The forums and study groups will continue to operate at the new location, picking up where we left off. Discussions from the old site will be archived, and after the end of July all new discussion topics will be on the new site, at which time we'll shut down the old site.
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Once all members are added to the new site, we'll continue our shared study there with our same central 4 study groups. We look forward to continuing together with you at the new location.
This group focuses on Blavatsky's magnum opus, The Secret Doctrine.We are approaching the text thematically, one theme per month. List of themes can be found below.A parallel study aid discussion is ongoing.See More
"and so the enters Leo, along with Venus and Mercury, so things should be quite exuberant - the good news is that the two difficult t-squares in June have moved on - so now there remain difficult, but more manageable outer planet aspects to deal with…"
"and so we have a few more hints and suggestions from hpb:
A man is a Trinity like the essence of God when man dies, as soon as he dropped off his body which must decay and so become more perfect his Spiritual or sidereal body takes place of his old…"
"Here's the complete section of the sutta mentioned (for those interested in the full list of activities comprising "wrong livelihood"):
3. The Long Section on Virtue (Mahāsīla)
21. "Or he might say: 'Whereas some…"
"Resurrecting this old discussion to share an interesting passage from the Brahmajāla Sutta.
Here the Buddha is listing off things that brahmins of his day are accustomed to do, but that he refrains from doing. When he comes to the topic of…"
"the full moon
good news is that the Sun has moved out of the Pluto opposition - so the tough Pluto, Uranus, Sun Grand Trine is no longer in effect... so American police shootings, French truck…"
'Man, is a tame or civilized animal; never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized; but if he be insufficiently or ill-educated he is the most savage of…See More
"the summer solstice and the new moon have been quite powerful indeed - here are a couple of sites that I think give some good analysis: (although stellargnosis tends to be on the alarmist-conspiracy theory side,…"
"The new moon on July 4 looks quite interesting - the rough part is how the Sun, Moon and Mercury move in to form a T-Square with Uranus and Pluto - at the same time, this forms a Mystic Rectangle with Neptune, Pluto, Jupiter and Sun/Moon/Mercury -…"
"Thank you, your points are well taken.
The word faith is a term I rarely use; other words, like trust, accept, confidence, expect, conviction, sense, devote, and know, are more in my vocabulary. Perhaps, they are all shades of…"
"T.R.V. Murti has an illuminating passage on this theme of faith in the guru in his Central Philosophy of Buddhism, pg. 266:
Mahatma Koot Hoomi likewise advises us: "Every one of you create for yourself a Master. Give him birth and…"
"Understood, Barbara. The reason I mentioned everyday life was just a reminder of how pervasive faith and belief along with blind faith and blind belief are in all aspects of our lives, not just the spiritual.
Do you not think that faith…"