Theme for Contemplation: William Quan Judge

“The higher carelessness that W. Q. Judge taught is a calm
reliance on the Law and a doing of one’s duty.”   — Aquarian Almanac

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Jewels in the Lotus

Moments of Choice

Moments of Choice

You ask about the “moment of choice.” It is made up of all moments. It is not in space or time, but is the aggregation of those moments flying by us each instant. It is referred to in Esoteric Buddhism as a period not yet arrived for the race, when it will as a whole […] Read more

Articles by H.P. Blavatsky

Mistaken Notions on the

Mistaken Notions on the “Secret Doctrine”

Mistaken Notions on the “Secret Doctrine” Lucifer, June, 1890 Ever since the publication of the Secret Doctrine Students of Theosophy (outside the inner ring of Occult Sciences) have complained that the teachings contained in the work do not satisfy them. One, mentioning the lengthy and rabid abuse of it by an old, though really insignificant, […] Read more

Articles by W.Q. Judge

An Epitome of Theosophy

An Epitome of Theosophy

An Epitome of Theosophy A Theosophical Tract, Published in Summer, 1888 THEOSOPHY, the Wisdom-Religion, has existed from immemorial time. It offers us a theory of nature and of life which is founded upon knowledge acquired by the Sages of the past, more especially those of the East; and its higher students claim that this knowledge […] 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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