Someone asked, “How are the ideas of the physical, spiritual, metaphysical, and symbolic related?”

The physical is the limited external face of things and relates mostly to effects and secondary causes. The spiritual is the unlimited higher or deeper reality of things and relates to primary causes. The physical is the symbolic and relatively inadequate representation of spiritual realites. Spirituality is found in awareness of the metaphysical and in the ways evolution unfolds as the the physical becomes a more perfect expression of the spiritual.

The spiritual is the beautiful.

“…beyond the Beauty that is predicated of various forms and relationships, there is a pure Transcendent Beauty, and this is a mode of the very Being of the SELF. This Beauty is not something that is beautiful. It is Self-existent and casts its luster upon all things… Ecstasy is pure Beauty, as well as pure Joy and Knowledge. “ PATHWAYS THROUGH TO SPACE P 47




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  1. “It now becomes plain that there exists in Nature a triple evolutionary scheme, for the formation of the three periodical Upadhis; or rather three separate schemes of evolution, which in our system are inextricably interwoven and interblended at every point. These are the Monadic (or spiritual), the intellectual, and the physical evolutions. These three are the finite aspects or the reflections on the field of Cosmic Illusion of atma, the seventh, the one reality.” – H. P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine 1:181.

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