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A Few Characteristics of the Cosmic Philosophy
Thoughts are formations. To form is not to create. Life is eternal. Thought is the supreme strength. Thoughts are living realities. Responsibility of those who think. Involution and Evolution. To be attentive to form in balance. To turn ourselves towards the world to come. Not to think, not to speak, not to act randomly and in disorder.
The Cosmic Philosophy is the original tradition, the ancient knowledge that is the foundation of all religions, without dogma, un-fixed, based on tradition as on intuition, on science, logic and experimentation.
In what does it differ from the other philosophies, religions and actual theosophies? In several nuances, more subtle, variable, balanced and in an interpretation which is less dogmatic.
Thereby, for instance, regarding reincarnation, the Cosmic Philosophy teaches that it is possible, provable even in certain cases, but not extended as a general and absolute law, neither an unbreakable and identical rule for everybody.
There is, at its very basis, a universal and unceasing reincarnation of the cosmic substances. But the conservation of the form and the consciousness is a rare fact. Between these extremes, there is infinity of more or less partial degrees of reincarnation that alone can help explain many psychological mysteries.
A law is so often destructed by another law that comes across in the great complexity of life that any fixation becomes soon a mistake.
Therefore, the law of Karma, that contains the great reality of the law of affinity and the law of reaction, doesn’t have the universality that some say it has and is not the only origin of the circumstances and of the destinies.
The Nirvana has to be understood like the re-integration of the individuality into the harmonized musical whirling orchestra of the Divine, into an impersonality, that far from abolishing individuality conserves and exalts it for the good of all in total union.
It is not the annihilation of individuality, but its full participation to the law of harmony.
The Cosmic Philosophy teaches that this law of harmony or of swaying between the particular and the general, the individual and the collective, is the supreme law to the point of view of what we call morality, the law of balance, of charity and of justice; it is the touchstone of all the deeds and thoughts.
Here are more specific points:
The Cosmic Philosophy gives the name of ‘hostiles’ (foreign, foreign to the human harmony) to the consciousness, that, denying the law of charity and justice, lock themselves in a personal and selfish ambition, contrary to the collective general evolution, that they delay.
Harmony rules in the heights of spiritual conception. From reflection to reflection, it descends and organizes the densities according to its image, as the old saying: ‘May your will be done on earth, as it is done in heaven.’
Therefore, material density must be, not despised, but purified and embellished. The world of action is still a waiting chaos and aspires the light. The cosmos is not finished. It forms itself constantly by the work of man in union with the spiritual hierarchy. Here is the explanation of the splendor of the Promises as much of the current misery. Here is the confirmation of the great role of the evolved man, whose work only can transmit on earth the spiritual light and organize the progress of the world.
On every Cosmic magazine cover page there is this motto: ‘Thoughts are formations.’ It is significant to study the deep and great truth that these words contain.
A formation is the result of what we have formed, that is of what we have put into shape, of what we have shaped, molded and constituted. The word ‘form’ comes from the Latin ‘forma’ that means ‘mold’.
Let’s point that the Cosmic Philosophy never uses the word ‘creator’, neither the verb ‘to create’, or the word ‘creation’, which don’t exist in the ancient sacred languages.
Because life has always existed and will always exist. It is eternal. It has no beginning and no end. There is also no void in nature.
Therefore, to create, which means originate something from void is a non-sense, an inconsistency. There has been only shaping, classification and formation of the eternal Substance by the eternal Spirit.
Thought is the supreme force, the supreme reality.
It is though that rules the word.
All humanity’s history throughout the centuries is only the history of the actions resulting from the good and bad thoughts of mankind.
Thought rules speech and action, and becomes in life the supreme formator.
But there is a deeper meaning in this cosmic phrase, ‘thoughts are formations’: A formation is like an organized being and it is even a living reality in the more rarefied parts of matter we have spoken about.
And this is explained this way: any gesture made by any part of the physical body is a reality in the physical matter. If this gesture becomes organized, either an act or the expression of an art, in a work of painting or sculpture, for example, it realizes a formation, but a fixed formation like the matter in which this formation is made: A painting, a stature, a book, etc…
In the same manner in the rarefication, where thought is of the same nature of the rarefied matter that composes them, the gesture of thought organizes for real constructions that are, in their own state, material, visible, existing and acting: They are formations that can be intensively alive.
All the thinking beings are thought formators more or less powerful, more or less benevolent or maleficent.
What a responsibility there is for each individual who understands this!
Those who fear responsibilities, lack courage and try to escape them in life have not reflected enough upon this simple and grand reality.
To which it is useful to notice that at the same time we need to cultivate carefulness, it is also good to show courage in our deeds and to learn to do what we think is right, even if it is a bit difficult. We need not fear to take resolutions and decisions and especially not to fancy that by not acting or doing we sometime may escape responsibility. It is totally wrong! Not doing, not saying, not deciding are as real actions as doing, saying and deciding.
There always is the responsibility of choice between positive and negative, action and non-action. But action is not irresponsibility; there is a wise saying that states (as, in all is the law of swaying):
‘In doubt, refrain yourself.’
‘I think, though I am’ said very correctly Descartes, the philosopher. And we could add: ‘I think though I act, though I am responsible, my thoughts are actions, because thoughts are formations.’
Because this thought that emanates from the brain and that is alive in its own world, the world of thought, this thought will live, go forth and back, influencing and uniting with other thoughts due to the law of attraction and affinity and it will, afar, maybe where it will be well received, form possibilities good or bad, better futures or wretched ones.
Thoughts are received through space, like we already have explained. They drift in the terrestrial atmosphere, as balanced or chaotic forces.
The Cosmic Tradition explains that there is two great eternal dynamics, descending and rising: Involution and evolution, or the movement of matter thriving towards spirit.
It is now well understood that spirit, like the more dense matter, is also material, because all is matter but the Unthinkable.
There is matter that is more subtle, rarified, more luminous and close to the divine.
Therefore, the life of a thought is to thrive towards the life of the physical world and to try to incarnate in it.
The same with physical life, due to the thinking beings that are within it, emanates from the bosom of its matter thoughts rising towards the higher. This is what the Cosmic Philosophy call ‘the double spiral movement’, identical to the rising of water from the earth, attracted as steam towards the clouds and sun and falling back again on earth as rain.
Therefore, by thinking we act. And we do not need actions or words to act to do good or evil.
Magnificent is the Bible’s symbolical advice, when it says: To turn back from Sodom and Gomorrah! So not to revel in looking at the chaos, so not to contemplate uselessly Sodom in ashes (life ruined and miserable), and Gomorrah in fire (the unbalance, the passions, conflicts of interests, selfishness, etc…).
We need to firmly turn our head towards the Promised Land, towards a new life, towards higher forms of existence, pure, noble and harmonious. And not to let evil in us, in reflecting it, so to keep all our strength, our energy, all of our vigor, all of our vision of the future, totally formative of progress.
The word poet means formator. We can here admire, by the way, how much our language has been crafted from the outmost antiquity by our ancestors in a very wise manner. The poet who crafts with sounding and intense words, in the matter of the thoughts of mankind, images of beauty, of heroism or unbalance. The poet is therefore a formator, useful and benevolent or unhealthy and harmful.
Because it is obvious that if thought acts already by itself, in its own world, without having being spoken, it acts even with more strength when in addition to its life in the rarefication, we incarnate it on earth with words that snowball it more and more consciously, multiplied in other intelligences.
Speech is like the garment of thought and it provides it with its own life and aurical strength.
We should look after our words, because ‘a heavy burden is attached to words, such light things ’, said Plato.
Words reveal the soul. They attract or repel sympathies. And one spoken word that we may regret later, may open or close in front of a being, a path with a future, may bring or destroy a possible friendship, the success of a business, etc…
Hence the ancient proverb that became a common saying: ‘To turn our tongue seven times before speaking’, or ‘speech is silver, but silence is gold’. So many times have we regretted to have spoken!
We must leave nothing to hazard to evolve, neither thought nor speech.
What is useless is detrimental. We should then not waste the precious human strengths with which we can achieve so many great things, with useless and meaningless gossips. All of this vain and noisy sound of rumors and the mean and empty conversations only covers and hide higher voices, deeper thoughts that are willing to manifest.
Balance is necessary, here like anywhere else. It matters to know how to express when it is useful and to know when to remain silent when what we have to say is worthless.
Hence the famous fable of Aesop about the tongue that is the best and the worst of things…
The ancient Greeks were forbidding the use of the maleficent words and attached great importance to the science of knowing how to spread only benevolent words, positive news.
There is here a beautiful teaching, now being quite forgotten in our time where we are coloring our conversations with exaggerated, unpleasant, rude or dramatic words, painting for the sensitive, troubled, sad and unhealthy images.
How precious it is to know how to master a language in only using healthy expressions, just and only spreading around them, as much as possible, a pleasant, fresh and happy aura!
Why reverberate uselessly evil? Why invoke Sodom and Gomorrah? Why darken life in propagating without motives and reason, discouragement and all the intellectual poisons of ugliness?
Some words are in fact badly aurized. And we must know how to express ourselves with measured, calm, balanced and healthy words.
Forever true is this ancient voice in the Psalms:’ O, how beautiful are the feet of those who walking through the mountain are spreading good news and affirm peace! ’.
Yes, we should endeavor to be carriers of good news of joy and hope.
Let’s maintain ourselves strong in balance and calm. Let’s embellish our character with these virtues, gentleness, patience and serenity. Let’s turn our eyes towards the light of an always more beautiful and more smiling future. May our actions, our speech, our thoughts form sustainable gentle tomorrows!
Life on Earth is not yet perfected. It is up to us all to achieve this.
The first progress consists in lighten the life of all the sorrows that we inflict to ourselves.
The second step is to better the external conditions of life, to create a sustainable, viable environment and always renewably use nature’s strengths.