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Weekly Theme for Contemplation: William Quan Judge

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    Theme for Contemplation: William Quan Judge

    “The higher carelessness that W. Q. Judge taught is a calm
    reliance on the Law and a doing of one’s duty.”   — Aquarian Almanac

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Weekly Theme for Contemplation: William Quan Judge

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    March 18, 2017 Theme for Contemplation: William Quan Judge

    One who never turned his back but marched breast forward,
    Never doubted clouds would break,
    Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph,
    Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better,
    Sleep to wake.
    — ROBERT BROWNING

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    March 20, 2017 Theme for Contemplation: William Quan Judge

    I hold that man is in the right who is most closely
    in league with the future. — HENRIK IBSEN

    The secret of life is selfless service. The highest ideal for
    us is to become vita-raga (free from attachment).
    — M. K. GANDHI

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    William Quan Judge (1851-1896)

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    March 21, 2017 Theme for Contemplation: William Quan Judge

    In action faithful, and in honor clear;
    Who broke no promise, served no private end,
    Who gained no title, and who lost no friend.
    — ALEXANDER POPE

    There should be calmness. Hold fast. Go slow. — W. Q. JUDGE

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      There should be calmness. Hold fast. Go slow. — W. Q. JUDGE

      If we did not know that Mr. Judge made this comment we might easily of thought it an expression of the Buddha.

      Calmness is needed to turn inward.

      Holding Fast is necessary for concentration and the development of will.

      Go Slow, is necessary to avoid grasping.

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    According to my limited knowledge of W. Q. Judge, he stayed behind in the US, when the two other Founders – HPB and H. S. Olcott – went off to India. Yet it must be largely to him that the Theosophical movement flourished in the USA, forming a large number of Lodges, and, perhaps, continuing to this day as the second strongest (after India; correct me if I’m wrong) section of the Theosophical Society (Adyar), as well as being the birthplace of several other Theosophical organizations (in the true spirit of American democracy and protestantism).

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    Mr. Judge is a great teacher for me and I am sure for all theosophical students. His Letters That Have Helped Me and Ocean of Theosophy are indispensable reading for the student. The spirit of the man comes through his writing. He is wise beyond measure and kind hearted and fatherly. He is both humble and profound. His innumerable articles throw light on the path and his example looms larger still. It is good that we honor him this week. We owe him an enormous debt of gratitude.

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    March 22, 2017 Theme for Contemplation: William Quan Judge

    To reverence those who are worthy of veneration, to walk in humility, to dwell
    in content and gratitude, to hear the teaching of the Law; these are blessed things.
    — BUDDHA

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    Tamiko, that sounds like a code you just decrypted 🙂

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    March 23, 2017 Theme for Contemplation: William Quan Judge

    Among thousands of men, scarcely one strives for perfection, and among those
    so striving and even succeeding, scarcely one knows Me truly as I am.
    — SHRI KRISHNA

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    March 24, 2017 Theme for Contemplation: William Quan Judge

    Being open-hearted, you will act royally.
    Being royal, you will attain the divine.
    — LAO TZU

    Blessed are the solitary. — JESUS

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