Theme for Contemplation: Samadana-Irreversible Commitment

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Food for the Soul

Food for the Soul

“Just as food is necessary for sustaining physical life, even so meditation and worship are needed for keeping up the spiritual life. The physical man must be made more ethereal by taking pure food; moreal man more self-denying and philosophical; mental man more penetrating and profound; and spiritual man more devotional.”—Bhavani Shankar Read more

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The Secret Doctrine

Meditation, Mindfulness and Self-Study

Socrates on Pleasure and Pain

Socrates on Pleasure and Pain

On Pleasure and Pain From The Republic, Book 9 Socrates: “The third victory [of the just man] now, as at the Olympic games, is sacred to Olympic Jupiter, the saviour; for consider, that the pleasure of the others [non-philosophers] is not every way genuine, but that of the wise man is: nor are they pure, but […] Read more

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On “The Good” and “The One” of Plato

On “The Good” and “The One” of Plato by Thomas Taylor, from an extensive note in his translation of The Republic The good, which is here celebrated by Socrates as that which reigns in the intelligible place, is neither the same with that which subsists in our nature, (for we rank in an order far below intelligibles) nor with that […] Read more

Philosophy of Perfectability

Can The Mahatmas Be Selfish?

Can The Mahatmas Be Selfish?

Can The Mahatmas Be Selfish? Theosophist, August, 1884 In various writings on occult subjects, it has been stated that unselfishness is a sine qua non for success in occultism. Or a more correct form of putting it, would be that the development of an unselfish feeling is in itself the primary training which brings with […] Read more

Religion of Responsibility

Devotion of the Early Races

Devotion of the Early Races

And, to this day, such Brahmins know that, during its early beginnings, psychic and physical intellect being dormant and consciousness still undeveloped, the spiritual conceptions of that race were quite unconnected with its physical surroundings. That divine man dwelt in his animal—though externally human—form; and, if there was instinct in him, no self-consciousness came to […] Read more

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Single-Mindedness: An Indian Tale

Single-Mindedness: An Indian Tale

ONCE Hanuman went on a pilgrimage to the holy places consecrated to his beloved Rama, seeking a vision of his Lord.  Whilst on his journey he entered a forest in Krishna’s kingdom of Dwarka. Krishna, knowing that Hanuman had arrived, wanted to see again the greatest of his devotees from his former incarnation.  He therefore […] Read more

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