From awell-know Judge article, these 31 aphorisms first appeared in the March 1893 issue of The Path. In the May and June 1893 issues of The Theosophist, a learned Hindu pandit, E. Desikacharya, somewhat critically responded by stating that these…Continue
On May 8th each year we celebrate the life and work of H.P. Blavatsky. Her great lion-heart preserved, protected and transmitted the Gupta Vidya into the West and now world wide and each and every sincere Theosophist owes her a debt of…Continue
Sisters & brothers:Sometimes it is good to go back to the basics. To that effect, I wish to propose some reflections based on certain statements by the founders of the Theosophical Society. I have no desire to view the statements as dogmatically…Continue
I was interested to come across this link, which no doubt you all know about!
'In a biographical essay about Gandhi in The New Yorker, Indian writer, Ved Mehta, relates, “It was actually thanks to his…Continue
I think since around the mid-80s, Blavatsky has been getting wider recognition for her influence on contemporary spirituality. With the completion of her fourteen volume collected writings in the 1980s, spearheaded by Boris de Zirkoff, her stock…Continue
On the cave in the VIIth book of the Republic
The Divided Line, 287.20 – 290.30
If it is also required for us to talk about the cave and of everything outside of…Continue
That which is so aptly required for a thorough, and complete understanding of any subject, is also which has received the quaintest attention or development. Many of the sacred, and esoteric teachings which exist in the world today, are glossed…Continue
This blog is meant as an informal hub for news relating to H.P. Blavatsky and the Theosophical Movement. We encourage all members to share news items they find in the comments below.
For news on Blavatsky and Theosophy over the…Continue
This will be an exploration of the Chinese term Tao through a breakdown of the traditional Chinese characters.
Tao is a mysterious term, translated and understood in a variety of ways by hundreds of translators and commentators.…Continue
"The writer.... believes in the ancients, and the modern heirs to their Wisdom. And believing in both, she now transmits that which she has received and learnt and herself to all those who will accept it. As to those who may reject her…Continue
This is a continuation of an effort to translate the Tao Te Ching along the lines of its inner meaning, that which "contains all the fundamental tenets of Esoteric Cosmo genesis" according to H.P. Blavatsky. The first chapter dealt primarily with…Continue
Tao-teh-king (Chin.). Lit., “The Book of the Perfectibility of Nature” written by the great philosopher Lao-tze. It is a kind of cosmogony which contains all the fundamental tenets of Esoteric Cosmo…
Theme for Contemplation: Universal Brotherhood
"Theosophy teaches mutual culture before self-culture." — HPB
Discussion Groups in Session: Art of Living, Sacred Texts, Secret Doctrine, Idle:Theosophical Tenets
View the Quote for the Day at UniversalTheosophy.com
New Featured Posts!
The following is an expanding collection of resources to aid students.
Article counts last updated: November 26, 2015