RE: Theos-World A.P. Sinnett's Mistaken Belief and Confusion
Nov 09, 2004 09:08 PM
by W.Dallas TenBroeck
Nov 9 2004
It is true that no one can convince another of anything.
However the paths of logic and reason that have appealed to one may be
exposed for consideration to others.
Here is something to be thought over in regard to the ABSOLUTE. Can anyone
define, or limit "SPACE ?"
GOD to be absolute, must be EVERYTHING.
GOD cannot be "outside" of SPACE.
GOD IS THE UNIVERSE or NATURE.
THE UNIVERSAL ALL == IS A PRESENCE
IT IS ENDLESS AND BEGINNINGLESS.
IT HAS NO QUALITIES OR ATTRIBUTES.
ALL OF US are therefore IN GOD.
The real puzzle is : why don't we do better?
”Paranishpanna, remember, is the summum bonum, the Absolute, hence the same
Besides being the final state it is that condition of subjectivity which has
no relation to anything but the one absolute truth (Paramârthasatya) on its
It is that state which leads one to appreciate correctly the full meaning of
Non-Being, which, as explained, is absolute Being.
Sooner or later, all that now seemingly exists, will be in reality and
actually in the state of Paranishpanna.
But there is a great difference between conscious and unconscious “being.”
The condition of Paranishpanna, without Paramârtha, the Self-analysing
consciousness (Svasamvedana), is no bliss, but simply extinction (for Seven
Thus, an iron ball placed under the scorching rays of the sun will get
heated through, but will not feel or appreciate the warmth, while a man
It is only “with a mind clear and undarkened by personality, and an
assimilation of the merit of manifold existences devoted to being in its
collectivity (the whole living and sentient Universe),” that one gets ridof
personal existence, merging into, becoming one with, the Absolute,* and
continuing in full possession of Paramârtha. "
S D I 53-4
“The Universe is the periodical manifestation of this unknown Absolute
Essence. To call it “essence,” however, is to sin against the very spirit
of the philosophy. For though the noun may be derived in this case from the
verb esse, “to be,” yet IT cannot be identified with a being of any kind,
that can be conceived by human intellect.
IT is best described as neither Spirit nor matter, but both. “Parabrahmam
and Mulaprakriti” are One, in reality, yet two in the Universal conception
of the manifested, even in the conception of the One Logos, its first
SD I 273
"The Seven Beings in the Sun are the Seven Holy Ones, Self-born from the
inherent power in the matrix of Mother substance. It is they who send the
Seven Principal Forces, called rays, which at the beginning of Pralaya will
centre into seven new Suns for the next Manvantara. The energy from which
they spring into conscious existence in every Sun, is what some people call
Vishnu, which is the Breath of the Absoluteness." (SECRET DOCTRINE
I, p. 290)
EVOLUTION FROM THE ABSOLUTE INTO MANIFESTATION
“Ain-Soph, the ABSOLUTE ENDLESS NO-THING, uses also the form of the ONE, the
manifested “Heavenly man” (the FIRST CAUSE) as its chariot (Mercabah, in
Hebrew; Vahan, in Sanskrit) or vehicle to descend into, and manifest
through, in the phenomenal world.
But the Kabalists neither make it plain how the ABSOLUTE can use anything,
or exercise any attribute whatever, since, as the Absolute, it is devoid of
attributes; nor do they explain that in reality it is the First Cause
(Plato’s Logos) the original and eternal IDEA, that manifests through Adam
Kadmon, the Second Logos, so to speak” SECRET DOCTRINE I p. 3
"The Universe is worked and guided from within outwards. As above so it is
below, as in heaven so on earth; and man—the microcosm and miniature copyof
the macrocosm—is the living witness to this Universal Law and to the modeof
its action… The whole Kosmos is guided, controlled, and animated by almost
endless series of Hierarchies of sentient Beings, each having a mission to
perform, and who—whether we give to them one name or another, and call them
Dhyan-Chohans or Angels—are “messengers” in the sense only that they are the
agents of Karmic and Cosmic Laws.” SD I 274
“…each of these Beings either was, or prepares to become, a man, if notin
the present, then in a past or a coming cycle (Manvantara). They are
perfected, when not incipient, men They are “Living Ones,” because they are
the streams projected on the Kosmic screen of illusion from the ABSOLUTE
LIFE; beings in whom life cannot become extinct, before the fire of
ignorance is extinct in those who sense these “Lives.” Having sprung into
being under the quickening influence of the uncreated beam, the reflection
of the great Central Sun that radiates on the shores of the river of Life,
it is the inner principle in them which belongs to the waters of
immortality, while its differentiated clothing is as perishable as man’s
body.” SD I 275-6
PERFECTION OF MAN
“…by paralyzing his lower personality, and arriving thereby at the full
knowledge of the non-separateness of his higher SELF from the One absolute
SELF, man can, even during his terrestrial life, become as “One of Us.”Thus
it is, by eating of the fruit of knowledge which dispels ignorance, that man
becomes like one of the Elohim or the Dhyanis; and once on their plane the
Spirit of Solidarity and perfect Harmony, which reigns in every Hierarchy,
must extend over him and protect him in every particular by paralyzing his
lower personality, and arriving thereby at the full knowledge of the
non-separateness of his higher SELF from the One absolute SELF, man can,
even during his terrestrial life, become as “One of Us.” Thus it is, by
eating of the fruit of knowledge which dispels ignorance, that man becomes
like one of the Elohim or the Dhyanis; and once on their plane the Spirit of
Solidarity and perfect Harmony, which reigns in every Hierarchy, must extend
over him and protect him in every particular.” SD I 276
I hope some of these ideas may prove of help.
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 10:06 AM
Subject: Re: A.P. Sinnett's Mistaken Belief and Confusion
This is a serious question, I have pondered for almost 50 years.
There is no Absolute.
The person who made this assertion was highly qualified academically and
Curious how you may individually answer this.
Does it somehow fall into the category, there is no God?
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