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Jewels in the Lotus

Choosing the Tao

Choosing the Tao

The way that can be told is not the eternal Way. The word that can be spoken is not the eternal Word. Unnamed, It is the source of heaven and earth. Named, It is the Mother of all things. He who is ever without desires sees Its spiritual essence. He who is ever under desire […] Read more

Articles by H.P. Blavatsky

Brahma, Iswara and Maya

Brahma, Iswara and Maya

Brahma, Iswara and Maya Theosophist, January, 1880 Article selection by N. Naraina Moorty | Note by H.P.B. Advertising to the article “Brahma, Iswara and Maya,” by Pramada Dasa Mittra published in the Theosophist of October, the following observations cannot fail to suggest themselves to a true Vedantist. The science of Vedanta is enveloped in the […] Read more

Articles by W.Q. Judge

The Criterion of Theosophy

The Criterion of Theosophy

What Is The Criterion Of Theosophy? Question—The fundamental question, “What is the criterion of Theosophy?” calls for an answer. Has Theosophy the power of growth, progress and advancement in line with all new expositions of truth? In the minds of many the writings of H. P. B. are regarded as the infallible oracles of Theosophy. […] Read more

Meditation, Mindfulness and Self-Study

The Sankhya and Yoga Philosophy

The Sankhya and Yoga Philosophy

The Sankhya and Yoga Philosophy1 A Lecture read by the Secretary before the Convention of the Theosophical Society, December 1887. The quotations from and references to Sanskrit works have been supplied by Pandit Bhashya Charya. The Theosophist, Vol. 9, No. 102, March 1888, pp. 342-356 These two systems are so closely linked together that any […] Read more

Science of Spirituality

The Zero Principle  Part 3

The Zero Principle Part 3

The Zero Principle Part 3     This teaching of Buddha is accessible to all human beings. It is always possible for anyone to slow down, to cut down, to moderate. But in doing so one must avoid any tendencies to become passive, escapist or vague. To fall into these traps is not to follow […] Read more

Philosophy of Perfectability

The Eye of Self-Existence

The Eye of Self-Existence

The Eye of Self-Existence Part 1     The Secret Doctrine establishes three fundamental propositions: An omnipresent, Eternal, Boundless, and Immutable PRINCIPLE on which all speculation is impossible, since it transcends the power of human conception and could only be dwarfed by any human expression or similitude. It is beyond the range and reach of thought – […] 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

Buddhist Economics

Buddhist Economics

By E.F. Schumacher “Right Livelihood” is one of the requirements of the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. It is clear, therefore, that there must be such a thing as Buddhist economics. Buddhist countries have often stated that they wish to remain faithful to their heritage. So Burma: “The New Burma sees no conflict between religious values […] 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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