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Jan 26, 2003 11:33 PM

by leonmaurer

>-----Original Message----- >From: Gerald >Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 8:15 AM >To: >Subject: - Monads > >DTB ><<<Agreed that the skandhas are Monads which have been impressed --for >a while with characteristics of thought and feeling, but, as monads >they are eternal. Or so I understand.>>> > >GS >Dallas, Blavatsky carefully defines "monad" as an indivisible unit in >accordance with Liebnitz. Manas, our human mind, cannot conceptualize >an indivisible unit. An indivisible unit is ineffable and >non-conceptual. It has no sides, no inner, no outer, no right, no >left, and so on. In short, it has no image. As soon as we make any >kind of a concept or mental image of it, that concept will always have >parts, and not really be a monad at all. Not true. And provable (at least, intuitively -- when tempered by reason). Here's the rationale: Visualize "Conditioned Reality" in its third Cosmic differentiation, as a series of 14 enfolded "coadunate (one inside the other in the same space) but not consubstantial" (spherical fields of different "orders" energetic phases, or levels of substantiality) -- surrounded by the outermost circumference of the Cosmic Space -- representing the spiritual field. (Ref: Book of Dzyan "The 3 the 1 the 4 the 1 the 5 the twice 7 the sum total") The first differentiation is the initial Cosmic Monad consisting of the outermost field surrounding two tangent inner fields, composed of a changeable (in "waveform" and diameter) line, ray, or "string" of primal force flowing around their outer (and inner) circumferences that must be originated or emanated from a "Void" at their geometric center of origination. This Void, also, can be easily imagined as the inert, static or motionless, zero-point that has no dimensional or other attributes. This central point is the seat of Cosmic consciousness, or "subjectivity" -- with its surrounding "abstract motion" or "spinergy" the root of matter-energy, or "objectivity." The only thing "ineffable" is the qualia, or the experience of consciousness of that point (i.e., like trying to describe the color of a rose). Therefore, such linear rays or "strings" of energy/matter (emanating from the infinite force of non linear spin-motion of space we call "spinergy" surrounding that zero-point) -- in order to become circular and be continuously (cyclically) repeated and self reenergized -- must initially travel centrifugally outward (due to clockwise rotation or vertical spin of the primal force) and then centripetally inward in a spiral vortex path (like a figure eight [8] inside a circle [0]) passing through the center point twice (X) in each direction after completing three cycles. These "coadunate but not consubstantial" circles then become spheres, like twin bubbles within a single surrounding bubble (due to the horizontal rotation of that initial zero-point "spinergy") -- and ultimately appear as the triune Monad consisting of two smaller, progressively denser fields (representing Buddhi and Manas) enclosed within a larger, less dense surrounding field (representing Atma). This primal triune field is the initial form of the manifest Monad. (When this inherent form of the Monad surrounding its zero-point can be envisioned, and "realized" as the "form" of oneself -- [after many such infolding or involutions of the primal Monad, as all its inner spheres must also be Monads, since no single sherical field can exist by itself] -- one becomes "initiated" at that level of occult wisdom.) Incidentally, this triune (figure 8 inside a 0) shape of the wave front (or "photon") of a spining coherent (monadic) light ray, perfectly describes its natural 360 degrees of polarization (viewed head on). See; http://users.aol.com/uniwldarts/uniworld.artisans.guild/manfields.html#anchor1 400318 (join these two lines) Thus, it is certainly possible to have a "mental image" that conceptualizes the Monad. For a clearer picture of this inherent formation of a spherical field and its initial series of monads emanating and involving out of a zero-point void, see the cross sectional diagrams at: http://users.aol.com/uniwldarts/uniworld.artisans.guild/chakrafield.html Thus, while we can conceive of the separate aspects of the primal triune Monad (along with every subsequently involved Monad that reflects it, i.e., "as above so below") -- each "part" having differing attributes or "qualities" of consciousness -- we can never separate them. Nor can one part act or react without affecting the others. Nor, does their "information" basis -- encoded as "potential" form within the primal spinergy surrounding the Void -- ever lose its individual identity as a holistic trinity (since even the infinitely compressed spinergy must be connected similarly to its zero-point Void). Thus, the Monad has BOTH a temporary AND an eternal existence -- being both noumena and phenomena -- the "thing in itself," and, also, the thing that "comes and goes." It also demonstrates why all individual consciousness (of no matter what degree of self awareness) is integral with the universal consciousness -- since the zero-point void is everywhere within the circumferences of all the infinite monadic fields (including the finite group of Human monads) -- both potential and actual that make up the Universal Reality -- whether manifest or unmanifest, conditioned or unconditioned. The only thing illusory from the standpoint of the void, or center of consciousness, is the cyclic existence of the phenomenal Monad -- while the noumenal Monad always remains potentially existent (in essence). Since this fundamental trinity relates to ALL fields, and since the energy of those fields emanate from a "singularity" or zero-point -- that void-point-space must be in eternal abstract motion that can only be described as primal (absolute) Space spinning around itself at infinite angular momentum. Such "spinergy," cannot be divisible, and must be governed by the fundamental and immutable law of cycles that determines the nature of all forms emanating from it -- which to exist as such, must also be monadic as well as triune (e.g., From fundamental spherical geometry, it takes three cycles to spin (in a Mobius-type closed knot) a continually regenerated (beginningless and endless) circle from and connected to a single central point). Note, the word cycle means "Circular movement around a point or about an axis." Thus, the first separate linear form of limited (2D) space must be a triangle (three points), while the first linear regular solid form of extended (3D) space must be a tetrahedron (4 points, 3 triangle sides) -- extending to an octahedron (6 points, 8 triangle sides) and a cube (8 points, 6 square sides) and, thence, to an icosahedron (12 points, 20 triangle sides) and a dodecahedron (20 points, 12 pentagonal sides) -- all inscribed, one inside the other (coadunate) within a single surrounding sphere. (incidentally, these are among the most significant of all the "sacred numbers.") Interestingly, this description of the Primal Monad, is entirely consistent with Krishna's statement in the Bhagavad Gita, "I created this universe from one small part of myself, and yet remain separate" (undiminished and unchanged). Implying that, whatever energetic qualities exist in the manifest universe within and between its separate monads, still have their potential energetic qualities tied up in the "spinergy" of the unmanifest primal Monad. This is obvious, since all the formative information gained in the previous Manvantara that is repeated in the present Manvantara, must be encoded or carried as vibrational patterns on the spin rays of the monadic fields that was transferred to the patterns of the primal "spinergy" in the Pralaya. Incidentally, this encoding of the zero-point spinergy related to every Monad is what is referred to in theosophy as a "Laya point." All Hermetic and theosophical teachings are entirely consistent with this description of the triune "form" of the singular Monad -- that must forever be repeated in every form in the cosmos as well as in their noumenal encoding (of their form and experience) in the eternal (primal) "spinergy" or Akasha accompanying each Laya Point. >Blavatsky knew this very well, and she deliberately used the term >"monads" for mental concepts of monads. A human monad, a vegetable >monad, and so on, are not monads at all because they are divisible. >The atma-buddhi monad is not a true monad either because it is >divisible. But it is relatively monadic from our human viewpoint, and >so she used the name. This kind of thing is called a blind in occult >terminology. Those who don't know better, who are not initiated, will >take her "monads" as if they were eternal things or objects existing >in time and space. Those who know better, who have been initiated, >will see through these blinds and realize that these "monads" are not >true monads, and are in fact divisible and thus cannot be eternal >except relatively. Guess you are not initiated (at least at the level necessary to understand the true nature of the Monad) -- since the highest initiates know better. Nor do you seem to understand the real esoteric concept of Sunyata or "emptiness" of the Void (which HPB understood and thoroughly explained in the SD -- for those intuitive students who know how to see and read "in, under, around, behind, through and between " her metaphors, glyphs and symbolism's -- which are the only "blinds.") Each student will gather different levels of "truth" from those "blinds" depending on the level of "awakening" of their "intuition" at each "initiation" level along the path. As said above, a Monad cannot be divided, since the duality we experience phenomenally cannot exist except within a triad, as a singular Monad. The three indivisible coadunate but not consubstantial fields that make up the Atma-Buddhi-Manas of the human being (or any Monad) are identical to the three analogous aspects of the Monad that is the Cosmos or Brahma (and also its forerunners, Parabrahm, and ParaParabrahm, etc.) -- All of which Must by the nature of fundamental Law emanate from the identical (coadunate) zero point Void. Therefore the pattern of lines of force that make up such monads are inherent in the primal spinergy of THAT primal entity or Void which stands as the endless and beginningless reality of all that ever is, was or ever will be. Therefore, Atma, Buddhi and Manas cannot be separated, nor can one exist independently of the others, both in the manifested phenomenal Cosmos, as well as the unmanifest noumenal Cosmos. This explains why their can be an infinite number of conscious beings in the universe -- ALL of them Monads. > >The following is something that I learned in my travels. It is a key >to use when reading Blavatsky: A MONAD THAT IS INDIVISIBLE IS ETERNAL >AND HAS ULTIMATE REALITY WHILE A MONAD THAT IS DIVISIBLE IS TEMPORAL >AND HAS CONDITIONAL REALITY. What has traveling got to do with knowledge of esoteric reality? This advice or "key" makes absolutely no sense -- since a Monad, by definition, cannot be divided... And, also, because the basic elements of all life, Atma-Buddhi-Manas, Mulaprakriti-Perusha-Prakriti, Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva, Kether-Binah-Chochma, Tamas-Sattva-Rajas, etc., etc., etc., are forever in both phenomenal or noumenal existence, eternal and inseparable Monadic realities. Unless one wishes to confuse theosophists (or anyone searching for wisdom) by negating the fundamental occult, theosophical, and scientific laws of "symmetry" and "conservation" (of force or mass-energy), as well as deny the Laws that govern karma... Conditioned Reality (which is the "formed" energies of the "eternal abstract motion" of the Void) has nothing to do with the eternality or inherent indivisibility of the manifest phenomenal Monads. Neither has unconditioned Reality (that you, wrongly labeled, "Ultimate Reality") -- which is the forms of the conditioned Reality compressed into the "spinergy" or abstract motion of the Void -- anything to do with the eternality or inherent indivisibility of the unmanifest noumenal Monad. In my view, as well as HPB's -- there can be only ONE REALITY or Primal SPACE -- that exists simultaneously as BOTH abstract noumena (unconditioned Reality) and concrete phenomena (conditioned Reality). This tangible and intangible, triune SPACE -- since it cannot be imagined without its zero-point singularity's, or voids, and their spinergy, in continuous flux -- is, thus, an eternal trinity. Therefore, all Monads (as lawful reflections of the primal Monad) once expressed as an individuality, must remain eternally existent whether as nominally encoded primal force or as phenomenal material form. Although, individual Monadic existence can range between any temporary or permanent degree of conscious or unconscious awareness, from complete negation of connection to the Cosmic Consciousness (the Aware zero-point Void plus its spinergy containng the patterns of all its accumulated experience and knowledge) -- or complete absorbtion within that consciousness -- while never losing its fundamental individuality (along with its share of experience and knowledge). Thus, as the Kabbala speaks of the Monad; "First a Stone, then a Plant, then an Animal, then a Man, then an Angel, then a God"... Awake or asleep, alive or dead, in or out of a form, no such Monad as noumena or phenomena can ever cease to exist -- so long as it's inherent positive spinergy is not negatively reversed and it ends up in Avitchi. In addition, while no monad can be divided, those inner aspects of each Monad are also Monads -- with the same triune form when manifest -- ad infinitum... But, all that, as food for thought, can only be imagined or conceived of by those really "initiated" or "chosen" -- however accomplished -- with or without a living "initiator" (which are other koans or "blinds" to think about). Best wishes, LHM P.S. Please be aware that none of the above statements, assertions or concepts should be taken as a definitive or true description of reality -- without thorough testing its consistency with the Three Fundamental Principles, the formulas in Book of Dzyan, along with the metaphysical teachings in the SD -- as well as confirming its logic and reasonableness using ones individual intuition tempered by reason. "May you all arrive at the next terrace on your path to enlightenment." (HPB) > >Jerry S. > >

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