Precisely the same is true of the astral and mental planes. The astral plane of our own earth interpenetrates it and its atmosphere, but also extends for some. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. The Devachanic plane is apparently the plane above the astral one. Published in , this book explains all about it, such as the inhabitants, the characteristics.
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Share your thoughts with other customers. The truth is, that these thoughts devachaniv surround the man are the powers by which dveachanic draws upon the wealth of the heaven-world.
Its flower indeed “casts a root in the shadow of every earth,” for from every world man enters the corresponding heaven, and happiness such as no tongue may tell is the blossom which burgeons forth for all who so live as to fit themselves to attain it.
In earth-life we see our friends so partially; we know only those parts of them which are congenial to us, and p,ane other sides of their characters are vevachanic non-existent fevachanic us. Just as on first awakening in the morning one sometimes passes through a period of intensely delightful repose during which one is conscious of the sense of enjoyment, though the mind is as yet inactive and the body hardly under control so the entity awakening into the heaven-world first passes through a more or less prolonged period of intense and gradually increasing bliss before his full activity of consciousness on that plane is reached.
Nothing on earth is like it, nothing can image it; if one could suppose the bounding life of childhood carried up into our spiritual experience and then intensified many thousand-fold, perhaps some faint shadow of an idea of it might be suggested; [page 12] yet even such a simile falls miserably short of that which lies beyond all words — the tremendous spiritual vitality of this celestial world. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage dwvachanic.
For that matter is of the very same order as that of which the mind-body is devxchanic composed, and therefore when that vibration of the particles of the mind-body which we call a thought occurs, it immediately extends itself to this surrounding mental matter, and sets up corresponding vibrations in it, while in the elemental essence it images itself with absolute exactitude. One of the first entities encountered by the investigators upon this sub-plane forms a very fair typical example of its inhabitants.
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Devachainc way in which this intense vitality manifests itself is the extreme rapidity of vibration of all particles and atoms of this mental matter. Invisible Helpers by Charles Webster Leadbeater. When reaching the fourth level of initiation, one can become a pratyekabuddha and enter Nirvana right away, or become a buddha or bodhisattva and teach others before entering.
In taking on that astral form the mental elemental lost much of its dsvachanic, though its glowing rose-colour was still plainly visible inside the shell of lower matter which it had assumed, showing that just as the original thought ensouled the elemental essence of its own ppane, so that same thought, plus its form as a mental elemental, acted as soul to the astral elemental— thus following closely the method in which the ultimate [page 23] spirit itself takes on sheath after sheath in its descent through the various planes and sub-planes of matter.
The Devachanic Plane
The Monad is chalk full of the formerly hidden esoteric wisdom. But all the lower and more complex forms of ether exist only so far as is at present known in connection with the various heavenly bodies, aggregated round them just as their atmosphere is, though probably extending considerably further from their surface.
Naturally enough, he at first supposed the young man to be merely a figure in his dream; but upon receipt of a plwne from his old friend referring to matters which had occurred before the birth of the messenger, he was convinced of the reality of the plane upon which he found himself, and [page 57] became at once exceedingly eager to acquire all possible information about it. An instructive case was devachwnic of two sisters, both of whom had been intensely religious; one of them had been a crippled invalid, and the other had spent a long life in tending her.
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The man who once has heard that glorious song of nature never quite loses it again; even here on this dreary physical plane of illusion he hears it always as a kind of undertone, keeping ever before his mind the strength and light and splendour of the real life above.
Few words are needed in sending this little book out into the world. It follows, therefore, that to speak of a man as passing from one of these planes to another does not in the least signify any kind of movement in space, but simply a change of consciousness. Some of the most characteristic examples of this plane are to be found among women, who indeed form a very large majority of its inhabitants. In the causal body, when very highly developed, this achievement 15 possible, though even then by no means with the ease and rapidity with which it can be done upon the buddhic plane by those who have succeeded in raising their consciousness to that level.
Such a thought-form, again, might convey to its projector, by the magnetic relation between them, vibrations impressed on itself. It would seem that the Adept is, as it were, so highly charged with the influences which sustain and strengthen, that any thought which brings into increased activity a channel of communication with him sends no current towards him, as it ordinarily would, but simply gives a wider opening through which the great ocean of his love finds vent.
In an early letter from an eminent occultist the following beautiful passage was given as a quotation from memory.
Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Leadbeater located the “Devachan” on the mental plane many miles far above the surface of Earth. In the same way a man’s disbelief in a future existence does not affect the facts of nature; and in some cases at least he simply plsne out after death that he was mistaken.
One of the most striking of such cases which came under notice was that of a Mohammedan, who imagined himself as working most zealously at the conversion of the world, and its government according to the most approved principles of the faith of Islam.
It is, in fact, the true and permanent home of the reincarnating ego or soul of man, each descent into incarnation being merely a short though important episode in his career. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. It is not only that we are dealing with a world in which, by its very constitution, evil and sorrow are impossible; it is not only a world in which every creature is happy; the facts of the case go far beyond all that.
The distinction between such devotion and the religious feeling which finds its expression on the second sub-plane of the astral lies in the fact that the former is purely-unselfish the man who feels it being totally unconcerned as to what the result of his devotion may be as regards himselfwhile the latter is always aroused by the hope and desire of gaining some advantage through it; so that on the second astral sub-plane such religious feeling as is there active invariably contains an element of selfish bargaining, while the devotion which raises a man to this sixth sub-plane of the heaven-world is entirely free from any such taint.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The instruction which is being given to him under these conditions will undoubtedly have a very great effect upon him, and will largely modify not only the heaven-life which lies before him but also his next incarnation upon earth. When it is said that family affection takes a man to the seventh celestial sub-plane, and religious devotion to the sixth, people sometimes very naturally imagine that a person having both these characteristics strongly developed in him would divide his period in the heaven-world between these two subdivisions, first spending a long period of happiness in the midst of his family, and then passing upward to the next level, there to exhaust the spiritual forces engendered by his devotional aspirations.
The Devachanic plane : its characteristics and inhabitants
See all 3 reviews. But here in the heaven-world all was thought-substance, and therefore not only the elemental essence, but the very matter of the plane was directly affected by the action of the mind; and hence it became necessary to make an attempt to discriminate between these two effects.
In a church such thought-forms may be seen rising, for the most part not very definitely outlined, but rolling masses of blue clouds. He was no more an intellectual or highly spiritual man than he had been on earth, for death brings.
AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Set up a giveaway. That this should be so is, as I [page 7] have said, inevitable, so readers who find themselves unable to accept the report of our investigators must simply wait for a more satisfactory account of the heaven-world until they are able to examine it for themselves: In addition to all these activities they have a great field of work in connection with those whom we call the dead, but this will be more fitly explained under a later heading.
And when the stupendous reality of it all bursts upon our astonished vision, we cannot but feel that, with this knowledge of the truth, life can never again look to us as it did before. By working out this system our philanthropist had hoped [page 59] to show to the world that there was an eminently practical side to Christianity, and also to win the souls of his men to his own faith out of gratitude for the material benefits they had received.
On the final separation of the mind-body from the astral a period of blank unconsciousness usually supervenes — varying in length between very wide limits — analogous [page 51] to that which usually follows physical death.
The exact condition of mind of the human inhabitants of these various sub-planes will naturally be much more fully dealt with under its own appropriate heading; but a comprehension of the manner in which thought acts in the lower and higher levels respectively, is so necessary to an accurate understanding of these great divisions that it will perhaps be worth while to recount in detail some of the experiments made by our explorers in the endeavour to throw light upon this subject.
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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Too often the colour is dulled by the intermixture of selfish feelings, when the blue is mixed with browns and thus loses its pure brilliancy. His idea had been that, if possessed of enormous wealth, he would buy up and get into his own hands the whole of one of the smaller trades — one in which perhaps three or four large firms only were now engaged ; and he thought that by so doing he could effect very large savings by doing away with competitive advertising and other wasteful forms of trade rivalry, and thus be able, while supplying goods to the public at the same price as now, to pay much better wages to his workmen.
For naturally each of these bodies responds only to the vibrations of its own plane; and so while the man’s consciousness devachhanic focused in his astral body, he will perceive the astral devacyanic only, just as while our consciousness is using only the physical senses we perceive nothing but this physical-world —though both these worlds and many others are in existence and full activity all round us all the while.
But these Manuals are not written only for the eager student, whom no initial difficulties can daunt; they are written for the busy men and women of the work-a-day world, and seek to make plain some of the great truths that render life easier to bear and death easier to face.