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H.P. Blavatsky on Maha-Shunyata

Jun 09, 2007 09:57 AM
by danielhcaldwell

H.P. Blavatsky writes:

...the Arahat secret doctrine on cosmogony admits but of one 
absolute, indestructible, eternal, and uncreated unconsciousness (so 
to translate), of an element (the word being used for want of a 
better term) absolutely independent of everything else in the 
universe; a something ever present or ubiquitous, a Presence which 
ever was, is, and will be, whether there is a God, gods or none; 
whether there is a universe or no universe; existing during the 
eternal cycles of Maha Yugas, during the Pralayas as during the 
periods of Manvantara: and this is Space, the field for the operation 
of the eternal Forces and natural Law, the basis (as our 
correspondent rightly calls it) upon which take place the eternal 
intercorrelations of Akasha-Prakriti, guided by the unconscious 
regular pulsations of Shakti ? the breath or power of a conscious 
deity, the theists would say ? the eternal energy of an eternal, 
unconscious Law, say the Buddhists. Space, then, or Fan, Bar-nang 
(Maha-Shunyata) or, as it is called by Lao-tze, the "Emptiness" is 
the nature of the Buddhist Absolute.
Quoted from:  H. P. Blavatsky Collected Writings, vol. 3, p. 423.


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