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Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Shunyata and Samsara

“Life on the highest noumenal plane is consciousness of the illimitable
ground of all possible differentiated existence.” — Aquarian Almanac

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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

Can the “Double” Murder?

Can the “Double” Murder?

Can the “Double” Murder? Theosophist, January, 1883 [Originally published as “A Story of the Mystical”, The (NY) Sun, Dec. 26, 1875] The story which follows was written by the editor of this magazine some years ago at the request of a literary friend in America, and published in a leading journal of New York. It […] Read more

Articles by W.Q. Judge

The Bhagavad Gita and Esoteric Buddhism

The Bhagavad Gita and Esoteric Buddhism

The Bhagavad Gita and Esoteric Buddhism Theosophist, February, 1884 The only fault I have to find with Mr. Sinnett’s book is that he too often says that: “this knowledge is now being given out for the first time.” He does not do this because he wants glory for himself, but because he makes a mistake. Nearly […] 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

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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