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A Treatise on Cosmic Fire - Fire

"What says the esoteric teaching with regard to Fire?"

  • Fire is the most perfect and unadulterated reflection, in Heaven as on earth, of the One Flame. It is life and death, the origin and the end of every material thing. It is divine Substance."
    (Secret Doctrine I. 146)
  • Our earth and man (are) the products of the Three Fires.
    (Secret Doctrine, II. 258)
  • Fire and flame destroy the body of an Arhat; their essence makes him immortal.
    (Secret Doctrine I. 35)

The Three Fires

I. The Internal Fire or Fire by Friction

There is heat internal and heat external in every atom, the breath of the Father (Spirit) and the breath (or heat) of the Mother (matter).
(Secret Doctrine I. 112)

II. The Fire of Mind or Solar Fire

The fire of knowledge burns up all action on the plane of illusion, therefore those who have acquired it and are emancipated are called Fires.
(Secret Doctrine I. 114)

III. The Fire of Spirit or Electric Fire

Lift up thy head, O Lanoo; dost thou see one, or countless lights above thee, burning in the dark midnight sky?
I sense one Flame, O Gurudeva; I see countless undetached sparks shining in it.
(Secret Doctrine I. 145) [xviii]

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