THEOSOPHY, Vol. 85, No. 1, November, 1996
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[Article number (7) in this Department]This exhaustless doctrine of Yoga I formerly taught unto Vivaswat; Vivaswat communicated it to Manu and Manu made it known unto Ikshwaku; and being thus transmitted from one unto another was studied by the Rajarshees, until at length in the course of time the mighty art was lost.
THE BRIDGE FROM EAST TO WEST
PRIOR TO 1875, preparation in nature had already begun, far west in America, for the appearance of the next New Race. The growing nation was now ready to receive, assimilate and apply practically whatever Eastern philosophy and metaphysical concepts provided so as to change the entire Social and Economic Order.
Eastern philosophy emphasizes the spiritual aspect of nature and of human existence, but application of these principles were rapidly degenerating; regeneration was destined to occur. The Masters chose America as the focus in which to restore new life and light to Age Old Truths and to permeate the Western World with a practical Ideal of Human Brotherhood.
Minds in the new Civilization were ripe and ready -- ready to receive a mass of revolving spiritual energy, composed of Human Egos from all the Ancient past. The underlying Movement itself compels many alterations to fit the changing times, changes that are necessary for better cooperation among men, nations and Humanity as a whole.
When speaking of the transmission of Wisdom from the East, India immediately comes to mind. But, India is only one part of the repository of Wisdom. China, Japan, Persia, Tibet and other Eastern countries are also included; and this transference of energy was taking place in parts of both Europe and the United States.
William Q. Judge was essential to linking Eastern Philosophy with "American Thought," serving as a bridge for "Western occultism," the developing of a bridge by which the "Echoes of the Orient" may travel, giving the impetus needed to affect a change in the Manas and Buddhi of the Race.
H.P.B. laid down the broad lines of the Philosophy; Mr. Judge shows us how to practically apply the principles to detailed circumstances in ordinary life. He uses ordinary language to convey profound ideas. The Theosophical Doctrines of Karma and Reincarnation, the inherent Unity of all life, Man's dual nature along with his seven-fold constitution are simply conveyed so that the understanding of a child is not overwhelmed. Through the uses of analogies and correspondences we can learn how to bridge the gaps of duality within ourselves. Mr. Judge's words find their way into the heart that is open and the mind that is free.
By his daily exemplification of the Theosophic Life, William Q. Judge validates the capacity of individuals to discern, to think, to individually choose and assume responsibility for themselves. He remains as an open channel of communication to students, to the Movement and to H. P. Blavatsky. May we keep:
"The Link Unbroken."
[Article number (8) in this Department]
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