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Are the antakarana, silver cord, and Atmic thread one in the same thing?

If so, what is their relationship to the Glorian?

Also, since the Glorian is not comprised of either spirit or matter, does this mean it is a direct emanation, or ray, of the Ain?
3 years ago
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Antakarana

(Sanskrit अन्तःकरण, literally "inner organ, instrument, conscience, mind, heart, soul, seat of thought and feeling";) In Hinduism, our psychological-spiritual structure, comprised of manas, buddhi, chitta, and ahamkara.

"Antahkarana is a term used by the Vedantins to include mind, Buddhi, Chitta and Ahankara. When used in a broad sense, it means the internal instrument. 'Antah' means internal; 'Karana' means instrument. It is the inner instrument (as distinguished from the term Bahya Karana, outer instrument or the senses or Indriyas) through which you sense, perceive, think and reason out." - Swami Sivananda

Antahkarana is the name of the "silver cord" that joins the physical body with the internal bodies.

"...or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it." —Ecclesiastes 12

"When the bridge called "Antahkarana," which communicates the divine triad with its "inferior essence," is broken, the inferior essence (trapped into the ego) is left separated and is sunk into the abyss of destructive forces, where it (its ego) disintegrates little by little." - Samael Aun Weor, The Zodiacal Course

Glorian and Atmic Thread

The deepest, most sublime heights of our inner Being.

"Our [inner] Father is, first of all, a flame of burning fire, and all flames are susceptible to the fiery expansion and development, unfoldment, evolution, and independence of each of its sparks. Perform an experiment with any flame and you will see that the flame can spread everywhere, and that each of its sparks can become an independent flame. Now, take this example to the aurora of the Mahamanvantara, and you will comprehend how your celestial Fathers engendered you. Now, if you consider that each spark is associated with its own ray of light, you will then comprehend the relationship of the sparks to the light, and the relationship of our divine spark with the ray of Absolute Light to which we belong. That ray of Absolute Light is our Glorian. Our “Glorian” is a breath, profoundly unknowable unto itself; our “Glorian” is a breath of the Absolute." - Samael Aun Weor, The Zodiacal Course (1951)

"In reality, the Glorian is nothing but the Ray from which the Innermost (Spirit) emanated. Thus, the Glorian is substance, yet it is not Spirit, neither matter. The Glorian is the Great Breath that is profoundly unknowable to itself. It is a breath from the Absolute, one of the many breaths from the Great breath. The Glorian is the “Atmic Thread” of the Hindus. It is the Absolute within us, our own individual ray, the whole of our Real Being made in glory. The soul aspires for the union with his Innermost, and the Innermost aspires for the union with his Glorian." - Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of Beelzebub

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

3 years ago
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#18239
Accepted Answer
Antakarana

(Sanskrit अन्तःकरण, literally "inner organ, instrument, conscience, mind, heart, soul, seat of thought and feeling";) In Hinduism, our psychological-spiritual structure, comprised of manas, buddhi, chitta, and ahamkara.

"Antahkarana is a term used by the Vedantins to include mind, Buddhi, Chitta and Ahankara. When used in a broad sense, it means the internal instrument. 'Antah' means internal; 'Karana' means instrument. It is the inner instrument (as distinguished from the term Bahya Karana, outer instrument or the senses or Indriyas) through which you sense, perceive, think and reason out." - Swami Sivananda

Antahkarana is the name of the "silver cord" that joins the physical body with the internal bodies.

"...or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it." —Ecclesiastes 12

"When the bridge called "Antahkarana," which communicates the divine triad with its "inferior essence," is broken, the inferior essence (trapped into the ego) is left separated and is sunk into the abyss of destructive forces, where it (its ego) disintegrates little by little." - Samael Aun Weor, The Zodiacal Course

Glorian and Atmic Thread

The deepest, most sublime heights of our inner Being.

"Our [inner] Father is, first of all, a flame of burning fire, and all flames are susceptible to the fiery expansion and development, unfoldment, evolution, and independence of each of its sparks. Perform an experiment with any flame and you will see that the flame can spread everywhere, and that each of its sparks can become an independent flame. Now, take this example to the aurora of the Mahamanvantara, and you will comprehend how your celestial Fathers engendered you. Now, if you consider that each spark is associated with its own ray of light, you will then comprehend the relationship of the sparks to the light, and the relationship of our divine spark with the ray of Absolute Light to which we belong. That ray of Absolute Light is our Glorian. Our “Glorian” is a breath, profoundly unknowable unto itself; our “Glorian” is a breath of the Absolute." - Samael Aun Weor, The Zodiacal Course (1951)

"In reality, the Glorian is nothing but the Ray from which the Innermost (Spirit) emanated. Thus, the Glorian is substance, yet it is not Spirit, neither matter. The Glorian is the Great Breath that is profoundly unknowable to itself. It is a breath from the Absolute, one of the many breaths from the Great breath. The Glorian is the “Atmic Thread” of the Hindus. It is the Absolute within us, our own individual ray, the whole of our Real Being made in glory. The soul aspires for the union with his Innermost, and the Innermost aspires for the union with his Glorian." - Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of Beelzebub

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

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