Sunday, May 18, 2008

Learning the truth

Of all the humans to have lived in the past two hundred years H P Blavatsky (HPB) was one of the few to be have been taught directly by Masters.

Or to be more accurate one of the only ones we know about

A Master is a higher being who has totally mastered his or her mind, thoughts and emotions, and has achieved great knowledge and power and become united with the universal soul

Throughout history there have been Masters as indeed there still are today

True masters are not known to the public and seldom come into the public eye

Occasionally and at particular times in human history they come to teach publicly

HPB worked directly for her Master during her remarkable life

Many have wondered how HPB knew so much detail on so many subjects

The following is her explanation of how she was taught and learnt

"Knowledge comes in visions

First in dreams

Then in pictures presented to the inner eye during meditation

Thus I have been taught the whole system of evolution, the laws of being and all else that I know

The mysteries of life and death, the workings of karma

Not a word was spoken to me of all this in the ordinary way, except perhaps by way of confirmation of what was thus given me

Nothing taught me in writing

And knowledge so obtained is so clear, so convincing, so indelible in the impressions it makes upon the mind, that all other sources of information, all other methods of teaching with which we are familiar, dwindle into insignificance in comparison with this

One of the reasons why I hesitate to answer offhand some questions put to me is the difficulty of expressing in sufficiently accurate language things given to me in pictures and comprehended by me the pure reason, as Kant would call it

Theirs is a synthetic method of teaching

The most general outlines are given first

Then an insight into the method of working

Next the broad principles and notions are brought into view

And lastly begins the revelation of the minuter points"

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