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Dec 18, 1998 02:36 PM
by W. Dallas TenBroeck

Dec 19th 1998

		A Long Journey for the Man-Sun

	"...the Monad had passed through, journeyed and been imprisoned
in, every transitional form throughout every kingdom of nature
during the three preceding Rounds.  But the monad which becomes
human is not the Man.  In this Round--with the exception of the
highest mammals after man, the anthropoids destined to die out in
this our race, when their monads will be liberated and pass into
the astral human forms (or the highest elementals) of the Sixth *
and the Seventh Races, and then into lowest human forms in the
fifth Round--no units of either of the kingdoms are animated any
longer by monads destined to become human in their next stage,
but only by the lower Elementals of their respective realms. **

	*	Nature never repeats herself, therefore the anthropoids of our
day have not existed at any time since the middle of the Miocene
period;  when, like all cross breeds, they began to show a
tendency, more and more marked as time went on, to return to the
type of their first parent, the black and yellow gigantic
Lemuro-Atlanteans.  To search for the "Missing-Link" is
useless..."			SD  I 184fn

	**	"These "Elementals" will become human Monads, in their turn,
only at the next great planetary Manvantara."		SD  I  184

		Source of the Spirit in Man		(Atma-Buddhi-Manas)

	"...The Host of Dhyanis, whose turn it was to incarnate as the
Egos of the immortal, but, on this plane, senseless monads--that
some "obeyed" (the law of evolution) immediately when the men of
the 3rd Race became physiologically and physically ready, i.e.,
when they had separated into sexes.  These were those early
conscious Beings who, now adding conscious knowledge and will to
their inherent Divine purity, created by Kriyasakti the
semi-Divine man, who became the seed on earth for future adepts.
Those, on the other hand, who, jealous of their intellectual
freedom  (unfettered as it then was by the bonds of matter),
said:--"We can choose...we have wisdom,"...and incarnated far
later--these had their first Karmic punishment prepared for them.
They got bodies (physiologically) inferior to their astral
models, because their chhayas had belonged to progenitors of an
inferior degree in the 7 classes.  As to those "Sons of Wisdom"
who had "deferred" their incarnation till the 4th Race, which was
already tainted (physiologically) with sin and impurity, they
produced a terrible cause, the Karmic result of which weighs on
them to this day...the bodies they had to inform had become
defiled through their own procrastination...This was the "Fall of
the angels," because of their rebellion against Karmic Law.  The
"fall of man" was no fall, for he was irresponsible..."						SD
II 228

	"...commentaries on the Puranas in general, and in the Book of
Dzyan--especially...[imply ] a spiritual and divine nature of man
independent of his physical body in this illusionary world, in
which the false personality and its cerebral basis alone is known
to orthodox psychology...

	" was on Earth in this Round from the beginning.

	"Having passed through all the kingdoms of nature in the
previous three Rounds, *  his physical frame--one adapted to the
thermal conditions of those early periods--was ready to receive
the divine Pilgrim at the dawn of human life, i.e., 18,000,000
years ago.  It is only at the mid-point of the 3rd Root Race that
man was endowed with Manas. Once united, the two and then the
three made one;  for though the lower animals, from the amoeba to
man, received their monads, in which all the higher qualities are
potential, all have to remain dormant till each reaches its human
form before which stage manas (mind) has no development in them.
**  In the animals every principle is paralyzed, and in a
fetus-like state save the second (vital) and the third ( the
astral), and the rudiments of the fourth (Kama, which is desire,
instinct) whose intensity and development varies and changes with
the species...this theory...will finally lead to the recognition
of a Universal Deity in nature, ever-present and as ever
invisible, and unknowable, and of intra-Cosmic gods, who all were
  		SD II 154-5

	* 	"Follow the law of analogy"--the Masters teach.  Atma-Buddhi
is dual and Manas is triple;  inasmuch as the former has two
aspects and the latter three, i.e., as a principle per se, which
gravitates, in its higher aspect to Atma-Buddhi, and follows, in
its lower nature, Kama, the seat of terrestrial and animal
desires and passions.  Now compare the evolution of the Races,
the First and the Second of which are of the nature of
Atma-Buddhi, their passive Spiritual progeny, and the Third
Root-Race shows three distinct divisions or aspects
physiologically and psychically;  the earliest, sinless;  the
middle portions awakening to intelligence;  and the third and
last decidedly animal:  i.e., Manas succumbs to the temptations
of Kama."		SD II 254-5fn

	**	"Men are made complete only during their third, toward the
fourth cycle (race).  They are made "gods" for good and evil, and
responsible only when the two arcs meet (after the 3 1/2 rounds
towards the fifth Race).  They are made so by the Nirmanakaya
(spiritual or astral remains) of the Rudra-Kumaras, "cursed to be
reborn on earth again;  meaning--doomed in their natural turn to
reincarnation in the higher ascending arc of the terrestrial
cycle."	     SD II 254-255fn

	"...the Monads have passed through all these forms of being up
to man, on every planet [globe], in the Three preceding
Rounds..."		SD II 256

	" is of course an absurdity to talk of the "development" of
a Monad, or to say that it becomes "Man."...a Monad cannot either
progress or develop, or even be affected by the changes of states
it passes through.  It is not of this world or plane, and may be
compared only to an indestructible star of divine light and fire,
thrown down on to our Earth as a plank of salvation for the
personalities in which it indwells.  It is for the latter to
cling to it;  and thus partaking of its divine nature, obtain
immortality.  Left to itself the Monad will cling to no one;
but, like the "plank," will be drifted away to another
incarnation by the unresting current of evolution."
										SD  I  174-5 fn

		The Sun of Mind-Intelligence Induced in Man's "Spark."

	"...divine man dwelt in his animal--though externally
human --form;  and, if there was instinct in him, no
self-consciousness came to enlighten the darkness of the latent
5th principle [Manas].  When moved by the law of Evolution, the
Lords of Wisdom infused into him the spark of consciousness, the
first feeling it awoke to life and activity was a sense of
solidarity, of one-ness with his spiritual creators.  As the
child's first feeling is for its mother and nurse, so the first
aspirations of the awakening consciousness in primitive man were
for those whose element he felt within himself, and who yet were
outside, and independent of him.  Devotion arose out of that
feeling, and became the first and foremost motor in his nature;
for it is the only one which is natural in our heart, which is
innate in us, and which we find alike in human babe and the young
of the animal.  This feeling of irrepressible, instinctive
aspiration in primitive man ...(211)  It lives undeniably, and
has settled in all its ineradicable strength and power in the
Asiatic Aryan heart from the 3rd Race direct through it first
"mind-born" sons,--the fruits of Kriyasakti.  As time rolled on
the holy caste of Initiates produced but rarely, and from age to
age, such perfect creatures:  beings apart, inwardly, though the
same as those who produced them, outwardly...the 3rd primitive
race...was called into being, a ready and perfect vehicle for the
incarnating denizens of higher spheres, who took forthwith their
abodes in these forms born of Spiritual Will and the natural
divine power in man.  Its physical frame alone was of time and of
life, as it drew its intelligence direct from above.  It was the
living tree of divine wisdom;  and may therefore be likened to
the Mundane Tree of the Norse Legend, which cannot wither and die
until the last battle of life shall be fought, and while its
roots are gnawed all the time by the dragon Niddhogg;  for even
so, the first and holy son of Kriyasakti had his body gnawed by
the tooth of time, but the roots of his inner being remained for
ever undecaying and strong, because they grew and expanded in
heaven not on earth.  He was the first of the FIRST, and he was
the seed of all the others.  There were other "Sons of
Kriyasakti" produced by a second spiritual effort, but the first
one has remained to this day the Seed of divine Knowledge, the
One and the Supreme among the terrestrial "Sons of Wisdom."
SD I 210-211

		What of our Future as Sun-Men ?

	"Our 4th Round Humanity has its one grand cycle, and so have her
races and sub-races.  The "curious rush" is due to the double
effect of the former--the beginning of its downward course;--and
of the latter (the small cycle of your "sub-race") running on to
its belong to the 5th Race, yet you are but a Western
sub-race.  Notwithstanding your efforts, what you call
civilization is confined only to the latter and its off-shoots in
America.  Radiating around, its deceptive light may seem to throw
its rays on a greater distance than it does on reality.--There is
no "rush" in China, and of Japan you make but a caricature...What
do you know of America, for instance, before the invasion of that
country by the Spaniards?  Less than 2 centuries prior to the
arrival of Cortez there was as great a "rush" towards progress
among the sub-races of Peru and Mexico as there is now in Europe
and the U.S.A.  Their sub-race ended in nearly total annihilation
through causes generated by itself;  so will yours at the end of
its cycle...We may speak of the "stagnant condition" into which,
following the law of development, growth, maturity and decline
every race and sub-race falls into during its transition period.
It is the latter condition your Universal History is acquainted
with, while it remains superbly ignorant of the condition even
India was in, some 10 centuries back.  Your sub-races are now
running towards the apex of their respective cycles, and that
History goes no further back than the periods of decline of a few
other sub-races belonging most of them to the preceding 4th
Race...a few, miserable dozens of centuries...Beyond--all is
darkness for it, nothing but hypotheses."
										M L 149-50

	"At each Round there are less and less animals--the latter
evoluting into higher forms.  During the first Round it is they
that were the "kings of creation."  During the 7th men will have
become Gods and animals--intelligent beings.  Draw your
inference.  Beginning with the second round, already evolution
proceeds on quite a different plan.  Everything is evolved and
has but to proceed on its cyclic journey and get perfected.  It
is only the first Round that man becomes from a human being on
Globe B, a mineral, a plant an animal on Planet C.  The method
changes entirely from the second Round..."		M L 177-8


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