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The concept of Deva-Man is both intriguing and immense; intriguing, because much of it still remains a mystery and what information is available is often carefully veiled; immense, because it appertains to the whole of man and to his relationship with nature and the Universe. As one reference in this book states;
‘To many of us it is a familiar thought that men and angels belong to a composite body, that they work together to fulfil the purposes of natural law and human evolution. But to many of us it is quite a different mater to begin to realize that each man is not only human but is also devic in the most profound aspects of his nature. He is indeed man and deva in his own right, and these two inseparable parts of himself constitute the whole individual, one part totally unable to function without the other.’
This growing Deva-Man relationship will inevitably bring a closer co-operation between the two kingdoms, each thereby learning from and helping the other; for all Life, whether visible or invisible, is subject to the one evolutionary Law, and each part must work together to carry out fully the Divine Will.
‘ Each entity from the smallest to the highest has its own particular work to perform, and just as the most exalted Deva uses His mighty intelligence in the forming of world destinies, so the little nature-spirit uses his intelligence in directing the processes of the vegetable kingdom. It is by coming into closer contact with the nature-spirits that man will come more and more to imbibe of the wondrous spirit of Nature itself, and to understand the depths of its beauty. As Mr. C. Jinarajadasa melodiously phrases it; ‘Whoso…. can feel with the flower, rejoice with the birds, sympathise with the delights and cravings of the animals, is a poet , a seer, whose imagination senses what is the purpose for which we were planned . Not merely to look at a landscape, but to think and feel as each blade of grass, as each shrub and tree opens its heart to the Sun’s rays, as each of them contributes its tiny note to Nature’s wondrous harmony, is to transcend man’s limitations and put on the attributes of an Angel, a Deva, and , lastly, of God Himself.’(I.M.H.M. p.104)
This book is an imprint of the Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, and is imported from India.

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