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Aryan Path publication

Started by Kristan Stratos in General. Last reply by Kristan Stratos on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Friends, Announcing an invaluable source of Theosophical insight- The Aryan Path- has officially begun to undergo initial digitization process.   These rare…Continue

Tags: Path, Aryan

Astro-watch

Started by Casady in News & Current Events. Last reply by Casady on Monday. 72 Replies

Mercury goes retro today, Saturday, June 7, 2014http://www.almanac.com/content/mercury-retrogradeContinue

Publication Announcement: Works of Thomas Taylor

Started by Jon Fergus in News & Current Events. Last reply by Jon Fergus Jun 7. 3 Replies

The newest project from Kshetra Books is well under way, and we're finally able to release the first three books in our …Continue

The Academician Theosophical Blog

Started by The Academician in News & Current Events. Last reply by The Academician Jun 2. 2 Replies

Hello, I am today, promoting my blog, The Academician Theosophical. The previous address was Circle of Asia, which will be utilized for other studies. However, select…Continue

Tags: esotericism, theosophy, academia, writing, blog

W.Q. Judge's Aphorisms on Karma - Hindu parallels

Started by Casady in Eastern Teachings. Last reply by Casady May 27. 2 Replies

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

Random stuff of variable degrees of relevance

Started by Casady in News & Current Events. Last reply by Casady May 22. 35 Replies

Nice Alexander WIlder bio:…Continue

White Lotus Day: Tribute to H.P. Blavatsky

Started by Gerry Kiffe in General. Last reply by Casady May 7. 12 Replies

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

Hey, just what is that there theosophy anyhow?

Started by Casady in Modern Theosophy. Last reply by Casady May 2. 27 Replies

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

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Gandhi and Theosophy

Posted by Maria Lancaster on November 19, 2013 at 6:02am 9 Comments

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…

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Children of Light, a commentary

Posted by Kristan Stratos on July 18, 2015 at 8:30am 28 Comments

Friends,

This present blog might be seen as an extension of a topic previously posted, "The Voice (of Conscience) and the…

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Blavatsky's Influence

Posted by Casady on October 28, 2015 at 10:30am 5 Comments

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…

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Proclus: Commentary on Plato’s Republic Treatise XII – Part I

Posted by Casady on June 3, 2016 at 10:30am 3 Comments

 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…

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The Intuitive Faculty

Posted by Ryan Hauck on November 1, 2013 at 7:52am 1 Comment

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…

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Blavatsky News

Posted by ModeratorTN on November 9, 2015 at 12:32pm 4 Comments

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…

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The Meaning of TAO

Posted by Jon Fergus on May 31, 2013 at 8:30pm 6 Comments

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.…

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Truth - Introductory to the Secret Doctrine - xxxvii

Posted by Sharon Ormerod on August 24, 2015 at 7:30am 6 Comments

"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…

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Tao Te Ching: Chapter Two (a new translation)

Posted by Jon Fergus on May 11, 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments

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…

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Tao Te Ching: Chapter One (a new translation)

Posted by Jon Fergus on April 24, 2014 at 9:00am 1 Comment

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…

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ModeratorTN replied to ModeratorTN's discussion Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Universal Brotherhood in the group Art of Living: Theme for Contemplation
"June 23, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: Universal Brotherhood ” To attain this benefit Begin the work joyfully, And he, too, who has begun already, Let him begin afresh today.” — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ” The nature of man as…"
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barbaram replied to ModeratorTN's discussion The Gupta Vidya 2015-2016 in the group Secret Doctrine Study
"Hi Peter: Thank you for the thoughtful post.  I have read it several times.  It is helpful to approach the topic of objectivity – subjectivity from a macrocosmic angle.  HPB once said, if we forget that everything comes from the…"
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Gerry Kiffe replied to ModeratorTN's discussion The Gupta Vidya 2015-2016 in the group Secret Doctrine Study
"Persona=Mask The Actor is not the role, but assumes its identity...... temporarily.  And at that maybe merely for the hour or two of that play. The False sense of self, its sense of permanence, its attachment to likes, aversion to dislikes, its…"
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Odin Townley replied to ModeratorTN's discussion Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Universal Brotherhood in the group Art of Living: Theme for Contemplation
"Seeking nothing, he gains all; Foregoing self, the Universe grows "I": If any teach NIRVANA is to cease, Say unto such they lie. The Light of Asia by Edwin Arnold http://www.theosophy-nw.org/theosnw/books/lightasi/asia-8.htm "
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Gerry Kiffe replied to ModeratorTN's discussion The Tao Te Ching in the group Sacred Texts Study
"I love this line: "Therefore, where the Master rules, he empties the heart of desires. He fills the inner nature. He strengthens its bones. He constantly stills the mind and abates desires." How does stilling the mind help to abate desire?"
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Gerry Kiffe replied to ModeratorTN's discussion The Tao Te Ching in the group Sacred Texts Study
"It sure does point to the importance of meditation, contemplation and clear thinking. You also get the feeling that the Tao Te Ching emphasizes working with nature, not rushing, being adept at timing.  The wise man works with the powerful…"
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Gerry Kiffe replied to ModeratorTN's discussion The Ocean of Theosophy Chapter 3: The Earth Chain in the group Theosophical Tenets
"18,000,000 years of human evolution is a time frame of immense proportions.  If, as HPB states in the Key to Theosophy, the average time between births is between 1500 and 2000 years that means each monad, ray of universal consciousness, human…"
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Odin Townley replied to ModeratorTN's discussion Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Universal Brotherhood in the group Art of Living: Theme for Contemplation
"The drop returns to the ocean and becomes an indistinguishable part of the ocean. The heart of man and the heart of the universe beat as one; "the universe grows I." We arrive at the position where, as Plotinus said, we "fold…"
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Pierre Wouters replied to ModeratorTN's discussion The Gupta Vidya 2015-2016 in the group Secret Doctrine Study
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Tamiko Yamada replied to ModeratorTN's discussion The Gupta Vidya 2015-2016 in the group Secret Doctrine Study
"Thank you for your response to my question.  If there is no hard and fast line between the principles then your suggestion of refining Manas makes perfectly good sense. We move closer to buddhi when we elevate the mind.  Of course, you are…"
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Tamiko Yamada replied to ModeratorTN's discussion Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Universal Brotherhood in the group Art of Living: Theme for Contemplation
"A Bodhisattva, we are told, has no sense of a separative self."
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Tamiko Yamada replied to ModeratorTN's discussion Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Universal Brotherhood in the group Art of Living: Theme for Contemplation
"Allowing others freedom of choice and avoiding coercion of another is built on a foundation of good will."
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barbaram replied to ModeratorTN's discussion The Gupta Vidya 2015-2016 in the group Secret Doctrine Study
""what is the "I" when standing independent of it vestures?"   I do not know the answer; all I can do is to quote the teachings, which I am sure you know much better than I do.  "Why is the disassociation of the…"
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ModeratorTN replied to ModeratorTN's discussion Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Universal Brotherhood in the group Art of Living: Theme for Contemplation
"June 22, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: Universal Brotherhood “Bodhisattva will have no perception of an egotistic self.“ — Buddha “In every person who comes near you, look for what is good and strong; honour that; rejoice in…"
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Gerry Kiffe replied to ModeratorTN's discussion Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Universal Brotherhood in the group Art of Living: Theme for Contemplation
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"Entire first volume has been fully scanned and available. Twelve monthly publications from 1930."
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ModeratorTN replied to ModeratorTN's discussion Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Universal Brotherhood in the group Art of Living: Theme for Contemplation
"June 20, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: Universal Brotherhood “Concord is to be commended, so that men may hear one another’s principles and obey them.” — Ashoka"
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Odin Townley replied to ModeratorTN's discussion Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Universal Brotherhood in the group Art of Living: Theme for Contemplation
"I don't like to give my own opinions or words, prefer to let the original teachers words answer. In this case to comply with your request, I would point to the idea of "consciousness" as the important factor. In modern terms, the most…"
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Alex Papandakis replied to ModeratorTN's discussion 2016 Secret Doctrine Study Aids in the group Secret Doctrine Study
"I find this very helpful Kristan, thank you.  In the end we must see Divinity within ourselves, within the inmost recesses of our consciousness.  We have a couple thousand years worth of salaried priests and vicarious atonement to…"
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