3 Important Mahatma Documents on "God"
May 07, 2007 11:50 PM
3 Important Mahatma
Documents on "God"
The following 3 documents by Morya and Koot Hoomi
are INTERRELATED and complement and supplement
I give below the letter numbers of these 3 documents as given in
the letters of HPB to Sinnett and the first three editions of the
Mahatma Letters and I also give links to the actual online
transcriptions of the documents. [The 4th(chrono) edition assigns
different letter numbers to these documents.]
Appendix II - Cosmological Notes from A. P. Sinnett's MS. Book.
Letter No. 22
Letter No. 10
Apparently there is still alot of misunderstanding and
confusion about these 3 documents and the teachings contained
AFAIK, a detailed and comprehensive commentary has never been
written on these 3 documents. Mrs. Hanson and Mr. Linton
have contributed some valuable material in their READERS GUIDE but
there is MUCH MORE that could have been given to clarify what is
written in these 3 documents.
Furthermore, the material given in the above 3 documents could be
elucidated even more by annotating them with extensive extracts found
in HPB's SECRET DOCTRINE.
Also one can find alot of relevant and helpful material on the
various persons, terms and topics covered in these 3 documents in
various reference works on philosophy, religion and related
subjects. Later I may try to list some of these works and give
examples of what I am referring to.
I give just one example below to illustrate what I am thinking about.
Concerning Spinoza mentioned in Letter No. 10, the Wikipedia gives
these RELEVANT comments:
He contended that everything that exists in Nature/Universe is one
Reality (substance) and there is only one set of rules governing the
whole of the reality which surrounds us and of which we are part.
Spinoza argued that God and Nature were two names for the same
reality, namely the single substance (meaning "to stand beneath"
rather than "matter") that underlies the universe and of which all
lesser "entities" are actually modes or modifications, that all
things are determined by Nature to exist and cause effects, and that
the complex chain of cause and effect are only understood in part....
Spinoza contended that "Deus sive Natura" ("God or Nature") was a
being of infinitely many attributes, of which extension and thought
were two. His account of the nature of reality, then, seems to treat
the physical and mental worlds as one and the same. The body and the
mind are both comprised of the universal substance, and no difference
exists between them. This formulation is a historically significant
panpsychist solution to the mind-body problem known as neutral
monism. The consequences of Spinoza's system also envisage a God that
does not rule over the universe by providence, but a God which itself
is part of the deterministic system of which everything in nature is
a part. Thus, God is the natural world and has no personality....
The attraction of Spinoza's philosophy to late eighteenth-century
Europeans was that it provided an alternative to Materialism,
Atheism, and Deism. Three of Spinoza's ideas strongly appealed to
the unity of all that exists;
the regularity of all that happens; and
the identity of spirit and nature.
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