Re: Theos-World Re: Todays Question?
Sep 10, 2006 02:53 PM
by Rodolfo Don
A few pages further I found more information that may shed more light
on the subject:
Q. But the two, the higher and the lower, Manas are one, are they not?
A. They are, and yet they are not--and that is the great mystery. The
Higher Manas or Ego is essentially divine, and therefore pure; no
stain can pollute it, as no punishment can reach it, per se, the more
so since it is innocent of, and takes no part in, the deliberate
transactions of its Lower Ego. Yet by the very fact that, though dual
and during life the Higher is distinct from the Lower, "The Father
and Son" are one, and because that in reuniting with the parent Ego,
the Lower Soul fastens upon and impresses upon it all its bad as well
as good actions--both have to suffer, the Higher Ego, though innocent
and without blemish, has to bear the punishment of the misdeeds
committed by the loser Self together with it in their future
incarnation. The whole doctrine of atonement is built upon this old
esoteric tenet; for the Higher Ego is the antitype of that which is
on this earth the type, namely, the personality. It is, for those who
understand it, the old Vedic story of Visvakarman over again,
practically demonstrated. Visvakarman, the all-seeing Father-God, who
is beyond the comprehension of mortals, ends, as son of Bhuvana, the
holy Spirit, by "sacrificing himself to himself," to save the worlds.
The mystic name of the "Higher Ego" is, in the Indian philosophy,
Kshetrajna, or "embodied Spirit," that which knows or informs
"kshetra," "the body." Etymologize the name, and you will find in it
the term "aja," "first-born," and also the "lamb." All this is very
suggestive, and volumes might be written upon the pregenetic and
postgenetic development of type and antitype--of Christ-Kshetrajna,
the "God-Man," the First-born, symbolized as the "lamb." The Secret
Doctrine shows that the Manasa-Putras or incarnating Egos have taken
upon themselves, voluntarily and knowingly, the burden of all the
future sins of their future personalities. Thence it is easy to see
that it is neither Mr. A. nor Mr. B., nor any of the personalities
that periodically clothe the Self-Sacrificing Ego, which are the real
Sufferers, but verily the innocent "Christos" within us. Hence the
mystic Hindus say that the Eternal Self, or the Ego (the one in three
and three in one), is the "Charioteer" or driver; the personalities
are the temporary and evanescent passengers; while the horses are the
animal passions of man. It is, then, true to say that when we remain
deaf to the Voice of our Conscience, we crucify the Christos within
us. But let us return to dreams.
This is from the same chapter as the material below.
On Sep 10, 2006, at 2:04 PM, Rodolfo Don wrote:
> Hi Barbara and the rest of the list:
> The "Transactions of the Blavatsky Lodge" that I have is an edition
> published by the Pasadena T.S. and its pagination does not agree with
> the one published by U.L.T., for that reason I'm going to copy the Q.
> and A.
> Q. What are the senses which act in dreams?
> A. The senses of the sleeper receive occasional shocks, and are
> awakened into mechanical action; what he hears and sees are, as has
> been said, a distorted reflection of the thoughts of the Ego. The
> latter is highly spiritual, and is linked very closely with the
> higher principles, Buddhi and Atma. These higher principles are
> entirely inactive on our plane, and the higher Ego (Manas) itself is
> more or less dormant during the waking of the physical man. This is
> especially the case with persons of very materialistic mind. So
> dormant are the Spiritual faculties, because the Ego is so trammelled
> by matter, that It can hardly give up its attention to the man's
> actions, even should the latter commit sins for which that Ego--when
> reunited with its lower Manas--will have to suffer conjointly in the
> future. It is, as I said, the impressions projected into the physical
> man by this Ego which constitute what we call "conscience"; and in
> proportion as the Personality, the lower Soul (or Manas), unites
> itself to its higher consciousness, or Ego, does the action of the
> latter upon the life of mortal man become more marked.
> Q. This Ego, then, is the "Higher Ego"?
> A. Yes; it is the higher Manas illuminated by Buddhi; the principle
> of self-consciousness, the "I-am-I," in short. It is the Karana-
> Sarira, the immortal man, which passes from one incarnation to
> These four paragraphs are from pp. 51-52 of my copy of the
> Transactions. It is in an Appendix to Chapter IV titled Dreams.
> Regards, Rudy
> On Sep 10, 2006, at 10:27 AM, bta1012003 wrote:
> > Hi Rudy my friend:
> > Can you supply a page number. I would like to read the page to get
> > the context.
> > Thanks,
> > Barbara
> > >
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