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Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Karma and Reincarnation

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       Weekly Theme for Contemplation:  Karma and Reincarnation

    “These twin doctrines of responsibility and hope unravel may of the riddles of life and Nature.”  — Aquarian Almanac

     

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    • ModeratorTN
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      Oct. 14, 2017 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Karma and Reincarnation

      Death cannot kill what never dies. — WILLIAM PENN

      The universal power which is manifested in the universal law is one with our own power. It will thwart us where we are small, where we are against the current of things, but it will help us where we are great, where we are in unison with the all. — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      October 15, 2017 Theme for Contemplation: Karma and Reincarnation

      The great cycle of the ages is renewed. Now Justice returns, returns the Golden Age; a new generation now descends from on high. — VIRGIL

      Oh! How could I fail to be eager for Eternity, and for the marriage ring of rings, the ring of recurrence? — FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      October 9, 2017 Theme for Contemplation: The Law of Sacrifice

      The fire of wisdom, by reducing to ashes the triad – karta the doer, kriya the deed and karma the object of the deed – lifts the man of wisdom above the operations of the law of karma.

      -Bhavani Shankar

      Karma compels us to long as we do not anticipate the direction of its course by intelligence, nor endeavour to divest its flow by self-determination. – Paul Brunton


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      October 17, 2017 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Karma and Reincarnation

      Chafe not at Karma, nor at Nature’s changeless laws. But struggle only with the personal, the transitory, the evanescent and the perishable. — The Voice of the Silence

      Karma, not scientific and technological progress, is the factor in human life that produces welfare and happiness or, alternatively, misery and sorrow. — Arnold Toynbee


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      October 18, 2017 Theme for Contemplation: Karma and Reincarnation

      The effect cannot remain when the cause is destroyed. — Plato

      What is found in the effect was already in the cause. — Henri Bergson


    • Gerry Kiffe
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      Gerry Kiffe

      Why did HPB put such an emphasis on these two ideas in her public outreach?


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      October 19, 2017 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Karma and Reincarnation

      Every situation ought to be used as a means. – W.Q. Judge

      The moment of choice exists all the time for every individual. — Robert Crosbie


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      October 20, 2017 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Karma and Reincarnation

      There is one eternal Law in nature, one that always tends to adjust contraries and to produce final harmony. — H.P. Blavatsky


    • barbara
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      barbara

      “Why did HPB put such an emphasis on these two ideas in her public outreach?”

      Two thoughts come to mind, one is that the subject is quite practical and relevant. Since we generally are immersed and focus on our personal self, these ideas can spark our interest easier than more abstract themes. The other is that when we accept this as a hypotheses, it dramatically would alter our outlook and actions. These two ideas, karma and reincarnation, are good entry point to Theosophy.

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