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Jun 03, 2006 09:32 AM
by carlosaveline

Dear Friends, 

As to the coming of the "next cycle", there is a well-known paragraph written by a  disciple by orders of an Adept-Teacher.  I quote from  "Five Years of Theosophy": 
?We are at the end of a cycle ?  geological and other ? and at  the beginning of another. Cataclysm is to follow cataclysm. The pent-up forces are bursting out in many quarters; and not only will men be swallowed up or slain by thousands, ?new? land appear and ?old? subside, volcanic eruptions and tidal waves appal; but secrets of an unsuspected past will be uncovered to the dismay of Western theorists and the humiliation of an imperious science. This drifting ship, if watched, may be seen to ground upon the upheaved vestiges of ancient civilizations, and fall to pieces. We are not emulous of the prophet?s honours: but still, let this stand as a prophecy.?  (1)  
"Cataclysm is to follow cataclysm",  said this prophecy in 1883.  As we know that different cycles interblend during transition,  we can easily  infer that this prophecy did not refer to a couple of decades only.  Let?s see, then ?  from the viewpoint of the best available scientific surveys ? what is the evaluation  made in 2005 about the geological and climate-related events which took place  in the last century or so.  This serves to illustrate the fact that. in spite of all possible obtacles, esoteric philosophy must keep a living dialogue with science and scientists. As  one of the Mahatmas wrote:  ?Modern science is our best ally?. (2) 

Conventional science frequently  attacks esoteric wisdom, yet the sentence of the Master remains true. 

Best regards,   Carlos Cardoso Aveline 

(1) This belongs to the final paragraph of the text  entitled "Sakya Muni?s Place in History".  See "Five Years of  Theosophy", The Theosophy Co., Los Angeles, 1980, p. 388. Also HPB?s ?Collected Writings?, TPH, volume V, p. 259.  As to the author of the prophecy, H.P.B. wrote  in a private letter to Mr. Sinnett that  a Master ?ordered Subba Row to answer his objection on the date of Buddha?s birth and Cunningham?s fanciful  dates.?  (See ?Letters of H. P. Blavatsky to A.P. Sinett?, T.U.P., Pasadena, CA, facsimile edition, 1973, Letter XXIII,  p. 46.)  So,  Subba Row but wrote down  the Master?s objections and ideas.  And that includes the prophecy.   
(2) "The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett", T.U.P., Pasadena, 1992, Letter XI, p. 63. 


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