The Voice of the Silence

➳ [Reading] ➶ The Voice of the Silence By Helena Petrovna Blavatsky ➩ – The following pages are derived from The Book of the Golden Precepts one of the works put into the hands of mystic students in the East The knowledge of them is obligatory in that school the teachings The following of the PDF Ê pages are derived from The Book of the Golden Precepts one of the works put into the hands of mystic students in the East The knowledge of them is obligatory in that school the teachings of which are accepted by many Theosophists Therefore the work of translating has been relatively an easy task It is well known that in India the methods of psychic development differ with the Gurus teachers or masters not only because of their belonging to different The Voice PDF or schools of philosophy of which there are six but because every Guru has his own system which he generally keeps very secret But beyond the Himalayas the method in the Esoteric Schools does not differ unless the Guru is simply a Lama but little learned than those he teaches The work from which from which this book is translated forms part of the same series as that from which the Stanzas of the Book of Dzyan were taken on which The Secret Doctrine Voice of the PDF/EPUB å is based Together with the great mystic work called Paramartha which the legend of Nagarjuna tells us was delivered to the great Arhat by the Nagas or Serpents in truth a name given to the ancient Initiates the Book of the Golden Precepts claims the same origin Yet its maxims and ideas however noble and original are often found under different forms in Sanskrit works such as the Dnyaneshvari that superb mystic treatise in which Krishna describes to Arjuna in glowing colors the condition of a fully illumined Yogi; and again in certain Upanishads This is but natural since most if not all of the greatest Arhats the first followers of Gautama Buddha were Hindus and Aryans not Mongolians especially those who emigrated into Tibet The works left by Aryasanga alone are very numerous The original Precepts are engraved on thin oblongs suares; copies very often on discs These discs or plates are generally preserved on the altars of the temples attached to centres where the so called contemplative or Mahayana Yogacharya schools are established They are written variously sometimes in Tibetan but mostly in ideographs The sacerdotal language Senzar besides an alphabet of its own may be rendered in several modes of writing in cypher characters which partake of the nature of ideographs than of syllables.The Voice of the Silence

Helena Petrovna of the PDF Ê Blavatsky Russian Еле́на Петро́вна Блава́тская Yelena Petrovna Blavatskaya often known as Madame Blavatsky; August OS July – May was a Russian occultist philosopher and author who co founded the Theosophical Society in She gained an international following as the leading theoretician of Theosophy the esoteric religion that the society promotedSo.

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  • 144 pages
  • The Voice of the Silence
  • Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
  • 11 September 2015
  • 9780991618200

10 thoughts on “The Voice of the Silence

  1. says:

    According to Helena Blavatsky the three “fragments” that make up The Voice of the Silence are her translations of three tracts from The Book of Golden Precepts of which there are 90 and she had memorized 39 The Book of Golden Precepts is said to include both Buddhist and pre Buddhists views on spirituality Blavatsky was one of the founding members of the Theosophical Society an organization that proposed and advanced a certain brand of mysticism Mystic traditions are those which believe that one must look inward to find the divine ie to know god The Theosophical approach isn’t without controversy Blavatsky’s allusion to a secret path to wisdom and the suggestion that most of the world isn’t ready for the high level teachings sits in contradiction to a Siddhartha Buddha who was transparent Buddhists have been known to claim that in as much as an idea is a teaching of the Buddha it wasn’t secret and in as much as a teaching was secret it wasn’t the work of the Buddha But there is disagreement Some believe that what Blavatsky is presenting is high level Mahayana Buddhism but others think that it’s a hodge podge of Kabbala esoteric Buddhism and yogic teachings The first “fragment” is also titled “The Voice of the Silence” This section suggests that there are three stages to one’s journey ignorance learning and wisdom It states that one must take care to not to be distracted from the path by sensual inclinations or by desire The path described mirrors the advanced stages of Patanjali’s eight limbs In other words she discusses a progression from pratyahara not explicitly named but described as the withdrawal of sensory input dharana concentration dhyana meditation and Samadhi liberationThe second part is entitled “The Two Paths” Liberation and renunciation are the two paths in uestion The central topic of this chapter is Karma and the uestions of action versus inaction that are also discussed in the Bhagavad Gita The third part is “The Seven Portals” These seven doors through which one must pass on the way to wisdom are essentially the same as the six paramita of Buddhism with an additional one Virag inserted between the third and fourth spot The portals are Dana generosity Shila aka Sila or virtue Kshanti patience perseverance Virag illusion conuered Virya energy Dhyana contemplation and Prajna wisdom A nice feature is a “glossary” at the end of each of the fragment that explains some of the terminology and concepts While this is called a glossary it’s not one in the usual sense ie it’s not in alphabetical order and is not exclusively definitions It would better be described as chapter notes The idea is to convey the information that a lay reader may need but which the author translator doesn’t want to muddle the text with I think this book is worth a read It’s short and for a work written in the 19th century it’s uite readable—that doesn’t mean that the message is always clearly conveyed—whether on purpose or accident

  2. says:

    A jewel in madame Blavatsky's esoteric crown this little compared to multi volume Isis Unveiled and her magnum opus The Secret Doctrine book is claimed to be her own translation of the three of 90 verses from so called Book of the Golden Precepts uestions of mystification aside this is deeply poetic and inspiring book intended in her own words for the few read seekers of spiritual wisdom It outlines the spiritual path of meditation and awareness in the vein of Mahayana BuddhismTo read such a book is a deeply personal experience a prism between reader's consciousness and spiritual wisdom crafted with great talent of perhaps world's greatest mystic

  3. says:

    This is pretty heavy stuff I love Alan Watts on Buddhism and also Christianity he began his career as a minister then gravitated towards Eastern religions with DT Suzuki his mentor I've read a bit about Blavatsky and her 5 root races that began populating the Earth and this interested me If you are a serious meditator and want to reach nirvana loose your ego and understand the tenets of Buddhism this is a tutorial for you I read it once but it's the kind of thing that has so much information you'll need to refer to it again and again It's short but long on explanation with three big glossaries which explain the Buddhist terms

  4. says:

    A unbelievable read that literally carried me off to other realms Blavatsky describes the stages to a higher consciousness and one feels that a false move would result in a tumble back to the humdrum My weak account aside this is a profound text

  5. says:

    Interesting bits but it wasn't really for me

  6. says:

    The essence of Blavatsky's books condensed down into a beautiful simple and short treatsie on ethics and metaphysics A great book to carry in the pocket as a daily guide for meditation

  7. says:

    This is probably the only book any spiritual seeker needs Tiny and packed with all the wisdom reuired to ascend Simple and from the heart

  8. says:

    An amazing book ☆ but difficult to process and to understand especially for someone who is as new as me in Buddhist concepts and ideas Despite re reading several times I found it very interesting and very advice full ♡

  9. says:

    Precious Path The Way– Choice –The ShadowEntre the Precious Path

  10. says:

    Peace be to all things

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