“Sinnett, Alfred Percy,” in The New International Encyclopædia, New York: Dodd, Mead and Co. (). Some or all works by this author are in. First published in Esoteric Buddhism is a practical clue to the meaning of almost all ancient religious symbolism. Sinnett says that the esoteric doctrine. Alfred Percy Sinnett (18 January in London – 26 June ) was an English author and theosophist. This theory recognizes the evolution of the soul as a.
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I doubt if in any other way the ideas to be dealt with could so well be brought within the grasp of the mind, but it is easy, when they once are grasped, to translate them into terms of idealism. Marina rated it really liked it Feb 17, The higher principles will be the better susceptible of treatment as so many different states of the Ego, when the attributes of these states have been separately considered as principles undergoing evolution.
A Buddha always possessed them; whether Arahatsas such, could work the particular miracles in question, and whether of mendicants, only Arahats or only Asekhas could do so, is at present not clear.
He is encouraged to dispute and resist conviction. Within the limits of each planet, each time it arrives there, it has a complicated process of evolution to perform. Also, inSinnett issued a statement in which he maintained that opinions held by many members belonged to the mythology of the theosophical movement.
All this while the Ego is thus a unity in one aspect of the matter, and its sixth principle but a potentiality of ultimate development.
In Sinnett joined the London Lodge. The system of worlds is a circuit round whichall individual spiritual entities have sinnftt to pass; and that passage constitutes the Evolution of Man. It is evidently not with the intention of encouraging any close study of evolution on the very grand scale with which we are dealing here, that the adept authors of the doctrine set forth in this volume, have opened the subject of the planetary chain. Although Sinnett was, from time to time, very critical of the administration of the Theosophical Society, he does not appear to have been a very astute person where money was concerned.
At the same time, exoteric Buddhism has remained in closer union with the esoteric doctrine than any other popular religion. Refresh and try again.
Also in H. In Sinnett was forced to resign as editor of The Pioneer, apparently because his Indian sympathies did not find approval on the part of the proprietors.
Tink rated it it was amazing Aug 21, But it is extremely advantageous for students of the occult doctrine to realize the plurality of worlds in our system once for all — their intimate relations with, their interdependence on each other — before concentrating attention on the evolution of this single planet.
Alfded rated it it was amazing Feb 28, The further we advance in occult study, the more exalted in many ways become our conceptions of the Mahatmas. We must never forget that between each physical existence the individual unit passes through a period of existence in the corresponding spiritual world.
Buddhism, above all, is a religion which has enjoyed a dual existence from the very beginning of its introduction to the world.
Evelyn Esquivel rated it it was ok Feb 10, In man it begins to penetrate the fifth principle as well. And it is only regarding the acts and intentions of those esoteric teachers who have chosen to work through me, that I can have any certain knowledge.
Now, we at present living on this earth — the great bulk of humanity, that is to say, lercy there are exceptional cases to be considered later — are now going through the fifth race of our present fourth round. Sinnett was also a witness of some of the phenomena produced by Helena P. For some time past it has been affirmed in esoteric writing that there are five great Chohans or superior Mahatmas presiding over the whole body of the adept fraternity.
The circumstances and attractions under the influence of which the principles do divide up, and the manner in which the consciousness of man is dealt with then, will be discussed later on.
Sinnett’s father died while he was young, by Sinnett is listed as a “Scholar – London University”, living with his widowed mother Jane whose occupation is listed as “Periodical Literature”, and his older sister Sophia age 22 who is a teacher.
But it is not a climax of development from which the individual monad falls, as by a catastrophe, into the state from which he slowly began to ascend millions of years previously.
Neither the animal soul alone, nor the spiritual soul alone, has any individuality at all; but, on sinnet other hand, the fifth principle would be incapable of separation from the others in such a way, that its individuality would be preserved while both the deserted principles would be left unconscious.
The finest gases of which the body may to some extent be chemically composed, are still, on one scale at all events, on nearly the lowest level of materiality. Leadbeater writes about the effect these two books had:. That is, that the tide of life, — the wave of existence, the spiritual impulse, call it by what name we please — passes on from planet to planet pdrcy rushes, or gushes, not by an even continuous flow.