By H. P. Blavatsky
This variation of H.P.B.’s “Voice of the Silence” is a duplicate of the 1889 version released through William Q. pass judgement on, to which verse numbers were additional. Romanized Sanskrit phrases were up-to-date to fashionable IAST criteria, apart from 3 deviations intended to help in right pronunciation. The Voice of the Silence represents a suite of fragments from an old and unknown textual content known as "The publication of the Golden Precepts". It outlines the 2 paths of religious enlightenment: the 1st, the trail of religious selfishness, the place the objective is one's personal get away from soreness; and the second one, the trail of non secular altruism, the place the objective is to offer oneself entirely to uplifting all of humanity. This moment course is termed the trail of the Bodhisattva and is modeled at the Buddha's teachings. it truly is to motivate the few actual mystics during this global to undertake this course of unselfish and unceasing carrier to humanity that the Voice of the Silence used to be written. these drawn to one of these direction will locate all they should commence their trip during this little e-book. "Undoubtedly Madame Blavatsky had not directly been initiated into the deeper part of Mahayana instructing after which gave out what she deemed clever to the Western world..." (Eastern Buddhist, outdated sequence, 5:377) "Here is the true Mahayana Buddhism." (The center approach, August 1965, p. 90.) — D.T. Suzuki, Zen Buddhist "I think that this publication has strongly encouraged many honest seekers and aspirants to the knowledge and compassion of the Bodhisattva Path." — H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama
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Woe to the deer that is o'ertaken by the barking fiends before he reach the Vale of Refuge -- Dnyan Marga, "path of pure knowledge" named. Ere thou canst settle in Dnyan Marga (18) and call it thine, thy Soul has to become as the ripe mango fruit: as soft and sweet as its bright golden pulp for others' woes, as hard as that fruit's stone for thine own throes and sorrows, O Conqueror of Weal and Woe. " (19). For, as the diamond buried deep within the throbbing heart of earth can never mirror back the earthly lights; so are thy mind and Soul; plunged in Dnyan Marga, these must mirror nought of Maya's realm illusive.
Behold, the very battlefield is now engulphed in the great war, and is no more. But once that thou hast passed the gate of Kshanti, step the third is taken. Thy body is thy slave. Now, for the fourth prepare, the Portal of temptations which do ensnare the inner man. Ere thou canst near that goal, before thine hand is lifted to upraise the fourth gate's latch, thou must have mustered all the mental changes in thy Self and slain the army of the thought sensations that, subtle and insidious, creep unasked within the Soul's bright shrine.
Have mastery o'er thy Soul, O seeker after truths undying, if thou would'st reach the goal. Thy Soul-gaze centre on the One Pure Light, the Light that is free from affection, and use thy golden Key. . The dreary task is done, thy labour well-nigh o'er. The wide abyss that gaped to swallow thee is almost spanned. ............ Thou hast now crossed the moat that circles round the gate of human passions. Thou hast now conquered Mara and his furious host. Thou hast removed pollution from thine heart and bled it from impure desire.