Re: stray comments on reincarnation
Oct 23, 1998 12:49 PM
by Eldon B Tucker
>The greater frequency of incarnations could be seen as being in inverse
>proportion to the length of Kali Yuga itself, i.e. Kali Yuga is the shortest
>of the four Yugas. The point about the advantage of the opportunity is well
>made: the further the spring-board goes down the higher the propulsion up.
>No mud, no growth.
We also read that there's a dual track to time periods.
One track is the Mahayuga, where an evolutionary period
is divided into tenths, with an acceleration or hastening
of time in the later periods, forming the numbers making
up the tetraktys: 4, 3, 2, 1. With this, we build the
base of the pyramid, tier two, tier three, then the top.
The other tracks is in the Manvantaras, each initiated
by a Manu, with a twilight period between each one.
There are 14 of these, with, at one scale, each pair
of them corresponding to the seven Rounds.
Both are different ways of subdividing the same time
period, showing two different types of things going on.
(This time period is typically some multiple of
4,320, like 4.32 million or billion years.)
A further subdivision is with regard to the sevenfold
cycle. In either "Transactions of the Blavatsky Lodge"
or "The Inner Group Teachings" -- I don't recall which
at the moment -- HPB refers to the unfolding of cosmic
subplanes and sub-subplanes during a Manvantara. One
type of unfolding is -- taking a scale of 7 to 1 with
7 as highest -- a progression of 7, 6, 5, 4, 5, 6, 7,
where there's a descent into matter, a turning point,
and a reascent. The other type of unfolding is a
straight, non-turning progression: 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
This implies that in a certain way, for certain
things in life, there's a downward and outward
push that reaches a turning point and is gradually
undone, taken back, withdrawn from. And at the same
time, there's another form of unfolding that can only
keep going, becoming more complete, more expressive,
more realized, until time has run out and the world
as we know it comes to an end.
>> * Although Mahatmas may be able to skip devachan between
>> lifetimes, they still have need of a deep, special time
>> of quietude, dwelling deep within, as described in THE
>> MAHATMA LETTERS.
>Any idea which Letter(s) give some specific references?
I'll have to look it up at home -- no reference materials
with my laptop at work at lunchtime.
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