"Magnanimity is only released in the mind by large ideas and great visions. It is released in the heart only by a tremendous compassion for the sick and the suffering." — The Aquarian Almanac

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January 2, 2015 Theme for Contemplation: Magnanimity

” Magnanimity includes all that belongs to a Great Soul; a high and mighty courage, an invincible patience, an immovable grandeur which is above the reach of injuries, a contempt of all little and feeble enjoyments, and a certain kind of majesty that is conversant with great things; a high and lofty frame of spirit, allied with the sweetness of courtesy and respect; a deep and stable resolution founded on humility without baseness.”

– Thomas Traherne

January 3, 2015 Theme for Contemplation: Magnanimity

“According to the power of his motive man’s strength is great.“

— Sufi Saying

“Pure and eternal love asks for nothing, but gives freely to all who are willing to take.”

— H.P. Blavatsky

What is the relationship  love, motive  play magnanimity?

January 4, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: Self-Questioning

“When the high heart we magnify,

And the clear vision celebrate,

and worship greatness passing by,

Ourselves are great.”

— John Drinkwater

Theosophy is precisely that large ideas and great visions.

January 5, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: Magnanimity

“Help me to be just even to those who hate me; and at all times help me to be kind. If mine enemy is weak and faltering, help me to the good thought that I forgive him. If he surrender, move me to help him as a week and needy brother.”

— Oglala Dakota Chant

January 6, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: Magnanimity

“Like a giant oak tree covered with apple blossoms in the vast man in you.

His might binds you to the earth, his fragrance lifts you into space, and in his durability you are deathless.“

— Kahlil Gibran

January 7, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: Magnanimity

” True nobility is exempt from fear.”

— William Shakespeare

” Freedom is a system based on courage.”

— Charles Peguy

Is magnanimity another sign of adeptship?

Yes, and how about adding serenity (calmness), discrimination, self-control, patience, fearlessness, and impersonality amongst other traits.  Perhaps magnanimity is connected to all of these.

We can continue to look at numerous qualities but what is their nature and what are they in essence? Are they the same or related to the seven paramitas - dana, shila, kshanti, virag, virya, dhyana, and prajna.  On the subtle level, one may view these qualities as devic essences,  another may view them as combination of gunas. 

"Remember this occult axiom: motion is the Alpha and the Omega of that which you call electricity, galvanism, magnetism, sensation, moral or physical thought..."   Secret Doctrine Dialogue pg 232

"The essence and inherent will of Mahatmas is to remove the suffering of others."

-From Shankara's Crest Jewel of Wisdom

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January 8, 2016 Theme for Contemplation: Magnanimity

“The place is common, common is the assembly,

Common the mind; So be your thoughts united.” — Rig Veda

“Look with favour upon a bold beginning.” — Virgil