Jun 05, 2006 01:43 PM
As we know, that which applies to greater cycles is also true of smaller ones, as the old Hermetic saying implies.
So we can see that the tides higher and lower of human ethics, justice and solidarity have a significant degree of influence on the fate of civilizations. And that becomes most clear when we see the Puranic Prophecy as registered by H.P.B. in the pages of The Secret Doctrine:
?There will be contemporary monarchs, reigning over the earth ? kings of churlish spirit, violent temper, and ever addicted to falsehood and wickedness. They will inflict death on women, children, and cows (...) they will be of unlimited power, their lives will be short, their desires insatiable. (...) Property alone will confer rank ; wealth will be the only source of devotion; passion will be the only bond of union between the sexes; falsehood will be the only means of success in litigation, and women will be objects merely of sensual gratification... until the human race approaches its annihilation (pralaya) ..... When the close of the of the Kali age shall be nigh, a portion of that divine being which exists, of its own spiritual nature . . . shall descend on Earth . . . (Kalki avatar) (.....) He will re-establish righteousness on earth and the minds of those who live at the end of Kali Yuga shall be awakened and become as pellucid as crystal.?
Again, we can?t refer these words automatically to some far-distant future ? because we know that greater cycles are anticipated by minor cycles.
Immediately below this transcription of the puranic prophecy, HPB wrote, not without an irony:
?Whether right or wrong with regard to the latter prophecy, the blessings of Kali Yuga are well described, and fit in admirably even with that which one sees and hears in Europe and other civilized and Christian lands in full XIXth, and at the dawn of XXth century of our great era of ENLIGHTENMENT.? (1)
Since inner and outer events are always connected, it becomes easier for us to understand some aspects of the karmic and ethical responsibility belonging to the theosophical movement ? and to each of its members ? as to the fate of our present civilization. HPB didn?t refuse to write about that. In more than one text, she acknowledged the existence of a direct link between the level of loyalty to Truth in the theosophical movement ? and the destiny of mankind in the years after her lifetime.
Best regards, Carlos Cardoso Aveline
(1) The Secret Doctrine, H. P. Blavatsky, The Theosophy Co., Los Angeles, 1982, volume I, pp. 377-378.
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