Causeless cause

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Causeless cause (or all cause) is "An Omnipresent, Eternal, Boundless, and Immutable Principle"[1][2] in Theosophy. It is the theosophical conception of God, which involves the negation of everything.[3] The principle is described as the central point from which all emerges and around and toward which all gravitates.[4]

Causeless cause is synonymous with "the absolute", which "Proto-logos" is often confused with, but it is not: "first" denotes finite bound, but causeless cause is unbounded. There are numerous other descriptions such as how it is also equated to the form of the absolute Being and Non-Being, or the "great Architect and to concepts such as Divine Love[4] and pure awareness or "consciousness at rest".[5] Hindus and Theosophists call it Para Brahman (Parabrahm). Formless Parabrahm is said to periodically emanate Logoi, which are hence not causeless, but are non-eternal except in cycles of emanation, existence, pralaya (dissolution). In each cycle, causeless cause causes the Logoic Monad to move into action, which develops into the Logoic triad/triple manifestation, and the heptad (i.e. seven; prajapatis (Devas) or Elohim) which continue the cosmic chain of cause and effect. It has been shown the causeless cause is so described in some religious cosmogenesis accounts.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Helena Petrona Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, Theosophical Publishing House, 1982 [1888], pp. 14 and 108.
  2. ^ Virgínia Hanson, H. P. Blavatsky and The secret doctrine, Theosophical Publishing House, 1971, p. 44.
  3. ^ Villeneuve, Crispian (2009). Rudolf Steiner in Britain: A Documentation of His Ten Visits, 1902-25, Volume 1. Forest Row, UK: Temple Lodge Publishing. p. 225. ISBN 9781906999032.
  4. ^ a b Blatavsky, Helena (2018). Theosophy brings the wisdom of love before the eye of the soul: Philosophical Keys to the Secret Doctrine. Philaletheians UK. p. 10.
  5. ^ Venkatkrishnan, Sri (2008). Yoga For Stress Management. New Delhi: Peacock Books. p. 22. ISBN 9788124801833.