2009-07-12 01:25:46 UTC
the Angel of Death, It goes upward discarding each
body, and finally leaves the mind, or casual body on
the casual plane, in the lower part of the Third World.
Then in the regions above, called Daswan Dwar, It
beholds Itself as pure spirit and knows all things,
rejoices in all things by direct perception without the
bodies of communication or contemplation."
Dialogues With The Master, p. 205, Ninth Printing
1987, Paul Twitchell
That was from one of Paul Twitchell's earliest
manuscripts, I presume.
If Daswan Dwar is on the level of the Astral Plane,
or the "lower worlds" then how is it that Soul beholds
itself as pure spirit without bodies of communication
or contemplation in that region?
It is curious, IMO, that earlier illustrations for the
"God-Worlds" appear to list Anami Lok as the tenth
plane and the word there as HU.
When the Eck Master Rebazar Tarzs takes Paul
Twitchell to "Anami" in Dialogues With The Master,
it reads like that is the highest plane and the home
of SUGMAD ("God").
I wonder if any connection between Anami Lok &
Daswan Dwar. It wasn't very clear to me after reading
Dialogues With The Master and The Tiger's Fang.
If there is time, my hunch is to read The Path of
The Master's (1939) by Julian Johnson and look to
see if Paul Twitchell got any of his information and
quotes about Daswan Dwar from there. That way I
could better trace the origin and the source for this
269 - 270: Path of the Masters (last paragraph):
"[....] Finally, when an individual rises from the
physical to the astral, then the casual, and finally
leaves the casual on his upward journey, he dis-
cards all three instruments. This is because he no
longer needs them. When he reaches the region
next above the casual plane, he finds himself clear
of all instruments and beholds himself as pure spirit.
He then knows all things, rejoices in all things, by
direct perception - without instruments of commun-
ication or meditation. That region is known to
Masters as Daswan Dwar."
Farther down the page (p. 270):
"[....] For this reason, when the soul rises to
Daswan Dwar and above, it has no need of the
mind or any of the material bodies. It knows,
as said before, by direct perception. All know-
ledge is open to it without any sort of instrument."
From 1997 hardcover version Path of the
Masters. Those who have the book can read
for further context. The book was written more
than 25 years before the official founding of
Eckankar in 1965.
I think if someone wanted to trace recorded
history for Daswan Dwar they might want to
consider Path of The Masters and where from
its author Julian Johnson (a former Christian
Missionary from America) got his information
Paul Twitchell appears to get some of his
information (the Eckankar quote beginning
this thread) from Eck Master Rebazar Tarzs.