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part 2 B A GOSWAMI'S 1-11-03 SUMMARY & REPLY TO QUESTIONS

Jan 12, 2003 02:09 AM
by Bhakti Ananda Goswami " <bhakti.eohn@verizon.net>


 
BHAKTI ANANDA GOSWAMI'S 1-11-03 SUMMARY AND REPLY TO VARIOUS 
QUESTIONS ASKED BY THEOSOPHISTS
PART 2

IN THE BELOW SUMMARY THE MW PAGE NUMBERS GIVEN ARE FROM THE 1979 
OXFORD EDITION OF THE SIR M. MONIER-WILLIAMS SANSKRIT-ENGLISH 
DICTIONARY. THE NUMBERS IN () ARE TO REFERENCES BELOW THE PAPER IN 
THE REFERENCES SECTION.

Beyond the Macrocosm and Within the Microcosm

Beyond our finite universe, the Vaishnava Vedas and Puranas present 
the Origin of countless universes in MAHAVISHNU and His Feminine MAHA 
TATTVA (Magna / Maha 'Great Truth) Causal Waters, and beyond THAT the 
greater, truly infinite and transcendent 'Spiritual Sky', and the 
PARAM DHAMAN (Domain) PARADESHA or Padma (Lotus) Paradise, the 
Original Abode of Shakti and the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Sri 
Krishna is thus revealed as THE JEWEL IN THE LOTUS Who is DHAMANE or 
Dominus, the Lord of all sets or Dhamas or Domains, and His Padma / 
Lotus Adi Shakti, the Supreme Dhamini, is Inseparable from Him. In  
(5) Icon 1, Maha Vishnu is seen in the Maha Tattva 'Causal Waters' 
manifesting an infinite number of finite universes. Through the Maha 
Tattva the self-effulgent Spiritual Sky is glimpsed, where the ADI 
PURUSHA PURUSOTTAMA Sri Krishna / Meghistos Kouros (the Supreme 
Personality of Godhead) reveals Himself in union with His Shakti as 
Padma / Lotus. In this Icon Sri Krishna is inviting souls to stop 
bothering themselves with cosmogenesis, and to come home and play 
with Him.  

Thus the cosmogonic revelation of Purusha Yupa Dhvaja in the Vedic 
Hymns is not the 'ultimate' of the Vedic-Vaishnava Revelation. In 
the Vaishnava Vedas and Puranas, the Cosmic Sacrifice of Purusha and 
the corresponding dharmic (holiness of life) sacrifice of the 
microcosmic man is described. The pralayas, manvantaras and vast 
cosmic days and nights of a single Brahma and single universe are 
described in detail. However, our universe and our Brahma are 
considered insignificantly small as compared to other universes !  
There are stories of our universe's Brahma beholding countless other 
universes' brahmas as they approach Maha Vishnu (their Origin) in 
supplication ! The manifestation of EACH cosmic Brahma from 
Garbodaksayi (G) Vishnu (see Egyptian Helios Phanes from Nilus), has 
its source in G Vishnu's own Source, Maha-Vishnu. Maha Vishnu creates 
all of the infinite number of finite universes, and then G. Vishnu in 
each universe creates each Brahma within each finite universe. The 
creative Yoga Nidra of Maha Vishnu outside of the universes within 
the Maha Tattva is described in the Vedas and Puranas. The Biblical 
creation story begins with the Spirit of God on the Waters. These 
waters in Hebrew are MAYIM (Genesis 1.2). The Maha Tattva or 'causal 
ocean' of Maha Vishnu is also His Shakti Durga in the Form of MAHA 
MAYA ! From the Maha Tattva, Maha Vishnu outside of the universes 
emanates into each universe as G Vishnu, the Cosmic Visva Rupa 
Purusha Form, and all His subsequent Guna and Lila etc. emanations 
and incarnations, including the Cosmic Brahma. Further, each 
physical or organismic set or body within a universe is also 
understood to have an organizer or POST of brahma in it, animating it 
as the PRESIDING JIVATMA OF THE SET. Thus the finite jiva-self 
ruling over the human body-set is the 'Brahma' of that set. Dear 
Reader, YOU are the 'brahma' of your own body-universe. ''As above 
so below' in the self-sacrificed macro-cosmic Body of PURUSHA, the 
DEVAHS are associated with His Head, Limbs, Trunk, Legs, Breath, 
Mind, etc. and in the microcosm of man, these devas also exist 
presiding over the same features and functions. As Garbodaksayi 
Vishnu resides in the core / heart of each universe / cosmic 
manifestation, as the HOLY SPIRIT of the Macro-Cosmic Body-Universe, 
in the microcosm, the same Lord Vishnu resides at the immanent heart 
of all microcosmic bodies as PARAMATMAN THE IMMANENT HOLY SPIRIT.  
Thus in His Bhagavad-gita Sri Krishna says "I reside in the hearts 
of all beings".    

The jivatmas are NOT the Paramatma as the Advaita Vedantist Mayavadis 
claim. The jivas and GOD are distinct as Persons or Purushas and 
finite jivas. In the Vedas and Puranas even the Persons in the 
Godhead are distinct, so for Vaishnavas, it is not difficult to 
understand the eternal personal existence of the finite jivatmas in 
relationship to the infinite Deity Paramatma. Beyond this universe 
and all material universes, and beyond the Maha Tattva and even the 
Vikuntha Lokas (Planets) of the Transcendent Spiritual Sky, where the 
infinite Forms of Sankarshana (Vishnu) are manifest as the Catur-
Vyuha etc. (Narayana, Vasudeva, Hari etc.), the ADI PURUSHA dwells 
with His ADI SHAKTI. The revelation of this Original and Supreme 
Mother Shakti and Father God is described in the Vaishnava Bridal 
Mysticism of Sri Sri Radha-Krishna. The Mediterranean version of this 
mystical Tradition is earliest evidenced in the Minoan Era worship of 
Helios and Rhoda as Meghistos Kouros and Rhoda-Kore on their sacred 
Lotus Isle of Rhodes in the North East Mediterranean. There They 
were called Rodos and Roda. This is the DODA Bridal Mysticism 
Tradition of the Song of Songs in the Judeo-Catholic Tradition. 

On Rhodes, HERU's / ELI's / HELI's first emanation and Hierophant was 
ASU / YAHU / OS or OSIRIS. Baal-Yahu (the authentic Dionysos) was 
the Source of all the multi-form of HARI / HERU / ELI / or HELI-
KOUROS. Thus in Vedic-Vaishnavism, the ADI PURUSHA (see Pure Land PL 
Buddhism) Hari or Krishna first manifests as YAHU / Baladeva (also 
called Vasudeva or Sankarshana), then in all His subsequent primary
emanations of Sankarshana. These are all the Emanations and 
Incarnations of Vishnu (PL Buddhist Avalokiteshvara). Sankarshana's 
(Bala Deva's) origin in Krishna or Hari is described in the Puranas.  
Bala Deva is the SECOND PERSON OF THE VAISHNAVA TRINITY OF KRISHNA-
VISHNU-PARAMATMA and the Source of all the Forms of Vishnu (PL 
Lokeshvara). Sri Krishna Alone is the ADI PURUSHA (Dharma Kaya HRIH 
in original Pure Land Buddhism) and all His Emanations are through, 
with, in, and by Bala Deva. The great antiquity of Vasu Deva or Bala 
Deva's worship in relationship to that of Hari / ELI can be seen in 
the use of B'L, BAAL or BEL as a by-name for YAHU (the alter-form of 
ELI) before and through Iron Age II B in Israel (Page 205 Gods, 
Goddesses, and Images of God in Ancient Israel
by Othmar Keel, Christoph Uehlinger (Contributor), Thomas H. Trapp 
(Translator), Arbeitsgemeinschaft Der Deutschsprachigen Katholischen 
Alttestamentler ). Yahu Theos (Toba-Yahu) is Vasu deva. Compare 
also the Hebrew Y for Sanskrit V in such words as Yishma and Vishnu, 
Yeda and Veda, Yish and Vish or Vas. 

The Vedas in the Context of the Puranas

The Vedic Hymns cannot be understood without reference to the 
Vaishnava Sattvic (canonical ) Puranas, which context them and 
explain them. HPB begins her presentation of the so-
called "Stanzas of Dzyan" with a partial translation of the Rig Vedic 
Nasadiya Sukta Hymn, one of many 'Creation Hymns' in the Rig Vedic 
Anthology of over 1000 Vedic Sanskrit Hymns to Purusha in His Cosmic 
Multiform. (6) ON THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 2 OF HIS TRANSLATION OF THE 
VEDIC HYMNS ("...MANTRAMANJARI..." FULL REFERENCE BELOW), PROF. R. 
PANIKKAR, IN VERY FINE PRINT, EXPLAINS THAT HE HAS TRANSLATED PURUSHA 
AS "MAN". However see also Purusottama, the Supreme Being as Krishna 
or Vishnu on Page 887 Panikkar. The practice of translating the 
Vedic Supreme Deity Name Purusha as 'man' is in accord with the late 
atheistic practice in the extreme Advaita Vedantic Mayavadi 
Tradition. In the earlier and authentic theistic Vedic Vaishnava 
tradition, the Deity Name Purusha, like Purusottama, is understood as 
refering to Vishnu or Asurya, the Supreme Being, Supreme Spirit and 
Soul of the Universe. To properly understand the Vedas, it is 
necessary therefore to study them in the context of the Vaishnava 
Tradition of exegesis, including the Puranas. 

The Vedic Hymns are written in an early form of Sanskrit. Linguistic 
and astronomy-based speculations on the date of the Rig Vedic Hymns 
of the Hotri Priests of Purusha range from about 1500 BC to 10,000 BC 
and some other extreme dates as given below at (1) . The Rig Vedic 
companion text, the Sama Veda, belonged to the Saman Priests. Saman = 
Psalmos in Greek and Zemrah in Hebrew. Like Vedic Sanskrit Rig Hymns, 
Sama Hymns were also composed in stanzas. Most of the stanzas in the 
Sama Veda were borrowed from the Rig Veda (see page 31 Panikkar).  
Purusha Sukta is considered by many to be the oldest, or at least 
one of the oldest Hymns in the Rig Vedic collection of over 1000 
Vedic Sanskrit Hymns. The Purusha Sukta has some similarities with 
the Nasadiya Sukta, which HPB introduces the "Stanzas of Dzyan" 
with. However, the Purusha Sukta is far more explicit and detailed 
about Purusha (Vishnu's) primal sacrifice of creation. In any event, 
the pantheistic, polytheistic and atheistic interpretations variously 
given to the Vedic and Puranic teachings by HPB are from much later 
Buddhist (circa 500 BC) and Advaiti Shakarite (800 AD Shaivite) and 
still much later Sikh (circa 1500 AD and later) teachings. She used 
the Vishnu Purusha-centric Vedas and the Puranas extensively in her 
writings, but like the atheistic Buddhists and Mayavadis before her, 
systematically removed devotion to the Personal God Vishnu from what 
she used.

HPB claimed that the "Stanzas of DZYAN" were from a lost SENZAR 
language. One should note that the Tibetan and Tamil (South Indian) 
languages do have a 'z' sound and the Hebrew words for PSALM / SAMA 
are variant forms of the word ZEMRAH. However, the Vedic Hymns are 
in an early Sanskrit, and there is no 'z' sound at all in it or in 
classical Sanskrit. The question then arises whether the 
supposed 'Senzar' version of the Vedic-Puranic tradition HPB referred 
to as the "Stanzas of Dzyan" actually was some 'z' language-
associated version. The Vedic-Vaishnava Sanskrit texts were 
translated by the ancients into many languages, for instance, into 
Tibetan and the languages of China, Korea and Japan.  
Although it is possible that HPB's source for the Vedic and Puranic 
Stanzas was some text in 'Senzar', I doubt it. I think she obscured 
her Sanskrit Shastra sources to cover the fact that she was 
misrepresenting them. Previously under Theravadin Buddhist 
influences, she had condemned the "Shasters" and their God, and later 
finding them fascinating, she had to invent another source for the 
teachings she wanted to appropriate from them. She wanted divine 
revelation without the Deity Who was its source. The origin of the 
Stanzas is left purposely vague and they are clearly meant to be 
unobtainable for direct study. Why? Why has no Theosophist ever 
been able to produce them ? Outside of the Sanskrit Vedic-Vaishnava 
Literatures or their later Buddhist and Shaivite versions, 
the 'Stanzas' of Dzyan had apparently had no existence. To maintain 
the sui generis illusion of her teachings, HPB had to obscure her 
first-hand and second-hand reliance on the Theistic Bhakti Shastras 
of Vaishnavism.


Blavatsky's Devas Without Krishna-Vishnu Deva-Deva, the God of Gods 
and His Feminine Shakti

The Vedic Hymns extolling Purusha as the origin of all the cosmic 
manifestations (with atmas, devas, elements, kama, karma, artha, 
jnana, yoga and moksha etc.) summarized the beliefs and worship of a 
monotheo-centric culture in which the ONE SUPREME GODHEAD as the 
TRIUNE 1.TRANSCENDENT, 2. EMANATING-INCARNATING 3. IMMANENT PURUSHA 
was experienced and described as pervading (VISHNU) all the spiritual 
and material worlds with His infinite Emanations and Incarnations.  
In His multi-form as Purusha, the masculine Supreme Giver, He was 
always accompanied by His Eternal Beloved PRAKRITI in Her multi-form 
as the Supreme Receiver. Thus the doctrine of the creative dynamism 
of Divine Giving and Receiving (Love) is essential to the 
ancient 'Bridal Mysticism" of Purusha and Prakriti. The primal Vedic-
Vaishnava doctrine of Purusha and Prakriti can be recognized in 
numerous related thought systems (7).  

The Vedic-Vaisnava Purusha & Prakriti (Asura & Asuri compare Egyptian 
ASAR [Osiris] and ISIS) = Puranic Vaishnava Radha & Krishna, Hari 
(Krishna) & Hare, Hari & Harini, Hari Shaktiman (Vishnu) & Shakti, 
Narayana & Narayani, Vasudeva & Vasudevi, Yauvana & Yauvani etc. = 
Shaivite and Shakti traditions Hara & Shakti or Shiva & Shakti = Pure 
Land (Mahayana) Buddhist HRIH and Shakti (Tara, Kuan Yin etc. ), 
Tibetan Yab & Yum = Taoist Yang and Yin = Confucian Father Heaven 
and Mother Earth / Nature = Semitic and Biblical ASAR-YAHU and 
ASHERAH (see Purusha & Prakriti as ASURYA & ASURI above), Eli-Yahu & 
Shekinah, (or ISHISH, CHOKMAH or QUEEN SABBATH, etc.) = Egyptian 
Heliopolitan HERU & SEKHET, ASAR & ASERAH (OSIRIS AND ISIS) = Greek 
HELIOS KOUROS & Rhoda / Kore and Their manifestations as the royal 
Basileos and Basilea, Zeus POLIEUS & TYCHE, Zeus & Hera Meghistos 
Kouros & Kore = the Roman Jupiter Juvenalis & Juno Juventas. Thus 
the Theos and Thea Supreme 'God and Goddess' and Their expansions or 
emanations and incarnations as various 'gods and goddesses' 
throughout the ancient world were all part of the same primal 
EMANATIONAL AND INCARNATIONAL MONOTHEISTIC RELIGIO-CUTURAL SYSTEM.  
This one RIG VEDIC RELATED ancient religious culture was also 
predominant AT A VERY EARLY TIME in the Mediterranean Region, and 
endured there through the Intertestamental Period emerging as 
Heliopolitan Asclepian-related Platonic Catholicism and fragmentally 
later in forms of Platonic Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Kabbalah and 
Sufism. This is why HPB could recognize similarities between the 
Eastern Indian-related and the Mediterranean Purusha & Prakriti 
Traditions.  

However her hostility to THEISM in general, and her contempt for the 
Judeo-Catholic Traditions in particular, prevented her from grasping 
the true significance of the apparent connections. In a similar 
manner, the blinding religious prejudice of the early Christian 
European Sanskritists and Indologists prevented them from seeing or 
fairly describing the otherwise very obvious connections between the 
Vedic-Vaishnava (and related) Tradition (s) and their own Judeo-
Christian tradition (MW ix). Especially the Anglo-Germanic 
Protestants were burdened with a vast number of prejudices due to 
their centuries of rabid anti-Catholicism. Thus they dismissed 
the 'idolatrous' PERSONALISM of the living Vaishnava and Vaishnava-
related BHAKTI TRADITIONS as unworthy of serious study and 
understanding. Because the earliest and most important Sanskrit 
Literatures that they wanted to study were all VAISHNAVA TEXTS, these 
scholars were then faced with the task of editing or interpreting 
the 'idolatrous' deity out of them. In this they had the help of 
centuries of Eastern forms of atheism, which had flourished precisely 
by appropriating teachings from the Vedic-Vaishnava Sources and 
Tradition, while leaving its Deity out. So in keeping with both the 
atheistic / iconoclastic Eastern Traditions of extreme Advaita 
Vedanta and Theravadin Buddhism, and sympathetic Western anti-
Catholic iconoclastic Protestantism, HPB used the Vedic-Vaishnava 
Texts like the Vedas and Vishnu Purana, but systematically edited and 
interpreted MahaPurusha, the Triune Personal Godhead out of them. She 
even went so far as to claim that her "Theosophy" was the original, 
pure teaching, and that the personal God and doctrine of His 
Incarnation were "charlatanesque imitations of Occultism and 
Theosophy. . . . By pandering to the prejudices of people,... '

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Message 10045
From: "Daniel H. Caldwell <info@b...>" <info@b...> 
Date: Sun Dec 29, 2002 7:47 am
Subject: "charlatanesque imitations of Occultism & Theosophy"
 
 

Even Madame Blavatsky believed there were "charlatanesque imitations 
of Occultism & Theosophy" during her lifetime. 

Therefore, are some Theosophical students on Theos-Talk contending 
that since 1891 there have been no other "charlatanesque imitations" 
of Theosophy? 

Here is what HPB wrote in 1889:

". . . A new and rapidly growing danger. . . is threatening . . . the 
spread of the pure Esoteric Philosophy and knowledge. . . . I 
allude to those charlatanesque imitations of Occultism and 
Theosophy. . . . By pandering to the prejudices of people, and 
especially by adopting the false ideas of a personal God and a 
personal, carnalized Saviour, as the groundwork of their teaching, 
the leaders of this 'swindle' (for such it is) are endeavoring to 
draw men to them and in particular to turn Theosophists from the true 
path."

". . . A close examination will assuredly reveal. . . materials 
largely stolen . . . from Theosophical writings. . . [and] distorted 
and falsified so as to be palmed off on the unwary as revelations of 
new and undreamed of truths. But many will neither have the time nor 
the opportunity for such a thorough investigation; and before they 
become aware of the imposture they may be led far from the 
Truth. . . . Nothing is more dangerous to Esoteric Truth than the 
garbled and distorted versions disfigured to suit the prejudices and 
tastes of men in general." 

H. P. Blavatsky, E.S. Instruction No. I., 1889. 
Quoted from: http://www.blavatskyarchives.com/hpbes1extract.htm

Daniel H. Caldwell
BLAVATSKY ARCHIVES
http://hpb.cc

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So HPB, who used Vedic-Vaishnava Shastras in a 
completely "...distorted and falsified" way, to "..suit the 
prejudices and tastes.." of herself, was concerned that others would 
do the same thing with her own writings ! 
 

Thus it was that HPB Began her presentation and explanation of the 
STANZAS OF DZYAN with some unidentified verses from the Vedic-
Vaishnava Rig Vedic Hymn, the Nasadiya Sukta, but did not acknowledge 
the God of the Rig Veda, or pay any respect to any authentic 
Vaishnava Tradition of the Veda's transmission and interpretation. 
Below at (6) I have included HPB's version of the Nasadiya Sukta, 
along with a contemporary translation of the full Hymn by Prof. 
Raimundo Panikkar (compare hymns ).

After clearly identifying with Theravadin Buddhism in the "Mahatma 
Letters", and condemning (8) ) the "Shasters and Orthodox 
Brahmanism"..."Fakirs, Sannyasis and Saddhus...", namely the 
('idolatrous' Personal, Theistic) Vedic-Vaishnava Tradition, HPB goes 
on later in her THE SECRET DOCTRINE to present the same "shasters" 
she had previously condemned, under the guise of her "STANZAS OF 
DZYAN". Her copious use of the Vaishnava Vedas and Puranas to 
comment on the Stanzas is something she cannot however hide (9).  

Vedic and Puranic Evidence from The Secret Doctrine

I have asserted that HPB used the Sanskrit Puranas, (the Bhakti 
Shastras or theistic devotional Scriptures), especially those devoted 
to Krishna-Vishnu, to write, and explain / comment on the obviously 
Vedic-Puranic STANZAS OF DZYAN in her SECRET DOCTRINE. Previously I 
used a key search word analysis of THE SECRET DOCTRINE to demonstrate 
this. However I did another search of the 1997 INDEX TO THE SECRET 
DOCTRINE by John P. Van Mater, and have found that using his INDEX 
has proved far more helpful in supporting my assertion than my 
previous search. To illustrate this, here are the results of a few 
key word searches (9). Also note that the STANZAS OF DZYAN subjects 
(included in the (9) Index excerpt below) come from the Vaishnava 
Puranas. In my opinion, the STANZAS are simply HPB's summary of 
Vaishnava Vedic and Puranic teachings interpreted through her 
Buddhist, Advaitan and other esoteric / occult 'Wisdom' (Gnostic / 
Jnana) studies. After such a blanket condemnation of the "Shasters" 
in the Mahatma Letters, compare the extensive OVERT use she makes of 
them in her "Secret Doctrine". She could not avoid identifying 
the "Shastres", but she could edit the Personal Supreme Deity Vishnu 
or Krishna out of her presentation. She could simply ignore Him or 
explain Him away. Thus the Krishna of the Bhagavad-gita is NOT a 
transcendental personal GOD, but is an adept, a mere Theosophist !  
She apparently learned to do this from the Advaitis like Subba Row 
that she associated with.  

Some Additional Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary Notes to 
the Below

MW 121 says that ASURA, in the Rig Veda is from the root AS. This 
means it is NOT to be confused with the word for demon A-SURA. The 
SURA-SENA or SURA-GANA worshiped SUREH or HAREH therefore the A-SURAS 
were the anti-Sura or against the worship of HARI / SURA. SURA was 
a dialect form of HARI (LIU, OLU, ELI, ALI, ARI, URI, ORI, SOLE, 
HELI), see HARIH HARYEH, SURYA, SUREH, SURIH and the BUDDHIST HRIH 
(ADI BUDDHA DHARMA KAYA AMITABHA, CHENREI ZEI LOKESVARA, EARLIEST 
MASCULINE 'KAUN YIN', KOREAN KWANNON, JAPANESE SHO KANNON), SURYA, 
HELIOS, HERU-ASU, HORUS, SOLEUS etc. THE SURA GANA worshiped Krishna 
or Vishnu, thus if SURA=HARI, then SURAGANA = HARI-JANA or HARAYANA 
(aryan) , Hellene, Syrian, Hurrian, Elohima, Hrym, Solana, etc.

For the Primal Holy Name from the Bija (root) AS / VAS / AH / YAH 
etc. see MW 121 ASURYA RV ii,35,2 THE SUPREME SPIRIT. The root means 
TO BE, EXIST, ABIDE, REMAIN, DWELL MW 159. Compare the root VAS MW 
932, TO BE EXIST DWELL LIVE . See MW 160 ASURA spiritual divine RV 
[demons a-sura]. ASURI is the feminine of ASURA. Compare the West 
Semitic ASAR-YAHU and ASHERAH and Egyptian ASU and ISIS. MW 992, 
Rig Veda VISVA Name of Krishna-Vishnu as ALL-PERVADING, ALL-
CONTAINING, OMNIPRESENT [THE VISHVE DEVAH OR VASUDEVAS ARE EXPANSIONS 
OF VISHNU OR 'LIMBS' OF THE MYSTICAL BODY OF THE RV PURUSHA SUKTA 
PURUSHA]. See also Vishva Rupa, Virata Rupa, and Jagganatha. MW 999 
VISHNU means the ALL-PERVADER. Although MW admits VISHNU  
is 'identified with the supreme deity by his worshipers', and that 
His 1000 Deity Names are enumerated in the Mahabharata, MW still 
presents a corrupt description of Krishna-Vishnu in his Christian 
Missions objective influenced Dictionary. MW ix states that the 
purpose of the Oxford Sanskrit Department and his Dictionary was 
the "...conversion of the natives of India to the Christian 
Religion."  

So between the Westerners and Easterners trying to demote or remove 
Krishna-Vishnu-Paramatma as the Supreme Godhead from His Sanskrit 
Scriptures, the West has developed an idea about 'Hinduism', which is 
wholly erroneous in the extreme. HPB and the Western Esotericists 
collaborated in this a-theistic abuse of the Vedic-Vaishnava Sanskrit 
Sources. Thus today we have both an exoteric and esoteric Western 
misconception of Eastern Traditions. 

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BHAKTI ANANDA GOSWAMI'S REFERENCE SECTION

(5) ICON 1 Maha Vishnu is seen in the Maha Tattva 'Causal Waters' 
manifesting an infinite number of finite universes. Through the Maha 
Tattva the self-effulgent Spiritual Sky is glimpsed, where the ADI 
PURUSHA Sri Krishna / Meghistos Kouros (the Supreme Personality of 
Godhead) reveals Himself in union with His Shakti as Padma / Lotus.  
In this Icon Sri Krishna is inviting souls to stop bothering 
themselves with cosmogenesis and to come home and play with Him.   


http://www.srimadbhagavatam.org/images/bimages/garbod.vishnu.GIF


(6) FOR YOUR COMPARISON BELOW ARE BOTH PROF. R. PANIKKAR'S AND HPB'S 
PUBLISHED VERSES FROM THE RIG VEDIC HYMN THE NASADIYA SUKTA. 

Prof. R. Panikkar's Version

NASADIYA SUKTA - RigVeda 

At first was neither Being nor Nonbeing.
There was not air nor yet sky beyond.
What was wrapping? Where? In whose protection?
Was Water there, unfathomable deep? 
There was no death then, nor yet deathlessness;
of night or day there was not any sign.
The One breathed without breath by its own impulse.
Other than that was nothing at all. 

Darkness was there, all wrapped around by darkness,
and all was Water indiscriminate, Then
that which was hidden by Void, that One, emerging,
stirring, through power of Ardor, came to be. 

In the beginning Love arose,
which was primal germ cell of mind.
The Seers, searching in their hearts with wisdom,
discovered the connection of Being in Nonbeing. 

A crosswise line cut Being from Nonbeing.
What was described above it, what below?
Bearers of seed there were and mighty forces,
thrust from below and forward move above. 

Who really knows? Who can presume to tell it?
Whence was it born? Whence issued this creation?
Even the Gods came after its emergence.
Then who can tell from whence it came to be? 

That out of which creation has arisen,
whether it held it firm or it did not,
He who surveys it in the highest heaven,
He surely knows - or maybe He does not! 

-Translation by Prof. Raimundo Panikkar (Ref. 3, pp 58) 
Prof. Raimundo Panikkar, "The Vedic Experience- Mantra-manjari" Pub. 
by Motilal Banarasidas 

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HPB's version in THE SECRET DOCTRINE.



The Secret Doctrine by H. P. Blavatsky -- Vol. 1 
Theosophical University Press Online Edition 


[[Vol. 1, Page 25]]
PART I.
COSMIC EVOLUTION.
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SEVEN STANZAS TRANSLATED WITH COMMENTARIES
FROM THE
SECRET BOOK OF DZYAN.

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[[Vol. 1, Page 26]]
Nor Aught nor Nought existed; yon bright sky
Was not, nor heaven's broad roof outstretched above.
What covered all? what sheltered? what concealed?
Was it the water's fathomless abyss?
There was not death -- yet there was nought immortal,
There was no confine betwixt day and night;
The only One breathed breathless by itself,
Other than It there nothing since has been.
Darkness there was, and all at first was veiled
In gloom profound -- an ocean without light --
The germ that still lay covered in the husk
Burst forth, one nature, from the fervent heat. 

. . . . . . . . 

Who knows the secret? who proclaimed it here?
Whence, whence this manifold creation sprang?
The Gods themselves came later into being --
Who knows from whence this great creation sprang?
That, whence all this great creation came,
Whether Its will created or was mute,
The Most High Seer that is in highest heaven,
He knows it -- or perchance even He knows not." 

"Gazing into eternity . . .
Ere the foundations of the earth were laid, 

. . . . . 

Thou wert. And when the subterranean flame
Shall burst its prison and devour the frame . . .
Thou shalt be still as Thou wert before
And knew no change, when time shall be no more.
Oh! endless thought, divine ETERNITY." 


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[[Vol. 1, Page]] 27 THE SECRET DOCTRINE.
COSMIC EVOLUTION.
In Seven Stanzas translated from the Book of Dzyan. 

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STANZA I.


(7) SOME OF THE WEST & EAST SHAKTIS OF KRISHNA-VISHNU (HARI-VASU / 
HERU-ASU / ELI-YAHU / HELI-OS) AND THEIR NAMES (NAMA-RUPA EXPANSIONS 
OR FORMS OF RADHA-SHAKTI)

RHODA & RADHA
JUVENTAS & YAUVANI
SEKHET (SHEKINAH) & SHAKTI
ASTERIA & ASTRAYA / TARA
KORE & HARE
ISIS / ISHISH (HEBREW) & ISHI / ISHVARI 
HERA & SRI (LAKSHMI)
FORTUNA MONETA, LUCRE 'LADY LUCK' (SPOUSE OF PROVIDENCE) & LAKSHMI 
as MONEY or
FORTUNE or 'LADY LUCK'

TYCHE (FEMININE TO POLIEUS) & HLADINI SHAKTI or PRAKRITI (FEMININE 
TO PURUSHA)
CORONIS & HARINI
MARI & NARI
MARINA & NARAYANI
REGINA & RAJANI / RANI
BASILEA & VASUDEVI
SARAI-SOPHIA & SARASVATI
ECHADASAR as SACRED ELEVENTH & EKADASI
SATUREJA as QUEEN SABBATH & SANIVARI
SATUREJA as SACRED BASIL & TULASI
MARY-JUNO as MOTHER MOST TOLERANT & TULASI
MATER & MATA
THEA & DEVI
FLOS MAIA (MAY as the QUEEN OF THE MAY) & PUSHPA MAYI
MARY as the MOTHER OF DEVOTION & YOGA MAYA
NYMPHIA 'LOTUS' & PADMA
SEKHET as CHORONE & KALI
JUNO & MAHA MAYA as DURGA THE YONA OF A COSMIC MANIFESTATION
GE / GEO / GAIA & GO-LOKA (BHUMI, EARTH)
EUROPA & SURABHI
ASHERAH & ASHURI
ETC. 


(8) CONDEMNING THE SHASTRAS, HPB / HER MAHATMAS BROADLY DAMN THE 
VAISHNAVA LEADERS AND IDENTIFY 
THEMSELVES WITH THERAVADIN BUDDHISM.

"Mahatma Letter No. 134
http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/mahatma/ml-134.htm

[Letter from H.P. Blavatsky to A.P. Sinnett. This letter includes a 
message from Master Morya.]

Dehra Dun. Friday. 4th. "


... " It is useless for a member to argue 'I am one of a pure life, I 
am a 
teetotaller and an abstainer from meat and vice. All my aspirations 
are for good etc.' and he, at the same time, building by his acts and 
deeds an impassable barrier on the road between himself and us. What 
have we, the disciples of the true Arhats, of esoteric Buddhism and 
of Sang-gyas to do with the Shasters and Orthodox Brahmanism? There 
are 100 of thousands of Fakirs, Sannyasis and Saddhus leading the 
most pure lives, and yet being as they are, on the path of error, 
never having had an opportunity to meet, see or even hear of us. 
Their forefathers have driven away the followers of the only true 
philosophy upon earth away from India and now, it is not for the 
latter to come to them but to them to come to us if they want us. 
Which of them is ready to become a Buddhist, a Nastika as they call 
us? None." 



(9) HPB'S OVERT USE OF VAISHNAVA SHASTRAS "SHASTERS" IN "THE SECRET 
DOCTRINE".... 

Index toThe Secret Doctrine, prepared by John P. Van Mater
Copyright  1997 by Theosophical University Press. All rights 
reserved.


Bhagavad-Gita

all men may know Vasudeva II 48n 
Anugita on speech I 94 
Brahm enthroned on lotus I 379 
explains Mahabharata II 139 
four manus & seven rishis II 140 &n, 318n 
Isvara in II 114 
Kshetrajna in II 638 
lower, higher elements in I 535-6 
Pistis Sophia in light of II 569 
root or sattva is buddhi I 68n 
on Tree of Life, asvattha I 406 
two paths at death explained I 86 
Wilson saw Buddhism in I 419n
Bhagavad Gita Lectures. See Row, T. S.

Bhagavan (Skt) II 406

Bhagavat, Bhagavan (Skt) II 406

the Eternal I 345 
hurled Brahma to Earth (Fall) II 483 
incarnates II 48
Bhagavata-Purana

Arjuna married Ulupi in II 214 &n 
Chakshusha Manu of sixth period II 615n 
cross & circle in II 549-50 
curse of Vasishtha II 247 
Hamsa caste I 79 
Kapila author of Sankhya philosophy II 572 
Kapila did not slay 60,000 II 571 
mankind produced fr Vach II 418n 
Moryas will reign over India I 378n 
nitya pralaya I 371 
opening of kali-yuga II 550 
Panchasikha Kumara I 236 
rakshasas, origin of II 165n 
Vaisvanara son of Danu II 381 &n 
vyakta in I 10n

Vishnu Purana

referred to: 
events purposely blended in II 310 
heliocentrism in II 155 
kumaras hardly hinted at in II 577 
misunderstood II 320-1 
oldest manuscript of II 174n 
oldest of Puranas II 58 
secret meanings in I 423 
tampered w by Brahmans I 423 
Wilson & I 255, 257n, 419n, 423n; II 73
quoted: 
Adi-bhuta I xix 
akasa (ether), sound, color I 205 
asexual & other reproduction II 658 
asuras fr Brahma's body I 218-19n 
beginning of cosmogony I 545 
in the beginning there was One I 256 
bhutas described II 102n 
Brahma as cause of potencies I 55 
Brahma creates anew II 58-9 
Brahma, three aspects of I 19 
Brahma wrathful at Vedhas II 78 
Budha born fr Tara & Soma II 45 &n 
Chiti (chitti) I 288n 
creation of four kinds of beings II 625 
Daksha creates progeny II 183, 275n 
Daksha reborn every kalpa II 247n 
divine dynasties II 369 &n 
dvipas listed, expl II 320-3, 404n 
Eighth Creation I 448 
elements, meaning of I 520-23 
elements, properties, creation I 521 
eternity, meaning of I 336n 
ether material cause of sound I 255 
forty-nine fires I 291 &n, 520-1 
"fragrance affects the mind" I 451-2n 
geography, geodesy, & ethnology II 320-2 
gods created & perish I 376 
gods' supplication to Vishnu I 419-22 
Hari (Vishnu) described I 421 
immortality defined I 36n 
kali-yuga described I 377-8 
kalpas, yugas II 307n 
Kandu, Pramlocha (sweat-born) II 171n, 174-5 
Kapila's Eye destroys 60,000 I 563 
karma of created beings I 456n 
kumaras II 173 
legend of Pururavas I 523 
Mahadeva springs fr Brahma II 548 
mahapralaya I 371 
Mahat & matter are boundaries I 257 
manasa, rajasas II 89 
manus, manvantaras, rishis II 614-15n 
man was Seventh Creation I 376 
many forms of Vishnu & Brahma II 146n 
mind-born sons II 625 &n 
Mt Meru described II 403-4 
mundane egg I 65-6, 360 
Narada son of Kasyapa II 47-8 
nine creations in I 450-7 
nine planets mentioned in II 488-9n 
Parasara II 232, 326 
potency of every cause I 450 
prabhavapyaya defined I 46 
pradhana, prakriti I 50, 545 
pralaya & prakritis I 257 
pralayas (various) I 370-1; II 309-10n 
primeval creatures II 162-3 
primordial substance, all comes fr I 284-5 
Priyavrata & seven dvipas II 319-22, 326 
Pushkara II 403-4 
rakshasas II 165n 
rishis destroy trees (sorcerers) II 495 
rotation of Earth II 155 
Sagara I 563; II 572 
sandhya, sandhyamsa in II 308n 
sarpa, Ahi fr Brahma's hair II 181-2n 
seven creations I 445-6 &n 
seven rishis, fourteen manus II 624 
sevens in I 348 
Seventh Creation (man) I 445 
size of Earth II 616-17n 
Sri, various names of II 76n 
Sun neither rises nor sets I 290n; II 155 
Sun reflection of Vishnu I 290n 
Surasa mother of dragons II 381 
undying race in II 275 &n 
universe one w divine knowledge I 421n 
Vishnu creates at play II 126 
Vishnu pervades all II 611-12 &nn 
Vishnu, triple hypostasis of I 286-7


Purana(s) II 36-7, 58, 121, 137, 181. See alsoVishnu Purana

Agneyastra II 629 
allegorical & historical II 323 
anticipated modern discoveries I 623 
astronomy of, conceals II 253 
Asuramaya in II 50 
authors of, knew forces of science I 521 
bhutas in II 102n 
Bible & I xxxi, 316; II 126, 251-2 
bipeds before quadrupeds II 163, 183 
Brahma as a boar II 75 
Budha, wisdom, Mercury II 498 
chronology of I 316; II 225 
commentary on, re Vishnu, Sesha II 505 
compiled fr "very old book" I xliii 
confirm old teachings I 307 
continents, islands II 263-4, 402-9 
days & nights of Brahma I 368-78 
dead letter of, a fairy tale II 320 
deal w causes II 252 
decad, dual system in II 573 
deluge (Atlantean) II 140 
details of, contradictory II 138 
disfigured by translation I 115n 
dual creation II 81 
dualistic, not evolutionary I 256n 
esoteric keys in, for searcher II 585 &n 
esoteric works at one time I 423 
ether produced sound I 587 
exaggerations in II 67, 252, 585 
exoteric II 378 
exoteric symbols used in II 455 
expressed 5,000 years ago II 527 
fallen gods II 232, 283 
four vidyas in I 168-9 
geometrical figures, numbers I 66 
giants, Titans, Cyclopes in I 415; II 293 
hide esoteric meaning II 148, 175n 
history of our monads II 284 
incongruities in I 420-1 
Indra in, & Rig-Veda II 378 
initiates knew meaning of I 423, 520; II 320 
Kapilas, several in II 572 
kings, rishis II 94 
lunar, solar year, day II 621 
Mahat inner boundary of universe I 257 
Mahat-prakriti I 602 
man seventh Creation I 217 
many meanings in II 402-3 
maruts sons of Diti II 613 
material pole of Vedas II 527 
more mythical than Stanzas II 23 
must not be taken literally I 369; II 585 
names allegorical, geographical II 403n 
Narada in II 47-9 
north polar region II 326 
occult secrets in II 571-2 
older than Phoenicians II 406 
older than Plato's island II 407 
orders, classes, animals, plants II 259n 
personnel of, pre-human II 284 
physical, metaphysical worlds II 402-3 
pitris described II 91, 121 
pradhana aspect of Parabrahman I 256 
pralaya, Parasara's account of II 757 
primeval perfect cube I 344 
primordial voice, light in II 107 
rishi-yogis II 78-9n 
rotation, revolution of planets I 442 
scientific when read esoterically II 251-3 
sea that never freezes II 12 
serpent oracles II 381 
Sesha I 407; II 505 
seven creations I 21 
seven human, cosmic principles II 616 
seven manus II 3 
sevens in II 35, 611, 616 
son of Moon legend II 45 



Book of Dzyan II 46, 113, 220, 375, 759.See also Stanzas of Dzyan

central Sun, Fohat, etc I 201 
Djan, Dzan or I xx n 
the eternal pilgrim I 16-17 &n 
evolution of man II 241 
Great Mother & numerical values I 434 
language of, unknown I xxxvii 
motion, spirit, matter I 258 
number seven in I 674 
original Senzar commentaries on I 23 
Stanzas of I 27-34; II 15-21 
treats of our planetary system I 13 
unheard of I viii, xxii 
unknown animals in II 254 
why many Stanzas of, omitted I 478

spiritual man independent of body II 254 
Sveta-Dvipa II 6 
Taraka War in all II 497-8 
treat the pre-cosmic, pre-genetic II 252 
twice-born II 70 
two or more creations II 53 
undying race II 275 &n 
universal myths II 97 
universal truths in II 409-10 
universe as an egg I 360 
Vaivasvata as Noah II 290-1 
Vaivasvata Manu, one only in II 251 
on various races II 173-7 
Venus story II 30 
Vishnu First, Brahma Second Logos I 381n 
war of asuras II 63 
wars in heaven I 202, 418-19 
weapons in II 629-30 
wisdom in I 336 
written emblems I 306-7
"The Puranas on the Dynasties of the Moryas . . ." See Rao, D. B. R. 
R.




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