Sinnett Some recent references in the Path to portions of the original esoteric teachings embodied by me in Esoteric Buddhism seem to call for remarks on my part in reply. The line of criticism in question has culminated in an article which appears in the Path for July, entitled "Mars and Mercury". The point at issue is this: — In the original teaching which I received from the Masters I was definitely informed that the planets Mars and Mercury formed part of the septenary chain to which our own world belongs. The question is one which, on its own merits, will only be of interest within the area of serious Theosophic study; but the controversy that has now arisen really involves some of the deepest questions affecting the future well-being of the Theosophical Society and the progress of the movement. It is for this reason that I now feel bound to take it up. For a long time after the publication of Esoteric Buddhism the statement concerning Mars and Mercury remained unchallenged.

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About this title First published in Esoteric Buddhism is a practical clue to the meaning of almost all ancient religious symbolism. Sinnett says that the esoteric doctrine gives an absolute truth.

He further states that the European mindset has so long been accustomed to questioning that is it impossible to deal with absolute truths. In proportion as Buddhism retreats into the inner penetralia of its faith, these are found to merge into the inner penetralia of other faiths. The cosmic conceptions, and the knowledge of Nature on which Buddhism not merely rests, but which constitute esoteric Buddhism, equally constitute esoteric Brahmanism.

Sinnett married his wife Patience in , probably in the London area. He is listed in the England Census at age 31, as a Journalist, born in Middlesex. His wife Patience is 27, and her mother Clarissa Edenson a "Landowner", is living with them. By , Sinnett had moved to India where he was " The Mahatma letters, which generated the controversy that later helped lead to the split of the Theosophical Society, were mostly written to Sinnett or his wife, Patience.

The letters started at this time when Sinnett asked Blavatsky whether if he wrote a letter to her Mahatmas, she could arrange to have it delivered. By , Sinnett was back in England, where that year Constance Wachtmeister states that she met Blavatsky at the home of the Sinnetts in London. Leadbeater agreed and brought with him one of his pupils Curuppumullage Jinarajadasa.

Sinnett was later President of the London Lodge of the Society. By , Sinnett is listed as an author. His son Percy is also listed as an author and born in India.



Shakatilar Esoteric Buddhism — Universal Theosophy He asked her if it would be possible for him to get in touch with them and receive instructions from them. Sinnetttwo volumes edited by A. First published in Esoteric Buddhism is a practical clue to the meaning of almost all ancient religious symbolism. Skip to main content.


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Of the seven components that make up our personality, the three lower at the time of physical death, moving away from us. Only after a long stay in this state, the soul reincarnates. The two spirits become blended in one, and the preponderance of one over the other during such phenomena determines the preponderance of personality in the characteristic exhibited. Thus it may incidentally be observed, what is called rapport , is, in plain fact, an identity of molecular vibration between the astral part of the incarnate medium and the astral part of the disincarnate personality. It is here that the fourth principle the animal soul is separated from the others. Each race takes circa one million years.


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