I just found this and am reposting it from my 2003 series of web letter exchanges with Theosophists.  In other posts in this series I provided quotations from HP Blavatsky that revealed how her teachings became atheistic, due to her association with the Theravadin Buddhists in Sri Lnka and Mayavadi Hindus in India.










The Theosophical Society teachings below at * are from …

Reprinted by Blavatsky Archives “Basic Ideas of Theosophy” byGeoffrey A. Farthing


*The following article has been excerpted from Geoffrey A. Farthing’sbook Deity, Cosmos and Man, “The Scope and Framework of the Science,”Part I, Chapter II, pp. 11-20. Mr. Farthing’s book is an excellentintroduction to Theosophy as given in the writings of Madame H.P.Blavatsky and her Adept Teachers. For more information on this book,see Deity, Cosmos and Man.]——————————————————————————–


…In this book, the order in which the various aspects of the subjectare approached is determined by the three principles which arecharacteristic of the whole system. These are: the principle ofunity, the principle of law, and the principle of evolution. Thecontents of the chapters in which the subjects are studied in greaterdetail are briefly summarized in the numbered sections below.


1. The unity of all things


All existence is one thing. This one thing is variously called theOne Life, the One Reality; it is the source of Being, and of allbeings; it is in everything—in fact, it is everything, for there is nothing else. …



BA G > A (Alpha) Ya, Ah, E, Es, Vas, Vish / Ush and As are Names of Purusha or Vishnu (MW 227 passim). Like Sarveshvara, AUM and Brahman etc. these Names of Krishna-Vishnu all indicate His Oneness or Allness. Like A (Alpha) the number EKA ‘ONE’ is a primary Name of Krishna-Vishnu. On Page 227 MW compares Zend ae-va, Greek oios, Gothic ai-n-s and Latin aequu-s. The Sanskrit Name EKA for Hari-Vasu should be compared to the Hebrew Deity Name ECHAD for ELI-YAHU. The ancient worshipers of Krishna-Vishnu were called EKANTINS, because they were worshipers of the ONE GOD. He alone was EKA NATHA, EKADEVA, EKATMA and simply EKA in litanies etc. His sacred number 11  in Sanskrit was EKADASI and in Hebrew it was ECHADASAR. Of course the famous late 18th Dynasty Egyptian Heliopolitan revivalist Akhenaten worshiped the One God AKHE (N)-ATEN and One Spirit AKHEN-ATEN / ATMAN.  EKA (N)- ATMAN is the One Spirit of God, the Soul of the Universe, Param-Atman, WHO IS the Vedic Ashura , the Heru-Ausar/  Eli-Azar / Azar-Yahu / Osiris / Ahura (Mazda) / Ashura / Marduk Asaru/ Asshur of the Indo-Europeans, Africans and Semites.  See MW for Ekadeva The only God, Supreme Lord. MW 227-228 EKASRINGA the Unicorn is a symbol of Vishnu, EKAHANSA ‘ONLY DESTROYER OF IGNORANCE’ (a pun on Eka-Hamsa the One Swan), Supreme Soul 229, EKANGA means One Bodied, that Vishnu is without parts. EKATMAN theOne Spirit is a Name of Vishnu, the unity of spiritual essence, the doctrine of one universal spirit MW 230. In the Thousand Names of Vishnu, many Names refer to His all-ness, one-ness and non-composite nature. He is paradoxically One-and-different in the mysterious Unity of his Godhead. Here are some other ancient Sanskrit Names of Krishna-Vishnu with their Western and Judeo-Catholic cognates in parenthesis ( ). Purnam (Plenum), Dhamane (Dominus), Huta (Gott,God), Natha (Coptic Bibles Nouti, Egyptian NT, NTR),  Krita Krita (Creator of creators), Deva Deva (Deos of deos / God of gods), Brahman = AUM (Amen, Amun, Aun / On [at Heliopolis], One, An, A, Only, Omni,Uni…), Varta (Ward, Guard, Lord), Bhaga (Bhog, Slavic Bibles), Atman (SELF Atum / Adon, Aten, Ontos, Autos, Atomos …), Vasu Deva (IS as BEING Yahu , Asu, Ousios / Osiris, Esse, Is …), Vas / Bhas /Fho (as LIGHT Phos), Vasu Deva (as Beneficent Eus of the Greeks). Also Krishna-Vishnu is called Sunyata and Nirvana in the Mahabharata Sahasranama (1000 Names), which is where the Buddhist doctrines of emptiness come from.


BA G > Here HPB states her doctrine of the ONE BEING. This is clearly NOT any Theravadin Buddhist teaching, and is even MORE personal than the Mayavadi Avaita Vedantists.





* “…let the mind hold fast, as a basis of its ideation to the following ideas:



1. The fundamental unity of all existence…


Fundamentally, there Is ONE BEING.


This has two poles, positive and negative. The positive is Spirit, or consciousness. The negative is substance, the subject of consciousness.




BA G >This is an almost Gnostic-like dualism of good spirit and evil matter.



*This Being is the ABSOLUTE in its primary manifestation. Being absolute, there is nothing outside of it. It is ALL BEING.



BA G >This positivism is completely un-Theravadin Buddhist.


* It is indivisible, else it would not be absolute. If a portion could be separated, that remaining could not be absolute, because there would at once arise the question of comparison between it and the separated part. Comparison is incompatible with any idea of absoluteness. Therefore it is clear that this fundamental One Existence, or absolute Being, must be the Reality in every form that is…


The Atom, the Man, the God are each separately, as well as collectively, Absolute Being in their last analysis, that is in their individuality. It is this idea that must be held always in the background of the mind to form the basis for every conception that arises from study of the SD. The moment one lets it go…the idea of separation supervenes, and the study loses its value.” – HPB quotedT A & N p. 272-3




BA G > The Vaishnava Vedanta assertion is similar, namely that there IS differentiation within the inconceivable ONE-NESS of the Persons of the Godhead, and between the Godhead and the jiva-selves, but this differentiation within the Absolute does not equate to the separation problems that arise in the maya of observable material other-ness. Transcendent variegatedness and personality is of an entirely different order than that of material variety and otherness.  Variety and personhood in this mayavic realm is a reflection of real variety and personhood inthe Absolute.  However in the realm of Maha Maya (here) the illusion of separation predominates, whereas in the Param Dhama the Yoga Maya of communion predominates.  This saha / suffering realm of variegatedness is a temporary experience of birth, death, disease and old age, but the Absolute Realm of variegatedness is one of sat, chit andananda, ETERNAL BEING, PERSONAL CONSCIOUSNESS and BLISS. “Gate Gate Param Gate” is a Mahayana mantra which indicates that we can go beyond, beyond to the Great Beyond.



*2. There is no dead matter. Every last atom is alive…since every atom is itself fundamentally Absolute Being…every atom of substance, no matter of what plane…[is] a life.




BA G > The finite jivatmas and Infinite Paramatma (the ‘HolySpirit’) reside together throughout the material universes. The jivatma is qualitively the same as Paramatma, but eternally finite.



*3. Man is the microcosm…all the Hierarchies of the Heavens exist within him. But in truth there is neither Macrocosm nor Microcosm but One Existence.



BA G > This is the Vaishnava Vedanta doctrine of acintya-bhedabheda-tattva, or the simultaneous inconceivable one-ness and difference of the Absolute. This revelation related to Krishna-Vishnu’s Third Immanent Person Paramatma (The Holy Spirit) is described in the BVG, for instance see BVG 13.17 “Although the Supersoul Appears to be divided, He is never divided. He is situated as one.”…



*4. “As is the inner, so is the outer; as is the great, so is the small; as it is above, so it is below; there is but One Life and Law: and he that worketh it is One. Nothing is inner, nothing is outer; nothing is great, nothing is small; nothing is high, nothing is low, in the Divine Economy.” HPB T. A. & N p. 272-3



BA G > This certainly seems to contradict the esotericism and elitism of occultism in general and the Theosophical intrigue in specific.



*2. Origins

The universe and all that is in it are subject to a timeless process described as “Days and Nights,” alternating periods of activity and rest. According to the occult teaching, there is no creation, in the sense of something being made out of nothing. There is indeed nothing new under the sun.


“We believe in no creation, but in the periodical and consecutive appearances of the universe from the subjective on to the objective plane of being, at regular intervals of time, covering periods of immense duration. (5)”




BA G > Like the teachings of the Jains, Theravadin Buddhists and Advaitis, this Theosophical teaching stops at the boundary of a finite cosmos, and is concerned with its interior days and nights of Brahma, Who is the Guna Avatara of Vishnu in the mode of Rajas, or Creativity.   Brahma is in some universes God Himself.   In other universes Brahma is a jiv-atma, and is not a true creator, because he only organizes the stuff of the universe.   In thought-systems wherethere is no real Creator WHO CREATES OUT OF “NOTHING”, there is no creation. Lacking a Transcendental Creator, the Theosophical Universe described above is only the finite cosmic manifestation of an already created single universe, with its cycling days and nights of Brahma. In the full Vaishnava Puranic picture, material universes of immense duration are NOT eternal, as each universe has a CREATION, duration (with the cycles Theosophy describes) and an ultimate end. The Universes ARE created ex-nilo by Maha VIshnu, because they have been imagined / created out of ‘no-thing’ by Maha Vishnu during His Yoga Nidra.  However, since God and His immaterial realm are transcendentally existent, beyond the creation and death of any material universe, there is not any Meister Eckhart like abyss or void of nothingness, except the emptiness of the Cosmic Egg before its seeding by Shabhu.  Thus the ‘Hindu’ Advaiti, Theravadin Buddhist or Meister Eckhart type ideas of nirvana/nibbana, sunyata or an abyss of the godhead, or the question of something coming from nothing is answered with the positive personalism of theTranscendental Theism of the Vedas and Puranas.   By the via negativa, neti-neti or ‘apophatic’ process of reasoning and meditation, one can only arrive at the negative apophatic notion of something having come from a NOTHING or some kind of an ‘abyss of the Godhead’.  However, it takes a divine revelation of positive personalism and the Transcendent Realm of Being to get conceptually beyond the abyss /void of the empty Universe (Hiranya Garbha bubble or egg), before Shambhu ‘impregnates’ it with the potential of all things and life.  The atheists and pantheists, having no Transcendent God or Spiritual Sky Realm of Transcendance, are limited in their ‘theosophy’ to the mind-only views and Theravadin Buddhist questions of dependent arising, inner and outer MAYA  illusions, Advaiti speculations about manas and buddhi and analysis of something-from-nothing concepts via endless cycles or ‘seasons’ within a single infinite and eternal (illusory !) material universe.  Without any real concept of the Transcendental, unable to conceive of anything or any One beyond their limited gross and subtle material categories and vision, the atheists and material pantheists are confined in their thought to the seemingly causeless “periodical and consecutive appearances of the universe from the subjective on to the objective plane of being,…”


BA G > However, the transcendentalists suffer from no such confinement. Thus they can easily speak of the creation, endurance and annihilation of this universe or infinite universes, and how a loving God descends into each to sustain and ultimately save and return all jivatmas from their sojourn is such finite saha-worlds to the infinite Sat-Chit-Ananda Spiritual Sky. In the Great Bhakti Traditions the highest Truth of Godhead’s love and grace, which is available for all jivatmas, is not an occult or secret doctrine reserved for the understanding of an elite group of advanced jnanis.   It is poured-out on all humanity and God’s messengers are sent with its all-inclusive message of good news to all peoples, the young and weak, the unprivileged and uneducated, the vastly-learned and wise, saints and sinners, the mighty, the perfect, the sick and ‘defective’ and ‘retarded’ alike.


BA G > Theosophy without God posits the saint-like help of the Mahatmas or those Beings of the Nirmanyakaya. But the Nirmanyakaya or Sambhogya Kaya of the Bodhisattvas is not originally the last station before annihilation in a void Dharmakaya ! Pure Land Buddhism is at its core Krishna Centric Vaisnavism. Thus the ‘Original Body’ of the Buddha (HRIH) as Dharma Kaya, in the oldest sources throughout Pure Land Buddhism’s range, is clearly Krishna Murti.  His Sambhogya Kaya Forms as Avalokiteshvara or Lokeshvara are Vishnu Forms and Their Rupa Kaya as the all-pervasive Lord of the Heart is HRIH. This is the authentic original Tradition and the voidist teachings are a corruption of it.   Restoring the positive personalism of Pure Land Buddhism will be both a great reclamation and a great advancement for humankind. Without devotion to HRIH /Amitabha-Lokeshvara (Krishna-Vishnu) voidist ‘Buddhism’ will forever remain a small-way school for self-loathing, life and world-rejecting skeptics and cynics who can imaging nothing better than answering the problem of suffering by annihilating the sufferers. In the nonsensical world of the anatta voidists, everything is an illusion, with no one, no self, no being to be illusioned!  As with the Hindu Mayavadis, altruism and love are really not any logical part of sucha person-less thought system. If there is no person who suffers, why bother to address the issue of suffering in the first place ? Why seek ‘enlightenment’ or perform acts of mercy ? Why is there Karma if there is no Atma? What / who is corrected or improved by karma-driven rebirth ? The non-sense explanations devised by the no-self an-atmist Buddhists and illusory-self Mayavadi Hindus will always be doctrines subscribed to by a comparatively few esotericists and elite occultists who cannot stand to associate themselves with the spiritual common folk who have mere common sense. The T Buddhists, Mayavadis and Theosophists all have thought systems which lack a reasonable concept of origin for WHAT IS.


BA G > For the Theosophists the cosmos IS periodically, but has no origin.  For the T Buddhists IT ISN’T, so there is no question of an origin. For the Mayavadis the absolute IS, but being devoid of any variety, qualities or personality, it is only an energy-like SAT, not Chit or Ananda, and is without beginning or end, such concepts being only part of the maya or illusion of self-consciousness.




*3. The sevenfold nature of Cosmos and man


One of the esoteric keys to the understanding of life is analogy, asgiven in the Hermetic axiom, “As above, so below.” The universe isthe macrocosm, the great ordered whole, and man is its miniaturereflection, the microcosm.



“Every form on earth and every speck (atom) in Space strives in itsefforts towards self-formation to follow the model placed for it inthe “Heavenly Man”…Its [atom’s] involution and evolution, itsexternal and internal growth and development, have all one and thesame object–man; man is the highest physical and ultimate form onthis earth; the MONAD in the absolute totality and awakenedcondition–as the culmination of the divine incarnations on Earth.”S D I 183




BA G > I have described the relationship of God as Purusha to man as purusha in detail elsewhere. Regarding the sevenfold doctrine in Western Esoterica, Vishnu is called SAPTA MAHA BHAGAVAN or the SEVEN GREAT GOD or great God of the Number Seven.  For an example of HPB’s speculation about the Sacred Seven in wisdom teachings see (10) below. BHOG in Russian and the Slavic Bibles is translated as ‘GOD’ and is cognate with Sri Krishna’s Sanskrit Name Bhaga, as in BHAGAVAN, BHAGAVAD-GITA, SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM or BHAGAVAT PURANA etc.  All sevens, including the seven day week were sacred to Krishna-Vishnu or Bhagavan. One of His forms was associated with each day of His sacred seven day week.   Helios Hebdomagenous is the Lord of the seven day week and all sevens.  Friday was the day of Sukla or Sukra-Bala, the Lord as the Spiritual Master and Redeemer of the most fallen (thus His Friday Crucifixion as Yupa Dhvaja).   Saturnday was the day of His wrathful Form as the Leontocephalic Time (Haryeh or Aryeh).  Sunday was His day of celebration as Surya Narayana, the Gayatri Mantra-related Golden Form of Hari situated within the heart of our local Sun Planet. The Saturn-Day Seven Sabbath was associated with the rescue and protection of the helpless and oppressed, and the Divine Patronage of righteous kshatriyas (fighters) as LIBERATORS.    SEVEN, SEVENTY = SHEBA, SHIBAN in Hebrew, is a pun on the Deity Name Shiva. Compare Greek SEBA and Sanskrit SIVA meaning ‘auspicious’.  Helios Hebdo-magenous was associated with both Jupiter Saturnus and Jupiter Capitolinus with His two ‘goddesses’ on the SEVEN HILLS OF ROME.  This same cult of the Lord of Sevens was associated in India with the worship of Krishna as BALAJI or SAPTA GIRI RAJA, with His ‘Consorts’ or Shaktis BHU and SRI on the SEVEN HILLS OF VENKATESHVARA (Latin Septa = Greek Hebdo = Sanskrit Sapta). Shiva’s connections to the Sacred Seven are well known and related to His origin in Bala Deva Sankarshana.  Shankarshana’s alter-Form is the Seven-Headed An-anta Sarpa SeshaNaga, Who is the Mediterranean region’s Un-end-ing Seraph / Serpent Seshat Nachush of the Bible and Egypt. This Seraph / Sarpa Form of the Lord is the Serpent of Infinity, Who always accompanies the Lion-Headed Form of the Lord of Time and the Seven Day week.  Vaishnava AND Shaivite connections to the Mediterranean Bhakti Traditions can be traced through specific doctrines and practices such as Saturday and Sunday ‘Sabbath’ keeping, and cult alliances.  For example, at Rome the cults of Mars and Janus were obviously related to the Eastern cults of Skanda-Marugan and Ganesha.


BA G > Some Sevens Cult Connections


> Saturnus = Sanivara ‘Son’ or Emanation of Helios or Surya (not to be confused with late astrology and the Planet Saturn).


> R = Roman, G = Greek, S = Sanskrit, E = Egyptian, H = Hebrew


> R septa = G hebdo = S sapta


> E Seshat = S Shesha


> Serpent = H Seraph = S Sarpa


> H Nachush = S Naga


> Seven = H Sheba / Shivan


> R Janus = S Ganesha


> R Mars = S Skanda = Marugan



BA G > Vaishnavas and their closely related PURE LAND BUDDHISTS, in such geographically remote places as Nepal-Tibet,Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka, observed Feminine Sani Devi’s Saturn-day Sabbath. Saturday Sabbath was associated with Sri Krishna’s Bhagavad-gita Theophany as the wrathful all-devouring Form of God as Time…the Bible’s YAHU TZABAOTH, Who is the ‘LEONTOCEPHALIC’ lion-headed Kalah Purusha(11). For an example of Sri Krishna in this Form, in Bali during the festival dances depicting Sri Krishna’s BVG Theophany, the mask worn by the Krishna dancer has multiple leonid heads. Such multiple heads are associated with the Universal Form of God, and the lion head is associated with His duo-nature as Time, Protector and Deliverer of the righteous and Destroyer of the wicked. Thus Bhagavad-Gita Sri Krishna as KALAH, is SHIVA KALAH BAIRAVA, THE PERSIAN ZERVAN, ZEUS CHRONUS, YAHU TZABAOTH (EXODUS ELI-YAHU as the COSMIC ‘LORD OF HOSTS’), JUPITER SATURNUS (where the name ‘SATURDAY’ comes from), and the EGYPTIAN and AFRICAN FORMS OF HERU-ASAR (OSIRIS)-AMUN, THE ALL-GOD AS COSMIC AND ETERNAL TIME.   All these Forms of the Supreme Godhead were depicted by the ancients as leontocephalic (art-history term for them) or lion-headed, and these Forms were generally associated with the sacred number 7, the SEVEN DAY WEEK and the Saturn-day Sabbath.They were also associated with the macrocosmic Body of God as Time-Man (Kalah Purusha), various composite Cherubs, Seraphs, Chimera, Sphinxes and other ‘Zodiac Beasts’. In the Mediterranean Region,this Form of the Supreme Lord was also connected to HELIOS (Heru-Asuor Heru-Amun / Zeus, Jupiter) Hebdomagenous in His 3-eyed Form as Triocculous orTriopes. HELIOS / ELI-YAHU / HERU-ASU (KOUROS = KRISHNA) was called HEBDOMAGENOUS as appearing, being born in all sevens, or on the seventh day. As SAPTA MAHA BHAGAVAN, Sri Krishna is the Great Lord of all sevens. Vishnu’s alter-Form as the Seraphic Ananta Sesha Naga, Who usually accompanies His lion-headed Form, is frequently depicted with seven heads. Like Sankarshan, Ananta is also associated with SHIVA or SHIVAN, Whose Name in Hebrew MEANS SEVEN.  SEVEN = H. SHIVAN= SANSKRIT DEITY SHIVAN, the GREAT LORD OF ALL SEVENS.  In Northern Buddhism, for instance in Nepal and Tibet, Shiva or Maha Kalah (Mahadeva) is considered to be a wrathful Form of Lokeshvara.  Lokeshvara is Vishnu, so this shows that Shaivite teachings in Northern Buddhism are from the more ancient Vedic-Vaishnava Tradition, and not any later separatist form of Shaivism.   Vaishnavas Shaivites and Buddhists in Nepal are often Saturday Sabbath keepers.  Saturday (Named for the late astrological male planetary regent SANI) is the Sabbath Day of the official Nepali Calender.


BA G > Of course this importance of the sacred sevens comes through into Buddhism and Shaivism in many ways. Thus there are stories about SANI-VARI, the feminine ‘Goddess’ Sacred Saturday Sabbath, in the Shaivite and Shakti Traditions as well. In the Shaivite Tradition for example, there is the story aboutSANI DEVI and GANESHA’S ELEPHANT HEAD.  Commonly this story is told of the male planetary regent SHANI (Saturn), but from Sri Lanka to India and Nepal I heard versions of this and other stories in which SHANI was a devi or goddess, and a shakti of Vishnu or Shiva.


BA G > SANI DEVI is a Shakti of Krishna-Vishnu, and as such is associated in the Mediterranean with SHEKINAH as QUEEN SABBATH, WHO IS ELI-YAHU’S ARYEH’S OR KRISHNA-VISHNU HARYEH’S SACRED DAY.  Observance of this Holy Day was carried through into the Roman World in the cultus of JUPITER SATURNUS and JUNO SATUREJA.   Eventually it ended up in CATHOLICISM as devotion to MARY as Queen Sabbath through the teachings of Her ‘SABBATINE PRIVILEGE’. This devotion is offered to Mary as Mother Most Tolerant, Who is the only Refuge of priest /Christ slayers. In India and Asia, this particular worship of the all-merciful Shakti of Krishna-Vishnu is common in TULASI VENERATION.  Both JUNO SATUREJA as BASILEA, and MARY as BASILEA are KRISHNA-VISHNU’S SACRED BASIL or MINTHA as TULASI DEVI. TULASI-VASUDEVI is MARY BASILEA, QUEEN MOTHER MOST TOLERANT (the Sanskrit root ‘TULA’ is cognate with the Latin root of TOLERANT). The sacred labiate herbs (mint family) were used in the ancient world to ‘revive the dead’.   Crushed between the fingers, a leaf of the mint family with strong enough aromatic oils CAN revive an unconscious person or even re-start a stopped heart ! Thus the Sacred Labiate is known throughout the ancient world as holy to the Supreme Deity as the Great Physician  ANANTA CHARAKA / ASCLEPIUS / SERAPIS. All-Heal Heracleum, Rhoda-mantys (Radha’s Mint), Basilea (Basil), KINGS-WORT, KONIG’S-KRAUT, Minthe (a Name for KORE), and Satureja are all Names of the Sacred Labiate. She is the Herb of Immortality in the Epic of Gilgamesh,the Sacred Herb Hanuman brings to revive God in the Ramayana, the Hyssopus offered to Eli-Yahu in the Old Testament, and the Sacred Herb at the foot of the Cross in the Crucifixion Passion of Jesus Christ Purusha. On the Cross, Jesus accepted the Hala Hala sins of the cosmos on Tulasi Leaves!  A Legend later describes how Saint Helena discovered the site of the Cosmic Sacrifice of Jesus Purusha Yupa Dhvaja, because the hill was covered with sacred BASIL / Tulasi Bushes. Tulasi may regionally be any member of the Sacred Labiate Family ( for example the variety venerated in Thailand is different than that in most of India), However the most common Form of Tulasi / Tulsi found in India and in Catholicism is OCIMUM SANCTUM or SACRED BASIL. This variety is also called MOUNTAIN BASIL, MOUNTAIN MINT or BUSH BASIL. Tulasi veneration ties-together many of the kinds of Shekinah / Shakti worship in the ancient world.






BA G > For Meghistos Kouros as the origin of all the gods, see “Themis: A Study of the Social Origins of Greek Religion” by JaneE. Harrison. As Meghistos Kouros was the origin of all the gods, His Feminine Kore was the Origin of all the goddesses. Thus there is adirect mapping-on between the Expansions / Emanations and Incarnations of Rhoda and Kouros in the Mediterranean Region and those of Radha and Krisha in the Indic Traditions. (12)


BA G > The official calendar of Nepal is organized around the Country’s sacred Saturday Sabbath, which may be observed alike by Vaishnavas, Shaivites, Mahayana Buddhists and Shakti / Devi Worshipers. The day may be associated with stories of the ‘goddess’ SANI VARI in Nepal, Tamil Nadu and other Places where the Bhagavad-gita related worship of the Leontocephalic Krishna-Vishnu is present. Sri Krishna’s Sani Day is observed in some ways identical to those in Israel today ! In Nepal banks are closed and business may be avoided, as in Tamil Nadu where devotees may fast, chant extra ’rounds’ of prayer on their beads, abstain from mundane travel and work activities, attend the temple and perform special ‘Sabbath’ rituals.  Wherever the Lion headed Form of Eli-Yahu/ Hari-Vasu is worshiped it is common ot find some kind of a Saturday Sabbath observance related to Him.






BA G > ‘TIME’ in Sanskrit is KALAH, KRISHNA-VISHNU’S SELF-REVELATION IN HIS BHAGAVAD-GITA THEOPHANY. As the COSMOS, Kalah Purusha is called the VIRATA or VISHVA RUPA FORM OF VISHNU. This Form is identified with JAGANNATHA (worshiped at PURI in India) and should be compared to the Egyptian DJE DJE NOUTI Form of Heru-Asu / Eli-Yahu in Egypt and the Levant. Jagannatha, Whose Body is Black and covered with stars, is doctrinally related to the KALAH PURUSHA Universal Form of God as Vishnu’s embodiment as the Cosmic-Man Form of Time.  In the BVG, Arjuna could see everything in the duration of our universe in the Vishva Rupa Body of Sri Krishna Kalah. In the same way, through the anointed eyes of Bhakti Yoga, if one contemplates the Purusha as the Self-Sacrificed Yupa Dhvaja, then one may receive the darshan / divine vision of Jesus as Purusha the Original Purohita Priest and Spiritual Master ‘taking the sins of the cosmic manifestation’ and thus ‘balancing the karma’ of the universe, to purchase the MOKSHA / MISSA / MASS / MANUMISSION of all beings in the cosmos. Yagna Purusha or YUPA DHVAJA is the Name of Purusha as SELF-SACRIFICE, Whose eternal symbol (dhvaja = flag, banner, symbol coat-of arms) the YUPA( cross post or stake) is the instrument of His Rig Vedic Cosmic sacrifice MW 856.


BA G > A final note on the sacred sevens of Sapta Maha Bhagavan, compare the seven ‘RISHIS’ (SEERS) of the Vedas and Puranas with the ‘ROEHS’ (SEERS) of the Biblical tradition. The PUROHITA Fire Priests of Hari-Vasu were the PROPHETA Fire Priests of HELIOS, HERU-ASU (HORUS the ELDER) and ELI-YAHU. The SOMA rite / ritya of Vishnu delivered the ‘blood of Purusha’ as the AMRITA / AMBROSIA of IMMORTALITY to the faithful in His Sacred KALASHA / CALIX /CHALICE . The West’s Heliopolitan Asyla Federation Mass Rites of Manumission were the East’s Bhakti Yoga Moksha-Rityas of salvation /liberation. Initiates of Helios appended tes, tas, des or das to their initiated theophoric names as sons or servants of HELIOS, and Vaishnavas appended Dasa or Dasi to their initiated theophoric names as the servants of HARI-VASU. In the West the Eucharistic MysteryTheophagos Feasts commemorated the once-and-all-sufficient Self Sacrifice of ASAR (Wasu Theos, Osiris, Asclepius, Serapis, Yahu, Dionysos) the Cosmic Man. In the East the offerings and PRASADAM sacramental meals commemorated the same Self-Sacrifice of the Cosmic Purusha of the Rig Vedic Purusha Sukta. Prasadam as a contraction of PURUSHA -IDAM means the ‘remnants of the Sacrifice of Purusha’. In the West the the Heracles tonsure identified initiates of Helios, and in the East,the Sikha ‘flag’ on the heads of the Vaishnavas identified them.The ancient ‘V’, ‘Y’ or ‘O’ or ‘eye’ cult marks of Helios in the West are still used as TILAKA body-marking among Vaishnavas in the East.  Krishna-Vishnu’s messengers were the ANGIRAS / AGELLOS / ANGELOS /ANGELS. His Righteous Holy Ones were SADHAKAS, compare the Jewish TZADDIKs and Greek ASCETICS. A SADHU SANGA is a SYNAGEIN (synagoge) of TSADDIKS.   Krishna’s Narayana Cultus practiced ritual bathing to wash away sin, and the MIZRAYAM / NAHARIAM and NAZAREANS among the Egyptians, Jews and Mesopotamians did the same thing.  The ancient Name of the ‘Cradle of Civilization’ Land of the Rivers (Mesopotamia) was NAHARIAM, and its Deity was obviously NARAYANA (NILUS, MARIMUS etc.)The detailed correspondences on every level of doctrine, symbol, Name-Form / Nama -Rupa and practice, and during every time period between the Western and Eastern worship of the Great Lord of the number seven are astounding. The only thing more astounding is that primarily due to ethno-centric prejudice, modern humanity is in ignorance of the fact that Ancient Africans, Indo-Europeans and Semites worshiped the same Supreme Deity.


BA G > Because Gnosticism-related Western Esotericists are hostile to Catholic Apostolic Christianity and are historically allied to Sufi, Hindu and Buddhist Impersonalist or Mayavadi Traditions, the speculative syncretistic work of persons like H.P. Blavatsky has often not helped, but has hindered our present understanding of these MONOTHEISTIC connections. Both Aryanism, which denied and suppressed evidence of these connections, and covered esoteric atheism, worked against discovery of the FACT that the Biblical Deity, the Greek Deity of Rhodes, the African Deity of Heliopolis and Hari-Vishnu (Buddhist Amitabha Lokesvara) were the same God of Grace and Sattvic sacramental social order in both the East and West.


BA G > Furthermore, in her writings, HPB constantly confounds Vishnu Purusha as Brahman with the GUNA AVATARA OF THE ‘MODE’ OF PASSION, BRAHMA. Her reliance on Advaiti Shaivites, Buddhists and Sikhs for her understanding of the Vedic-Vaishnava Shastras only confused her. Without accepting proper instruction from any Vaishnava Masters, her exposition is quite flawed. However, for a non-initiate corrupted by Theravadin and Hindu Mayavadi Atheism, she still had some important realizations and made some good connections. Unfortunately her own prejudices blinded her to the most important East-West connection of all. Her work deserves to be studied by academics for many reasons, and it raises many important questions. What might she have achieved if she was not so hostile to Catholicism and Monotheism in general ?  So much eluded this brilliant and often well-motivated woman, because of her prejudices. Still H.P. Blavatsky’s literary offering was an enormous and significant accomplishment, which deserves critical scholarly study for its unique contributions.




*4. The Hierarchies of Beings


The Scriptures and religious traditions of all cultures make frequentreference to non-human entities, variously termed Angels, Devas,Gods, Spirits of one kind or another. In mythology these beingsappear as nature-spirits, fairies, sylphs, salamanders, to name but afew. Esoteric Science supports universal tradition in affirming thatthe different planes of Nature are peopled by hierarchies of beings,each with characteristic properties and modes of functioning. In theBible there are well-known instances of angelic appearances, singlyas “the angel of the Lord” or as “a multitude of the heavenly host.”The “thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers” mentionedseveral times by St Paul are terms well recognized in angelology forsome of the non-human hierarchies. Everywhere in Nature there islife, manifesting through infinite gradations of individual lives,for there is neither empty space nor inanimate matter anywhere in theuniverse.




BA G > HPB writes a lot about her thought-system’s equivalent of the planetary etc.devas. The Vedic Hymns are variously addressed to the plural “Devas” or Vishve Devah as Forms of the One Vishva Deva orVasu-Deva, the Supreme God Purusha. The Vishva Devas are now  interpreted by moderns as ‘demigods’ and associated with Western Gnosticism and astrology. However, historically the devas have NO separate existence from the DEVA DEVA Who was considered their Origin. I have studied over 3,000 ancient Deity and theophoric personal names in depth, and can report with complete confidence that the Monotheistic use of NTR, Elohim, Vasudeva, Surya (Helios)indicates the same Deity, often when used in the plural as ‘Forms’ or Persons of the Godhead, and in other contexts indicates those beings of-from-or-related-to the same Godhead. If we compare the original Heliopolitan and Theban Egyptian ASU / WASU-Theos, and the YAHU /Ousios ‘gods’ and elohima of the Greek and Hebrew Bible, it is clear that these are FORMS of HERU-ASU / ELI-YAHU (ASAR=Osiris) or HARI-VASU Who have appeared from the cosmic body of the SELF-SACRIFICED PURUSHA (VISHNU ) AS YUPA DHVAJA. These Vasudevas (compare the Hebrew By-Names of YAHU, with the Egyptian By-Names of ASU and WASU) (see charts (13) and (14) ), were not originally separate mundane and competing demigods, but were considered cosmic emanations and local NOME or temple district POLIEUS INCARNATIONS of the ONE SUPREME LORD YAHU, ASU (HELIOPOLITAN OSIRIS), THE THEBAN WASU OR VEDIC-VAISHNAVA VASU DEVA. In HPB’s system, however, the devas are reduced from Forms of the transcendent Supreme Godhead, to the mere mundane planetary regents etc. of polytheism.


BA G > God and ‘The Gods’, VASUDEVA and the Vasudevas, SURA (SURIH, HRIH, HARIH) and the Suragana, SURA and the Surajana, SURYA and the Suryana, HARI and the Haryanna, HARI and the Harijana, ARI and the Aryana (or Aryama), ELOHIMA and the Elohima or Elym, WASU-THEOS and the Wasu-Theos, BASILEOS and the Basileos, NTR and the Neteru, NATHA and the Nathas, PURUSHA and the Purushas, Polieus and the Polis Nome-gods of PER WASU etc.




*5. Elements and Elementals


These are examples of the hierarchical structure of the Cosmos. TheElements, in Esoteric Science, are seven in number, the four familiarones of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, to which it adds a semi-materialEther that is still invisible to us, and two others which are “as yetabsolutely beyond the range of human perception.” (7) Yet all ofthese, it must always be remembered, are aspects of the One UniversalElement, the source of all objective existence.


These seven elements with their numberless Sub-Elements ¼ are simplyconditional modifications and aspects of the one and only Element. (8)


Elementals is the term used to refer to beings who are beginning acourse of evolutionary growth, and who thus are in the elementalstate of growth. In general the term refers to beings who are belowthe mineral kingdom in the evolutionary scheme. Their existence isuniversally recognized in folk-lore under such names as fairies,elves, gnomes and suchlike, as mentioned earlier. But they are bestunderstood as forces in Nature rather than as beings having miniatureor ethereal human shapes.


[For more information, see Mr. Farthing’s Elements and Elementals,Part I and Elements and Elementals, Part II.]




BA G >In the Puranas and the Bhagavad-gita, the seven ‘elements’ as above are given as earth, air, fire, water, ether, mind and intelligence with 8.false-ego and then the true finite self, the Jivatma and the Infinite Lord (The Supreme Self) as Paramatma ruling over all. There are beings in every realm. Some of these can be understood in terms of the Catholic concept of presiding angels.



*6. Universal Law


It is apparent even to superficial observation that the universeoperates according to Law. All our sciences and technologies arebased on the recognition of this fact. This law is not imposed fromoutside but is the very nature of the Cosmos. Fundamentally it is thelaw of cause and effect, action and reaction, by which the Cosmos asa whole, and all its parts individually, are ordered and regulated.The Law is in itself Wisdom, Intelligence, and Power; it is theWisdom that “reacheth from one end [of the Universe] to anothermightily; and sweetly doth she order all things,” (9) operatingthrough the Hierarchies of beings by which the Cosmos is made andmaintained as one harmonious whole.


[For more information, see Mr. Farthing’s Law in Cosmos and HumanLife, Part I and Law in Cosmos and Human Life, Part II.]




BA G > This is Dharma and Karma. God’s Law (Torah) and the Biblical Greek Krima / God’s Judgment, is related to Krishna-Vishnu as VISHVAKARMAN or KARTRI or KRITA-KRITA the Creator or Creators. The root of Krita / Creator and Karman is the same. In the authentic Vedic-Vaishnava sources there is no separating the doctrine of KARMA and that of the CREATOR / KRITA. Thus in the Biblical tradition, KRIMA /KARMA is always associated with the JUDGMENT of the PERSONAL GOD, the Creator of the Universe’s Cosmic Order or Natural Law and ITS consequences. VIshnu’s Vedic Name VISVA-KARMAN is given on MW Page 994 as the Rig Vedic ALL-DOER, all-Creator, all-Maker and He is identified with Prajapati, Brahma, the All-seeing God, and Architect of the Universe. See also MW Pages 253, 254 KARA doer, creator, Latin CERUS root KRI and Page 301 passim for KRI, KRITA making,doing. Krishna-Vishnu as KRITA the Creator is Karana-Malin Who is garlanded with creating RAY-HANDS or KARA. Thus His Icon is the same in India, Buddhist Lands and in Egypt and the Levant, where His circle CHAKRA glyph is surrounded by His HARINI / CORONA or KARANA-MALIN ‘garland of ray-hands’. Compare the famous symbol of HERU-ATEN [HARI-ATMAN] in the late 18th Dynasty Egypt of AKHEN-ATEN. In all the related ancient systems of Dharma and Karma, the universal ‘law’ of action and reaction or consequence was understood ONLY in relation to God the Creator, Law Maker and Judge. Thus in Egypt Heru-Asar as the Dog-Headed Anubis (YAMA AS DHARMA AT THE END OF THE MAHABHARATA [M]) accompanies and judges the dead, and then as KHNUM (VishvaKARMAN) He fashions new bodies for them out of clay (the elements of Earth, see Adam in Genesis) on His cosmic Potter’s Wheel, which is a KalaChakra or time wheel of periodic creation.


BA G > In the BVG 10.29, Sri Krishna says “…among the dispensers of law, I am Yama, lord of death.” Krishna-Vishnu as Judge of the dead is Dharma / Yama. In M Buddhism Yama may be found represented as Yamantaka vestured in red and riding on a black buffalo. In the Veda (RV X.14,1) Yama is the son of Vivasvat and in Iranian Tradition He is again found in the story of Yima son of Vivahant. In theseTraditions Yama’s realm is not just a place or state of punishment, but He also presides over the heaven of heroes, kings and the righteous dead. In West Semitic and related Biblical Tradition He appears as Yam the son of EL who judges the dead before allowing any to cross the river to the Nether World (see Egyptian NETER, Nouti and Sanskrit Natha). He appears again in his blood-red robe in the Bible New Testament Apocalypse ( Protestant Book of Revelations) as Jesus the Universal Judge (Pantocrator). As the Son of the ‘Sun’ Yama is confounded with the late astrological malevolent Planetary Regent Saturn. Due to the confusion caused by astrology, Pluto, Saturn,Yama, Kala, Siva, Serapis and Asclepius were confounded in various ways in the Mediterranean and the East, and later evil associations were even introduced by the Gnostics who mistook Yama, Siva-Kalah, Nara Hari or Zervan for the ‘Devil’, Set or Ahriman. Dharma was always associated in the ancient Eastern system with YAMA. He was ‘incarnate in’ / empowered righteous kings (rajarshis). He was the Father of the Eldest Pandava Hero Yudhisthira (taking the form of a dog at the end of the M. Epic, compare Anubis) and his symbol is also the ‘Bull of Dharma’. As righteousness Yama / Dharma was associated with the right hand and as Death His direction was the South or the West. The west was the land of ASAR as the First to die (Yama) and the Lord of both the ‘living and the dead’. In Hebrew Yam or Yamin may mean West or Right Hand, and Yom may mean Time. Of course as Death He was also associated with Kala or Time, as in the BVG when Sri Krishna appears as the Time of Death to the soldiers in the Great War. Sri Krishna announces that He is both Kalah (Time) and Yama in the same Theophany, who has come to uphold His Universa lDharma.











*THE SEPTENARY IN THE EXOTERIC WORKS.We may now examine other ancient Scriptures and see whether they contain the septenary classification, and, if so, to what degree.


As much, if not much more, even than in the Jewish Bible, scatteredabout in the thousands of Sanskrit texts, some still unopened, othersyet unknown, as well as in all the Puranas, the numbers seven andforty-nine (7 x 7) play a most prominent part. They are found fromthe Seven creations in Chapter I., down to the seven rays of the Sunat the final Pralaya, which expand into Seven Suns and absorb thematerial of the whole Universe. Thus the Matsya Purana has: “For thesake of promulgating the Vedas, Vishnu, in the beginning of a Kalpa,related to Manu the story of Narasimha and the events of sevenKalpas.” Then again the same Purana shows that “in all theManvantaras, classes of Rishis* appear by seven and seven, and havingestablished a code of law and morality depart to felicity” — theRishis representing many other things besides living Sages.


In Hymn xix., 53, of Atharva Veda (Dr. Muir’s translation) onereads: —


[[Footnote(s)]] ————————————————-*” These are the seven persons by whom in the several Manvantaras” –says Parasara — “created beings have been protected. Because thewhole world has been pervaded by the energy of the deity, he isentitled Vishnu, from the root Vis ‘to enter’ or ‘pervade,’ for allthe gods, the Manus, the Seven Rishis, the Sons of the Manu, theIndras, all are but the impersonated potencies (Vibhutayah) ofVishnu” (Vish. Purana). Vishnu is the Universe; and the Universeitself is divided in the Rig Veda into seven regions — which oughtto be sufficient authority, for the Brahmins, at all events.





[[Vol. 2, Page]] 612 THE SECRET DOCTRINE.” 1. Time carries (us) forward, a steed, with seven rays, a thousandeyes, undecaying, full of fecundity. On him intelligent sages mount;his wheels are all the worlds.”


“2. Thus Time moves on seven wheels; he has seven naves; immortalityis his axle. He is at present all these worlds. Time hastens onwardthe first God.”


“3. A full jar is contained in Time. We behold him existing in manyforms. He is all these worlds in the future. They call him ‘Time inthe highest Heaven’ ” . . . .


Now add to this the following verse from the Esoteric volumes: —


“Space and Time are one. Space and Time are nameless, for they arethe incognizable THAT, which can be sensed only through its sevenrays — which are the Seven Creations, the Seven Worlds, the SevenLaws,” etc., etc., etc. . . .


Remembering that the Puranas insist on the identity of Vishnu withTime and Space*; and that even the Rabbinical symbol for God isMAQOM, “Space,” it becomes clear why, for purposes of a manifestingDeity — Space, Matter, and Spirit — the one central point becamethe Triangle and Quaternary (the perfect Cube), hence Seven. Even thePravaha wind (the mystic and occult Force that gives the impulse to,and regulates the course of the stars and planets) is septenary. TheKurma and Linga Puranas enumerate seven principal winds of that name,which winds are the principles of Cosmic Space. They are intimatelyconnected with Dhruva** (now Alpha), the Pole-Star, which isconnected in its turn with the production of various phenomenathrough cosmic forces.


Thus, from the Seven Creations, seven Rishis, Zones, Continents,Principles, etc., etc. in the Aryan Scriptures, the number has passedthrough Indian, Egyptian, Chaldaic, Greek, Jewish, Roman, and finallyChristian mystic thought, until it landed in and remained impressedindelibly on every exoteric theology. The seven old books stolen outof Noah’s ark by Ham, and given to Cush, his son, and the sevenBrazen columns of Ham and Cheiron, are a reflection and a remem-


[[Footnote(s)]] ————————————————-* Vishnu is all — the worlds, the stars, the seas, etc.,etc. “Vishnu is all that is, all that is not . . . . but is notVastubhuta,” “a substance” (Vishnu Purana, Book II. ch. xii). “Thatwhich people call the highest God is not a substance but the cause ofit; not one that is here, there, or elsewhere, not what we see, butthat in which all is — SPACE.”




[[Vol. 2, Page]] 624 THE SECRET DOCTRINE.weeks” — which is based on the archaic Indian system, which maystill be found in the old Jyotisha.* And there are in it cyclesof “the week of days,” of the “week of months,” of years, ofcenturies, and even of millenniums, decamillenniums, and more,or “the week of years of years.”** But all this can be found in thearchaic doctrine. And if this common source of the chronology inevery Scripture, however veiled, is denied in the case of the Bible,then the six days, and a Sabbath, the seventh, can hardly disconnectGenesis from the Puranic Cosmogonies. For the first “Week ofCreation” shows the septiformity of its chronology and thus connectsit with Brahma’s “Seven Creations.” The able volume from the pen ofMr. Grattan Guinness, in which he has collected on some 760 pagesevery proof of that septiform calculation, is good evidence. For ifthe Bible chronology is, as he says, “regulated by the law of weeks,”and if it is septenary, whatever the measures of the creation weekand the length of its days; and if, finally, “the Bible systemincludes weeks on a great variety of scales,” then this system isshown to be identical with all the pagan systems. Moreover, theattempt to show that 4,320 years (in lunar months) elapsedbetween “Creation” and the Nativity, is a clear and unmistakableconnection with the 4,320,000 of the Hindu Yugas. Otherwise, why makesuch efforts to prove that these figures, which are pre-eminentlyChaldean and Indo-Aryan, play such a part in the New Testament? Weshall prove it now still more forcibly.


Let the impartial critic compare the two accounts — the VishnuPurana and the Bible — and he will find that the “seven creations”of Brahma are at the foundation of the “week” of creation in Genesisi. The two allegories are different, but the systems are all built onthe same foundation-stone. The Bible can be understood only by thelight of the Kabala. Take the Zohar, the “Book of Concealed Mystery,”however now disfigured, and compare. The seven Rishis and thefourteen Manus of the seven Manvantaras — issue from Brahma’s head;they are his “mind-born sons,” and it is with them that begins thedivision of mankind and its races from the Heavenly man, “the Logos”(the manifested), who is Brahma Prajapati. Says (V. 70 in) the “HaIdra Rabba Qadisha” (the Greater Holy Assembly) of the skull (head)


[[Footnote(s)]] ————————————————-* See for the length of such cycles or Yugas in Vriddha Garga andother ancient astronomical Sections (Jyotisha). They vary from thecycle of five years — which Colebrooke calls “the cycle of theVedas,” specified in the institutes of Parasara, “and the basis ofcalculation for larger cycles” (Miscell. Essays, Vol. I., pp. 106 and108) — up to the Mahayuga or the famous cycle of 4,320,000 years.


** The Hebrew word for “week” is Seven; and any length of timedivided by Seven would have been a “week” in their day, even49,000,000 years, as it is seven times seven millions. But theircalculation is throughout septiform.
























About Collected Works of Sri Bhakti Ananda Goswami

This site is a repository of the written work of Bhakti Ananda Goswami managed by one of his students, Vrndavan Brannon Parker. Bhakti Ananda Goswami is a practicing Catholic Hermit under private vows, and a Vedic Monk in the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya-Vaishnava Lineage Tridanda Sannyasi and Siksha (Instructing) Master. His research provides the evidence proving that at the ultimate source there is only One Religion and Divinity yet there are multiple expressions of that religion and Divinity. Read the various collected articles on this site revealing that ancient Humanity was highly evolved and motivated by transcendent and life affirming impulses leading to High Civilization. (Please Note that this site is not maintained and updated by Bhakti Ananda Goswami himself but is managed by one of his students. Though he does scan the site he is not always able to respond to messages or comments.)

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