Theme for Contemplation: The Eye of Shiva

“The priceless gift of spiritual vision veiled in the arcane symbolism of the Eye of Shiva is the sacred heritage of future humanity.”       — Aquarian Almanac

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Jewels in the Lotus

Depth in Silence

Depth in Silence

                Meditation is done in silence.  By it we renounce our narrow individuality, and expatiate into that which is infinite.  Only in the sacredness of inward silence does the soul truly meet the secret hiding God.  The strength of resolve which afterwards shapes life, and mixes itself with […] Read more

Articles by H.P. Blavatsky

Le Phare de L'inconnu [The Beacon-Light of the Unknown]

Le Phare de L’inconnu [The Beacon-Light of the Unknown]

Le Phare de L’inconnu [The Beacon-Light of the Unknown] La Revue Theosophique, May, 1889 Translated into English and re-printed in the Theosophist, July, August, September, 1889 It is written in an old book upon the Occult Sciences: “Gupta Vidya (Secret Science) is an attractive sea, but stormy and full of rocks. The navigator who risks […] Read more

Articles by W.Q. Judge

To Theosophists Willing to Work

To Theosophists Willing to Work

To Theosophists Willing to Work The Path, November, 1889 For some 18 months past, private zeal has carried out a system by which a single copy of one of the tracts expounding popularly some Theosophic topic has been mailed to names gathered from newspapers published in smaller towns through the United States. In this simple […] Read more

Meditation, Mindfulness and Self-Study

Contemplation

Contemplation

Contemplation Theosophist, February, 1884 A general misunderstanding of this term seems to prevail. The popular idea appears to be to confine oneself for half an hour—or at the utmost two hours—in a private room, and passively gaze at one’s nose, a spot on the wall, or, perhaps, a crystal. This is supposed to be the […] Read more

Science of Spirituality

Personal and Impersonal God

Personal and Impersonal God

Personal and Impersonal God At the outset I shall request my readers (such of them at least as are not acquainted with the Cosmological theories of the Idealistic thinkers of Europe) to examine John Stuart Mill’s Cosmological speculations as contained in his examination of Sir William Hamilton’s philosophy, before attempting to understand the Adwaita doctrine; […] Read more

Philosophy of Perfectability

Free Your Mind:  Part 2

Free Your Mind: Part 2

Free Your Mind Part 2 Why Philosophy is Important? We know the word philosophy was coined by Pythagoras in pre-Socratic days in Greece. Philo=Love and  Sophia=Wisdom.  But the idea of philosophy is extremely ancient and has been referred to with other words and conceptions in various cultures throughout human history . What all these ancient […] Read more

Religion of Responsibility

The Spirit of the Zoroastrian Religion

The Spirit of the Zoroastrian Religion

The Spirit of the Zoroastrian Religion Colonel H.S. Olcott A Lecture delivered at the Town Hall, Bombay on 14th February, 1882 With great diffidence I have accepted your invitation to address the Parsis upon the theme of the present discourse. The subject is so noble, its literature so rich, its ramifications so numerous, that no […] Read more

Society of the Future

 

Stories

Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang

                    One day when Confucius went to see Lao Tzu, it was eveident that Lao Tzu had been washing his hair, which was spread out to dry.  Lao Tzu himself sat so utterly motionless that one could not believe a human being was there at all.  […] Read more

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