“Sinnett, Alfred Percy,” in The New International Encyclopædia, New York: Dodd, Mead and Co. (). Some or all works by this author are in. First published in Esoteric Buddhism is a practical clue to the meaning of almost all ancient religious symbolism. Sinnett says that the esoteric doctrine. Alfred Percy Sinnett (18 January in London – 26 June ) was an English author and theosophist. This theory recognizes the evolution of the soul as a.

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He is beginning his long descent into matter. We must imbibe all these various conceptions and weld them together, or extract their essence, to learn the doctrine of the sixth principle.

Later on it alfrsd be seen how the departure from the ordinary rules of occult study embodied in the concessions now made, falls naturally into its place in the whole scheme of occult philosophy. But, in different ways, some other writers seem to be engaged in expounding for the benefit of the world — and, as I believe, in accordance with a great plan, of which this volume is a part — the same truths, in different aspects, that I am commissioned to unfold.

In reality, the Arhats and the Mahatmas are the same men. The cosmic conceptions, and the knowledge of Nature on which Buddhism not merely rests, but which constitute esoteric Buddhism, equally constitute esoteric Brahmanism.

Alfred Percy Sinnett – Esoteric Buddhism

It precy the student to search Nature for himself, and verify its teachings, in those regions which Western philosophy can only invade by speculation and argument. The human imagination once set free is apt sometimes to bound too far. In reality he is alfrsd long-tried and proved-worthy custodian of the deepest and innermost philosophy of the one fundamental religion which Buddha refreshed and restored, and a student of natural science standing in the very foremost front of human knowledge, in regard not merely to the mysteries of spirit, but to the material constitution of the world as well.


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With quite as much antipathy at starting as any one could have entertained to the old Oriental policy in regard alfrrd knowledge, I came, nevertheless, to perceive that the old Oriental knowledge itself was a very real and important possession.

But the examination of such a,fred in all cases I have encountered, would, I think, lead any impartial outsider, however little qualified himself by personal development to be a judge of occult enlightenment, to the conclusion that they are altogether unfounded.

The thread of a screw, which is a uniform inclined plane in reality, looks like perdy succession of steps when examined only along one line parallel to its axis. From that which, for reasons which will soon appear, must be considered the highest world on the ascending arc of the circle, to that which must be regarded as the first on the descending arc, in one sense the lowest — i.

The existence of occult adepts, and the importance of their acquirements, may be established along two different lines of argument: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The sometimes stormy relationship between Blavatsky and Sinnett came to xlfred head in with the publication of her book The Secret Doctrine. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Sinnett, Alfred Percy – Hermetik International

In reality the worlds with which we are connected are very unlike each other, not merely in outward conditions, but in that supreme characteristic, the proportion in which spirit and matter are mingled in their constitution. The second principle which, by its union with gross matter, changes if from what we generally call inorganic, or what might more properly be called inert, into living matter, is at once a something different from the finest example of matter in its lower state.

And when shortly afterwards it was followed by the fuller statement of the truth, clear, reasoned, comprehensible, contained in Esoteric Buddhism, it is no exaggeration to say that thousands of souls.

The process for each spiritual monad is not merely a passage from planet to planet. Olcott, at Allahabad, on December 4,and both Sinnetts joined the Society on December 26, No confusion need arise; but, strictly speaking, the linga sharira, or third principle, is the astral body, and that cannot be sent about as the vehicle of the higher principles. He, along with Mme H.


Esoteric science, though the most spiritual system imaginable, exhibits as running throughout Nature, the most exhaustive system of evolution that the human mind can conceive. It is searching for its missing links in a world where it can never find them now, for they were but required for a temporary purpose, and have passed away.

Indeed, occult science travels back even further in its exhaustive analysis of evolution than the period at which minerals began to assume existence. Meanwhile, a better understanding of the whole position than could ensue from a continued prosecution of the inquiry on these lines now, will be obtained by turning first to the processes of evolution by means of which the principles of man have been developed.

Alfred Percy Sinnett

Leadbeater agreed and brought alfrsd him one of his pupil Curuppumullage Jinarajadasa. It no more disregards the necessity of proving its teaching than the West, but it provides proof of a wholly different sort. Paola GiovettiI poteri psichici di H. The life of a man, leaving accidents quite out of the account, is a terminable period, and the life of a world system leads up to a final consummation.

Alfred Percy Sinnett – Esoteric Buddhism – Hermetik International

Open Preview See a Problem? Part of the information contained in the following zinnett was first thrown out in a fragmentary form in theTheosophist, a monthly magazine, published at Madras, by the leaders of the Theosophical Society.

The esoteric doctrine finds itself under no obligation to keep its science and religion in separate water-tight compartments.