Họp Thông Thiên Học ngày 9 tháng 10 năm 2010
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[10/9/2010 5:07:00 PM] Van Atman: 11. The Lord of the Lords came. From her body he separated the waters, and that was heaven above, the first heaven (the atmosphere, or the air, the firmament) (a).
(a) Here tradition falls again into the Universal. As in the earliest version, repeated in the Puranas, so in the latest, the Mosaic account. In the first it is said: “He the Lord” (the god who has the form of Brahma) “when the world had become one ocean (Harivamsa I. 36) concluding that within the waters lay the earth, and desirous to raise it up,” to separate it, “created himself in another form. As in the preceding Kalpa (Manvantara) he had assumed the shape of a tortoise, so in this one he took the shape of a boar, etc. etc.” In the Elohistic “creation” (Genesis, verses 6, 7, 8, and 9) “God” creates a firmament in the midst of the waters . . . . . and says “let dry land appear.” And now comes the traditional peg whereunto is hung the esoteric portion of the Kabalistic interpretation.
11.. The great chohans (Lords), called the Lords of the Moon, of the airy bodies (a). “Bring forth men, (they were told), men of your nature. Give them (i.e., the Jivas or Monads) their forms within. She (Mother Earth or Nature) will build coverings without (external bodies). (For) males-females will they be. Lords of the flame, also.”
(a) Who are the Lords of the Moon? In India they are called Pitris or “lunar ancestors,” but in the Hebrew scrolls it is Jehovah himself who is the “Lord of the Moon,” collectively as the Host, and also as one of the Elohim. The astronomy of the Hebrews and their observance of times was regulated by the moon. A Kabalist, having shown that “Daniel . . . told off God’s providence by set times,” and that the “Revelation” of John “speaks of a carefully measured cubical city descending out of the heavens,” etc., adds —
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“But the vitalizing power of heaven lay chiefly with the moon. . . . It was the Hebrew (Jehovah), and St. Paul enjoins: “Let no man judge you for your observance of the seventh day, and the day of the new moon, which are a shadow of things to come; but the body (or substance) is of Christ” or Jehovah, that function of this power that “made the barren woman . . . a mother . . . for they are the gift of Jehovah” . . . which is a key to the objection which her husband made to the Shunamite, as to her going to the man of God — “for it is neither the seventh day nor the day of the new moon. . . . (2 Kings, iv., 23.) The living spiritual powers of the constellations had mighty wars, marked by the movements and positions of the stars and planets, and especially as the result of the conjunction of the moon, earth, and sun. Bentley comments on the Hindu “War between the gods and the giants,” as marked by the eclipse of the Sun at the ascending node of the Moon, 945 B.C. (! !), at which time was born* or produced from the sea, Sri (Sarai, S-r-i, the wife of the Hebrew A-bram†). Sri is also Venus-Aphrodite the Western emblem “of the luni-solar year or the moon (as Sri is the wife of the moon; vide foot-note), the goddess of increase‡ . . .” Therefore . . . “the grand monument and landmark of the exact period of the lunar year and month, by which this cycle (of 19 tropical years and 235 revolutions of the moon) could be calculated, was Mount Sinai — the Lord Jehovah coming down thereon. . . . Paul speaks (then) as a mystagogue, when he says concerning the freed woman and bond woman of Abraham: ‘For this Hagar (the bond-woman) is Mount Sinai in Arabia.’ How could a woman be a mountain? and such a mountain! Yet . . . she was. . . . Her name was Hagar, Hebrew , whose numbers re-read 235, or in exact measure, the very number of lunar months to equal nineteen tropical years to complete this cycle. . . . Mount Sinai being, in the esoteric language of the wisdom, the monument of the exact time of the lunar
* According to the wonderful chronology of Bentley, who wrote in days when Biblical chronology was still undisputed; and also according to that of those modern Orientalists who dwarf the Hindu dates as far as they can.
† Now Sri is the daughter of Bhrigu, one of the Prajapatis and Rishis, the chief of the Bhrigus, “the Consumers,” the aerial class of gods. She is Lakshmi, the wife of Vishnu, and she is “the bride of Siva” (Gauri), and she is Sarasvati, “the watery,” the wife of Brahma, because the three gods and goddesses are one, under three aspects. Read the explanation by Parasara, in Vishnu Purana in Bk. I., ch. viii. (Vol. I., Wilson’s trans., p. 119), and you will understand. “The Lord of Sri” is the moon, he says, and “Sri is the wife of Narayana, the God of Gods”; Sri or Lakshmi (Venus) is Indrani, as she is Sarasvati, for in the words of Parasara: “Hari (or Iswara, “the Lord”) is all that is called male in the Universe; Lakshmi is all that is termed female. There is nothing else than they.” Hence she is “female,” and “God” is male Nature.
‡ Sri is goddess of, and herself “Fortune and Prosperity.”
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years and months, by which this spiritual vitalizing cycle could be computed — and which mountain, indeed, was called (see Fuerst), “the Mountain of the Moon (Sin). So also Sarai (SRI), the wife of Abram, could have no child until her name was changed to Sarah, , giving to her the property of this lunar influence.”*
This may be regarded as a digression from the main subject; but it is a very necessary one with a view to Christian readers. For who, after studying dispassionately the respective legends of Abram or Abraham, Sarai or Sarah, who was “fair to look upon,” and those of Brahma and Sarasvati, or Sri, Lakshmi-Venus, with the relations of all these to the Moon and Water; — and especially one who understands the real Kabalistic meaning of the name Jehovah and its relation to, and connection with, the moon — who can doubt that the story of Abram is based upon that of Brahma, or that Genesis was written upon the old lines used by every ancient nation? All in the ancient Scriptures is allegorical — all based upon and inseparably connected with Astronomy and Cosmolatry.
[10/9/2010 5:59:51 PM] Van Atman: 201. Hăy can đảm lên, hỡi đệ tử, con hăy nhớ lấy luật vàng. Một khi con đă vượt qua cửa Srotàpatti (6) “nhập lưu”, một khi con đă bước vào ḷng sông dắt đến Niết Bàn trong kiếp này hay trong một kiếp tới, con sẽ c̣n luân hồi bảy kiếp nữa thôi , hỡi con người có Ư Chí cứng rắn như kim cương.
[10/9/2010 6:04:49 PM] Van Atman: 6) Srotapatti theo tự nghĩa là “kẻ vào trong gịng nước”, “nhập lưu” chảy đến Niết Bàn. Đó là tên của con đường thứ nhất. Con đường thứ nh́ tên là Sakridagamin “kẻ chỉ c̣n luân hồi một kiếp nữa thôi”. Con đường thứ ba gọi là Anàgàmin “kẻ không c̣n luân hồi nữa” trừ phi người muốn luân hồi để giúp đời. Con đường thứ tư là con đường của vị La Hán. Đó là con đường cao nhất. Vị La Hán thấy Niết Bàn trong kiếp hiện tại. Đối với Ngài trong khi thiền định Tam Muội (Samadhi) Ngài biết tất cả ân huệ cơi Niết Bàn chớ không phải sau khi chết.
[10/9/2010 7:06:53 PM] Thuan Thi Do: http://anhduong.net/thongthienhoc/GiangLyTiengNoiVoThinh.htm
[10/9/2010 7:08:34 PM] kdanguyen: 202. Con hãy xem dưới mắt con có những gì, hỡi kẻ có chí nguyện đạt đến Minh Triết của bậc thần tiên ?
203. “Màn hắc ám, bao trùm vật chất, con đang vùng vẫy trong những lằn xếp của bức màn đó. Bạch Sư Phụ ! mắt con nhìn thấy hắc ám càng sâu càng dầy, bàn tay của Sư Phụ vẹt tan hắc ám. Một cái bóng cử động bò đi giống hình uốn khúc của một con rắn vươn dài ra... Nó lớn thêm, phồng to và biến mất trong bóng tối”.
204. Đó chính là cái bóng của con ở bên ngoài Đường Đạo, dọi lên tội lỗi đen tối của con đó !
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