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Re: 4 Questions between Anand and Daniel

Aug 03, 2008 08:30 AM
by anandaam_11

"One often finds in Theosophical writings conflicting statements about 
the Christos principle in man. Some call it the sixth principle 
(Buddhi), others the seventh (Atman). If Christian Theosophists wish to 
make use of such expressions, let them be made philosophically correct 
by following the analogy of the old Wisdom-religion symbols. We say 
that Christos is not only one of the three higher principles, but all 
the three regarded as a Trinity. This Trinity represents the Holy 
Ghost, the Father, and the Son, as it answers to abstract spirit, 
differentiated spirit, and embodied spirit. Krishna and Christ are 
philosophically the same principle under its triple aspect of 
manifestation. In the Bhagavatgita we find Krishna calling himself 
indifferently Atman, the abstract Spirit, Kshetragna, the Higher or 
reincarnating Ego, and the Universal SELF, all names which, when 
transferred from the Universe to man, answer to Atma, Buddhi and Manas. 
The Anugita is full of the same doctrine."  

(Madame Blavatsky: The Key to Theosophy, footnote pages 67 and 68) 

Murthy (A.M.)

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