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2013 01 27

From The Secret Doctrine by H. P. (Madame) Blavatsky:
         "These truths are to be found scattered throughout thousands of volumes embodying the scriptures of the great Asiatic and early European religions, hidden under glyph and symbol, and hitherto unnoticed because of this veil."

         The dark mystery of non-Being Consciousness ITSELF. The Great Breath of the universe as ever-present SPACE.
        Divine Unity, ever incognizable PRESENCE, the Universal Soul, in which slumbers the Divine Thought of every Cosmogony.
        The ONE LIFE, eternal, invisible, Omnipresent.
        Kosmos in Eternity, before the reawakening of still slumbering Energy.
         The Mundane Egg of a germ within that becomes the Universe ~ boundless, periodical Kosmos.
         These mysteries have not been penetrated.

         An Omnipresent, Eternal, Boundless, and Immutable PRINCIPLE.
         The Eternity of the Universe in total as a boundless plane manifesting and disappearing sparks of Eternity in stars.
         The fundamental identity of all Souls with the Universal Soul of the Unknown Root.
         ONE ALL, the One All in all.
         On this the Secret Doctrine rests.

         The Night of the Universe has Seven Eternities.
         The Day of the Universe ~ when Divine Reality manifests the universe of mind and matter ~ is the Period of Mind, which has 14 Ages plus a Time to make the Great Age of Divine Reality = 4 320 000 000.
         One day of Divine Reality is equal to 4 320 000 000 years; the Great Age stretches one hundred years (that each have 360 days plus 360 nights) of Divine Reality. Thus: [(360 + 360) x 100] x 4 320 000 000 = 311 040 000 000 000 years.
         These Eternities belong to the most secret calculations, in which, in order to arrive at the true total, every figure must be 7x (7 to the power of x); x varying according to the nature of the cycle in the subjective or real world; and every figure or number relating to, or representing all the different cycles from the greatest to the smallest ~ in the objective or unreal world ~ must necessarily be multiples of seven.


". . . by combining science with religion,
the existence of god and immortality of man's spirit
may be demonstrated like a problem of Euclid."

                 HPB, Isis Unveiled (preface)

From J. Ralston Skinner (Key to the Hebrew-Egyptian mystery in the source of measures, 1894):  

         There is a governing cosmic law (of creation ~ perhaps rather evolution) the abstract truth of which can by observation be apprehended and expressed numerically as ratios of circles and squares and the differential between the objective system of land measure of the British inch ~ which has come down through the ages unimpaired; and the system of time values of the Zodiac, "from the same data".

let a square have sides of 81 units, and it will be found with 6561 in area
inscribe a circle with a diameter of 81 units, and it will be found with 5133 in area

circle diameter 6561 : 20613 circumference = 4 x 5133


         "Was there ever a more magnificent conception?," Skinner wrote; and reflecting on the builders of the Great Pyramid, Solomon's Temple, the Tabernacle: "The data for exact computations are the governing ones, and the architect is cunningly blocking out the cosmic work architecturally."
         "Somehow, all the systems ~ Hindu, Egyptian, Hebrew, and British ~ belong to one another, and are, in fact, one system." (p 171)
         ". . . The esoterism desplayed in the Hebrew Bible, were likewise the property of other races; and this is abundantly displayed in our day." (p 266)
         ". . . The Roman Catholic Church, which is catholic to the extent of possession of the emblems of the universal knowledge . . . ; and that body of men called Free Masons. It is probable that the Greek Church, and the Brahmin system also, come under this category." (p 309)


the British measures


Long Measure


1 mile = 1760 yards = 5280 feet
1 yard = 3 feet = 36 inches
1 foot = 12 inches



Square Measure  



Surveyor's Measure


1 mile = 8 furlongs = 80 chains
1 furlong = 10 chains = 220 yards
1 chain = 4 rods = 22 yards = 66 feet = 100 links
1 link = 7.92 inches

township (6x6 sections) = 36 square miles
1 square mile = 640 acres = 6400 square chains (one section)
1 acre = 10 square chains = 4840 square yards = 43,560 square feet
1 square chain = 16 square rods = 484 square yards = 4356 square feet
1 square rod = 30.25 square yards = 272.25 square feet = 625 square links
1 square yard = 9 square feet
1 square foot = 144 square inches
an acre is equal to a square, the side of which is 208.7 feet
see also [R Buckminster Fuller]

        Theravida, the ‘Doctrine of the Elders', is Hinayana (or Lesser Vehicle) in which the seeking of nirvana ~ or ‘enlightenment' ~ is essentially selfish.Mahayana (or Great Vehicle) reflects emphasis upon compassion: its sutra is that the altruistic mind only can be enlightened. The Bodhisattva (or buddha-to-be) remains on earth to teach the saving doctrine, and to pass merit to others.
         Vajrayana (or Diamond Vehicle) has as tantra to meditate on having the body of buddha and imagine oneself as an ideal atruisticly active being now.
         Four Noble Truths: life is filled with suffering; desire is the origin of suffering; to stop desire is to stop suffering; the way is the path as taught by Sidharta Gautama the Buddha.
         The Noble Eightfold Path of right views, right aspiration, right speech, right conduct, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right contemplation.

        Buddhism makes no mention of god. "One finds no mythological vision, no tangible creed. It is, as it were, a therapy, a treatment for those who recognize the pain of the human condition and are strong enough to follow the cure which is prescribed. The Buddha gives the cause of the human condition as ignorant craving. Man suffers because he constantly wants, and when he gets what he wants he finds it does not satisfy his craving but only leads to more wants. What is the cure? It is laid down by the Buddha as an operational one, a way of life."
         Recognizing our common Humanity and the endeavor to live it in practice stimulates the higher nature. Kindness, absence of ill feeling or selfishness, charity, goodwill to all beings, and perfect justice to others as to oneself, cleanses the heart and purifies the vision. Thus is taught the animal to be human.

         The only FORCE that has reality is the never-ending breath of life. The ancient wisdom religion (the perennial philosophy at the mystical core of all spirituality) taught in the esoteric mystery school has as its doctrine the illusive nature of matter evident in the infinite divisibility of the atom, proton, neutron, quark, and superstring sub-units which resolve into centers of FORCE with no objective substance.


Blavatsky, in From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan [1879]:
         The Theosophical Society of Adyar (India) was founded (1875) in New York by 'well-informed, energetic people . . . , believing in the phenomena of spiritualism as much as in the possibility of every other phenomenon in Nature, [but they] still denied the theory of "spirits". They considered that the modern psychology was a science still in the first stages of its development, in total ignorance of the nature of the psychic man. . . .'

         The Heart Doctrine of Truth, Light, and Liberation is to keep alive the spiritual intuition and lead to moral improvement and eradicate the passion of selfish desire. To be unselfish and gain the pure heart of sacrifice by loving deeds: the Zoroastrian virtues ~ pure thought, kind words, and good actions. To work for the few to help suffering humanity is to let the human Heart utter itself.

         Before the tongue stirs, let the heart utter: Is it true, helpful, kind?

         Blavatsky left directions for a path in The Golden Stairs by which progress can be made through the human experience to wisdom consciousness:

         1. A clean life.
         2. An open mind.
         3. A pure heart.
         4. An eager intellect.
         5. An unveiled spiritual perception.
         6. A brotherliness for all.
         7. A readiness to give and receive advice and instruction.
         8. A loyal sense of duty to the teacher.
         9. A willing obedience to the behests of truth.
         10. A courageous endurance of personal injustice.
         11. A brave declaration of principles.
         12. A valiant defence of those who are unjustly attacked.
         13. A constant eye to the ideal of human perfection.



see also Blavatsky's [life story]
and [The Theosophical Society]