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Re: theos-talk Celebrating White Lotus Day

May 09, 2011 10:13 AM
by Drpsionic

I always had trouble with the notion of celebrating the death of HPB.   It 
was like we didn't like her or something.  So one WLD I mentioned that  to 
Dora Kunz, who laughed very hard, agree with me and said we should say that  
we were commemorating her death.
Chuck the Heretic  

In a message dated 5/8/2011 3:13:09 P.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:


Dear friends,

In this White Lotus Day, as we celebrate the  passing of HPB, here is a
passage from the "Light of Asia" by Sir Edwin  Arnold:

"If ye lay bound upon the wheel of change,
And no way were  of breaking from the chain,
The Heart of boundless Being is a curse,
The  Soul of Things fell Pain.

Ye are not bound! the Soul of Things is  sweet,
The Heart of Being is celestial rest;
Stronger than woe is will:  that which was Good
Doth pass to Better -- Best.

I, Buddh, who wept  with all my brothers' tears,
Whose heart was broken by a whole world's  woe,
Laugh and am glad, for there is Liberty!
Ho! ye who suffer!  know

Ye suffer from yourselves. None else compels,
None other holds  you that ye live and die,
And whirl upon the wheel, and hug and kiss
Its  spokes of agony,

Its tire of tears, its nave of nothingness.
Behold,  I show you Truth! Lower than hell,
Higher th_an heaven, outside the utmost  stars,
Farther than Brahm doth dwell,

Before beginning, and without  an end,
As space eternal and as surety sure,
Is fixed a Power divine  which moves to good,
Only its laws endure." [1]

Best regards,  Joaquim


[1] "The Light of Asia" by Edwin Arnold,  at

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