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Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Prajna and Karuna

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    Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Prajna and Karuna

    “Through perfection in Karuna, universal compassion,
    man is capable of Prajna, Divine Wisdom.” — Aquarian Almanac

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    • ModeratorTN
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      November 17, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: Prajna and Karuna
      We must not run after it, but fit ourselves for the vision and then wait
      tranquilly for its appearance, as the eye waits on the rising of the sun, which in its own time appears above the horizon–out of the ocean, as the poets say–and gives itself to our sight. — PLOTINIUS


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      November 18, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: Prajna and Karuna
      He who gets there must have ceased to be a number, and have become all
      numbers. He must have forgotten the illusion of separation, and accept only thetruth of collective individuality. — H.P. BLAVATSKY

      Magic is the greatest secrecy, for it is above Nature and makes
      Nature after the form of its will. — JACOB BOEHME


    • ModeratorTN
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      November 19, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: Prajna and Karuna

      With sense-objects gone, Bodhi is perfect and pellucid.
      In pristine purity, its illumination suffuses all,
      And its shining stillness enfolds the great void.
      — SURANGAMA SUTRA


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      November 20, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: Prajna and Karuna
      The fair tree of thought without hint of duality
      Branches forth through the three worlds.
      It bears the flower and the fruit of compassion,
      And its name is ‘service of others’.
      — DOHAKOSA

      Real harmony comes with the understanding of human nature and
      the human promise. — TENZIN GYATSO, XIV DALAI LAMA


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      November 20, 2019 Theme for Contemplation: Prajna and Karuna
      The fair tree of thought without hint of duality
      Branches forth through the three worlds.
      It bears the flower and the fruit of compassion,
      And its name is ‘service of others’.
      — DOHAKOSA

      Real harmony comes with the understanding of human nature and
      the human promise. — TENZIN GYATSO, XIV DALAI LAMA


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      November 21, 2019 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Prajna and Karuna
      Their bliss they find in others’ bliss alone:
      And all unknowingly
      They hand to other men the draught immortal.
      — TUKARAM

      Beauty is the depth of the soul. — Sufi Saying


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      November 22, 2019 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Prajna and Karuna

      Grandeur of character lies wholly in force of soul, that is, in the force of thought, moral principle, and love, and this may be found in the humblest conditions of life.
      — W. HENRY CHANNING


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      November 22, 2019 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: Prajna and Karuna

      Grandeur of character lies wholly in force of soul, that is, in the force of thought, moral principle, and love, and this may be found in the humblest conditions of life.
      — W. HENRY CHANNING


    • barbara
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      barbara

      I was reading the three objects of the Theosophical Society and was surprised to see that in 1875, there was only one object when the society was formed, “The objects of the Society are to collect and diffuse a knowledge of the laws which govern the universe.” Since then, the objects have evolved several times and the last modification was made in 1896 which is the current one we have.

      1. To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour.
      2. To encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science.
      3. To investigate unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in man.

      I wonder why – diffusing a knowledge of the laws which govern the universe – is not explicitly stated in one of the three objects? The writings of HPB seems to be devoted to this effort.

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