Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Tsong-Kha-Pa

“Tsong-Kha-Pa’s Reformation was based upon the Bodhisattva ideal of
Renunciation in the service of universal salvation and collective welfare.” — Aquarian Almanac

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Jewels in the Lotus

Hermetic Wisdom

Hermetic Wisdom

It is within and without all creatures animate and inanimate; it is inconceivable because of its subtlety, and although near it is  afar off. Although undivided it appeareth as divided among creatures, and while it sustains existing things, it is also to be known as their destroyer and creator. It is the light of all […] 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

Astrology Verified

Astrology Verified

Astrology Verified Theosophist, April, 1882 Writing in the Theosophist upon the subject of Astrology, C.C.Massey says that he thinks at present we are not fully acquainted with the science, and that, as now practiced, it is not always reliable. His remarks as to its unreliability are justly applicable to that branch of it which relates […] Read more

Meditation, Mindfulness and Self-Study

Meditation, Concentration and Will

Meditation, Concentration and Will

Meditation, Concentration and Will Introduction What is meditation? What role does concentration and will play in meditation?  What is the purpose of meditation?  And why does Krishna, representing the Higher Self  admonish us to become men and women of meditation? Meditation, like yoga and karate, is in danger of being trivialized and stripped of its […] 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

An Education of the Heart

An Education of the Heart

When the president of the United States says “America first,” he is making his voters happy. I can understand that. But from a global perspective, this statement isn’t relevant. Everything is interconnected today. The new reality is that everyone is interdependent with everyone else. The United States is a leading nation of the free world. […] 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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