Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Spiritual Wakefulness

“The more timeless one’s consciousness in the true philosophical sense of
expanding self-consciousness, the better one can appreciate the present moment.” — Aquarian Almanac

Weekly Almanac: Quotes of the Day

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Jewels in the Lotus

Great Magnet

Great Magnet

GREAT MAGNET! Thy hidden power Draws us ever onward to spaces anew. Secret in the earth They life-forces waken Stirrings and whispers that the ear cannot hear; Later will come birth in the fullness of They splendour — Now is the time of Thy mystery of nature, Now does the cycle of Thy great turning […] Read more

Articles by H.P. Blavatsky

Brahma, Iswara and Maya

Brahma, Iswara and Maya

Brahma, Iswara and Maya Theosophist, January, 1880 Article selection by N. Naraina Moorty | Note by H.P.B. Advertising to the article “Brahma, Iswara and Maya,” by Pramada Dasa Mittra published in the Theosophist of October, the following observations cannot fail to suggest themselves to a true Vedantist. The science of Vedanta is enveloped in the […] Read more

Articles by W.Q. Judge

Astrology Verified

Astrology Verified

Astrology Verified Theosophist, April, 1882 Writing in the Theosophist upon the subject of Astrology, C.C.Massey says that he thinks at present we are not fully acquainted with the science, and that, as now practiced, it is not always reliable. His remarks as to its unreliability are justly applicable to that branch of it which relates […] Read more

Meditation, Mindfulness and Self-Study

The Sankhya and Yoga Philosophy

The Sankhya and Yoga Philosophy

The Sankhya and Yoga Philosophy1 A Lecture read by the Secretary before the Convention of the Theosophical Society, December 1887. The quotations from and references to Sanskrit works have been supplied by Pandit Bhashya Charya. The Theosophist, Vol. 9, No. 102, March 1888, pp. 342-356 These two systems are so closely linked together that any […] 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

The Eye of Self-Existence

The Eye of Self-Existence

The Eye of Self-Existence Part 1     The Secret Doctrine establishes three fundamental propositions: An omnipresent, Eternal, Boundless, and Immutable PRINCIPLE on which all speculation is impossible, since it transcends the power of human conception and could only be dwarfed by any human expression or similitude. It is beyond the range and reach of thought – […] 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

Buddhist Economics

Buddhist Economics

By E.F. Schumacher “Right Livelihood” is one of the requirements of the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. It is clear, therefore, that there must be such a thing as Buddhist economics. Buddhist countries have often stated that they wish to remain faithful to their heritage. So Burma: “The New Burma sees no conflict between religious values […] 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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