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Re: Theos-World re to Leon

Nov 12, 2002 02:14 AM
by leonmaurer

In a message dated 11/11/02 10:29:51 AM, writes:

>The models of reality that were passed on to us by HPB 
>and the Mahatmas are, (IMHSO), something that, even 
>without much in the way of innate/direct understanding 
>about them, I tend to find interesting. Apparently 
>Gerald, on the other hand, having had more 
>direct/experiential/"esoteric" knowledge of such models, 
>finds them more meaningful than I can. Not having had 
>such direct experiences, myself, I feel that I ought to not 
>"state facts based on what I have read," but should, 
>instead, try to read between the lines, as suggested by 
>HPB. And so, not having had direct enough experiences 
>of such models, I feel that my options, realistically 
>speaking, in terms of comment making, are limited to 
>speculation, for better or worse.

The first step (for want of a stronger motivation) is to find the teachings 
"interesting." However, if you did manage to correctly read between the lines 
-- which means using your intuition (which is a "direct experience") you 
would have no need to speculate. All speculations can do is confuse both the 
speculator and the ones he tells them to. And if such speculation leads to 
an answer such as, yes, it is correct, or no it isn't correct, since this is 
what the real meaning of what you are talking about is, etc. . . . All you 
would get is someone "telling it to you" -- which you still couldn't 
experience -- and would thus remain perpetually ignorant, while drowning in 
unresolved speculations and wrong views. (And, even, if by chance you had a 
right view, you would never know it.^:-(

The "facts" stated with reference to my scientific theory of ABC, that is 
consistent with theosophical metaphysics (as studied carefully "between the 
lines and in the words" of the commentaries in the SD) -- is based on a 
direct meditative and intuitive experience of "being" the zero (laya) point 
and "feeling" the flow of the cyclic energies, along with their contained 
"images" that emanate and reflect from and to this center of my consciousness 
and will -- which is also in direct coadunation with the consciousness and 
will of the universal source, or "Beness" existing eternally in and as the 
Absolute "Abstract" Space, Time, Form, and Motion hidden in the 
zero-point-instant "singularity. (In spite of what Gerald or anyone else 
"tells you" -- this is the only way to truly understand the nature of your 
higher monadic Self -- which is forever at-one-ment with the triple natured 
Universal SELF.) One must be OM TAT SAT before one can "realize" or 
"experience" that one is what one is (or, as Popeye said it clearly, "I yam 
wot I yam cuz I yam wot I yam..." </;-)>. (symbol of a bearded man who knows 
it all, and keeps it under his hat.)

Remember, we have all been there before... So, there must be a deep seated 
memory in the subtlest akashic level of our mind of the path we took going 
out that we can retrace... That is, if we can get all the contradictory words 
and their associated images and conceptions out of our head, and think about 
it with an entirely clear and placid mind. That's what "real" meditation is 
all about. Patanjali has pointed out that way pretty thoroughly -- which 
leads one directly to a conscious awareness of the ultimate division of time, 
and the "knowing" that Infinite duration = the infinitesimal moment of 
creation-growth-decline-destruction. Incidentally, since all this occurs in 
the ever existent and present NOW, there is no difference between past 
present and future, and ten years of meditation can be compressed into an 
instant. Thus, "enlightenment," or pure Zen, Dyana, Chan, Dzyan, or whatever 
you call it, can come whenever you can stop speculating about it and just 
"grab it by the horns," so to speak. That certainly beats meditating on 
mantras, mudras, mandalas, and mental images of anthropomorphized demigods 
posing as natural forces, or constant speculating on vague, conflicting and 
contradictory ideas that leads to more and more confusion, and further away 
from the culture of consciousness, or attainment of self realization and 
divine wisdom. 

For me, this experience came about often (with every insight) during almost 
fifteen years of concentrated study and meditation "between the lines and in 
the words" of the SD (and every other book on occultism I could get my hands 
on) -- without asking anybody "what does it mean" or "speculating" or second 
guessing about it... Although, I discussed it with others, and listened to 
what they said for about five years (and then gave that up). (As Einstein 
said, "Genius is concentrating, alone, on a single point of inquiry for a 
long period of time.) I also filled the margins of two copies of the SD 
with hundreds, if not thousands of comments, restatements, questions, 
geometric pictures and numerological charts. Too, bad I didn't remember (in 
this lifetime:-) hearing the Buddha when he said, "enlightenment can come in 
seven lifetimes, seven years, seven days, or seven moments." (But, then, 
during those 15 years, I was working full time on dozens of projects and 
could only read about one paragraph a day. :-) 

What I found is that whenever one reads anything profound, or outside our own 
experience (even if only one sentence), we need only to focus on it, 
visualize its images, and meditate on, in, around, and between the words 
until an insight comes -- out of the blue, so to speak. (Sometimes, it takes 
a whole day and night.) Then, one has to question that insight using reason 
and logic. If the shoe fits, wear it... And, then walk on to the next 
profound idea. (It sometimes helps to read out loud what anyone has to say 
about any idea or truth. Tell it to yourself, so to speak. This method can 
sometimes lead to an instant clarification as to the truth or falsehood of 
what one is studying.) Theosophical study is a series of plateaus, each of 
which you might think is the final answer -- until you reach the next 
plateau. But, one must do it alone. No one can come with you on your 
personal search for truth and enlightenment. And it does no one any service 
to hear about another's insights -- since we are all on different plateaus, 
each on our own individual path. 

But, then, it wasn't enlightenment I was after this time around. It was 
practical occult knowledge that would help me to be better able to help and 
teach others. However, it took another ten years to also study the modern 
science and geometry I needed to come up with the final correlation's of ABC 
with the theosophical metaphysics. All told, between my education in 
science, fine art, architecture, engineering, occultism, alchemy, etc., and 
both technical and cutting edge creative experience in the fine, textile, 
graphic and entertainment arts, a total of almost 70 years of concentrated 
study and efforts lies behind my "scientizing" (I call it "generalizing" or 
"simplifying," in "the language of THIS age) the theosophical truths -- so 
that, hopefully, anyone with a reasonable IQ, and any level of experience or 
knowledge, can understand it... And, thus, accept the possibility of 
reincarnation and karma along with universal brotherhood, as fundamental laws 
of nature... And, with that out of the way, go about changing their minds 
about their own personal lives and their responsibilities for the lives and 
well being of everyone else on this mad planet.

Thus, through this meditating "in the words and between the lines" (of 
everything I studied) I found out for myself what it feels like to be both 
the creator and the receptor, the observer and the doer. The whole trick is 
to put that "experience" into words that other people without such insight, 
can understand and, perhaps, by meditating on (any true occult teaching, or 
the zero-point itself) -- gain the intuitive insights, and experience the 
"reality" of pure existence and non existence for themselves. But then, as 
WQJ said in his instructions to one of his students, "Make sure to temper 
your intuition with your reason." (All the parts of the puzzle have to fit 
together as one, unbounded whole.) When that has been accomplished 
successfully, one is capable of stating such an intuition as a "fact." 
That's why any enlightened student/teacher can speak so confidently about the 
"facts of theosophy." Since, in essence, both the teachings and the teachers 
speak for themselves. It's also a fact that the teacher usually learns more 
about what he is teaching than his students do.

This method is much more sound and conducive to finding truth within oneself, 
than listening to and accepting on "faith" or "authority" the 
"interpretations" given out by rote, based on written and verbal teachings of 
so called "Gurus" (that I hear from most of the "interpreters" of the 
Buddha's, and even of the theosophical Master's or HPB's teachings). 
Remember, what's written and said can only be exoteric. The esotericism is 
what is implied, practiced, and intuitively experienced in the quietness of 
"your own secret place." The ultimate goal of all meditation is finding, and 
listening to the Master within who can answer all your unspoken questions. 
Thus, one can end all speculation and loose talk about what is and what is 

After that, all that any one of us who know can do, is offer a few guideposts 
along the winding ways. As a matter of necessity, my guideposts are 
scientific and technological -- for those of such a bent of mind who believe 
fervently in the "scientific Method," their own intellects, and in the 
scientists who are their trusted gurus. These people, who are the majority 
today, laugh at the Buddhists, Vedantists and Theosophists, and the weird and 
indecipherable languages they use... But, they don't laugh at me or my 
theories, given to them in straight English without reference to theosophy or 
any other religious concept. And, all real theosophists, whether they are 
Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Hebrews, Christians, Taoists, or Atheists, all, 
also, know exactly what I mean when I say that the universe, which includes 
both its matter and our consciousness in eternity, must obey fundamental and 
immutable scientific laws of causality based on cycles and periodicity, 
starting from zero and extending to infinity in both space and time. 

Best wishes,


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