Degree XXVIII Question Set 3

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Lecture for Degree XXVIII
The Republic
Eternal Recurrence and the Laws of Manu
The Immense Problem of Language

1.What can you discover about Menou (more commonly referred to as "Manu")?

2. "He [the Divinity Ed.] had this thought: Behold the worlds; I will create guardians for the worlds. So He took of the water and fashioned a being clothed with the human form." Albert Pike.

"When a man, absolutely disengaging himself from his senses, absorbs himself in self-contemplation, he comes to discern the Divinity, and becomes part of Him." Albert Pike.

Write an essay to help present-day readers to understand the Hindu answer to the question: "Why is there something rather than nothing?". Are you satisfied with their explanation for the creation of the Universe and of man?

3. When people are contemplating a puzzling phenomenon, they frequently ask one another: "What do you make of it?" Could such a question have given rise to the Egyptian idea of the Demiurge? [c.f. Jean Charon's world of "Word".]

4. Why do some religions forbid the making or use of images purporting to represent God?