DAILY THEOSOPHY QUOTES
Sunday 25th January 2015
“Each man of us has gone this ceaseless round, and will repeat it for ever and ever. The deviation of each one’s course, and his rate of progress from Nirvana to Nirvana is governed by causes which he himself creates out of the exigencies in which he finds himself entangled.
“This picture of an eternity of action may appal the mind that has been accustomed to look forward to an existence of ceaseless repose. But their concept is not supported by the analogies of nature, nor – and ignorant though I may be thought of your Western Science, may I not say? – by the teachings of that Science. We know that periods of action and rest follow each other in everything in nature from the macrocosm with its Solar Systems down to man and its parent-earth, which has its seasons of activity followed by those of sleep; and that in short all nature, like her begotten living forms has her time for recuperation. So with the spiritual individuality, the Monad which starts on its downward and upward cyclic rotation. The periods which intervene between each great manvantarian “round” are proportionately long to reward for the thousands of existences passed on various globes; while the time given between each “race birth” – or rings as you call them – is sufficiently lengthy to compensate for any life of strife and misery during that lapse of time passed in conscious bliss after the re-birth of the Ego. To conceive of an eternity of bliss or woe, and to offset it to any conceivable deeds of merit or demerit of a being who may have lived a century or even a millenium in the flesh, can only be proposed by one who has never yet grasped the awful reality of the word Eternity, nor pondered upon the law of perfect justice and equilibrium which pervades nature.”
– Master M.
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See also: 12 Things Theosophy Teaches, Chains, Globes, Rounds and Root Races, When We Die, An Invitation to The Secret Doctrine, The Sevenfold Nature of Man, There is No Injustice, and The Masters and Madame Blavatsky.