Apologies for being late with this again. Didn't have time for this as much as I thought I would, being on the road and on a "holiday" the whole week. Thus there's a bit half baked ideas here so critique is very welcome.
Polyhymnia wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:09 pm
Aquila wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:29 pm
In the second book of the Secret Doctrine there is more about the arch-angels who refused to create and that instead of creating they decided to "fall in matter", and to incarnate in man. I think this repeats the idea of the so called fallen angels as mankind's higher beings.
...the Secret Doctrine teaches that the Fire-Devas, the Rudras, and the Kumâras, the “Virgin-Angels,” (to whom the Archangels, Michael and Gabriel, both belong,) the Divine “Rebels”...preferred the curse of incarnation and the long cycles of terrestrial existence and rebirths, to seeing the misery, even if unconscious, of the beings who were evolved as Shadows out of their Brethren, through the semi-passive energy of their too spiritual Creators. If “man's uses of life should be such as neither to animalize nor to spiritualize, but to humanize Self, to do so, he must be born human not angelic. Hence, tradition shows the celestial Yogîs offering themselves as voluntary victims in order to redeem Humanity, which was created god-like and perfect at first, and endow him with human affections and aspirations.
So would the arch-angels who refused to create be completely different than the sacred four (the arba-il)?! I don't know how I completely missed the four that wouldn't manifest.
I interpret the Kumarâs or the Virgin-Angels to be the seven sons or maybe certain (Venereal?) aspects of them and their virginity to be sort of folding of the creation that allows them to truly help the created creatures by impressing themselves in more straightforward manner to the consciousness of those who have prepared themselves for this work. "The Kumaras, for instance, are called the “Four” though in reality seven in number, because Sanaka, Sananda, Sanatana and Sanat-Kumara are the chief Vaidhâtra (their patronymic name), as they spring from the “four-fold mystery."
To simplify the Sloka, it seems to be about the Holy Four which is the triad Father-Mother-Son and the shadow — the manifested. The 1065 is the "duad in monad forming a triad" which is the Father-Son-Mother creating the Essences (the Sons of the Son — the 7 Angels or Dhyan Chohans) and the Elements. Through the Angels and Elements the Triad manifests the shadow of this ever living core described by the latter sequence of numbers (Pi) — sort of a second crystallized diameter in the confines of the circumference.
The 1065 seems to be showed here as the basis of all creation. It points to the everchanging spirit-matter which in its plastic nature is unchanging rock on which the phenomenal outward shadows crystallize and become subjects of time which in its fuction mirrors the prosess. Thus the shadow matter - our concrete matter - is in its nature subject to change, while in suspension delayed from its core existence - the spirit which "moves" with the speed of lightning.
The latter numbers tell about the hierarchies of Dhyan Chohans and the powers they rule over. The sequence of the numbers seems to follow a sort of inclusive rhythm where every segment of emanation holds on to the unity of all. Thus the sequence becomes easily baffling as the reader may suppose the emanation to make clear separations, but here it seems to be still very integral.
As the parentless Anupadaka first creates the line which is fructified by the son (the center point (& the triad or giving birth to it?)) the number sequence changes anagrammatically. I tend to interpret this to be the cause of the Solar Pitris ie. the Sacred Fathers or Arch Angels or Dhyan Chohans withholding from reproduction. Thus the sequence has to change and it seems to do so in an inverse manner - as if the creation folds on itself; from the triad of the Son we circle the five numbers backwards in the manner of Pi 3-1-4-1-5 when the plan written in the name of the Elohim was 1-3-5-1-4.
3 The Builders
1 The Numbers
4 The Arupa
1 The Rupa
5 The Force or Divine Man
The Force or Divine Man is once again a sort of all ecompassing whole that has its function to pass the still quite integral(?) emanation to lower levels. I might be mistaken (a bit half baked idea, that I should study more when I have more time) but I'm keen to see the "(in)folding" happening exactly here and the Stanza itself seems to mark it as the names can be read backwards and in this fahsion, at least some of them, seems to match the emanations of the Divine Man:
The Forms - The Rupa
The Sparks - The Arupa
The Sacred Animals - The Numbers
The Messengers of The Sacred Fathers - The Builders
Within the Holy Four - the Elements
The Flames and the Essences won't impress themselves to lower aspects in a similar fashion I guess.