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Weekly Theme for Contemplation: The Circle

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    Theme for Contemplation: The Circle

    “Unity, totality, wholeness and simultaneity are universally symbolized by the circle which has its luminous reflection in the sun..”    — Aquarian Almanac

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Weekly Theme for Contemplation: The Circle

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    September 24, 2015  Theme for Contemplation: The Circle

    “The centre of all things is man; he is the middle point of heaven and earth.”

    —Paracelsus

    “The life of man is a self-evolving circle, which, from a ring imperceptibly small, rushes on all sides outward to new and larger circles, and that without end.”

    — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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      As a life long student of Emerson, who I have always believed to be Theosophist without the name, I really appreciate this quote being added.  This is one of my favorites.  It reminds me of HPB’s concept of progressive awakenings in the SD.

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    September 25, 2016   Theme for Contemplation:  The Circle

    “The primordial form of everything manifested, from atom to globe, from man to angel, is spheroidal?”

     — H.P. Blavatsky

    “The truth of the soul’s life is in no special quarter of the compass; it is everywhere round the whole circle.”

     — W.Q. Judge

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    September 26,  2016  Theme for Contemplation: The Circle

    “Round and round the circle

    Completing the charm

    So the knot be unknotted

    The cross be uncrossed

    The crooked be made straight

    And the curse be ended.”

    — T.S. Eliot

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    “To realize the meaning … the sphere must be thought of as seen from its centre. The field of vision or of thought is like a sphere whose radii proceed from one’s self in every direction, and extend out into space, opening up boundless vistas all around. It is the symbolical circle of Pascal and the Kabalists, ‘whose centre is everywhere and circumference nowhere,’ a conception which enters into the compound idea of this emblem.” – H. P. Blavatsky, SD 1:65

    http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/sd/sd1-1-04.htm

     

     

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      Great quote Odin.  Why do you think that when we think out from where we ‘stand’ ‘out into space’ it always ends in the vault of a sphere or circle?

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    ‘Cause we’re always enclosed by our spiritual consciousness in a circle — for some I imagine (like Buddha) the circle includes the whole of humanity and the whole of the known universe, but still a circle (whose circumference is nowhere and center everywhere) – a mystery.

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    September 27,  2016     Theme for Contemplation: The Circle

    “To be formidable, be united.”

    —Erasmus

    “To one in all, to all in one—

    Since love the work began

    Life’s ever-widening circles run

    Revealing God to man.”

    —  John Bannister Tabb

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    September 28, 2016     Theme for Contemplation: The Circle

     “The man who in view of gain thinks of righteousness; who in the view of danger is prepared to give up his life; and does not forget an old agreement however far back it extends — such a man may be reckoned a complete man.

    — Confucius

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    September 29, 2016   Theme for Contemplation:  The Circle

    “Slow but sure moves the might of gods.”

    — Euripides

    “The meditation of time resting in eternity, of our life flowing over God’s eternal life, is something to shake the roots of our soul.”

    — Miguel de Unamuno

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    September 30, 2016  Theme for Contemplation: The Circle

    “I gazed into my own  heart;

    There I saw Him; He was nowhere else.”

    — Jalaluddin Rumi

    “The wheel is come full circle.”

    — William Shakespeare

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