"...Concentrate on the Master as a Living Man Within You...."
Sep 04, 2006 10:42 AM
BELOW are the relevant passages from the first
edition (pp. 152-153) of Esoteric Instruction No. V:
...And so with regard to concentration the Blessed
Master Koot Hoomi [triangle of three dots] writes:
YOUR BEST METHOD IS TO CONCENTRATE ON THE MASTER
AS A LIVING MAN WITHIN YOU. MAKE HIS IMAGE IN YOUR
HEART AND A FOCUS OF CONCENTRATION, SO AS TO LOSE
ALL SENSE OF BODILY EXISTENCE.
So again He says:
THE GREAT DIFFICULTY TO BE OVERCOME IS THE REGISTRATION
OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE HIGHER SELF ON THE PHYSICAL
PLANE. TO ACCOMPLISH THIS, THE PHYSICAL BRAIN MUST BE
MADE AN ENTIRE BLANK TO ALL BUT THE HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS.
When the Brain is thus rendered a blank, an impression
from the Heart might reach it and be retained; and this is
what is spoken of on p. 91, with regard to the Chela,
who is able only to hold parts of the knowledge gained.
The above quoted letter says:
IN ACQUIRING THE POWER OF CONCENTRATION THE FIRST STEP
IS ONE OF BLANKNESS. THEN FOLLOWS BY DEGREES CONSCIOUSNESS,
AND FINALLY THE PASSAGE BETWEEN THE TWO STATES BECOMES
SO RAPID AND EASY AS TO BE ALMOST UNNOTICED.
He who can do this at will has become an Adept, and can
"store the knowledge he thus gains in his physical memory."
Such is the kingly function of the Heart in the human
Body, and its relation to the Brain, which, as a whole,
"is the vehicle of the Lower Manas, enthroned in Kama Rupa."
Photographic reproduction of the entire original instruction
will be found in my ESOTERIC PAPERS OF MADAME BLAVATSKY,
pp. 599-622. See http://esotericpapers.net
At the end of this instruction, the following has been added:
"Taken from the matter left by H.P.B. [triangle of three dots] for
such use." (p. 168)
Quotations from Koot Hoomi's letter are in CAPS.
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