Esoteric teachers — The constitution of man — The planetary chain — The world periods — Devachan — Kama Loca — The human tide-wave. Mr Sinnett’s book misnamed ‘Esoteric Buddhism,” while there is not a single village indifference whether the esoteric Hindoo or Buddhist religion is nearest to. First published in Esoteric Buddhism is a practical clue to the meaning of almost all ancient religious symbolism. Sinnett says that the esoteric doctrine.

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They were greatly encouraged by this letter, and a brisk correspondence ensued, culminating in December that year in a visit by the Founders to Mr and Mrs Sinnett at their house in Allahabad. Each ‘race’ includes seven ‘sub-races’, each of which is divided into seven ‘branches’. Sinnett stated that the Buddha is simply seoteric of a row “of adepts who have appeared over the course of the centuries.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Leadbeater writes about the effect these two books had: It is interesting to note that each one of the two Englishmen, who had the privilege of instruction from the Masters in the early days, A.

Sinnett argues that esoteric teaching “be most conveniently sinntt in its Buddhist aspect. Sinnett wrote that the Buddha came as Shankara “to fill up some gaps and repair certain errors in his own previous teaching. Washington wrote that Blavatsky with Sinnett and his wife Patience has been in sincere friendship.

The author argues that “a complete, or perfect man” is made up of seven elements:. Nor was his progress to adeptship traced by the literal occurrence of the supernatural struggles depicted in symbolic legend.


The original Buddhism was the very contrary of esoteric. In the fifth chapter of his book, Sinnett explains the fate of man after death. Randy Baker rated it liked it Aug 07, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian.

Olcott, bore the brunt of the opposition which was inevitable when Theosophy was first expounded in the nineteenth century. In the tenth chapter Sinnett expresses as well as the Mahatmas his very negative attitude to religiosity of any kind.

I especially found the chapters on the planetary chain of worlds fascinating, and how human evolution is tied to this chain. About Alfred Percy Huddhism.

Jane’s sister Sarah age 48 is also a teacher. Lavoie noted that in Sinnett’s book there are the two major questions — “the structure of the universe and spiritual evolution. In he returned to the East, but this time to hold a position of great influence as editor of The Pioneera leading English newspaper published from Allahabad, India.

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.


Trivia About Esoteric Buddhism. Paulo Baptista rated it it was amazing Mar 18, Esoteric Buddhism is a sinnetr originally published in in London; it was compiled by a member of the Theosophical SocietyA.

That influence aimed at a twofold result: Return to Book Page. Olcott at Bombay, India, Mr Sinnett wrote to the President-Founder expressing his desire to become acquainted with them, and his willingness to publish any information which they liked to give him about their mission in India.


Esoteric Buddhism by Alfred Percy Sinnett

In preface to the original edition author says that exoteric Buddhism “has remained in closer union with the esoteric doctrine” than any other world religion. On 25 Februarynine days after the landing of Mme Blavatsky and Col. The following year,the Founders visited the Sinnetts at their summer home in Simla, the summer capital of India. We are presently in the fifth ‘race’ of our ‘world period’, and in the fourth ’round’ of the ‘chain’ of which the earth forms part and in which it occupies the fourth rank.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Evelyn Esquivel rated it it was ok Feb 10, To the end of his days, sinnegt phenomena and psychism of every kind had for Mr Sinnett a great attraction. Sinnetttwo volumes edited by A. Some Theosophists did not share the views presented by Sinnett in his new work; for example, according to Kingsfordsinnstt book was very distant from the esoteric, and the main mistake of the author was that he thought about the symbols as reality.

Elisa Pesta rated it really liked it Jul 02, Anyone with any kind of psychic gift was sure of a cordial welcome from him.