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Madame Blavatsky explains very well what a Bodhisattva [human soul] is, but her followers do not understand her.

In this present epoch, the majority of the Bodhisattvas are fallen; they wander from life to life. We need to be humble in order to acquire wisdom, and after acquiring it, we need to be even more humble.


Where can we find Blavatsky's explanation of what the Bodhisattva is?

Are there signs for one to know whether they are a genuine fallen Bodhisattva, such as a strong impressionable dream at the time of their fall, etc?

How common are fallen Bodhisattva's in this humanity when looking at the 7 billion population and what sort of damage do they cause because of their blunder?

What would be the best way for a fallen Bodhisattva to begin the great work again and what sort of advice would you give to them when faced with strong sexual temptations?
7 years ago
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#8999
Accepted Answer

  • Where can we find Blavatsky's explanation of what the Bodhisattva is?


Here is one place where she discusses it. I'm sure there are many others:

This Third Race is sometimes called collectively “the Sons of Passive Yoga,” i.e., it was produced unconsciously by the second Race, which, as it was intellectually inactive, is supposed to have been constantly plunged in a kind of blank or abstract contemplation, as required by the conditions of the Yoga state. In the first or earlier portion of the existence of this third race, while it was yet in its state of purity, the “Sons of Wisdom,” who, as will be seen, incarnated in this Third Race, produced by Kriyasakti a progeny called the “Sons of Ad” or “of the Fire-Mist,” the “Sons of Will and Yoga,” etc. They were a conscious production, as a portion of the race was already animated with the divine spark of spiritual, superior intelligence. It was not a Race, this progeny. It was at first a wondrous Being, called the “Initiator,” and after him a group of semi-divine and semi-human beings. “Set apart” in Archaic genesis for certain purposes, they are those in whom are said to have incarnated the highest Dhyanis, “Munis and Rishis from previous Manvantaras” — to form the nursery for future human adepts, on this earth and during the present cycle. These “Sons of Will and Yoga” born, so to speak, in an immaculate way, remained, it is explained, entirely apart from the rest of mankind.

The “Being” just referred to, which has to remain nameless, is the Tree from which, in subsequent ages, all the great historically known Sages and Hierophants, such as the Rishi Kapila, Hermes, Enoch, Orpheus, etc., etc., have branched off. As objective man, he is the mysterious (to the profane — the ever invisible) yet ever present Personage about whom legends are rife in the East, especially among the Occultists and the students of the Sacred Science. It is he who changes form, yet remains ever the same. And it is he again who holds spiritual sway over the initiated Adepts throughout the whole world. He is, as said, the “Nameless One” who has so many names, and yet whose names and whose very nature are unknown. He is the “Initiator,” called the “great sacrifice.” For, sitting at the threshold of light, he looks into it from within the circle of Darkness, which he will not cross; nor will he quit his post till the last day of this life-cycle. Why does the solitary Watcher remain at his self-chosen post? Why does he sit by the fountain of primeval Wisdom, of which he drinks no longer, as he has naught to learn which he does not know — aye, neither on this Earth, nor in its heaven? Because the lonely, sore-footed pilgrims on their way back to their home are never sure to the last moment of not losing their way in this limitless desert of illusion and matter called Earth-Life. Because he would fain show the way to that region of freedom and light, from which he is a voluntary exile himself, to every prisoner who has succeeded in liberating himself from the bonds of flesh and illusion. Because, in short, he has sacrificed himself for the sake of mankind, though but a few Elect may profit by the great sacrifice.

It is under the direct, silent guidance of this Maha — (great) — Guru that all the other less divine Teachers and instructors of mankind became, from the first awakening of human consciousness, the guides of early Humanity. It is through these “Sons of God” that infant humanity got its first notions of all the arts and sciences, as well as of spiritual knowledge; and it is they who have laid the first foundation-stone of those ancient civilizations that puzzle so sorely our modern generation of students and scholars.
- Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, Vol. I



  • Are there signs for one to know whether they are a genuine fallen Bodhisattva, such as a strong impressionable dream at the time of their fall, etc?


I do not know the answer to this question. You would need to find a fallen Bodhisattva and ask them.


  • How common are fallen Bodhisattva's in this humanity when looking at the 7 billion population and what sort of damage do they cause because of their blunder?


I do not know how common they are. In terms of damage, we all cause harm to humanity because of our forgetfulness of God. This harm comes in the form of words, actions, and thoughts. Bodhisattvas have the potential cause more harm in this fashion because they can direct more energy.


  • What would be the best way for a fallen Bodhisattva to begin the great work again and what sort of advice would you give to them when faced with strong sexual temptations?


The advice we would give here is no different than the advice we would give to any person. Meditate. Pray. Direct energy towards the positive development of your centers. Awaken your consciousness. Study the teachings. Cleanse your environment. Submit yourself to the will of your Inner God.
7 years ago
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#8999
Accepted Answer

  • Where can we find Blavatsky's explanation of what the Bodhisattva is?


Here is one place where she discusses it. I'm sure there are many others:

This Third Race is sometimes called collectively “the Sons of Passive Yoga,” i.e., it was produced unconsciously by the second Race, which, as it was intellectually inactive, is supposed to have been constantly plunged in a kind of blank or abstract contemplation, as required by the conditions of the Yoga state. In the first or earlier portion of the existence of this third race, while it was yet in its state of purity, the “Sons of Wisdom,” who, as will be seen, incarnated in this Third Race, produced by Kriyasakti a progeny called the “Sons of Ad” or “of the Fire-Mist,” the “Sons of Will and Yoga,” etc. They were a conscious production, as a portion of the race was already animated with the divine spark of spiritual, superior intelligence. It was not a Race, this progeny. It was at first a wondrous Being, called the “Initiator,” and after him a group of semi-divine and semi-human beings. “Set apart” in Archaic genesis for certain purposes, they are those in whom are said to have incarnated the highest Dhyanis, “Munis and Rishis from previous Manvantaras” — to form the nursery for future human adepts, on this earth and during the present cycle. These “Sons of Will and Yoga” born, so to speak, in an immaculate way, remained, it is explained, entirely apart from the rest of mankind.

The “Being” just referred to, which has to remain nameless, is the Tree from which, in subsequent ages, all the great historically known Sages and Hierophants, such as the Rishi Kapila, Hermes, Enoch, Orpheus, etc., etc., have branched off. As objective man, he is the mysterious (to the profane — the ever invisible) yet ever present Personage about whom legends are rife in the East, especially among the Occultists and the students of the Sacred Science. It is he who changes form, yet remains ever the same. And it is he again who holds spiritual sway over the initiated Adepts throughout the whole world. He is, as said, the “Nameless One” who has so many names, and yet whose names and whose very nature are unknown. He is the “Initiator,” called the “great sacrifice.” For, sitting at the threshold of light, he looks into it from within the circle of Darkness, which he will not cross; nor will he quit his post till the last day of this life-cycle. Why does the solitary Watcher remain at his self-chosen post? Why does he sit by the fountain of primeval Wisdom, of which he drinks no longer, as he has naught to learn which he does not know — aye, neither on this Earth, nor in its heaven? Because the lonely, sore-footed pilgrims on their way back to their home are never sure to the last moment of not losing their way in this limitless desert of illusion and matter called Earth-Life. Because he would fain show the way to that region of freedom and light, from which he is a voluntary exile himself, to every prisoner who has succeeded in liberating himself from the bonds of flesh and illusion. Because, in short, he has sacrificed himself for the sake of mankind, though but a few Elect may profit by the great sacrifice.

It is under the direct, silent guidance of this Maha — (great) — Guru that all the other less divine Teachers and instructors of mankind became, from the first awakening of human consciousness, the guides of early Humanity. It is through these “Sons of God” that infant humanity got its first notions of all the arts and sciences, as well as of spiritual knowledge; and it is they who have laid the first foundation-stone of those ancient civilizations that puzzle so sorely our modern generation of students and scholars.
- Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, Vol. I



  • Are there signs for one to know whether they are a genuine fallen Bodhisattva, such as a strong impressionable dream at the time of their fall, etc?


I do not know the answer to this question. You would need to find a fallen Bodhisattva and ask them.


  • How common are fallen Bodhisattva's in this humanity when looking at the 7 billion population and what sort of damage do they cause because of their blunder?


I do not know how common they are. In terms of damage, we all cause harm to humanity because of our forgetfulness of God. This harm comes in the form of words, actions, and thoughts. Bodhisattvas have the potential cause more harm in this fashion because they can direct more energy.


  • What would be the best way for a fallen Bodhisattva to begin the great work again and what sort of advice would you give to them when faced with strong sexual temptations?


The advice we would give here is no different than the advice we would give to any person. Meditate. Pray. Direct energy towards the positive development of your centers. Awaken your consciousness. Study the teachings. Cleanse your environment. Submit yourself to the will of your Inner God.
7 years ago
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#9001
Thanks for the reference by Blavatsky, its one of those types of text which makes little sense to me the first time reading it.
7 years ago
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#9002
Are there signs for one to know whether they are a genuine fallen Bodhisattva, such as a strong impressionable dream at the time of their fall, etc?
Internal experience can provide confirmation of such cases. For instance, Samael Aun Weor indicated that Bodhisattvas who followed the First Law (Katancia) may be confronted by their inner Lion of the Law (Chokmah-Christ) within the internal worlds.

There are also many other types of experiences that can verify whether one is a fallen Bodhisattva, but we do not cite them here since to know them, one must awaken.
How common are fallen Bodhisattva's in this humanity when looking at the 7 billion population and what sort of damage do they cause because of their blunder?
There are many of them in the Gnostic movement who are trying to rise again. Such cases are very common, since for a Bodhisattva not to fall, it is necessary to have willpower of steel.

But the thing is not to idolize or follow such persons, since in fact, these people are dangerous and really are just like everyone else. They happen to have serious debts to pay; that is all.

Lastly, their ego is also much more stronger than a common demon, so in truth these individuals have a LOT of work to do. Therefore, to seek out such persons due to curiosity or fascination or wanting someone to follow is really ludicrous, since fallen Bodhisattvas are worse than demons.
What would be the best way for a fallen Bodhisattva to begin the great work again and what sort of advice would you give to them when faced with strong sexual temptations?
Die, die, die in the ego! You must dance upon your own grave with your Divine Mother death!


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

7 years ago
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#9007
Wouldn't initiates or adepts who reached a lower level of development than a Bodhisattva also have some sort of experience in the internal worlds if they fell during one of their returns into this physical world?

Lets say, if one were to have an experience in the internal worlds the time they first experienced an orgasm in their newly acquired physical body, what would be the significance of such a dream and is this something the Gnostic instructors can give further advice on if they knew more the details of the experience?
7 years ago
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#9009
Wouldn't initiates or adepts who reached a lower level of development than a Bodhisattva also have some sort of experience in the internal worlds if they fell during one of their returns into this physical world?
Yes, they can.
Lets say, if one were to have an experience in the internal worlds the time they first experienced an orgasm in their newly acquired physical body, what would be the significance of such a dream and is this something the Gnostic instructors can give further advice on if they knew more the details of the experience?
Many people who are in the Gnostic movement were practicing before, in other eras and epochs, at varying degrees and levels of attainment.

To know whether one had development or not is something your Innermost can verify for you by showing you scenes of your past within the Akashic records. This will always be different for specific individuals.

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

7 years ago
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#9010
Ok, thank you for taking the time to respond to my questions :)
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