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List of Title Abbreviations (in alphabetical order)

TG Para (Sk.). "Infinite" and "supreme" in philosophy -- the final limit. Param is the end and goal of existence; Parapara is the boundary of boundaries.

WG Para, the opposite shore of a river; the limit or utmost reach; applied to the first half -- now completed -- of the present maha-kalpa, of which the universe has but just entered upon the second half; other, chief, highest.

SD INDEX Para (Skt) beyond, supreme

highest form of Vach I 434
latent light & sound I 432
Parabrahman is, form of Vach I 138 &n

SD INDEX Parable(s) II 94, 335

a spoken symbol I 307
of the Testaments unveiled I 315

TG Parabrahm (Sk.). "Beyond Brahma", literally. The Supreme Infinite Brahma, "Absolute" -- the attributeless, the secondless reality. The impersonal and nameless universal Principle.

KT Parabrahm (Sans.) A Vedantin term meaning "beyond Brahma." The Supreme and the absolute Principle, impersonal and nameless. In the Veda it is referred to as "THAT."

FY Parabrahm, the supreme principle in Nature; the universal spirit.

WG Para-Brahma, (also Para-Brahmam), the Absolute, above all, yet in all and containing all; Brahma, the Unknowable, above and beyond Brahma and all creators.

OG Parabrahman -- (Sanskrit) Para is a word meaning "beyond." Brahman (neuter) is sometimes used as the universal self or spirit; also called paramatman. Beyond Brahman is the para-Brahman. Note the deep philosophical meaning of this -- there is no attempt here to limit the illimitable, the ineffable, by adjectives. In the Sanskrit Vedas and in the works deriving therefrom and belonging to the Vedic literary cycle, this "beyond" is called tat, "THAT," as this world of manifestations is called idam, "This." Parabrahman is intimately connected with mulaprakriti. Their interaction and intermingling cause the first nebulous thrilling, if the words will pass, of the universal life when spiritual desire first arose in it in the beginnings of things. Parabrahman, therefore, literally means "beyond Brahman"; and strictly speaking it is Brahman to which the Occidental term Absolute should be applied. Parabrahman is no entity, is no individual or individualized being. It is a convenient technical word with conveniently vague philosophical significancy, implying whatever is beyond the Absolute or Brahman of any hierarchy. Just as Brahman is the summit of a kosmic hierarchy, so, following the same line of thought, the parabrahman is "whatever is beyond Brahman."

GH Parabrahman literally Beyond Brahman, i.e., that which is beyond the summit of a manifested kosmic hierarchy; referred to in Vedic literature as TAT, THAT (the world of manifestation being Idam, This). Parabrahman is very closely connected with Mulaprakriti (Root-Substance) inasmuch as Mulaprakriti is the veil of Parabrahman (Notes on the Bhagavad-Gita, 62). Krishna speaks of Parabrahman as his Avyaktamurti because Parabrahman "is unknowable, and only becomes knowable when manifesting itself as the Logos" or Isvara (Notes on the Bhagavad-Gita, 62). Parabrahman "is the field of Absolute Consciousness, i.e., that Essence which is out of all relation to conditioned existence, and of which conscious existence is a conditioned symbol." (Secret Doctrine, I, p. 15) (Compound para, beyond; Brahman, 'Universal Spirit.' Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 71)

SKo Parabrahman All that is 'beyond' (para) the loftiest reaches of Brahman -- beyond the loftiest reaches of the inmost essence or Divinity of the Kosmos. Parabrahman is the Reality or Be-ness of Boundless Space and hence is the All. Since the Highest is latent in everything and includes the lower portions or outer garments, all, mystically speaking, is Parabrahman or Tat. Every living being or manifested thing is Parabrahman in its fundamental essence.

IN Parabrahm(an) (Skt) "Beyond Brahman," precosmic source of divinity and being, the Ineffable, unnameable That; also spiritual pole of mulaprakriti.

SP Parabrahman -- the supreme brahman, or beyond brahman.

SD INDEX Parabrahm, Parabrahman (Skt) I 15. See also Ain-Soph, All, Boundless, Sat, That

alone above maya I 54n
can have no attributes I 7, 130n
cannot will or create I 451
central point turned inward I 340
chimmatra in Vedanta II 597n
circle, naught or II 553
creative gods illusive aspect of I 451
ever unmanifested principle II 233
First Cause not II 108
hidden nameless deity I 6
ideal & Isvara the real I 55-6, 130n
ideal plan held within I 281
indivisible, unknown II 99
known only thru point I 432
Logos, Isvara cannot see I 351n
Mahat first aspect of II 58
manifestation of II 24-5
mulaprakriti & I 46, 69, 273, 337n, 340
-mulaprakriti & avyaktanugrahena I 521-2
mulaprakriti vehicle, veil of I 10n, 130n, 179
Narayana personification of I 64
as nirguna I 62
not God, not a god I 6
Oeaohoo or I 68
One Life, Great Breath or I 226n
one-, three-, seven-voweled terms & I 20
para aspect of Vach I 138
passive because absolute I 7
pradhana & I 256
purusha & I 582
Sabda Brahman latent in I 428
spirit & nature merge into II 36
spirit moving on waters II 128
Subba Row on II 310n, 598
Tree of Life springs fr I 536
ultimate unconsciousness II 598
Unconscious of pantheists & I 51
unknowable, Ain-soph II 128, 553
unknown darkness or I 134n
unspeakable mystery I 330
various names for I 15, 113; II 553
Visishtadvaita on I 59n

TG Paracelsus. The symbolical name adopted by the greatest Occultist of the middle ages -- Philip Bombastes Aureolus Theophrastus von Hohenheim -- born in the canton of Zurich in 1493. He was the cleverest physician of his age, and the most renowned for curing almost any illness by the power of talismans prepared by himself. He never had a friend, but was surrounded by enemies, the most bitter of whom were the Churchmen and their party. That he was accused of being in league with the devil stands to reason, nor is it to be wondered at that finally he was murdered by some unknown foe, at the early age of forty-eight. He died at Salzburg, leaving a number of works behind him, which are to this day greatly valued by the Kabbalists and Occultists. Many of his utterances have proved prophetic. He was a clairvoyant of great powers, one of the most learned and erudite philosophers and mystics, and a distinguished Alchemist. Physics is indebted to him for the discovery of nitrogen gas, or Azote.

SD INDEX Paracelsus I 611

Archaeus of I 51-2, 532 &n, 538-9
called a quack I 297
criminal hand ended life of I 263
dhyanis called Flagae by I 222n
discovered nitrogen I 297
European most versed in magic I 263
father of modern chemistry II 656
on force behind all phenomena I 281-2
Haeckel vs II 656
homunculi of I 345; II 120-1, 349
limbus major & minor of I 283-4
mysterium magnum of I 61, 584; II 511
phenomena, noumena of I 492
potency of matter I 283
vibrations, sound, color & I 514
wanted to agree w Bible I 294n
Yliaster of I 283
----- De fundamento sapientiae
animal elements in man I 294n
----- De generatione hominis
on liquor vitae I 532 &n, 538
----- De viribus membrorum
Archaeus or liquor vitae I 532
----- Paragranum
vital force of I 532n, 538-9
----- Philosophia ad Atheniensis
everything fr the elements I 284
everything is living I 281

SD INDEX Paracelsus, Life of. See Hartmann, F.

WG Para Chitr, Siamese equivalent of Divine Spirit.

SD INDEX Paradesa (Skt) [remote country], highland of first Sanskrit-speaking race II 204

WG Para-devata, the highest deity -- in the sense of the highest abstraction of the human mind.

TG Paradha (Sk.). The period of one-half the Age of Brahma.

SD INDEX Paradigms of Plato II 268

SD INDEX Paradise(s)

garden of II 559
lokas are the various II 321
of man's heart II 587
theosophic school in II 284

SD INDEX Paradise Lost. See Milton, John

SD INDEX Paragranum. See Paracelsus

WG Para-guru, highest teacher, in an occult and religious sense.

SD INDEX Parahydrogenic, akasic or, & dhyani-chohans I 82

TG Parama (Skt.). The "One Supreme".

SD INDEX Parama (Skt) [remotest, highest], supreme, guhya, or sarvatma I 90

SD INDEX Paramapada (Skt) [final beatitude], jiva goes to, via sun-spot I 132

TG Paramapadatmava (Sk.). Beyond the condition of Spirit, "supremer" than Spirit, bordering on the Absolute.

SD INDEX Paramapadatmavat (Skt) supreme essence I 420

TG Paramapadha (Sk.). The place where -- according to Visishtadwaita Vedantins -- bliss is enjoyed by those who reach Moksha (Bliss). This "place" is not material but made, says the Catechism of that sect, "of Suddhasatwa, the essence of which the body of Iswara", the lord, "is made".

WG Paramapada, the supreme state, or path -- vaikuntha loka -- above all material worlds, and composed of intellectual substance -- suddha-sattva -- in which supreme bliss is enjoyed.

TG Paramapaha (Sk.). A state which is already a conditioned existence.

TG Paramarshis (Sk.). Composed of two words: parama, "supreme", and Rishis, or supreme Rishis -- Saints.

SD INDEX Paramarshi (Skt) great rishi I 420

TG Paramartha (Sk.). Absolute existence.

WG Paramartha, the highest or most sublime truth.

SKv Paramartha, Samvriti, Paramartha-satya, Samvriti-satya Paramartha, a compound of parama -- highest, and artha -- purpose or aim, is 'the highest goal' of attainment for an adept of the Earth. It is a Nirvanic state in which a man is self-consciously aware of his divine nature and has become all-wise because he has become at one with the Spiritual Hierarch of this Planetary Chain. The word Samvriti is derived from the verb-root vrit -- to turn, plus the preposition sam, meaning in combination 'to cover, to hide'; and hence in philosophy Samvriti is applied to 'False conception' brought about by the deceptive and limiting powers of matter, in other words, by illusion or Maya. Samvriti-satya therefore is the 'relative truth,' the satya or truth concerning the origin of that illusion which conceals from man the highest Truth and the true conception of Reality. This Highest Truth which sees beyond the illusive or mayavi appearance of things is Paramartha-satya. One cannot fully comprehend Samvriti-satya until one reaches Paramartha-satya.

IN Paramartha (Skt) True or supreme self-consciousness; in Buddhism, absolute or nirvanic consciousness.

SD INDEX Paramartha (Skt) highest or whole truth

Alaya & I 48-50
illusion, time & I 44 &n
Madhyamikas vs Yogacharas re I 48
parinishpanna without I 53-4

SD INDEX Paramarthasatya (Skt) the real truth I 48 &n

TG Paramarthika (Sk.). The one true state of existence according to Vedanta.

FY Paramarthika, one of the three states of existence according to Vedanta; the true, the only real one.

SD INDEX Paramarthika (Skt) one true existence, Brahman I 6, 356

TG Paramatman (Sk.). The Supreme Soul of the Universe.

FY Paramatma, the Supreme Spirit.

WGa Paramatman, the Great or Supreme Spirit; beyond atman.

OG Paramatman -- (Sanskrit) The "primordial self" or the "self beyond," the permanent SELF, the Brahman or universal spirit-soul. A compound term meaning the highest or universal atman. Parama, "primordial," "supreme," etc.; the root of atman is hardly known -- its origin is uncertain, but the general meaning is that of "self." Paramatman consequently means the "supreme self," or the summit or flower of a hierarchy, the root-base or source of that kosmic self. Selflessness is the attribute of the paramatman, the universal self, where all personality vanishes.

The universal self is the heart of the universe, for these two phrases are but two manners of expressing the same thing; it is the source of our being; it is also the goal whither we are all marching, we and the hierarchies above us as well as the hierarchies and the entities which compose them inferior to us. All come from the same ineffable source, the heart of Being, the universal self, pass at one period of their evolutionary journey through the stage of humanity, gaining thereby self-consciousness or the ego-self, the "I am I," and they find it, as they advance along this evolutionary path, expanding gradually into universal consciousness -- an expansion which never has an end, because the universal consciousness is endless, limitless, boundless. The paramatman is spiritually practically identical with what the theosophist has in mind when he speaks of the Absolute; and consequently paramatman, though possessing a wide range of meanings, is virtually identical with Brahman. Of course when the human mind or consciousness ascends in meditation up the rungs of the endless ladder of life and realizes that the paramatman of one hierarchy or kosmos is but one of a multitude of other paramatmans of other kosmic hierarchies, the realization comes that even the vague term parabrahman may at certain moments of philosophical introspection be found to be the frontierless paramatman of boundless space; but in this last usage of paramatman the word obviously becomes a sheer generalizing expression for boundless life, boundless consciousness, boundless substance. This last use of the word, while correct enough, is hardly to be recommended because apt to introduce confusion, especially in Occidental minds with our extraordinary tendency to take generalizations for concrete realities.

GH Paramatman The Supreme Self. In man Paramatman is the three highest principles, with especial emphasis upon the atman, hence the reference is to the root-base of man. The term may likewise apply to the Root-Base of a hierarchy, and cosmically, to the First or Unmanifest Logos of the Universe. (Compound parama, beyond; atman, Self: hence the SELF which is higher than the Self of the human ego. Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 96)

SKf Paramatman, Atman, Jivatman, Bhutatman, Pranatman Paramatman is the 'Supreme Self' or the 'Remotest Self,' the 'Father in Heaven,' the Self of the Cosmos, Brahman. Paramatman (a compound of parama -- supreme, and atman -- self) is our link with Boundless Infinitude; it is that Universal part of us which is a promise of what we may in future ages unfold from within ourselves as we evolve; it is that heart of the heart of our being whose consciousness ranges over vast stretches of the fields of infinitude. What we as personal human beings are to the atoms of our bodies, so is Paramatman to us. We as human beings control and give a higher power and force to all the tiny lives that build our various bodies. These atomic beings live in our life-stream. So do we as humans live and move and have our being in this Cosmic Self -- Paramatman or Brahman. Atman is the Divine Self or Ego in man. The range of consciousness of this Divinity is co-extensive with the Universe. Jivatman is the Spiritual Self; a compound of jiva -- monad or life, and atman. This Jivatman is the Buddhic Monad whose range of consciousness extends over our entire Solar System. Bhutatman is the Reimbodying Self, sometimes called the Reincarnating Ego or Individuality, the 'Self that has been' (bhuta). Its range of consciousness is the Earth Planetary Chain. Pranatman is the 'Personal Self,' the Self of Prana or Vitality; that part of us which is at home or conscious on Globe D of our Earth-Chain.

SD INDEX Paramatman (Skt) supreme self II 108

atman one w I 265
jivatma, Logos issue fr II 33
nara, Narayana & II 495n


The Glorious "Virtues" or Paramitas compiled by the Editor

Excerpt from the Voice of the Silence, pp. 47-49:

Thou seest well, Lanoo. These Portals lead the aspirant across the waters on "to the other shore" (7). Each Portal hath a golden key that openeth its gate; and these keys are: --

1. DANA, the key of charity and love immortal.
2. SHILA, the key of Harmony in word and act, the key that counterbalances the cause and the effect, and leaves no further room for Karmic action.
3. KSHANTI, patience sweet, that nought can ruffle.
4. VIRAG, indifference to pleasure and to pain, illusion conquered, truth alone perceived.
5. VIRYA, the dauntless energy that fights its way to the supernal TRUTH, out of the mire of lies terrestrial.
6. DHYANA, whose golden gate once opened leads the Narjol* toward the realm of Sat eternal and its ceaseless contemplation. [*A saint, an adept.]
7. PRAJNA, the key to which makes of a man a god, creating him a Bodhisattva, son of the Dhyanis. Such to the Portals are the golden keys. Before thou canst approach the last, O weaver of thy freedom, thou hast to master these Paramitas of perfection -- the virtues transcendental six and ten in number -- along the weary Path.

VS six glorious virtues [[Paramitas]] (II 23) [[p. 33]] To "practise the Paramita Path" means to become a Yogi with a view of becoming an ascetic.

VS Paramitas (III 5) [[p. 45]] Paramitas, the six transcendental virtues; for the priests there are ten.

WG Paramitas, the Buddhistic six and ten perfections belonging to a Bodhisattva. (Literally, "transcendent.")

WGa Paramitas, the seven Paramitas of perfection are: Dana, Charity; Shila, Harmony; Kshanti, Patience; Virag, the higher Indifference; Virya, Courage; Dhyana, Contemplation; Prajna, the capacity for Mahatic perception.

SKv Paramita A Paramita is a 'virtue,' a 'perfection'; a compound of param, the accusative form of para -- beyond, or further shore, or utmost reach; and ita, the past participle of the verb-root i -- to go; hence 'having gone beyond,' or 'having reached perfection.' The Paramitas are ideals of spiritual perfection which may be the guide of the aspirant to self-realization or Atma-vidya. The seven Paramitas or the seven glorious virtues are called the 'Seven Keys to the Portals of Jnana or Wisdom.' THESE SEVEN KEYS ARE: [[The passages quoted in this description of the Paramitas are H. P. Blavatsky's own words in The Voice of the Silence, Fragment III.]]

"the key of charity and love immortal." Derived from the verb-root da -- to give. The attainment of this virtue calls not only for material charity, but for tender mercy, sympathy, brotherhood, and that divine love and compassion that causes enlightened Initiates like the Buddha to give themselves utterly in service to the world instead of entering the lofty bliss and peace of Nirvana.
"the key of Harmony in word and act, the key that counterbalances the cause and the effect, and leaves no further room for Karmic action." Derived from the verb-root sil -- to serve, to practice. To attain Sila one must practice simplicity, kindness, restraint, self-giving, until even the opposites of good and evil disappear and there is but spontaneously harmonious behavior. A noble act done without thought of reward is harmonious, and hence helps to free a man from the bonds of earthly karman.
"patience sweet, that nought can ruffle." Derived from the verb-root ksham -- to be patient. To attain the essence of Kshanti, one must cultivate endurance, practice forbearance with external circumstances and with the temperaments of others, exercise fortitude with one's own self, and kill out fear and doubt, two enemies of Patience.
"indifference to pleasure and to pain, illusion conquered, truth alone perceived." A compound of vi -- without, and raga -- passion, desire, derived from the verb-root raj -- to glow, to be excited. To master Viraga one must conquer temptations, the illusions of matter, the sense-desires, the wayward mind, the unsteady heart, and become one with Reality. This portal is called the "Gate of Balance," because it represents the final struggle between the Higher and Lower, the Real and the Unreal.
"the dauntless energy that fights its way to the supernal TRUTH, out of the mire of lies terrestrial." Derived from vir -- to be powerful or valiant. This virtue calls for more than mere outward zeal. Self-control and perseverance in keeping the mind and heart pure, and a glorious and steadfast exertion in bringing Truth to mankind are required.
'Meditation,' 'Spiritual contemplation'; derived from the verb-root dhyai -- to meditate. True Dhyana is a mind and heart bathed in pure knowledge and enlightenment, and free from the attractions of the lower and deceptive world. The portal of Dhyana is one "whose golden gate once opened leads the Naljor toward the realm of Sat eternal and its ceaseless contemplation."
True Wisdom; wisdom which is the result of Self-realization; that intelligence and discrimination which clearly reflects the Higher Self; or as the Buddhists express it "divine intuition"; derived from the verb-root jna -- to understand, to know; and the preposition pra -- before; hence 'foreknowledge.' The Key to Prajna "makes of a man a god, creating him a Bodhisattva, a son of the Dhyanis."

SP Paramita -- the transcendent qualities or perfections of the Bodhisattvas, which carry them across to the other shore of enlightenment. There are numerous lists of paramitas, most often lists of six or ten. The following list of seven is given in The Voice of the Silence (omitting viraga gives the most common list of six):

dana -- generosity
sila -- morality
ksanti -- patience
viraga -- dispassion
virya -- courage
dhyana -- meditation
prajna -- understanding.

TG Parama (Sk.). The "one Supreme".

TG Paranellatons. In ancient Astronomy the name was applied to certain stars and constellations which are extra Zodiacal, lying above and below the constellations of the Zodiac; they were 36 in number: allotted to the Decans, or one-third parts of each sign. The paranellatons ascend or descend with the Decans alternately, thus when Scorpio rises, Orion in its paranellaton sets, also Auriga; this gave rise to the fable that the horses of Phaeton, the Sun, were frightened by a Scorpion, and the Charioteer fell into the River Po; that is the constellation of the River Eridanus which lies below Auriga the star. [W.W.W.]

TG Paranirvana (Sk.). Absolute Non-Being, which is equivalent to absolute Being or "Be-ness", the state reached by the human Monad at the end of the great cycle (See Secret Doctrine I, 135). The same as Paranishpanna.

KT Paranirvana. In the Vedantic philosophy the highest form of nirvana -- beyond the latter.

WG Para-nirvana, beyond nirvana.

SKv Paranirvana, Paranishpanna Paranirvana is a divine state of consciousness higher than Nirvana, para meaning 'beyond.' At the close of the Life of Brahma -- a period of 311,040,000,000,000 terrestrial years -- all spiritual essences will be withdrawn by the 'Great Breath' of the Divinity of the Cosmos into a state of Paranirvana and will remain therein during the period of the Maha-pralaya or the death-cycle of Brahma. At the dawn of the reimbodiment of Brahma all the spiritual and divine rays will once more re-emerge to continue their evolution. Paranishpanna is identical in use with Paranirvana. The word Paranishpanna is a compound of para -- beyond, nis -- out, forth, and panna, the perfect passive participle of the verb-root pad -- to walk, to go; hence meaning in combination 'having gone forth beyond.'

IN Paranishpanna, paranirvana or parinirvana (Skt) "Beyond nirvana"; the state when all life is withdrawn into the divine source and all matter is dissolved (cosmic pralaya).

SD INDEX Paranirvana. See Parinirvana

SD INDEX Paraoxygenic, "ethereal" or, & dhyani-chohans I 82

SD INDEX Parardha (Skt) half life of Brahma I 368

TG Parasakti (Sk.). "The great Force" -- one of the six Forces of Nature; that of light and heat.

FY Parasakti, one of the six forces of Nature; the great force.

SD INDEX Parasakti (Skt) supreme force I 292

TG Parasara (Sk.). A Vedic Rishi, the narrator of Vishnu Purana.

SD INDEX Parasara (Skt) Vedic rishi. See alsoVishnu Purana

account by, of great pralaya II 757
Aryan Hermes I 286
date of I 456n
describes the Earth II 322-3, 401n
on elemental dissolution I 372-3
instructs Maitreya I 286, 456n
in Matsya Purana II 550
placed gods betw dawn & twilight II 163
rakshasa devoured father of I 415
on rebellious, fallen gods II 232 &n
received Vishnu Purana fr Pulastya I 456n
on rudras having one hundred names II 182
on seven creations I 445
on Sri & the Moon II 76n
titled Narada a divine rishi II 47-8
on various pralayas II 309-10n
Vasishtha advises I 415-16
in Vishnu Purana II 76n, 163, 309-10n, 321, 326, 401n, 611n
on War in Heaven I 419

SD INDEX Parasu-Rama (Skt) [Rama w an ax], & race of Bhargavas II 32n

TG Paratantra (Sk.). That which has no existence of, or by itself, but only through a dependent or causal connection.

SD INDEX Paratantra (Skt), defined I 48-9

SD INDEX Paravara (Skt) supreme & not supreme I 6

SD INDEX Paravey, De, on extinct animals II 206n

SD INDEX Parcha, Rabbi [Parha Rabba]

on Malachim, Ischin II 375
wheel of II 397n

SD INDEX Parent, Eternal, or Space I 35

SD INDEX Parent Doctrine, evidence of, remains I xliv

SD INDEX Parent Planet, triads born under I 574

SD INDEX Parent Star II 33. See also Stars

SD INDEX Parent Sun, inner man drawn into I 638-9

SD INDEX "Pareshu guhyeshu vrateshu" (Skt,Rig-Veda) Vishnu's three strides II 622n

SD INDEXa Pareshu [yah] guhyeshu, vrateshu II 622n (Skt) "remote and secret realms." -- Rig-Veda 10.114.2, 3.54.5<FS>

SD INDEX Parguphim [Partzuphin] (Aram) I 375-6

SKv Parikalpita The Error produced from Illusion; derived from the verb-root klrip -- to regulate, and pari -- around; hence 'that which is arranged around'; something circumscribed and limited. Parikalpita is the erroneous belief that manifested life, that is, bodies and vehicles and vestures of various kinds are reality, and that they are self-existent and eternal.

SD INDEX Parikalpita (Skt) contrived I 48

WG Parinama, change, alteration, advance in age.

SD INDEX Parinamin (Skt), purusha-pradhana & I 582

SD INDEX Parinirvana (Skt). See also Parinishpanna

absolute existence I 266
becoming one w I 48
begins, ends, not eternal I 42-3, 266
"Day of Be-With-Us" or I 134n, 265
duration of I 134n
how monad attains I 135
Kalki avatara, second Advent & I 268
past, present, future blend in I 265-6
same monads will emerge fr I 266
squaring the circle & II 450

SEE ALSO; NIRVANA and vice versa

SD INDEX Parinishpanna (Skt) utter consummation

paramartha & I 48, 53-4
paranirvana [parinirvana] or I 53
perfection at end of maha-manvantara I 42

SEE ALSO; NIRVANA and vice versa

SD INDEX Parker, John A.

----- Quadrature of the Circle
geometrical key to Kabbala II 544
propositions of I 315-16
ratio of pi I 313, 315-16

SD INDEX Parkhurst, John

----- Greek and English Lexicon . . .
ark, arke discussed II 313, 460
----- Hebrew and English Lexicon . . .
defines eue or Eva, etc II 129-30

SD INDEX Parmenides. See Plato

SD INDEX Parnassus, Greek holy mountain II 494

SD INDEX Paropamisan (Hindu-Kush) Central Asian mountain range II 338

TG Paroksha (Sk.). Intellectual apprehension of a truth.

FY Paroksha, intellectual apprehension of a truth.

TG Parsees. Written also Parsis. The followers of Zoroaster. This is the name given to the remnant of the once-powerful Iranian nation, which remained true to the religion of its forefathers -- the fire-worship. This remnant now dwells in India, some 50,000 strong, mostly in Bombay and Guzerat.

KT Parsees (or Parsis). The present Persian followers of Zoroaster, now settled in India, especially in Bombay and Guzerat; sun and fire worshippers. One of the most intelligent and esteemed communities in the country, generally occupied with commercial pursuits. There are between 50,000 and 60,000 now left in India where they settled some 1,000 years ago.

SD INDEX Parsi(s)

Atash-Behram of, & Greek Archaeus I 338n
ceremony of, described II 517
fire worshipers I 121
flight to Gujerat (India) II 323
Jews, Armenians &, Caucasians II 471n
Kabiri & ancient II 363n
Magas forefathers of II 323
numbers honored by I 113n
Peris remote ancestors of II 398
scriptures, do not grasp own II 607, 757
Sun-worshipers I 388, 479

SD INDEX Parthenogenesis II 177. See also Sweat-Born

origin of species & II 657, 659

SD INDEX Particle(s)

act fr internal principle I 630
distance between I 507-8n
each, is a life I 261
noumenon of every I 218n
occult phenomena & I 489
world germ is spiritual I 200

SD INDEX "Part of a part" (amsamsavatara, Skt) explained re rebirth of teachers II 359

SD INDEX Parturient Energy, & ansated cross II 31n

SD INDEX Parturition (birth time)

nine calendar months or I 389
periods worldwide I 390

WG Parvati, a name of Durga, the goddess representing cosmic energy.

TG Pasa (Sk.). The crucifixion noose of Siva, the noose held in his right hand in some of his representations.

WG Pasa, a noose, a cord.

SD INDEX Pasa (Skt) noose, snare, cord II 548-9

Hindu equivalent of Egyptian ankh-tie II 548

SD INDEX Pascal, Blaise

----- Pensees
on God & nature I 412
God is a circle . . . I 65; II 545

TG Paschalis, Martinez. A very learned man, a mystic and occultist. Born about 1700, in Portugal. He travelled extensively, acquiring knowledge wherever he could in the East, in Turkey, Palestine, Arabia, and Central Asia. He was a great Kabbalist. He was the teacher of the Initiator of the Marquis de St. Martin, who founded the mystical Martinistic School and Lodges. Paschalis is reported to have died in St. Domingo about 1779, leaving several excellent works behind him.

TG Pasht (Eg.). The cat-headed goddess, the Moon, called also Sekhet. Her statues and representations are seen in great numbers at the British Museum. She is the wife or female aspect of Ptah (the son of Kneph), the creative principle, or the Egyptian Demiurgus. She is also called Beset or Bubastis, being then both the re-uniting and the separating principle. Her motto is: -- "punish the guilty and remove defilement", and one of her emblems is the cat. According to Viscount Rouge, her worship is extremely ancient (B.C. 3000), and she is the mother of the Asiatic race, the race that settled in Northern Egypt. As such she is called Ouato.

SD INDEX Pasht or Basht. See Bast

TG Pashut (Heb.). "Literal interpretation." One of the four modes of interpreting the Bible used by the Jews.

SD INDEX Pashut (Heb) literal interpretation I 374

TG Pashyanti (Sk.). The second of the four degrees (Para, Pashyanti, Madhyama and Vaikhari), in which sound is divided according to its differentiation.

SD INDEX Pasigraphie. See Maimieux, J. de

TG Passing of the River (Kab.). This phrase may be met with in works referring to mediaeval magic: it is the name given to a cypher alphabet used by Kabbalistic Rabbis at an early date; the river alluded to is the Chebar -- the name will also be found in Latin authors as Literae Transitus. [W.W.W.]

SD INDEX Passion(s)

candidate's war in heaven w II 380
every evil, will be subdued II 420
hot, & South Pole elementals II 274
human, & Sagara II 571
lower, chain higher aspirations II 422
maruts represent II 615
senses &, obstacles I 459
titanic, insatiable, in man II 412

SEE ALSO; DESIRE, KAMA and vice versa

TG Pass not. The circle within which are confined all those who still labour under the delusion of separateness.

SD INDEX "Pass Not" I 90, 129-35

SEE ALSO; RING PASS NOT and vice versa


Earth forces same as now I 639-40
future &, alive in present I 105
helps realize present I xlvi
is present unfolded I 639
mystery of the, in symbols II 588
present, future & I 37, 43-4; II 446
present helps to appreciate the I xlvi

SD INDEX Pasteur, Louis

best friend of "destroyers" I 262-3 &n
organic cells without oxygen I 249n
spontaneous generation & II 150

TG Pastophori (Gr.). A certain class of candidates for initiation, those who bore in public processions (and also in the temples) the sacred coffin or funeral couch of the Sun-gods -- killed and resurrected, of Osiris, Tammuz (or Adonis), of Atys and others. The Christians adopted their coffin from the pagans of antiquity.

SD INDEX Pastrana Species, breeding "anthropoid ape" fr II 717n

WG Pasu, domestic animal, sacrificial animals; uninitiated persons.

SD INDEX Pasus (Skt) [sacrificial animal], Brahma creates in first kalpa II 625n

SD INDEX Pasyanti (Skt) she looks on

latent light, ideation I 432
Logos is, form of Vach I 138, 432

TG Patala (Sk.). The nether world, the antipodes; hence in popular superstition the infernal regions, and philosophically the two Americas, which are antipodal to India. Also, the South Pole as standing opposite to Meru, the North Pole.

SD INDEX Patala(s) (Skt) nether regions

America, Antipodes II 132, 182, 214 &n, 446, 628
Arjuna visited, 5,000 years ago II 214 &n, 628
Atala one of seven regions II 402-3
fifth region of II 382n
Hindu naraka (Hell) II 98
infernal & antipodal regions II 407n
Meru &, described II 357
Narada visits II 49
race of nagas for peopling II 132
Siva hurled Mahasura down to II 237n
South Pole associated w II 357
spiritual ego descends into II 558
wither up at pralaya I 372


TG Pataliputra (Sk.). The ancient capital of Magadha, a kingdom of Eastern India, now identified with Patna.

FY Pataliputra, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Magadhu, in Eastern India, a city identified with the modern Patna.

TG Patanjala (Sk.). The Yoga philosophy; one of the six Darshanas or Schools of India.

TG Patanjali (Sk.). The founder of the Yoga philosophy. The date assigned to him by the Orientalists is 200 B.C.; and by the Occultists nearer to 700 than 600 B.C. At any rate he was a contemporary of Panini.

FY Patanjali, the author of "Yoga Philosophy," one of the six orthodox systems of India and of the Mahabhashya.

SP Patanjali -- the author to whom the Yogasutra is ascribed; also the author of the basic commentary on Panini's grammar, who may or may not be the same person.

SD INDEX Patanjali, [Yoga] School of, adepts of, & Taraka division I 158

SD INDEX Pater Aether, Pater Omnipotens Aether (Lat)

akasa or I 488n
deified by Greeks & Latins I 331
unknown cause of Greek, Roman I 9-10n

SD INDEXa Pater (omnipotens) AEther I 10n, 331, 488n (Lat) "Omnipotent Father Aether."

SD INDEX Pater Deus, Pater Zeus, no phallic meaning (Ragon) II 574

SD INDEX Paternoster (Lord's Prayer), occult verse of, (Levi) II 562


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VS Thou canst not travel on the Path before thou hast become that Path itself (I 32) [[p. 12]] This "Path" is mentioned in all the Mystic Works. As Krishna says in the Dhyaneswari: "When this Path is beheld . . . whether one sets out to the bloom of the east or to the chambers of the west, without moving, O holder of the bow, is the travelling in this road. In this path, to whatever place one would go, that place one's own self becomes." "Thou art the Path" is said to the adept guru and by the latter to the disciple, after initiation. "I am the way and the Path" says another MASTER.

VS three vestures of the Path (II 20) [[p. 32]] Vide Part III. Glossary, paragraph 34 et seq. [See Buddhas of Compassion.]

OG Path, The -- Universal nature, our great parent, exists inseparably in each one of us, in each entity everywhere, and no separation of the part from the whole, of the individual from the kosmos, is possible in any other than a purely illusory sense. This points out to us with unerring definiteness and also directs us to the sublime path to utter reality. It is the path inwards, ever onwards within, which is endless and which leads into vast inner realms of wisdom and knowledge; for, as all the great world philosophies tell us so truly, if you know yourself you then know the universe, because each one of you is an inseparable part of it and it is all in you, its child. It is obvious from this last reflection that the sole essential difference between any two grades of the evolving entities which infill and compose the kosmos is a difference of consciousness, of understanding; and this consciousness and understanding come to the evolving entity in only one way -- by unwrapping or unfolding the intrinsic faculties or powers of that entity's own inner being. This is the path, as the mystics of all ages have put it. The pathway is within yourself. There is no other pathway for you individually than the pathway leading ever inwards towards your own inner god. The pathway of another is the same pathway for that other; but it is not your pathway, because your pathway is your Self, as it is for that other one his Self -- and yet, wonder of wonders, mystery of mysteries, the Self is the same in all. All tread the same pathway, but each man must tread it himself, and no one can tread it for another; and this pathway leads to unutterable splendor, to unutterable expansion of consciousness, to unthinkable bliss, to perfect peace.

SD INDEX Path, Paths

Atlantis & right-, left- I 192n; II 495
beams of light or II 191n
Bible re right-, left- II 211
four, to nirvana I 206
initiates of right- & left- II 494
left-, followed by many II 331
one of the seven II 191
prophets of left- & right- II 503-5
thirty-two in Kabbala II 625
two, eternal I 86
two, lie before man I 639

SD INDEX Path, The (magazine), Bjerregaard in, on monads I 623, 630-1, 632n

SD INDEX Patience, or Dhriti II 528

SD INDEX Patriarch(s)

borrowed fr Babylon, Egypt I 655
Chaldeo-Judaic gods I 349
convertible w rishis II 129
Enoch the seventh II 529
higher gods made into I 390-1
Homeric songs & II 391
Jehovah came to, as Shaddai II 509
-names key to Bible II 536
Noah explained by Faber II 360n
prajapatis & I 355
ruled Egypt after Watchers I 266
Seth, made one of seven, w Arabs II 366
signs of zodiac & I 651
symbols of solar & lunar years II 391n
years of, are periods, cycles II 426


Adams of II 81-2, 513
Church colored esoteric hints of II 515
compared to Mercury II 481
"elements" of I 373n
fathoms mystery of cross II 556
initiate I 240; II 268, 504, 513n, 704
on man of Earth & of Heaven II 82
"Master Builder" II 704
on observing the seventh day II 76
Prince of the Air of II 485, 515
Principalities & Powers of I 632n
on sabbath or eternal rest I 240
Saul or II 504
on soul & spirit bodies II 513 &n
"stars" known as "worlds" to II 704
taught of cosmic gods I 235, 464-5
unknown God of I 327
"we shall judge angels" II 111-12
world the "mirror of pure truth" II 268

GH Paundra The name of the conch-shell of Bhima. (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 4)

SD INDEX Pausanias

----- Description of Greece
Aeschylus II 419n
altar to Mercury, Jupiter II 28
Castor's tomb in Sparta II 122n
Euxine a lake II 5 &n
giants Asterius & Geryon II 278
Hyperboreans now mythical II 769n
Kabirim had a sanctuary II 363
Pamphos & Artemis-Kalliste I 395
Phlegyae & Atlantis destroyed II 144
Phoroneus II 519
prayers stopped a hail-storm I 469
slime formed into new race II 519
worshiping stones II 341
Zeus Cataibates I 338n

TG Pavaka (Sk.). One of the three personified fires -- the eldest sons of Abhimanim or Agni, who had forty-five sons; these with the original son of Brahma, their father Agni, and his three descendants, constitute the mystic 49 fires. Pavaka is the electric fire.

GH Pavaka A name applied to one of the eight Vasus (q.v.), the Vasu fire. Also applied to the god of fire, Agni (q.v.). (Meaning of the word itself: bright, shining. Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 74)

SD INDEX Pavaka (Skt) fire, god of fire

creative spark, germ II 247
electric or Vaidyuta fire I 521; II 57n
fire of pitris II 57n, 247
Suchi &, made animal man II 102

TG Pavamana (Sk.). Another of the three fires (vide supra) -- the fire produced by friction.

SD INDEX Pavamana (Skt)

father of Saharaksha I 521
fire of Asuras & II 57n, 247
son of Abhimanin I 521
union of buddhi & manas II 247

TG Pavana (Sk.). God of the wind; the alleged father of the monkey-god Hanuman (See "Ramayana").

GH Pavana An alternative name for the god of the wind, Vayu (q.v.). (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 75)

SD INDEX Pavana (Skt), Hanuman son of I 190

WG Payu, the anus.