The Five Kumaras Of Manasic Energy:
Thus, the Kumaras are, exoterically, "the creation
of Rudra or Nilalohita, a form of Siva, by Brahma, and of certain other mind-born sons of Brahma. But, in the esoteric teaching,
they are the progenitors of the true spiritual SELF in the physical man -- the higher Prajapati, while the Pitris, or lower
Prajapati, are no more than the fathers of the model, or type of his physical form, made "in their image."
The Exoteric four are: Sanat-Kumara, Sananda, Sanaka,
and Sanatana; and the esoteric three are: Sana, Kapila, and Sanat-sujata. Special attention is once more drawn to this class
of Dhyan Chohans, for herein lies the mystery of generation and heredity hinted at in Book I.
They may indeed mark a "special" or extra creation,
since it is they who, by incarnating themselves within the senseless human shells of the two first Root-races, and a great
portion of the Third Root-race -- create, so to speak, a new race: that of thinking, self-conscious and divine men. SD1 457.
"Being ever as he was born, he is here called a youth;
and hence his name is well known as Sanat-Kumara" (Linga purana, prior section LXX. 174.) In the Saiva Purana, the Kumaras
are always described as Yogins. The Kurma Purana, after enumerating them, says: "These five, O Brahmans, were Yogins, who
acquired entire exemption from passion." They are five, because two of the Kumaras fell. SD1 458.
"These seven . . . created progeny; and so did Rudra,
but Skanda and Sanat Kumara, restraining their power, abstained from creation." SD1 458.
They were the five Rays of prime importance in the
first solar system, and were the five individualized Heavenly Men.
They are represented on our earth by the five Kumaras
Who obeyed the Law, and took human form, as H. P. B. hints in several passages in the Secret Doctrine. (S. D., I, 493.)
In the mystery of these subsidiary colors and of the
gradual shining forth within the lotus of five colors in any one petal at one time, is veiled the mystery of the five Kumaras.
(S. D., I, 483.)
The student who seeks the significance of the preponderance
of orange and of rose is approaching the secret of the two Kumaras Who fell. More it is not possible to say, but the colors
hold the esoteric key to this great occurrence. TCF 824.
It means and is connected with the pentagon. It represents
fivefold man and therefore the five kumaras. SD2 609.
Manas is the Synthesis of five Rays. One other definition
might be given even though its abstruseness may prove but a bewilderment to the student.
Manas is the united faculty of four of the Heavenly
Men, synthesized through a fifth Heavenly Man on the third plane of the system.
These five Heavenly Men were the logoic embodiment
in an earlier system and achieved the fullness of manasic life. Their synthetic life is that which is primarily understood
when we speak of Brahma, that cosmic Entity Who is the sumtotal of logoic active intelligence. For lack of better terms we
call Them the Lords of the four minor Rays, Who find Their synthesis through the third Ray of Activity. They have been called
in an endeavor to express the principles which They embody:
The Lord of Ceremonial
The Lord of Abstract Idealism, or Devotion.
Lord of Concrete Science.
The Lord of Harmony and Art.
function through the fourth cosmic ether, and have vehicles of buddhic matter. They merge into the greater life of the Lord
of the third Ray of Aspect on atmic levels, and these four (with the one synthetic Ray), are the totality of manasic energy.
They are the life of the five lower planes. They are the five Kumaras, and two remain, making the seven Kumaras or Builders
of the universe. TCF 336.
The Exoteric four are: Sanat-Kumara, Sananda, Sanaka,
and Sanatana. SD1 457.
Thus again we have the four exoteric Kumaras, of Whom
two fell, and the three esoteric, of whom One gathers the life forces of the four exoteric, making with Them the five above
mentioned. The student must study this question from the point of view of energy or life force, considering it from the aspect
of polarity and of the mystic marriage, from the comprehension of the real meaning of the sex relation, of the meeting and
merging of the pairs of opposites, and the work of the one who synthesizes where every type of energy is concerned. TCF 830.
One gathers the life forces of the four exoteric, making
with Them the five above mentioned. TCF 830.
The third manasic ray of "Concrete Knowledge or Science."...The
planetary Logos of this fifth systemic Ray holds a peculiar position in the scheme of things. He is the embodiment of the
fifth logoic principle of manas. His is the synthesizing scheme for the five schemes of the five Kumaras Who are Brahma, when
viewed as the sum total of the third logoic aspect, though He is not the synthesizing factor for the seven schemes which are
the sum total of logoic manifestation considered as the union of the second and third aspects.
This is a point of prime importance to bear in
mind. His is the influence that leads to the scientific adaptation of matter to form, and His is the life that unifies ever
the three and the five. Let us see if, by illustration, we can make this idea more simple. He is, as we know, the embodiment
of the fifth principle. His influence, therefore, may ever be felt in His numerical correspondences, for He is the Lord of
the fifth Ray in the system, and Ruler of the third Manasic Ray when considering only the third aspect. TCF 434.
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