Comparison of the chapter “The seven portals” from the book “The voice of the silence” and “TheBook of Revelation” of saint John
In my search for my true self I red numerous books and articles about all kinds of things and spiritual matters, most of it was very exotic and somewhat strange at times. Amongst many others I came across the book “The voice of the silence”, by H.P.Blavatsky. In the book is a chapter called the “The seven portals” an ancient wisdom from India, when reading this chapter I felt like I knew its content, I didn’t necessarily understand it, but I was sure I had heard or red it before. I searched my mind and found that the chapter had a match in “The Book of Revelation” of saint John.
I found it interesting that the Book of Revelation of saint Paul had its roots in ancient Indian winsome so I wrote down a part of the chapter to keep and share, for myself and others. Those who want to read more can get the book and read. The link to the book is here.
Maybe no one else can se the liking or match between the two books, but to me it was very obvious. But I will let you judge for yourself. To make it easier to know which is what I will use the initials tsp for the title “The seven portals” and br for “The Book of Revelation”.
tsp: 200. The Paramita heights are crossed by a still steeper path. Thou hast to fight thy way through portals seven, seven strongholds held by cruel crafty Powers — passions incarnate. br: 1:4 John, to the seven assemblies that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from God, who is and who was and who is to come; and from the seven Spirits who are before his throne;
tsp: 206. Thou seest well, Lanoo. These Portals lead the aspirant across the waters on “to the other shore” . Each Portal hath a golden key that openeth its gate; and these keys are: br: ….. Write therefore the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will happen hereafter; the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands. The seven stars are the angels of the seven assemblies. The seven lampstands are seven assemblies. tsp: 207. 1. DANA, the key of charity and love immortal. br: 2:2 ….. “I know your works, and your toil and perseverance, and that you can’t tolerate evil men, ….. You have perseverance and have endured for my name’s sake, and have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the first works; ….. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To him who overcomes I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of my God.
tsp: 208. 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. br: 2:9 “I know your works, oppression, and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews, and they are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. Don’t be afraid of the things which you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested; and you will have oppression for ten days. Be faithful to death, and I will give you the crown of life. ….. He who overcomes won’t be harmed by the second death.
tsp: 209. 3. KSHANTI, patience sweet, that nought can ruffle. br: 2:13 “I know your works and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. You hold firmly to my name, and didn’t deny my faith ….. But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, ….. To him who overcomes, to him I will give of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written, which no one knows but he who receives it.
tsp: 210. 4. VIRAG, indifference to pleasure and to pain, illusion conquered, truth alone perceived. br: 2:19 “I know your works, your love, faith, service, patient endurance, and that your last works are more than the first. But I have this against you, that you tolerate your woman, Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. She teaches and seduces my servants to commit sexual immorality, and to eat things sacrificed to idols. … I am not putting any other burden on you. Nevertheless, hold that which you have firmly until I come. He who overcomes, and he who keeps my works to the end, to him I will give authority over the nations. He will rule them with a rod of iron, ….. and I will give him the morning star. …..
tsp: 211. 5. VIRYA, the dauntless energy that fights its way to the supernal TRUTH, out of the mire of lies terrestrial. br: ….. “I know your works, that you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and keep the things that remain, which you were about to throw away, for I have found no works of yours perfected before my God ….. Nevertheless you have a few names in Sardis that did not defile their garments. They will walk with me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes will be arrayed in white garments, and I will in no way blot his name out of the book of life, and I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. …..
tsp: 212. 6. DHYANA, whose golden gate once opened leads the Narjol* toward the realm of Sat eternal and its ceaseless contemplation. [*A saint, an adept.] br: 3:8 …..“I know your works (behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one can shut), that you have a little power, and kept my word, and didn’t deny my name. ….. I am coming quickly! Hold firmly that which you have, so that no one takes your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will go out from there no more. I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God, and my own new name. … tsp: 213. 7. PRAJNA, the key to which makes of a man a god, creating him a Bodhisattva, son of the Dhyanis. br: 3:15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot. ….. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me. He who overcomes, I will give to him to sit down with me on my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father on his throne.