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Theos-World Re: 4 Questions between Anand and Daniel

Aug 03, 2008 01:04 AM
by Anand

--- In, "Morten Nymann Olesen"
<global-theosophy@...> wrote:
> Dear readers
> My views are:
> If I may?
> We find that the deity in The Bhagavad Gita is a quite different one
than the Christians and the Jews use. The deity is in fact a
non-dualistic one.
> Bhagavad Gita says chapter viii, v. 16-22:
> "The worlds, Arjuna!- even Brahma's world-
> Roll back again from Death to Life's unrest;
> But they, O Kunti's Son! that reach to Me,
> Taste birth no more. If ye know Brahma's Day
> Which is a thousand Yugas; if ye know
> The thousand Yugas making Brahma's Night,
> Then know ye Day and Night as He doth know!
> When that vast Dawn doth break, th' Invisible
> Is brought anew into the Visible;
> When that deep Night doth darken, all which is
> Fades back again to Him Who sent it forth;
> Yea! this vast company of living things-
> Again and yet again produced- expires
> At Brahma's Nightfall; and, at Brahma's Dawn,
> Riseth, without its will, to life new-born.
> But- higher, deeper, innermost- abides
> Another Life, not like the life of sense,
> Escaping sight, unchanging. This endures
> When all created things have passed away;
> This is that Life named the Unmanifest,
> The Infinite! the All! the Uttermost.
> Thither arriving none return. That Life
> Is Mine, and I am there! And, Prince! by faith
> Which wanders not, there is a way to come
> Thither. I, the PURUSHA, I Who spread
> The Universe around me- in Whom dwell
> All living Things- may so be reached and seen!"
> So the devotion in the Bhagavad Gita is happening through the
Unmanifest or non-Atma, -
> or what we call ParaBrahman or Not this, Not that.

But the problem is Blavatsky rejects devotion to even Absolute. If you
read quotations of Blavatsky given earlier by anandam, you find that
Blavatsky says it is impossible to worship or pray to Absolute. This
position is against Krishna's path of devotion.
Anand Gholap

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