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ARYA SAMAJ AND THE TS-9 (Reformatted)

Jul 09, 2012 09:47 PM
by MKR

Concept of God in Theosophical thought:

Madame Blavatsky's ideas on this concept, as also the methods and
philosophy of Prayer require statement here:

We reject the idea of a personal, or an extra-cosmic and anthropomorphic
God, who is but the gigantic shadow of man, and not of man at his best. The
God of theology, we say - and prove it - is a bundle of contradictions and
a logical impossibility.

We believe in a Universal Divine Principle, the root of ALL, from which all
proceeds, and within which all shall be absorbed at the end of the great
cycle of Being.

Our DEITY is neither in a paradise, nor in a particular tree, building, or
mountain; it is everywhere, in every atom of the visible as of the
invisible Cosmos, in, over, and around every atom and divisible molecule;
for IT is the mysterious power of evolution and involution, the
omnipresent, omnipotent, and even omniscient creative potentiality.

(We do not believe) in prayer taught in so many words and repeated
externally. Most decidedly, there is another kind of prayer; we call it
WILL-PRAYER, and it is rather an internal command than a petition.

An Occultist or a theosophist addresses his prayer to his Father which is
in secret, not to an extra-cosmic and therefore finite God; and that
"Father" is in man himself. In our sense, the inner man is the only God we
can have cognizance of.

We call our "Father in heaven" that deific essence of which we are
cognizant within us, in our heart and spiritual consciousness, and which
has nothing to do with the anthropomorphic conception we may form of it in
our physical brain or its fancy. Yet, let no man anthropomorphise that
essence in us. Let no Theosophist, if he would hold to divine, not human
truth, say that this "God in secret" listens to, OR IS DISTINCT FROM,
remarked, that a prayer is a petition. It is a mystery rather; an occult
process by which finite and conditioned thoughts and desires, unable to be
assimilated by the absolute spirit which is unconditioned, are translated
into spiritual wills and the will; such process being called "spiritual
transmutation." The intensity of our ardent aspirations changes prayer into
the "philosopher's stone." Or that which transmutes lead into pure gold.
The only homogeneous essence, our "will-prayer" becomes the active or
creative force, producing effects according to our desire.

Will-power becomes a living power. A Theosophist looks, for power to subdue
his passions and selfishness, to his Higher Self, the divine spirit, or the
God in him, and to his Karma.

Literature is for Portrayal of Philosophic Ideas.

Dr N C Ramanujachary(Srivirinchi)

Besant Gardens, The Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai 600 020
Phone: 044/24913584, Mobile: 9444963584

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