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What is the Difference Between the Mental Unit and the Mental Permanent Atom?

  • Title: Questions, What is the Difference Between the Mental Unit and the Mental Permanent Atom?
  • Author: Arvindus.
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Question

What is the difference between the mental unit and the mental permanent atom? Where is the mental permanent atom located? You mentioned only the mental unit in 'The Egoic Lotus'.1

Answer

The mental permanent atom is found on the first sub-plane of the mental plane and is together with the buddhic permanent atom and the atmic permanent atom part of the soul, or 'the ego' as the soul is sometimes called in the ageless wisdom. The mental permanent atom can be considered as the substance germ of the abstract mind.2

The mental unit can be considered as the substance germ of the concrete mind and is found on the fourth sub-plane of the mental plane. Together with the astral permanent atom and the physical permanent atom it is part of the personality. As substance germs of relative permanence3 the latter three are contained in the egoic body, or the egoic lotus, which is found on the third sub-plane of the mental plane.

In 'Man on the Planes' in the 'Ageless Wisdom' series, figures 2 and 3, an overview of the constitution of man is given wherein all above mentioned elements are depicted.4

Bibliography
  • 'Ageless Wisdom, Man on the Planes', Index: 201212031.
  • 'Ageless Wisdom, The Egoic Lotus', Index: 201305241.
  • Alice A. Bailey, A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM, Release 3), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001.
  • Alice A. Bailey, Letters on Occult Meditation, in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001.