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Re: Theos-World yoga

Feb 01, 2003 00:38 AM
by Etzion Becker

I think what you say is basically true. The Truth is always within us, then,
why don't we express it? Why all these horrible people on the planet commit
daily horrendous crimes, where is the God being within themselves? Why Truth
doesn't act through them? It is due to all these impression, age billions of
years, which formed, as I call it, a *lead helmet* around the head, and
prevents any fusion of the individual with Truth. It is true that an
individual can attain Truth on his own, however, this will be very, very
long, fraught with dangers, and most painful. And to top it all, it is not
possible for anyone, to cross the last threshold unaided. I.e. crossing
between the Six plane of consciousness and the Seventh plane. For one, the
gap between these two planes is infinite, unlike the gap between the other
planes, and that's why people can reach on their own a very exalted states,
due to use of yoga technics, pure unselfish service for humanity etc, but
they NEVER will be able to cross the last threshold on their own. Why?
Because Perfection demands that the individual will be impressions-free. In
order to wipe out impressions, you must create counter-impressions, which
will be perfectly the opposite - they must be exactly in the same *shape*,
and the same quantity. Now see the impossibility of the whole thing: good
sanskaras (enslaving impressions), must to be wiped out as well. So, suppose
a very saintly man enters the path, and he has, for the sake of our
argument, only *good* sanskaras. It must be counteracted by *bad* sanskaras;
how he is going to do this? I can tell you quite simply, that even a Six
plane Master cannot help it. Now look at your personal case, you know about
the Path, you learn all that you have learnt, due to the grace of the
Masters: I have no doubt that true Masters backed Blavatsky, and I didn't
study all this you are studying, I didn't read Isis Unveiled, and I didn't
finish yet The Secret Doctrine, and I didn't read The Mahatma letters, and
Blavatsky's letters. Why do I know this? It has a *smell*. I know it for
myself. I wouldn't be here unless my Master wanted it. I see how my fellow
Israeli Theosophists are being benefited. To serve a true Master is no mean
achievement, trust me, it is a hair standing adventure, which demands taking
spiritual responsibility, and willingness to undergo hardships cheerfully.
And as an adage, we are only a burden on the Masters, they are not obliged
to help us, we could have been ignored, and you would never assume what you
truly say in your last paragraph below. Yours truly, Etzion

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Subject: Re: Theos-World yoga

> But, this "surrender" should not be misinterpreted.
> To be Human beings -- who are each, essentially, God incarnate -- is not
> be sheep, or like any other "animal" without a capability of Self
> To surrender to a self professed "living" or "dead" Master is a "vicarious
> atonement" sidetrack that may pacify one, but does nothing more than delay
> one's attainment of self mastery... Since a true Master says, "Do not
> me, but follow the path I show you." This is the only true and independent
> way to transcend ones karma, defuse the skandas, and attain true
Freedom --
> requiring no kow towing, worship, or obedience to any personality, idol,
> organization, or Gods... As theosophy teaches, only the TRUTH can make you
> Therefore, there is only one "perfect Master" to surrender one's lower
> to... And, that is the Higher Self within each of us... Following all the
> below rules of living that are essentially the "Heart doctrine" coupled
> the "Eye Doctrine"... Thus, combining ALL the yoga's and their goals into
> "self devised and self determined study and practice" -- that can suit
> individual's level of awareness and understanding when staring out,
> independently, on the Path to eternal Freedom.

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