Re: Theos-World A passage from the MLs
Sep 21, 2004 08:04 PM
by Perry Coles
The quote is from letter 9 (3rd & revised Adyar ed.) page 49 & 51.
I think this is letter 18 in the Chronological edition.
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> Sept 21 2004
> Dear Perry:
> Can you give a page reference to your quote from MAHATMA LETTERS ?
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> Subject: Theos-World A passage from the MLs
> 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 withdrawn from it -- cannot err"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
> 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
> 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
> psychology in its ultimate expression -- and demonstrate it
> scientifically. It matters not to them, if the excavations be so
> the rocks so rough and sharp, that in diving into that, to them,
> fathomless ocean, most of us perish in the dangerous exploration;
> 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
> 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
> 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
> and ignorant malice guided by the Brethren of the Shadow will be
> 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
> 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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