About this title First published in Esoteric Buddhism is a practical clue to the meaning of almost all ancient religious symbolism. Sinnett says that the esoteric doctrine gives an absolute truth. He further states that the European mindset has so long been accustomed to questioning that is it impossible to deal with absolute truths. In proportion as Buddhism retreats into the inner penetralia of its faith, these are found to merge into the inner penetralia of other faiths.
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Shakatilar Esoteric Buddhism — Universal Theosophy He asked her if it would be possible for him to get in touch with them and receive instructions from them. Sinnetttwo volumes edited by A. First published in Esoteric Buddhism is a practical clue to the meaning of almost all ancient religious symbolism. Skip to main content. In the tenth chapter Sinnett expresses as well as the Mahatmas his very negative attitude to religiosity of any kind. Aqua fontana rated it really liked it Jul 08, Thanks for telling us about the problem.
The name of Alfred Percy Sinnett — will ever be honoured in the annals of Theosophy. Sinnett did not feel drawn to work for India, but threw himself heart and soul into Theosophical propaganda.
Both she and Colonel Olcott claimed to have seen and to be in communication with Masters. Faith rated it it was ok Aug 04, In he returned to the East, but this time to hold a position of great influence as editor of The Pioneera leading English newspaper published from Allahabad, India. Evelyn Esquivel rated it it was ok Feb 10, After its first publication in the book was estoeric several times: The Mahatma letters, which generated the controversy that later helped lead to the split of the Theosophical Society, were mostly written to Sinnett or his wife, Patience.
I especially found the chapters on the planetary chain of worlds fascinating, and ewoteric human evolution is tied to this chain. Nor was his progress to adeptship traced by the literal occurrence of the supernatural struggles depicted in symbolic legend. Monique Goulart rated it liked it Mar 10, Marina rated it really liked it Feb 17, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
A word or two [globe, earth] added to make it apply as well to a whole manwantaric chain esoterif worlds. That influence aimed at a twofold result: It was not until the beginning of that his epoch-making book Esoteric Buddhism was published, but for a long time before that he had been in budhism correspondence with the Mahatmas, for the sinnet is entirely based upon the information contained in the great mass of letters received from them.
Here was a book by a man whose position slnnett for him — a book short, definite and to the point. Trivia About Esoteric Buddhism. It is the belief in God and gods that makes two-thirds of humanity the slaves of a handful of those who deceive them under the false pretence of saving them.
Marina rated it it was amazing Nov 25, True, it told an astounding story — a story to the ordinary man of the world all but incredible, though strangely attractive; but it told it in the most straightforward and transparently truthful manner, so that to many of us in spite of its overwhelming novelty esotdric carried conviction upon its very face.
It is here that the fourth principle the animal soul is separated from the others. Esoteric Buddhism by A. Sinnett From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hume, channelized their influence in his own way. However, he grasped outlines clearly and expounded them with enthusiasm. Anyone with any kind of psychic gift was sure of a cordial welcome from him. On the other hand, the incarnation, which may outwardly be described as the birth of Buddha, is certainly not regarded by occult science as an event like any other birth, nor the spiritual development through which Buddha passed during his earth-life a mere process of intellectual evolution, like the mental history of any other philosopher.
Mr Sinnett was convinced of the genuineness of these phenomena, and in his book The Occult World he was at great pains to stress their authenticity. The arrow indicates the direction taken by the evolutionary impulse. As a matter of fact, he was so eager to argue his case convincingly that he wrote a second letter before he received a reply to the first one.
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Of the seven components that make up our personality, the three lower at the time of physical death, moving away from us. Only after a long stay in this state, the soul reincarnates. The two spirits become blended in one, and the preponderance of one over the other during such phenomena determines the preponderance of personality in the characteristic exhibited. Thus it may incidentally be observed, what is called rapport , is, in plain fact, an identity of molecular vibration between the astral part of the incarnate medium and the astral part of the disincarnate personality.
A.P.Sinnett – Esoteric Buddhism
Sinnett Some recent references in the Path to portions of the original esoteric teachings embodied by me in Esoteric Buddhism seem to call for remarks on my part in reply. The line of criticism in question has culminated in an article which appears in the Path for July, entitled "Mars and Mercury". The point at issue is this: — In the original teaching which I received from the Masters I was definitely informed that the planets Mars and Mercury formed part of the septenary chain to which our own world belongs. The question is one which, on its own merits, will only be of interest within the area of serious Theosophic study; but the controversy that has now arisen really involves some of the deepest questions affecting the future well-being of the Theosophical Society and the progress of the movement. It is for this reason that I now feel bound to take it up. For a long time after the publication of Esoteric Buddhism the statement concerning Mars and Mercury remained unchallenged. His words were: — "Be certain that with the few undetectable mistakes and omissions notwithstanding, your Esoteric Buddhism is the only right exposition, however incomplete, of our occult doctrines.