'It is a matter of exceeding difficulty to express the elation of the personality to the ego...I think that on the whole the best way to put it is to say that the former is a fragment of the latter, a tiny part of him expressing itself under serious difficulties. We meet a person on the physical plane; we speak to him; and we think and say that we know him. It would be little nearer to the truth to say that we know a thousandth part of him. 'Even when clairvoyance is developed- even when a man opens the sight of his causal body, and looks at the causal body of another man- even then, though he sees a manifestation of the ego on his own plane, he is still far from seeing the real man.' Extract from the first chapter
The Monad is a collection of essays written by C.W.Leadbeater and published in Theosophical magazines between 1913 and 1920, pertaining to the higher consciousness of man. It casts light with a clairvoyant psychic development, the Buddhic consciousness and the meaning of Time. This small volume deals with subjects that are of the highest importance for students of Theosophy, and over the years it has become a classic of Theosophical literature.