Weekly Theme for Contemplation:  Christos and Prometheus

“Krishna’s teaching is echoed in the injunction of Christ: ‘Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect’.”  — Aquarian Almanac

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Jewels in the Lotus

The Christ Soul

The Christ Soul

And now my grief I see Was but the ancient shadow part of me, Not yet attuned to good, Still blind and senseless in its warring mood, I turn from it and climb To heroic spirit of the prime, The light that well foreknew All dark ways that it must journey through. Yet seeing still […] Read more

Articles by H.P. Blavatsky

The Number Seven

The Number Seven

The Number Seven Theosophist, June, 1880 A deep significance was attached to numbers in hoary antiquity. There was not a people with anything like philosophy, but gave great prominence to numbers in their application to religious observances, the establishment of festival days, symbols, dogmas, and even the geographical distribution of empires. The mysterious numerical system […] Read more

Articles by W.Q. Judge

Practical Theosophy

Practical Theosophy

Practical Theosophy The Path, July, 1890 The ethics of life propounded by Jesus are not different from those found in theosophy, but the latter holds in its doctrines a compelling power which is absent from Christianity and from those systems which require a man to be good for virtue’s sake alone. It is not easy […] Read more

Meditation, Mindfulness and Self-Study

Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 2

Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 2

भगवद्गीता Bhagavad-Gita Recension By William Quan Judge Chapter II Devotion through Application to the Speculative Doctrines SANJAYA: Krishna, beholding him thus influenced by compunction, his eyes overflowing with a flood of tears, and his heart oppressed with deep affliction, addressed him in the following words: (1) KRISHNA: “Whence, O Arjuna, cometh upon thee this dejection in […] 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

Can Females Become Adepts?

Can Females Become Adepts?

Can Females Become Adepts? Theosophist, October, 1883. Will you kindly let me know whether females can attain to adeptship, and whether female adepts exist at all? “An Inquirer.” Note.—It is difficult to see any good reason why females should not become Adepts. None of us, Chelas, are aware of any physical or other defect 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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