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Re: theos-talk Borobudur - Occult Side of Java

Jan 30, 2011 12:51 PM
by MKR

Thanks for the coordinates. Fascinating that Internet makes us visit the
site without travelling.

On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 2:46 PM, <> wrote:

> mkr,
> Many here may want to vist it on Google Earth, here are the Coordinates for
> Borobudur and an varger Shiva temptle 1.90 mi to the SE:
> Borobudur Temple
> 7 36 28.50 S
> 110 12 14.40 E
> Prabanan Shive Temple
> 7 45 07.05 S
> 110 29 28.74 E
> John
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "MKR" < <>>
> To: "theos-talk" <<>>
> Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2011 7:15:29 AM
> Subject: theos-talk Borobudur - Occult Side of Java
> There was an interest from a member about the Occult History of Java
> written
> by CWL. I found that Geoffrey Hodson had written about his experience of
> visiting Java, which is interesting. I am quoting from his Occult Diary
> which is currently out of print.
> ------
> Early 1930s
> During a lecture tour of Java in 1933. a visit was made to the great
> Buddhist shrine known as the Borobudur. The presence was realized of the
> great presiding Deva - a very lofty being - and two poems were written as a
> result. These were published in The Theosophist during 1934.
> Return visits have recently been made to the shrine during which we were
> again received and an attempt made to obtain a description of the Deva, as
> also to receive of His wisdom.
> As He presents Himself to the writer. graciously descending to his level,
> this great Deva is distinctly masculine and markedly Indo-Aryan in
> appearance. He is probably a Deva of Wisdom, for the golden light of Buddhi
> shines all about Him, glowing through the successive spheres of soft rose,
> soft green, and dazzling white, of which His aura chiefly consists. An
> emanation of white fire shot through with gold surrounds the inner form,
> then a great sphere of yellow is followed by the other colourings, the
> whole
> displaying in quality of colouring and in luminosity the glory of a sunset
> sky. White rays, like searchlight beams, play out from the central fonn, in
> the heart of which they seem to arise. Some of these shine upwards, others
> laterally over Java and the sea beyond, the others deep down into the
> earth,
> widening as they leave the central form.
> All life, for many miles, especially devic life, is quickened by this light
> and power of the Deva of Borobudur. He is, I think, the Head of the devic
> life of the island, as also of the surrounding seas, a veritable Deva King.
> Ever and anon a silver star flashes forth above His head, whilst great
> forces, white and gold, flame-like and petal-shaped, play about His feet as
> if He stood within a great lotus formed of fire.
> Within the central aura is a thought-fonn of the Lord Buddha, seated in
> meditative pose. It is a vehicle, at the lower mental level, for the life
> of
> the Lord, upon Whom the Deva appears to meditate perpetually. Contact with
> the consciousness of this Great One gives rise to the following thoughts,
> as
> if He preached for all aspirants a brief sermon on enlightenment and the
> Path:
> "Although for men the attainment of enlightenment seems far away, in realms
> beyond time's imprisonment, enlightenment for all is here and now, within
> them as a living fact, a power of accomplishment. "Thus, within your
> archetypal self, as in these stupas which you see, there sits a Buddha,
> fully formed though partially concealed. The secret of your own
> enlightenment is the presence within you of this Buddha-tobe.
> As you must gaze within the stupa's form, piercing with your eyes its
> covering, so with the eyes of thought and will gaze inward and perceive
> that
> embodied wisdom which is yourself, the Buddha which you are in timelessness
> and will make manifest in realms of time. Keep your soul's gaze fixed upon
> this archetypal Buddha. Dwell daily, hourly in its presence, until thought
> and will combine to bring to birth within your outer self the Buddha of
> which your inner Self consists. Then let imagination soar into your
> Buddhahood.
> Picture yourself as living now the Buddha life, moving amongst men as did
> the Lord. Do this with will and thought unchanging, until in very fact
> these
> two bring forth in you the living Buddha.
> ''Thus shall time cease to imprison you. Thus shall future be blended, with
> present, yourself at the centre, conscious of both as the eternal now. Past
> I counsel you to forget, annihilate entirely, wipe from the tablets of your
> mind, as scaffolding which having served the builder's need is taken down
> and disappears. Past is dead for you. Present and future will similarly
> disappear as you learn to live intensely in that fullness which is the
> eternal now.
> "Dark is the world; darker it may yet become. Grave dangers threaten human
> life, human progress, human peace. The opposing forces gather for a
> conflict
> which well may be the greatest and the last of the planetary battles waged
> on earth. Should light conquer, should brotherhood and peace prevail, as
> almost certainly they will, then the opponents of the Law, organized as
> enemies of man, will meet with that defeat which will put an end to mass
> hatred, mass brutality, and mass enmity to Light. Thereafter the great Law
> shall prevail.
> "Could you but see as We see Who, standing above the conflict, represent
> the
> Law, how every unifying thought and deed of every man, however humble if
> sincere, plays its important part - nay, I would say tremendous part - in
> bringing victory to the side of Light and Law, your work would be more
> inspired, your wills more ardent, your faith more fiery, and your lives
> more
> full of power. Go forth therefore with added force, with greater zeal,
> constant in self-discipline, losing self in service, planning, thinking,
> working in the cause of Light and Law and in the name of Those Who are the
> Light and have become the Law. On all your work the blessing, the peace,
> the
> beauty, and the power of Borobudur .. "
> On another occasion He said:
> "You will help in clearing away the mists of ignorance and superstition
> with
> which Java is enwrapped, by awakening the minds of the better classes to a
> realization of the harm which the practice of blood sacrifice is doing to
> the national soul and through that to the health and well-being of the
> people; also in instructing them concerning the facts. The educational
> authorities and the members of the Theosophical Lodges are the most
> promising agents for such work. United, well-organized and well informed
> groups of esotericists could help greatly by means of regular and constant
> activity along the lines suggested. and in the daily radiation of Power and
> Light over the island"
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