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Theos-World Re: Jerry Schueler on "Bhakti Yoga" What's a "doll body" to do

Feb 07, 2003 05:17 PM
by Steve Stubbs " <>

--- In, samblo@c... wrote:
> BTW, in 
> the
> previous thread comments regards "Devachan" I was somewhat 
surprised at
> it's being defined as "Pure Land."

I pointed out to Rich Taylor, who is an Orientak scholar, that 
Blavatskty's comments on devachan seemed to me to be references to 
the "Pure Land" idea and he said the literal meaning of "devachan" 
was "Pure Land." Do that is where I got that from. Deva does indeed 
mean "god" but in Buddhism the denizens of the heaven worlds are said 
to be "gods". Thus if your dearly departed Aunt Ninny is in Heaven, 
she would according to this nomenclature be a "goddess."

> My reading of 
> Blavatsky to my
> recall she recounts that the higher principle triad ...

Yes, that is why I was saying that if one wanted to get an idea what 
she would say is the "esoteric" interpretation of the "Pure Land" (if 
she were here wuiith us) you might consider studying what she says 
about "devachan."

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