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RINGS OF SPLENDOUR
manifestation but an awareness at once intrinsic and instantaneous.
The splendour here is the joy or happiness of satisfaction arising out of sense of perfection.
The third ring of splendour from the Base relates to the aspect of Guru. The formation of first coverings of the identity or the beginnings of individuated consciousness at its superfine level. This is the stage of manifestation of Man. The struggle of manifestation of Man is the beginning of the Holy War with the Divine. This is from this stage the individuated consciousness develops love of itself and this bliss is the root cause of the later developments of ego. The crossing of this region and entering into the second one is an impossibility without the Divine intervention and Guru’s grace.
The splendour here is the joy or happiness of ascetic aloofness.
The fourth ring of splendour from the Base relates to the aspect of Mercury (Budha). The first lessons or Jnana are experienced and immense joy is felt. Of course this is all not conscious and it is
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