Author: C. W. Leadbeater; Category: Spiritual; Length: Pages; Year: The Devachanic plane is apparently the plane above the astral one. Published in , this book explains all about it, such as the inhabitants, the characteristics. The Devachanic plane: its characteristics and inhabitants. by Leadbeater, C. W. ( Charles Webster), Publication date
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It is in this celestial world that much of their most important work is done — more especially upon its higher levels, where the individuality can be acted upon directly. His life had been such as to develop a much greater amount of consciousness in the soul than his brother’s, and consequently this higher self was able to vitalize much more fully that image of his youthful days which his mother had formed in her heaven-life. A Vaishnavite, for example, was noticed wholly absorbed in the ecstatic worship of the very same leadbeaher of Vishnu to which he had made offerings during life.
The Devachanic Plane
It is a pleasure to find that a class of inhabitants which obtruded itself painfully on our notice on the astral plane is almost entirely absent here. All that we have hitherto attempted to indicate in this description may be taken as applying to the lowest subdivision of the mental plane; for this realm of nature, exactly like the astral, or the physical, has its seven subdivisions. But all this will be more fully explained later, when we come to deal with the inhabitants of this celestial realm.
A few examples of the cases observed on this sub-plane will perhaps show these distinctions more clearly than any mere description can do. Written by servants of the Masters who are the Elder Brothers of our race, they can have no other object than to serve our fellow-men. The mental plane in its turn interpenetrates the astral, but also extends further into space than does the latter.
This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat Fortunately for him there was among the band of those able to function upon the astral plane a son of an old friend of his, who was commissioned to search for him and endeavour to render him some assistance.
It should be understood that none of the three lower planes of the solar system is co-extensive with it except as regards a particular condition of the highest or atomic subdivision of each. Notwithstanding this, there is, as stated above, a condition of the atomic matter of each of these planes which is cosmic in its extent; so that the seven atomic sub-planes of our system, taken apart from debachanic rest, may be said to constitute one cosmic plane – the lowest, sometimes called the cosmic-prakritic.
This was very well illustrated by a simple case which recently came under the lpane of our investigators. That this should be so is, as I [page 7] have said, plans, so readers who find themselves unable to accept the report of our investigators must simply wait for a more satisfactory account of the heaven-world until they are able to examine it for themselves: Not unnaturally, perhaps, her pictures of the scenery and costumes devchanic Palestine were entirely inaccurate, for the Saviour and his disciples wore the dress of Spanish peasants, while the hills round Jerusalem were mighty mountains clothed with vineyards, and the olive trees were hung with grey Spanish moss.
The Devachanic plane : its characteristics and inhabitants
And it never leaves him so long as he remains there; whatever work he may be doing, whatever still higher possibilities of spiritual exaltation may arise before him as he learns more of the capabilities of this new world in which he finds himself, the strange indescribable feeling of inexpressible delight in mere existence in such a t realm underlies all else — this enjoyment of the abounding joy of others is ever present with him.
Languages Italiano Polski Edit links. That at least is the effect produced on the consciousness of the ego, though there are circumstances which favour the supposition that absolute simultaneity is the attribute of a still higher plane, and that the sensation of it in the heaven-world is simply the result of a succession so rapid that the infinitesimally minute spaces of time are indistinguishable, just as in the well-known optical experiment of whirling round a stick the end of which is red-hot, the eye receives the impression of a continuous ring of fire if the stick be whirled more than ten times a second; not because a continuous ring really exists, but because the average human eye is incapable of distinguishing as separate any similar impressions which follow one another at intervals of less than the tenth part of a second.
There is no doubt, however, that such an experience as this, whether remembered in the physical body or not, would act as a distinct impulse to the spiritual evolution of the ego concerned. In addition to all these activities they have a great field of work in connection with those whom we call the dead, but this will be more fitly explained under a later heading.
One of the first entities encountered by the investigators upon this sub-plane forms a very fair typical example of its inhabitants. At an early period of the investigation it became evident that on the mental as on the astral plane there was present an elemental essence quite distinct from the mere matter of the plane, and that it was, if possible, even more instantaneously sensitive to the action of thought here than it had been in that lower world.
Theosophy : Devachanic Plane by C.W. Leadbeater : :
The instruction which is being given to him under these conditions will undoubtedly have a very great effect upon him, and will largely devaachanic not only the heaven-life which lies before him but also his next incarnation upon earth.
Giving instances of the way in which the colour is affected, she continues:. By this time, however, the consciousness in the true ego on its higher level is awakened to a very considerable extent, and thus his conscious life on the mental plane divides itself into two parts — the later devacjanic shorter portion being spent on the higher sub-planes in the causal body.
Indeed, all these planes together constitute in reality one mighty living whole, though as yet our feeble powers are capable of observing only leadbeatrr very small part of this at a time. The astral plane of our own earth interpenetrates lradbeater and its atmosphere, but also extends for some distance beyond the atmosphere. That love must be low indeed into which no unselfish thought or impulse has entered; and on the other hand an affection which is [page 39] usually and chiefly quite pure and noble may yet sometimes be clouded by a spasm of jealous feeling or a passing thought of self.
The disembodied —Their consciousness —The qualities necessary for the heaven-life —How a man first ldadbeater it. As he progresses the astral life grows shorter and the heaven-life longer, until when he becomes an intellectual and spiritually-minded person he passes through the astral plane with hardly any delay at all, and enjoys a long and happy sojourn on the more refined of the lower mental levels.
No longer are they at the mercy of the historian, who may be ill-informed, and must be more or less partial; they can [page14] study for themselves any incident in which they are interested, with the absolute certainty of seeing ” the truth”, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
Though in the absence of a sufficient number of experiments one hesitates to speak too positively, it seems almost, certain that such a result as this just described would be possible only in the case of a person having already some amount of psychic development: Not only can he review at his leisure all history with which we are acquainted, correcting as he examines it the many errors and misconceptions which have crept into the accounts handed down to us; he can also range at will over the whole story of the world from its very beginning, watching the slow development of intellect in man, the descent of the Lords of the Flame, and the growth of the mighty civilizations which they founded.
Its divine udambara flower casts a root in the shadow of every earth, and blossoms for all those who reach it. The astral plane of our own earth interpenetrates it and its atmosphere, but also extends for some distance beyond the atmosphere.
It must of course be borne in devacbanic that astral as well as mental thought-forms are described in the above quotation, some of the feelings mentioned needing matter of the lower plane as well as of the higher before they can find expression.
Just as on first awakening in the morning one sometimes passes through a period of intensely delightful repose during which one is conscious of the sense of enjoyment, though the mind is as yet inactive and the body hardly under control so the entity awakening into the heaven-world first passes through a more or less prolonged period of intense and gradually increasing bliss before his full activity of consciousness on that plane is reached.
It will thus be seen that in this higher world anyone who wishes to devote himself for a time to quiet thought, and to abstract himself from his surroundings, may actually live in a world of his own without possibility of interruption, and [page 16] with the additional advantage of seeing all his ideas and their consequences, fully olane out passing in a sort of panorama before his eyes.
It may be remembered that this plane was called by the Greeks the sub-lunar world. The un-intellectual devotion which is exemplified on the one hand by the illiterate Roman Catholic peasant, and on the other by the earnest and sincere “soldier” of the Salvation Army, seems to produce results very similar to decachanic already described, for these people also are found wrapped up in contemplation of their ideas of Christ or his mother respectively.