Since Theosophy purports to be the wisdom that underlies life itself it must be able to address all of life’s challenges and difficulties whether large or small. This section of the web site collates the collective wisdom of humanity into a group of practical themes. Passages from the founders of the Theosophical Movement and from literature and history are all combined together to provide some light on the issues at hand.
This week we highlight our section On Building the Home with a wonderful quote from B. P. Wadia.
From B. P. Wadia’s article “Little Things and Little Lives”:
The law of family-life is love-the motor-power without which a nucleus of Universal Brotherhood cannot be formed. The elders sacrifice in love for the younger members of the family; the children manifest love through gratitude and devotion to their elders; there must be sympathy and kindliness and affection between all….. The state of the family at home, as it honours abroad, are wholly dependent upon its morals- the way in which its members behave towards each other, and that behaviour almost wholly depends upon the yoga of self-respect….
The yoga of self-respect demands that a person cultivate some realization of his own divine and immortal nature; that he recognize that liberty of thought and speech and action for any one must be in accordance in conformity with the laws of that superior divine nature; that none is free to do as he pleases without a proper consideration for the place others occupy in the scheme of things; and lastly that each must learn, or has to be taught, to endeavour to regard the body as a Temple in which the Divinity of the Superior Mind has to become manifest.