A higher manvantara
Sep 09, 1995 12:04 PM
Jerry S. "This kind of legitimate question cannot be answered, because there
is no answer. [???] For every involution there must be a corresponding
involution somewhere. I don't think that theosophists have fully thought
this one out. Perhaps the early theosophical writers were just echoed the
human desire for some kind of an objective or meaning to a manvantara. at
the end of each manvantara, we are "higher" than when we started... Perhaps
we will find ourselves on a higher subplane, but how this fits in with
spacelessness and timelessness I can't imagine. "
Well, H.P.B. is not alone in her "error," all the Tibetan Buddhists and
Hindus believe that each evolution gains greater and greater awareness, in
the same way each reincarnation is said to evolve the inner person.
People are fixated with the idea of "planes" and "subplanes" lately and I
can't figure out why. Planes are just grades of matter. The statement "at
the end of each manvantara ... Perhaps we will find ourselves on a higher
subplane" has no meaning.
A manvantara is the evolution on, of, and in all planes and grades at once.
The souls do not have individual existence at the end of a manvantara, but
merge into the great One Life, which does not exist at all, on any plane or
grade, let alone sub-planes. It is Be-ness, behind all existence.
At the succeeding manvantara, ALL the planes and grades of matter manifest
according to what transpired in the preceeding cycle, with the energy
re-emerging from laya to seek involution and evolution once more.
"We" as the One Life do not evolve, but our vehicles and self-awareness
evolve with each manvantara on each and every plane, and the planes
themselves become more refined as well.
What this has to do with the price of tea in China I couldn't say. Is this
somehow practical to us?
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