the
ONE LAW of justice and balance. The purpose of the Universe is
for the development of the SOUL Manas -- the intelligence which
becomes human and from the human stage, by dint of
self-determination and the practice of virtues, it becomes
My assumption is that the Spirit (Atma) in every man is immortal.
Sri Krishna in the BHAGAVAD GITA states” I am the beginning, the
middle and the end of all existing things.” “I am the Ego
(Atma-Buddhi-Manas) seated in the heart of every being.”
The age of the ATMA is the same as that of the Universe -- an AGE
OF BRAHMA -- a Mahamanvantara. ATMA is universally present in
all things. It is also eternal and never “dies”. The purpose of
the Universe is to allow and encourage the Soul (Manas) to learn
everything, so that all ignorance and all vice is eliminated.
Each man is in essence ATMA and this being immortal,
reincarnation (purna janma) is the process whereby the immortal
Man learns through all the experiences of many lives on Earth to
become a spiritual Man and eventually a Mahatma or a Rishi.
Theosophy is the wisdom and teaching of the ancient Rishis.
Since in many cases Man starts with but little knowledge, his
ignorance allows him to make errors. The wise man being cautious,
always makes inquiry of the inner ATMA [Sri Krishna] who is
resident in his own heart, before he acts. Sri Krishna (the
Atma) answers using the Voice of Intuition (Buddhi-Manas) and the
Voice of Conscience. This gives every man the opportunity of
making choices that will not incur bad karma (pap).
Act and words done in ignorance, result in adverse karma (pap).
However the Universe treats every man and woman like an indulgent
Mother, charitable, and yet stern, so that every “pap” (bad
Karma) has to be -- as a result -- experienced by he or she who
generated it. There is no way that under Karma (the Just law)
any bad karma can be eliminated by prayers, ceremonies, or
petitions. Bad karma has to be balanced by good acts that
restore harmony, especially to the victims.
The strict justice of KARMA - which is an attribute of the ONE
LIFE (of the UNIVERSAL MAHA-VISHNU) requires that the victims
be compensated in full by all those who had taken unbrotherly
advantage of them. The “strong” must treat the “weak” and the
“ignorant” with compassion, charity, protection and brotherhood.
This is the ancient teaching of the Vedas and the Upanishads.
This is why we always hear a warning in our minds when we are
about to commit a “sin.” No one ever commits a sin, or does
evil without hearing this warning from the ATMA within. No one
is ever totally ignorant of wrong doing BEFORE he commits the
vicious action or speaks the lie.
I hope this proves to be useful
Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 1:00 PM
Subject: [bn-study] RE: Universal Brotherhood
In a message dated 4/19/02 3:56:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Simple because we have only ourselves to deal with.
Difficult because we are dealing with unknown number of years /
conditioning of which the present nature/self/ is a byproduct of.
Ram, thank you. I am not sure I understand this. Please, for my
understanding, explain or expand your thoughts. Thank you,
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