UNIVERSAL THEOSOPHY MAGAZINE

Weekly Theme for Contemplation: The Philosophy of Perfectibility

           “If every human being can summon an active faith in the possibility of perfection,
then each can vitally participate in the vicissitudes of space and time, the
perplexing imperfections of this world. ” — Aquarian Almanac

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Jewels in the Lotus

Yield and Remain Whole

Yield and Remain Whole

Yield and remain whole; Bend and remain straight. Be empty and remain full. Be worn and remain anew. Own little and be replete. Own much and be restless. Therefore the Sage embraces the One And sets an example for the whole world. He does not display himself, And so he shines; He does not display […] Read more

Articles by H.P. Blavatsky

The Theosophists and Their Opponents

The Theosophists and Their Opponents

The Theosophists and Their Opponents The Amrita Bazaar Patrika (Calcutta), June 13, 1879 Sir,—I pray you to give me, in your Calcutta paper, space enough to reply to the mendacious comments of one of your religious neighbours upon the Theosophical Society. The Indian Christian Herald, in the number of April 4th (which unhappily has just […] Read more

Articles by W.Q. Judge

Practical Theosophy

Practical Theosophy

Practical Theosophy The Path, July, 1890 The ethics of life propounded by Jesus are not different from those found in theosophy, but the latter holds in its doctrines a compelling power which is absent from Christianity and from those systems which require a man to be good for virtue’s sake alone. It is not easy […] Read more

Theosophical Research

Research: Etymology of Lanoo

Research: Etymology of Lanoo

One of the more curious terms of unknown origin in the writings of H. P. Blavatsky, is “Lanoo,” a term used by her to indicate a disciple. The term is found in both her translation of the Book of the Golden Precepts given in The Voice of the Silence, and in the Book of Dzyan given in The […] Read more

Meditation, Mindfulness and Self-Study

Meditation Upon AUM

Meditation Upon AUM

O Satyakama, AUM is the Supreme Brahman and the conditioned Brahman. By meditating upon It the wise man may attain either the one or the other. If he meditates upon one letter (matra) alone and is enlightened thereby, then after death he will quickly be reborn on this earth. The Rik verses lead him to […] Read more

Science of Spirituality

The Zero Principle: Part 1

The Zero Principle: Part 1

Laya is what Science may call the Zero-point or line, the realm of absolute negativeness, or the one real absolute Force, the NOUMENON of the Seventh State of that which we ignorantly call and recognize as ‘Force’; or again the Noumenon of Undifferentiated Cosmic Substance which is itself an unreachable and unknowable object to finite […] Read more

Philosophy of Perfectability

The Philosophy and Science of Vedantic Raja Yoga

The Philosophy and Science of Vedantic Raja Yoga

The Philosophy and Science of Vedantic Raja Yoga1 Theosophist, March, 1884 I feel really obliged to my friend and brother, Babu Siris Chandra Vasu, B. A., for the presentation of a copy of a Treatise on “The Philosophy and Science of Vedantic Raja Yoga,” edited by him. It is the reprint of a book which […] Read more

Religion of Responsibility

Knowledge and Negligence  Part 3

Knowledge and Negligence Part 3

Knowledge and Negligence Part 3 To grasp the rudiments of the Philosophy of Perfectibility and to learn the axioms of the Science of Spirituality, one must deepen the sense of the sacred through some daily exemplification of the Religion of Responsibility. Shankara taught that negligence, the inversion of responsibility, is death. Negligence in breathing results […] Read more

Society of the Future

Gandhi on Theosophy and Global Civilization of Tomorrow

Gandhi on Theosophy and Global Civilization of Tomorrow

Invocation “Common be your prayer; Common be your goal; Common be your purpose; Common be your deliberation. Common be your wishes, Your hearts in concord, Your intentions in concord, Perfect be the union amongst you.”   Rig Veda1 Dedication             Let me begin this evening by honoring the ancient and noble practice of saluting those […] Read more

 

Stories

The Princess, The Pearls and the Monkey

The Princess, The Pearls and the Monkey

One day, the queen and her friends were walking in the palace gardens. It was a hot summer day, so they decided to get some respite from the heat by swimming in the royal pool. Before going in the pool, the queen took off her pearl necklace and gave it to her maidservant for safekeeping. […] Read more

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