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If there are obstacles, not 'the infinite

If you can count, not the stars

If you tremble or shake, and not 'a mountain

If increases or decreases, is not 'an ocean

If it passes over the bridges, not 'a river

If you can 'grasp, and not' the rainbow

Here are the parables of the six external perceptions

Milarepa



From Romance to reality Bruce Lyon

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There IS a Road - Blavatsky Helena

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Theosophists Around The World/Teosofos en el Mundo/Teosofos no Mundo is with Himalaya Nictheroy and 42 others.
those who will show you the secret gateway that opens inward only, and closes fast behind the neophyte for evermore. There is no danger that dauntless courage cannot conquer; there is no trial that spotless purity cannot pass through; there is no difficulty that strong intellect cannot surmount. For those who win onwards there is reward past all telling—the power to bless and save humanity; for those who fail, there are other lives in which success may come."
H.P.B.

 

THE BURNING GROUND AND OCCULT PHYSICS Duane Carpenter

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THE BURNING GROUND AND OCCULT PHYSICS

There have been a number of comments and post on the subject of Vegetarianism that I would like to comment on and somewhat expand.

We must always try to ascertain the level that the master DK is speaking of in his many comments and the correct contexts for his many apparent contradictory statements on this subject. I say apparently because when the big picture is seen his diverse comments become very compatible and sequential. Is the Tibetan Master DK speaking to an aspirant and probationer, early discipleship, advanced discipleship or to those who are of initiate consciousness.

There are so many different areas and levels that Vegetarianism apply to it is easy to get sidetracked on one’s own personal interest and level of polarization. We must never underestimate the power of the personality to rationalize its behavior in spite of the occult facts to the contrary because of personal caprices and individual desires.

As you know this period historically is considered by the Hierarchy as a time of “the gathering in of the Arharts” just as it was in the time of the Buddha who will now take the third initiation. The tests for this initiation are so severe because the Will of the Father now pours down into the higher head centers and the base of the spine energy rise and meet, that someone who is not duly prepared will not be able to stand the strain. Technically, and I might add paradoxically, one may have won the karmic right to undergo this initiation but their 3 lower vehicles may not be sufficiently prepared.

If the purification process of the three lower vehicles is not sufficiently achieved much damage, disorientating and burning will occur. The Tibetan has outline the different types of “burning grounds” the disciple will encountered as different levels of devic and elemental substance meet and are incompatible with each other. It’s all about occult physics as well as the obvious moral and ethical issues.

Here in this simple chart I have added to this post I offer the group visually all of the trials and tests through the science of triangles and the centers that must be created and experienced between the 1st and 5th initiation. Each disciple must find themselves through the use of this chart-map or some parallel outline that will help them negotiate this vast and complex subject of initiation safely and with as much mental clarity as is required.

Blessings to those students and disciples who see and understand that there is only “One Life” and what you do to these so called “lesser lives or little ones” which is in this case animal life, you do in fact to yourself.

 

Sacred Earth

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THE NET OF INDRA - ONE MANS SPOOKY IS ANOTHER MANS BLISS by Duane

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Oggetto: THE NET OF INDRA - ONE MANS SPOOKY IS ANOTHER MANS BLISS by Duane 

THE NET OF INDRA - ONE MANS SPOOKY IS ANOTHER MANS BLISS

FAR AWAY IN THE HEAVENLY ABODE OF THE GREAT GOD INDRA, THERE IS A WONDERFUL NET WHICH HAS BEEN HUNG BY SOME CUNNING ARTIFICER IN SUCH A MANNER THAT IT STRETCHES OUT INDEFINITELY IN ALL DIRECTIONS. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EXTRAVAGANT TASTES OF DEITIES, THE ARTIFICER HAS HUNG A SINGLE GLITTERING JEWEL AT THE NET'S EVERY NODE, AND SINCE THE NET ITSELF IS INFINITE IN DIMENSION, THE JEWELS ARE INFINITE IN NUMBER. THERE HANG THE JEWELS, GLITTERING LIKE STARS OF THE FIRST MAGNITUDE, A WONDERFUL SIGHT TO BEHOLD. IF WE NOW ARBITRARILY SELECT ONE OF THESE JEWELS FOR INSPECTION AND LOOK CLOSELY AT IT, WE WILL DISCOVER THAT IN ITS POLISHED SURFACE THERE ARE REFLECTED ALL THE OTHER JEWELS IN THE NET, INFINITE IN NUMBER. NOT ONLY THAT, BUT EACH OF THE JEWELS REFLECTED IN THIS ONE JEWEL IS ALSO REFLECTING ALL THE OTHER JEWELS, SO THAT THE PROCESS OF REFLECTION IS INFINITE.

THE AVATAMSAKA SUTRA, FRANCIS H. COOK: HUA-YEN BUDDHISM : THE JEWEL NET OF INDRA 1977

There are several aspects of Indra's Net, as described in the above quote, that signify it as a crystal clear allegory of reality:
The Holographic Nature of the Universe
Long before the existence of the hologram, the jeweled net is an excellent description of the special characteristic of holograms: that every point of the hologram contains information regarding all other points. This reflective nature of the jewels is an obvious reference to this. This kind of analogy has been suggested by science as a theory for an essential characteristic of the cosmos, as well as as the functioning of the human brain, as beautifully described in The Holograpic Universe by Michael Talbot.

The Interconnectedness of All Things
When any jewel in the net is touched, all other jewels in the node are affected. This speaks to the hidden interconnectedness and interdependency of everything and everyone in the universe, and has an indirect reference to the concept of "Dependent Origination" in Buddhism. Additionally, Indra's Net is a definitive ancient correlate of Bell's Theorum, or the theory of non-local causes.

Lack of a Substantive Self
Each node, representing an individual, simply reflects the qualities of all other nodes, inferring the notion of 'not-self' or a lack of a solid and real inherent self, as seen in the Advaita Vedanta school of Hinduism and Buddhism in general.

Non-locality
Indra's Net shoots holes in the assumption or imputation of a solid and fixed universe 'out there'. The capacity of one jewel to reflect the light of another jewel from the other edge of infinity is something that is difficult for the linear mind, rational mind to comprehend. The fact that all nodes are simply reflections indicates that there is no particular single source point from where it all arises.

Innate Wisdom
The ability to reflect the entirety of all light in the universe attests to the inherent transcendant wisdom that is at the core of all nodes, representing all sentient beings, and to the inherent Buddha Nature.

Illusion or Maya
The fact that all nodes are simply a reflection of all others implies the illusory nature of all appearances. Appearances are thus not reality but a reflection of reality.

Universal Creativity
A familiar concept in various high dharmas is one of an impersonal creative intelligence that springs forth into reality through the instruments of all living beings.

The Mirror-like Nature of Mind
The capacity to reflect all things attests to the mind being a mirror of reality, not its basis. This is a common thesis among various schools and religions.

Stephen Mitchell, in his book The Enlightened Mind, wrote:
"The Net of Indra is a profound and subtle metaphor for the structure of reality. Imagine a vast net; at each crossing point there is a jewel; each jewel is perfectly clear and reflects all the other jewels in the net, the way two mirrors placed opposite each other will reflect an image ad infinitum. The jewel in this metaphor stands for an individual being, or an individual consciousness, or a cell or an atom. Every jewel is intimately connected with all other jewels in the universe, and a change in one jewel means a change, however slight, in every other jewel."

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