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A passage from the MLs

Sep 21, 2004 06:57 AM
by Perry Coles

Hello all,
Just wanted to share a passage from the Mahatma letters that really
touches something deep within me at any rate.
I think sometimes we can forget to read with the Heart and not just
the fact collecting mind.

This first part of the quote relates to contradictory doctrines,
I include this quote as it relates to topics we've been discussing :
"Well; if in the different spheres contradictory doctrines are
propounded, these doctrines cannot contain the Truth, for Truth is
One, and cannot admit of diametrically opposite views; and pure
Spirits who see it as it is, with the veil of matter entirely
withdrawn from it -- cannot err"

Quite abit further on in the same letter is what is to me a very
touching and profound passage :

"I hope to be permitted to do so much for you. If, for generations we
have "shut out the world from the Knowledge of our Knowledge," it is
on account of its absolute unfitness; and if, notwithstanding proofs
given, it still refuses yielding to evidence, then will we at the End
of this cycle retire into solitude and our kingdom of silence once
more. . . . We have offered to exhume the primeval strata of man's
being, his basic nature, and lay bare the wonderful complications of
his inner Self -- something never to be achieved by physiology or even
psychology in its ultimate expression -- and demonstrate it
scientifically. It matters not to them, if the excavations be so deep,
the rocks so rough and sharp, that in diving into that, to them,
fathomless ocean, most of us perish in the dangerous exploration; for
it is we who were the divers and the pioneers and the men of science
have but to reap where we have sown. It is our mission to plunge and
bring the pearls of Truth to the surface; theirs -- to clean and set
them into scientific jewels. And, if they refuse to touch the
ill-shapen, oyster-shell, insisting that there is, nor cannot be any
precious pearl inside it, then shall we once more wash our hands of
any responsibility before human-kind. For countless generations hath
the adept builded a fane of imperishable rocks, a giant's Tower of
INFINITE THOUGHT, wherein the Titan dwelt, and will yet, if need be,
dwell alone, emerging from it but at the end of every cycle, to invite
the elect of mankind to co-operate with him and help in his turn
enlighten superstitious man. And we will go on in that periodical work
of ours; we will not allow ourselves to be baffled in our
philanthropic attempts until that day when the foundations of a new
continent of thought are so firmly built that no amount of opposition
and ignorant malice guided by the Brethren of the Shadow will be found
to prevail.

But until that day of final triumph someone has to be sacrificed --
though we accept but voluntary victims. The ungrateful task did lay
her low and desolate in the ruins of misery, misapprehension, and
isolation: but she will have her reward in the hereafter for we never
were ungrateful. As regards the Adept -- not one of my kind, good
friend, but far higher -- you might have closed your book with those
lines of Tennyson's "Wakeful Dreamer" -- you knew him not --

"How could ye know him? Ye were yet within
The narrower circle; he had well nigh reached
The last, which, with a region of white flame,
Pure without heat, into a larger air
Up-burning, and an ether of black blue,
Invests and ingirds all other lives. . . ."


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