Universal Brotherhood

Universal Brotherhood

            The Human Race is One Family, Undivided ...

Religion of Responsibility

Religion of Responsibility

The Actions of One Effect Each And All ...

Philosophy of Perfectibility

Philosophy of Perfectibility

Boundless Potential of the Human Spirit ...

Science of Spirituality

Science of Spirituality

Testing and Verifying the Frontiers of Consciousness ...

Karma

Karma

As We Sow, So Shall We Reap ...

Reincarnation

Reincarnation

Living and Learning from Life to Life ...

Sanctity of Nature

Sanctity of Nature

Divinity in Every Atom ...

Christhood is a divine archetype towards which all human growth aspires with differing degrees of self-consciousness."

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The Luster of Wisdom

Learn from these facets of Nature; though trampled on by all, be firm in your adversity like the earth itself ; from these mountains which hold their mineral and other resources for the welfare of the world, learn that you must live for others and not for yourself; like the wind, you must be able to pass through unhindered; all pervasive, touching everything; yet itself untouched; the sky is verily the shining paradigm of the Yogin; you must be limpid, pure, purifying, pleasing and refreshing like water; effulgent with the luster of wisdom like the fire that reduces to ashes all impurity; like the python, lie still and take only  what comes to you, and when nothing comes, fast as the python does; like the sea, deep and unfathomable, neither be swollen by what flows into you nor depleted by what is withdrawn from you; like the bee, take in little by little, and from the good and bad alike, extract the essence even s the bee gathers honey more ...

The Esoteric Character of the Gospels

The Esoteric Character of the Gospels Lucifer, November, December, 1887 & February, 1888 Part I “. . . . Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of thy presence, and of the consummation of the age?”1 asked the Disciples of the MASTER, on the Mount of Olives. The reply given by the “Man of Sorrow,” the Chréstos, on his trial, but also on his way to triumph, as Christos, or Christ,2 is prophetic, and very suggestive. It is a warning indeed. The answer must be quoted in full. Jesus . . . . said unto them:— “Take heed that no man lead you astray. For many shall come in my name saying, I am the Christ; and shall lead many astray. And ye shall hear of wars . . . . but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and earthquakes in divers places. But all these things are the beginning of travail. . . . Many false prophets shall arise, and shall lea more ...

Reincarnation in the Bible

Reincarnation in the Bible The Path, December, 1892 An exhaustive paper on this subject is not contemplated in this article, but even a sketch will show that the Christian Bible has in it the doctrine of Reincarnation. Of course those who adhere only to what the church now teaches on the subject of man, his nature and destiny, will not quickly accept any construction outside of the theological one, but there are many who, while not in the church, still cling to the old book from which they were taught. In the first place, it must be remembered that the writers of the biblical books were Jews with few exceptions, and that the founder of Christianity—Jesus—was himself a Jew. An examination of his own sayings shows that he thought his mission was to the Jews only and not to the Gentiles. He said, "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel." This clearly referred to the Jews and as clearly excluded the Gentiles. And on on more ...

Ammonius Saccas

  Bio Brief: A great and good philosopher who lived in Alexandria between the second and third centuries of our era, and who was the founder of the Neo-Platonic School of Philaletheians or “lovers of truth”. He was of poor birth and born of Christian parents, but endowed with such prominent, almost divine, goodness as to be called Theodidaktos, the “god-taught”. He honoured that which was good in Christianity, but broke with it and the churches very early, being unable to find in it any superiority over the older religions. For more on Ammonius Saccas, see here. more ...

Christos

Christos (Χριστός) | Chréstos (Χρήστος) Christos (Greek: Χριστός), from χριω (chrio) “to rub, to anoint”; the Anointed. A title given to "every Initiate at the moment of his second birth and resurrection ... the glorified Spirit of 'TRUTH,' the reunion with which makes the soul (the Son) ONE with the (Father) Spirit." Christos—the "Christ-condition"—is synonymous with the "Mahatmic-condition," i.e., "the union of the man with the divine principle in him." Chréstos (Gr.) The early Gnostic form of Christ. It was used in the fifth century B.C. by Æschylus, Herodotus, and others. The Manteumata pythochresta, or the “oracles delivered by a Pythian god” “through a pythoness, are mentioned by the former (Choeph. 901). Chréstian is not only “the seat of an oracle”, but an offering to, or for, the oracle. Chréstés is one who explains oracles, “a prophet and soothsayer”, and Chrésterios one who serves an oracle or a god. The earliest Christian wr more ...

Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 11

Bhagavad-Gita Recension By William Quan Judge Chapter XI: The Vision of the Divine Form as Including All Forms ARJUNA: "My delusion has been dispersed by the words which thou for my soul's peace hast spoken concerning the mystery of the Adhyatma — the spirit. For I have heard at full length from thee, O thou whose eyes are like lotus leaves, the origin and dissolution of existing things, and also thy inexhaustible majesty. It is even as thou hast described thyself, O mighty Lord; I now desire to see thy divine form, O sovereign Lord. Wherefore, O Lord, if thou thinkest it may be beheld by me, show me, O Master of devotion, thine inexhaustible Self." KRISHNA: "Behold, O son of Pritha, my forms by hundreds and by thousands, of diverse kinds divine, of many shapes and fashions. Behold the Adityas, Vasus, Rudras, Asvins, and the Maruts, see things wonderful never seen before, O son of Bharata. Here in my body now behold, O Gudakesa, the who more ...

The Royal Dervish

  The Sufi master Ibrahim ben  Adam was sitting one day in the forest clearning when two wandering dervishes approached him.  He made them welcome and they talked of spiritual matters until it was dusk. As soon as night fell Ibrahim invited the travellers to be his guests at a meal. Immediately they accepted, a table with the finest foods appeared before their eyes. "How long have you been a dervish?" one of them asked Ibrahim. "Two years", he said. " I have been following the Sufi Path for nearly three decades and no such capacity as you have shown us has ever manifested itself to me", said the man. Ibrahim said nothing. When the food was almost finished a stranger in a green robe entered the glade.  He sat sown and shared some of the food.  All realized by an inner sense that this was Khidr, the immortal Guide of all the Sufis.  They waited for him to impart some wisdom to them. When he stood up to leave, Khidr simply said: "You more ...

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