The voice of the silence : being chosen fragments from the "Book of the golden precepts" for the daily use of lanoos (disciples) / translated and annotated by "H. P. B.".

By: Blavatsky, H. P., (Helena Petrovna), 1831-1891Material type: TextTextPublication details: London : The Theosophical Publishing Company ; New York : W. Q. Judge, 1889Edition: First seriesDescription: xiv, 97 p. ; 17 cmSubject(s): Theosophy | Spirituality | Etchics | Occultism -- PerceptionDDC classification: 298 LOC classification: BP561 | .V7 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Fragment I. The voice of the silence. Fragment II. The two paths. Fragment III. The seven portals.
Summary: "The work from which I here translate forms part of the same series as that from which the "Stanzas" of the Book of Dzyan were taken, on which the Secret Doctrine is based ... The Book of the Golden Precepts ... contains about ninety distinct little treatises ... No[t] all [could be] translated and given to the world ... too much attached to objects of sense to be in any way prepared to receive such exalted ethics ... And yet such ethics fill volumes upon volumes in Eastern literature, especially in the Upanishads ... Therefore it has been thought better to make a judicious selection only from those treatises which will best suit the few real mystics in the Theosophical Society, and which are sure to answer their needs. It is only these who will appreciate these words of Krishna-Christos, the "Higher Self": "Sages do not grieve for the living nor the dead. Never did I not exist, nor you, nor these rulers of men; nor will any one of us ever hereafter cease to be."" -- Preface
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At head of title: First series.

Glossary: p. [73]-97.

Fragment I. The voice of the silence. Fragment II. The two paths. Fragment III. The seven portals.

"The work from which I here translate forms part of the same series as that from which the "Stanzas" of the Book of Dzyan were taken, on which the Secret Doctrine is based ... The Book of the Golden Precepts ... contains about ninety distinct little treatises ... No[t] all [could be] translated and given to the world ... too much attached to objects of sense to be in any way prepared to receive such exalted ethics ... And yet such ethics fill volumes upon volumes in Eastern literature, especially in the Upanishads ... Therefore it has been thought better to make a judicious selection only from those treatises which will best suit the few real mystics in the Theosophical Society, and which are sure to answer their needs. It is only these who will appreciate these words of Krishna-Christos, the "Higher Self": "Sages do not grieve for the living nor the dead. Never did I not exist, nor you, nor these rulers of men; nor will any one of us ever hereafter cease to be."" -- Preface

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