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Introduction & The Voice of the Silence

Aug 29, 2008 10:31 AM
by butchie122

Greetings,  I am a new member of the group who became interested in 
the site following the recent international election postings - some 
of which I thought were hilarious.  I am a long time TS member of the 
Australian Section & the Melbourne Lodge.  With a wide range of 
interest in most matters theosophical I have a particular interest on 
the first two of the Stanzas of Dzyan, advaita vedanta & the Voice of 
the Silence.

I would be interested to see a discussion from anyone who actually 
does what HPB said we should do with The Voice of The Silence,ie, use 
it daily.  By way of starting such a discussion we could focus on the 
first verse; 'these instructions are for those ignorant of the dngers 
of the lower iddhi'. 

Most commentators, John Allego being the latest, are careful to 
explain these iddhis & the dangers, but if that is all there is to it 
then the rest of the book can be ignored.  The focus in the first 
verse is on our ignorance.  We can know ABOUT the danger by analysis 
but knowing the dangers is quite a different matter. Our daily use of 
the book begins with our awareness of our ignorance.  In this context 
awareness of ignorance is a positive quality. Any comments will be 

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