Weekly Theme for Contemplation: The Brotherhood of Bodhisattvas

“The true disciple has the golden opportunity of lighting up the lamp of divine
discernment. Once lit, it must be tended and guarded and eventually fanned into a
bright flame.” — Aquarian Almanac

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Jewels in the Lotus

The Great Purpose

The Great Purpose

True knowledge has to be gained through an increasing perception of the universality of all law and the universal line of progress for every being of whatever grade. We have to think and practice altruism before the higher and more recondite powers of the universe can be placed in our possession for our use. The […] Read more

Articles by H.P. Blavatsky

The Theory of Cycles

The Theory of Cycles

The Theory of Cycles Theosophist, July, 1880 It is now some time since this theory, which was first propounded in the oldest religion of the world, Vedaism, then taught by various Greek philosophers, and afterwards defended by the Theosophists of the Middle Ages, but which came to be flatly denied by the wise men of […] Read more

Articles by W.Q. Judge

Theosophy as a Guide in Life

Theosophy as a Guide in Life

Theosophy as a Guide in Life A Theosophical Tract, Published in 1887 This is a practical age, and every system or theory is challenged to give proofs of what it may accomplish in action. How very little is gained by mere belief is the standing reproach to Churches. Their diversified Creeds have been steadily evolving […] 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 Philosophy and Science of Vedantic Raja Yoga

The Philosophy and Science of Vedantic Raja Yoga

The Philosophy and Science of Vedantic Raja Yoga1 Theosophist, March, 1884 I feel really obliged to my friend and brother, Babu Siris Chandra Vasu, B. A., for the presentation of a copy of a Treatise on “The Philosophy and Science of Vedantic Raja Yoga,” edited by him. It is the reprint of a book which […] 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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