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RE: [bn-study] Help - SD vol 2, p 281 stanza 10

Oct 04, 2005 04:49 AM
by W.Dallas TenBroeck

10/4/2005 4:16 AM

Dear Etzion:

The three stars you ask about - I do not know exactly what HPB means .. she
may be referring to the earlier ROUNDS or to the recapitulation that takes
place in the earlier Races of the 4th Round.

So I suggest that we not try to interpret something that is not plain. I do
not think it means a "footnote." 

It will help me if you could give on inquiries the exact page and volume -
saves time here, as I always re-check every reference.

This statement about the "undying race" is an important one (correlates with
the one on S D II 275 fn) It relates to the immortal Monad which is at the
core of every being and also of man. [see explanation in B C W, VI, p. 261-3

In S D I 181 we find HPB writing: 

"It now becomes plain that there exists in Nature a triple evolutionary
scheme, for the formation of the three periodical Upadhis; or rather three
separate schemes of evolution, which in our system are inextricably
interwoven and interblended at every point. These are the Monadic (or
spiritual), the intellectual, and the physical evolutions. These three are
the finite aspects or the reflections on the field of Cosmic Illusion of
ATMA, the seventh, the ONE REALITY. 

1. The Monadic is, as the name implies, concerned with the growth and
development into still higher phases of activity of the Monad in conjunction

2. The Intellectual, represented by the Manasa-Dhyanis (the Solar Devas, or
the Agnishwatta Pitris) the "givers of intelligence and consciousness" * to
man and:-

3. The Physical, represented by the Chhayas [ astral electro-magnetic forms
] of the lunar Pitris, round which Nature has concreted the present physical

This body serves as the vehicle for the "growth" (to use a misleading word)
and the transformations through Manas and-owing to the accumulation of
experiences-of the finite into the INFINITE, of the transient into the
Eternal and Absolute. " S D I 181 

I have underlined the last sentence as it shows how the present cycle offers
all humans the opportunity to make the effort to transmute their
"personality" into the permanent INDIVIDUALITY ( ATMA-BUDDHI-MANS ). All
the great prophets have preached moral reform (the Heart Doctrine). The
"personality" (lower Self) of the "average man" usually opposes this
discipline. And so we find on review, historically, that all "religions"
decline in moral precept and practice, and eventually disappear. 

Best wishes,



-----Original Message-----
From: Etzion 
Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 10:02 PM
Subject: [bn-study] Help - SD vol 2, stanza 10

ARE GIANTS A FICTION? [ S D II 277 ( See 281-2) ]

"The inner man of the first * * * only changes his body from time to time;
he is ever the same, knowing neither rest nor Nirvana, spurning Devachan and
remaining constantly on Earth for the salvation of mankind. . . . . ." "Out
of the seven virgin-men (Kumara**) four sacrificed themselves for the sins
of the world and the instruction of the ignorant, to remain till the end of
the present Manvantara. Though unseen, they are ever present. When people
say of one of them, "He is dead"; behold, he is alive and under another
form. These are the Head, the Heart, the Soul, and the Seed of undying
knowledge (Gnyana). Thou shalt never speak, O Lanoo, of these great ones
(Maha . . .) before a multitude, mentioning them by their names. The wise
alone will understand." . . . * 

(Catechism of the inner Schools.) S D II 281-2

My question: the three - *** suppose to be a footnote, I guess, but there
is no such foot note, if there is. If not, what is the meaning of the three
***? Etzion

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