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Empty Room

Empty Room by Mooji There is an empty room, come fully inside. There are no stories here. No relatives. No names, no forms, time, no self. Don’t be in your head now. Listen from another place; a holy place deep inside your being. All the things you once talked about are outside now. This is a room without walls.  No door. Nothing lives here. It is not a dead space. It’s your true place and Being. The mind w ...

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A Poet Theosophist: Walt Whitman

A Poet Theosophist: Walt Whitman The Theosophist, June, 1889 “I myself but write one or two indicative words for the future, I but advance a moment, only to wheel and hurry back in the darkness.” A strong, manly, individuality; a warm-hearted, ever flowing human sympathy; a rich and sympathetic imagination; and above all, a powerful, living and upright soul, a warm faith in the sanity and inherent rightness ...

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O' Lord, my Self Thou art, My mind I liken to Thy divine consort, my vital airs to Thy followers, and my body to Thy temple, My enjoyments I regard as oblations consecrated to Thee.  My sleep is a form of absorption in Thee.  My wanderings are like circumambulations while my words are prayers directed to Thee, O Lord beneficient, whatsoever I do, may it all be as worship offered unto Thee. — Shivamanasapuja ...

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The Memory of Past Births

The Memory of Past Births Charles Johnston, 1899 CONTENTS   PREFACE CHAPTER I. How the Teaching Came. CHAPTER II. The Tradition of the East. CHAPTER III. Where Memory Dwells. CHAPTER IV. How to Remember. PREFACE By reading the title, The Memory of Past Births, you have already taken the first step towards remembering, for you have sowed in your mind the seed of an idea which will germinate and grow til ...

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Karma: Works and Wisdom

Karma: Works and Wisdom Charles Johnston, 1900   CONTENTS I. The Three Kinds of Karma II. Karma in the Upanishads III. Karma in the Bhagavad Gita IV. Krishna's Teaching on Karma V. Karma in the Later Vedanta VI. Karma and Salvation by Works VII. Karma in Modern Theosophy I. THE THREE KINDS OF KARMA “The truth, so often obscured in later times, in various ways, that the getting rid of evil and the acqui ...

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The Song of Life

The Song of Life Charles Johnston, 1901 CONTENTS PREFACE I. THE MYSTERY TEACHING II. DRAMA OF THE MYSTERIES (BRIHAD ARANYAKA UPANISHAD, IV, 3-4) The Gospels are the perfect flower of Palestine. The Upanishads are the chiefest treasure of most ancient India. The heart of the Galilean message is hidden in the Parables of the Kingdom. The deepest secret of Mother India is embodied in those dramatic fragments a ...

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From the Upanishads

From the Upanishads Charles Johnston, 1899 Wilt thou not open thy heart to know What rainbows teach, and sunsets show? Verdict which accumulates From lengthening scroll of human fates, Voice of earth to earth returned, Prayers of saints that inly burned,— Saying, What is excellent, As God lives, is permanent; Hearts are dust, Hearts' loves remain; Heart's love will meet thee again. . . . . House and tenant ...

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The Parables of the Kingdom

The Parables of the Kingdom Quarterly Book Department, 1909 Re-Print from The Open Court, December, 1905 (initially titled: The Kingdom of Heaven and the Upanishads) I. Were a student of the Upanishads, steeped in the golden air of Eastern wisdom, to turn to the Gospels of Palestine, what impression would he receive from them? That of a wonderful difference, and yet of a wonderful likeness. Finding himself ...

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The Seven Dwipas

The Seven Dwipas FROM THE INDIAN PURÂNAS The Path, April, 1889 I. It is the opinion of many at the present day that the almost grotesque myths and fantastic geographical and astronomical descriptions contained in the religious writings of many ancient faiths, are not, as they have hitherto been too often considered, mere vagaries and extravagances of the youthful imagination of the early race; but are reall ...

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Sanskrit Study in the West

Sanskrit Study in the West The Theosophist, March & May, 1889 I. No event in the intellectual history of the nineteenth century is, perhaps, of so great importance, and likely to produce such fruitful results, as the arrival in the West of the sacred monuments of Indian thought, and the birth in Europe of that knowledge of Oriental thought and language which will ultimately render accessible to all who ...

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