summing up

"5.  Everything in the Universe, throughout all its kingdoms, is CONSCIOUS: i.e., endowed with a consciousness of its own kind and on its own plane of perception.   We must remember that because we do not perceive any signs - which we can recognize - of consciousness, say, in stones, we have no right to [...]

summing up

"3.  The Universe is the periodical manifestation of this unknown Absolute Essence. IT is best described as neither Spirit nor matter, but both.   4.  The Universe is called, with everything in it, MAYA, because all is temporary therein, from the ephemeral life of a fire-fly to that of the Sun.   Compared to the [...]

summing up

"Let us recapitulate and show, by the vastness of the subjects expounded, how difficult, if not impossible, it is to do them full justice.   1.  The Secret Doctrine is the accumulated Wisdom of the Ages, and its cosmogony alone is the most stupendous and elaborate system.   It is the uninterrupted record covering thousands [...]