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Re: Theos-World Master KH: "Fasting, meditation, chastity....silence...."

Oct 26, 2008 05:21 PM
by Drpsionic

Ok, that leaves me out!
Chuck the Heretic
In a message dated 10/26/2008 1:23:46 P.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:

Mahatma Koot Hoomi wrote to A.P.  Sinnett:

The  Occult Science is not one, in which secrets can be communicated 
of a  sudden, by a written or even verbal communication. If so, all 
the  "Brothers" should have to do, would be to publish a Hand-book of 
the art  which might be taught in schools as grammar is. It is the 
common mistake  of people that we willingly wrap ourselves and our 
powers in mystery --  that we wish to keep our knowledge to ourselves, 
and of our own will  refuse -- "wantonly and deliberately" to 
communicate it. The truth is that  till the neophyte attains to the 
condition necessary for that degree of  Illumination to which, and for 
which, he is entitled and fitted, most if  not all of the Secrets are 
incommunicable. The receptivity must be equal  to the desire to 
instruct. The illumination must come from within. Till  then no hocus 
pocus of incantations, or mummery of appliances, no  metaphysical 
lectures or discussions, no self-imposed penance can give it.  All 
these are but means to an end, and all we can do is to direct the use  
of such means as have been empirically found by the experience of 
ages  to conduce to the required object. And this was and has been no 
secret for  thousands of years. Fasting, meditation, chastity of 
thought, word, and  deed; silence for certain periods of time to 
enable nature herself to  speak to him who comes to her for 
information; government of the animal  passions and impulses; utter 
unselfishness of intention, the use of  certain incense and 
fumigations for physiological purposes, have been  published as the 
means since the days of Plato and Iamblichus in the West,  and since 
the far earlier times of our Indian Rishis. How these must be  
complied with to suit each individual temperament is of course a  
matter for his own experiment and the watchful care of his tutor or  
Guru. Such is in fact part of his course of discipline, and his Guru  
or initiator can but assist him with his experience and will power 
but  can do no more until the last and Supreme initiation. I am also 
of opinion  that few candidates imagine the degree of inconvenience -- 
nay suffering  and harm to himself -- the said initiator submits to 
for the sake of his  pupil. The peculiar physical, moral, and 
intellectual conditions of  neophytes and Adepts alike vary much, as 
anyone will easily understand;  thus, in each case, the instructor has 
to adapt his conditions to those of  the pupil, and the strain is 
terrible for to achieve success we have to  bring ourselves into a 
full rapport with the subject under training. And  as, the greater the 
powers of the Adept the less he is in sympathy with  the natures of 
the profane who often come to him saturated with the  emanations of 
the outside world, those animal emanations of the selfish,  brutal, 
crowd that we so dread -- the longer he was separated from that  world 
and the purer he has himself become, the more difficult the  self-
imposed task. Then -- knowledge, can only be communicated gradually;  
and some of the highest secrets -- if actually formulated even in 
your  well prepared ear -- might sound to you as insane gibberish,  
notwithstanding all the sincerity of your present assurance 
that  "absolute trust defies misunderstanding.that  "absolute trust 
of  our  reticence.
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