Two Books of the Stanzas of Dzyan

Two Books of the Stanzas of Dzyan


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Two Books of the Stanzas of Dzyan Paperback Introduction; The “ Stanzas of Dzyan” are the skeleton as it were, around and attached to which the massive body of H.P. Blavatsky’s great work, The Secret Doctrine, is built up. Or to use another simile, they are the tree-trunks in a forest , covered and surrounded by a dense under-growth of intertwined life. The proverb says that often the forest is not seen because of the trees, but more often the latter are lost to sight because of the dense under- and over-growth . The aim of the present book is to lay bare the skeleton, to make the tree trunks stand out by cutting away the under-brush, so that the underlying structure of the whole may become better visible and more easily grasped. But to most people the stanzas alone would prove too rarified a substance. To give them body, the Prologues and Epilogues with which H.P.B provided them, have been included. So also the headings of the Stanzas of both Books, and of each verse of the Second Book. These are all H.P.B.’s handiwork. For that reason alone, they are worth preserving, and pondering. In a few terse words they express the essential contents of verse and stanza. They will prove useful helps for the understanding of the Stanzas, as will also the short explanatory notes added to the verses , and extracted from the longer commentaries…….. This book is an imprint of the Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, and is imported from India.