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Re: theos-talk The Mahatmas on "a calm, even contemplative state of mind"

May 30, 2011 11:06 AM
by MKR

I hope someone who has access to a pdf file of all Bailey's books make them
available to everyone. Let us see if we get any feedback.

On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 12:03 PM, M. Sufilight <
> wrote:

> Beautiful!
> Thank you very much for quoting these words Daniel.
> - - -
> A request:
> Are there a few hans who are able to upload the - FIRST EDITIONS - of the
> Alice A. Bailey book: "A Treatise on Cosmic Fire" (1925), - and perhaps more
> secondary also the first editions of "Initiation - Human and Solar" (1922),
> "Letters on Occult Meditation" (1922), "A Treatise on White Magic" (1934),
> "Esoteric Psychology I" (1936), The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (1927).
> If uploading C. W. Leadbeaters books as well as Annie Besants are important
> - then I find "A Treatise on Cosmic Fire" by Alice A. Bailey important as
> well. I was once told that some of the footnotes was missing in the first
> edition of this book "A Treatise on Cosmic Fire" (1925). Are anyone able to
> confirm this?
> - - -
> Comparative studying seem still important to some seekers. Other seekers
> are carefully avoiding it.
> M. Sufilight
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Daniel
> To:
> Sent: Monday, May 30, 2011 6:25 PM
> Subject: theos-talk The Mahatmas on "a calm, even contemplative state of
> mind"
> The Mahatmas gave the following advice:
> "Knowledge for the mind, like food for the body, is intended to feed and
> help to growth, but it requires to be well digested and the more thoroughly
> and slowly the process is carried out the better both for body and mind."
> "For a clearer comprehension of the extremely abstruse and at first
> incomprehensible theories of our occult doctrine never allow the serenity of
> your mind to be disturbed during your hours of literary labour, nor before
> you set to work. It is upon the serene and placid surface of the unruffled
> mind that the visions gathered from the invisible find a representation in
> the visible world. Otherwise you would vainly seek those visions, those
> flashes of sudden light . . . which alone can bring the truth before the eye
> of the soul. It is with jealous care that we have to guard our mind-plane
> from all the adverse influences which daily arise in our passage through
> earth-life."
> "On close observation, you will find that it was never the intention of the
> Occultists really to conceal what they had been writing from the earnest
> determined students, but rather to lock up their information for
> safety-sake, in a secure safe-box, the key to which is - intuition. The
> degree of diligence and zeal with which the hidden meaning is sought by the
> student, is generally the test - how far he is entitled to the possession of
> the so buried treasure."
> "The lake in the mountain heights of your being is one day a tossing waste
> of waters, as the gust of caprice or temper sweeps through your soul; the
> next a mirror as they subside and peace reigns in the 'house of life.' One
> day you win a step forward; the next you fall two back. Chelaship admits
> none of these transitions; its prime and constant qualification is a calm,
> even contemplative state of mind (not the mediumistic passivity) fitted to
> receive psychic impressions from without, and to transmit one's own from
> within. The mind can be made to work with electric swiftness in a high
> excitement; but the Buddhi - never. To its clear region, calm must ever
> reign."
> Daniel
> Blavatsky Study Center / Blavatsky Archives
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