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Compassion - The Spirit of Truth

By Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

It is the Heart and Pulse of the Universe

The innermost recesses of the mind. The secrets of the heart. — St Ambrose 1 Filling the soul with profound love. — Chaldean Oracle 2

The Voice comes from the SELF WITHIN SELF, 3 our true tabernacle. Like Elijah, he 4 sought for the Lord in the strong wind — but the Lord was not in the wind; nor was he in the earthquake, nor yet in the fire. But he found Him in the “still small voice” — the voice of his own CONSCIENCE, the true tabernacle of man. The author without belonging to our Society is yet a true-born Theosophist — a God-seeker.5

It is the Alpha & Omega, guiding our homecoming. . . . Kuan-shih-yin has passed through several transformations, but it is an error to say of him that he is a modern invention of the Northern Buddhists, for under another appellation he has been known from the earliest times. The Secret Doctrine teaches that “He who is the first to appear at Renovation will be the last to come before Re-absorption [pralaya].” Thus the Logoi of all nations, from the Vedic Vishvakarman of the Mysteries down to the Saviour of the present civilised nations, are the “Word” who was “in the beginning” (or the reawakening of the energising powers of Nature) with the One ABSOLUTE. Born of Fire and Water, before these became distinct elements, IT was the “Maker” (fashioner or modeller) of all things; “without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men,” [John i, 3-4] who finally may be called, as he ever has been, the Alpha and the Omega of manifested Nature. “The great Dragon of Wisdom is born of Fire and Water, and into Fire and Water will all be re-absorbed with him.” And this Bodhi- sattva is said “to assume any form he pleases” from the beginning of a Manvantara to its end . . . He will appear as Maitreya-Buddha, the last of the Avataras and Buddhas, in the seventh Race. This belief and expectation are universal throughout the East. Only it is not in the Kali-yuga, our present terrifically materialistic age of Darkness, the “Black Age,” that a new Saviour of Humanity can ever appear.1

It is the Universal Self, the Sun of Truth, that speaks. The ever-unknowable and incognizable Karana alone, the Causeless Cause of all causes, should have its shrine and altar on the holy and ever untrodden ground of our heart — invisible, intangible, unmentioned, save through the “still small voice” of our spiritual consciousness.2 Those who worship before it, ought to do so in the silence and the sanctified solitude of their Souls; making their spirit the sole mediator between them and the Universal Spirit, their good actions the only priests, and their sinful intentions the only visible and objective sacrificial victims to the Presence. 3

It is Divine Mercy, enthroned in the heart of Kings. The quality of mercy is not strained, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes: ’Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown; His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings; But mercy is above this sceptred sway; It is enthroned in the hearts of kings, It is an attribute to God himself, And earthly power doth then show likest God’s When mercy seasons justice.4

It can neither be heard nor seen externally. Its pleasure is to be heard and seen by mind when restored to its pristine purity. Seek one that may lead you by the hand, and conduct you to the door of Truth and Knowledge, where the clear Light is that is pure from Darkness, where there is not one drunken, but all are sober, and in their heart look up to him, whose pleasure it is to be seen.

For he cannot be heard with ears, not seen with eyes, nor expressed in words; but only in mind and heart.1

Verily, it is the Pioneer of Logos who speaks, “The first after the ‘One’ is divine Fire; the second, Fire and Æther; the third is composed of Fire, Æther and Water; the fourth of Fire, Æther, Water, and Air.” The One is not concerned with Man-bearing globes, but with the inner invisible Spheres. “The ‘First-Born’ are the LIFE, the heart and pulse of the Universe; the Second are its MIND or Consciousness.” 2

This is the Voice, pioneer of the “Word” or the first manifestation; and from that Voice emanates the Word or Logos, that is to say, the definite and objective expression of that which has hitherto remained in the depths of the Concealed Thought. That which mirrors itself in Space is the Third Logos.3

The Voice of the Central Sun. It is the Central Sun of Unbounded Splendour, powerful enough to consume several Solar Systems in an instant. The Sun’s light is Daiviprakriti. The Central Sun is the Still Small Voice. The Voice has within itself the whole plan of Life-Evolution.4

It comes to you all of a sudden when you least expect it. . . . and gives you important directions. It is when a man is getting near Adeptship that it comes. It tells you the inmost nature of your own Logos, points out from what Ray you have sprung and tells you what Ray you are going to proceed to.5




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