H.P.B’s Diagram of Meditation

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (HBP)

[This diagram is usually presented in a form which is very difficult to reproduce in HTML. For the picture version see for instance "The Inner Group Teachings of H.P. Blavatsky", Compiled and Annotated by Henk J. Spierenburg, published by Point Loma Publications, Second Edition, 1995,  p. 221 - There is a good discussion by Roger Price of this diagram on my website, as well as one by Pablo Sender ]

First conceive of UNITY by Expansion in space and infinite in Time.
(Either with or without self-identification).

Then meditate logically and consistently on this in reference to states of consciousness.
Then the normal state of our consciousness must be moulded by:-

Acquisitions

Note: Acquisition is complete with the conception “I am all space and time”. Beyond that …… (it cannot be said).

Deprivations

Constant refusal to think of the reality of:

Note: These deprivations are produced by the perpetual imagination – without self-delusion* - of  “I am without”; the recognition of their being the source of bondage, ignorance and strife.
“Deprivation” is completed by the meditation: I am without attributes”.

*) There is no risk of self-delusion if the personality is deliberately forgotten.

General Note: All the passions and virtues interblend with each other. Therefore the diagram gives only general hints.