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

Oct 27, 2008 00:45 AM
by Martin

And me too Chuck, darn masters...always telling you what to do and what to do's getting so boooooring. Time to go head on for Mara and play another game of Chess, or should I say Civilization, till now he lost all his previous games, but I can't find a better sparring partner; and then we'll TALK THOSE 'MASTERS'AGAIN...(caps intended, pun not d:-))

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Subject: Re: Theos-World Master KH:  "Fasting, meditation, chastity....silence...."
Date: Monday, October 27, 2008, 1:21 AM

            Ok, that leaves me out!


Chuck the Heretic



In a message dated 10/26/2008 1:23:46 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  

danielhcaldwell@ writes:

Mahatma Koot Hoomi wrote to A.P.  Sinnett:

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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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