That is true, that even the highest minds in the Western intellectual culture have failed to fathom the depth of transcendental wisdom of Plato, except one–whom HPB greatly admires and gives him the full credit for correctly understanding Plato and render his teachings in Greek most faithfully into English. He is the great Platonist, Thomas…[Read more]
Excellent passage from Isis. Thanks Kirk.
One of the chief objects of the Theosophical Movement is revival of Western Occultism, which disappeared with the fall of the Mysteries coincident with the end of Neo-platonism. Hypatia was the last of the great Platonic Initiate after whose assassination by the worthy Fathers of the Church, the Sun of…[Read more]
It is true, Pavel. Raja Yoga is far more rigorous in observations free from errors of bias and other defects of mind and heart than modern science, one difference being the latter looks outward, whereas the former searches within. At some level both meet and are complementary to each other.
“On the material and scientific side of occultism, the use of the inner hidden powers of our nature, if this principle of desire be not strong the master power of imagination cannot do its work, because though it makes a mold or matrix the will cannot act unless it is moved, directed, and kept up to pitch by desire.”
This is the reason why s…[Read more]
I see no way science as we have today, founded on empiricism and inductive method, can ever make significant progress in unveiling the mystery of being.
It is admirably suited to ascertain the laws of physical phenomena that falls within the cognitive range of the five senses and the mind, by observation, gathering, collating facts, and…[Read more]
May 19, 2017 at 5:51 pm #5678
“In essence Transpersonal Psychology seeks to integrate non-scientific spiritual insights with observations and models associated with the rigorous methodological approach of psychological science.”
That is a great advance made towards open mindedness and admission of reality of the potentialities of higher…[Read more]
HPB would find the world of today, far worse than what it was during her time– in terms of social injustice and inequity, destruction of environment, poisoning of oceans, soil, genetic modification of life sustaining food grains and vegetable life, lethal weapons of mass destruction, and absolutely no-holds-barred pursuit of greed and…[Read more]
May 19, 2017 at 2:56 am #5667
” To the Occultist, material advancement is not of the quality of light, and he finds no proof of progress in merely mechanical contrivances that give comfort to a few of the human family while the many are in misery.”
Lethal effects–moral, social and environmental–of progress of soulless science in…[Read more]
May 17, 2017 at 8:52 pm #5652
I cannot agree with Kirk the more when he said :
“the vast majority of “scientific” experimentation and testing being conducted and published today does not concern itself the underlying intent or moral implications of the work which as the voice tells us, is the essence of both true self-knowledge and…[Read more]
May 14, 2017 at 2:10 am #5613
Very thoughtful and probing questions ! Not easy to answer. Let me make an attempt :
1. Does it mean what we perceive has no real existence and it is only in our imagination?
Answer is YES, undoubtedly, if we put trust in the collective wisdom of Sages from time without beginning. Yet this trust in not…[Read more]
May 14, 2017 at 3:51 pm #5618
So, our knowledge and perceptions, and conclusions we arrive at, our understanding of life and nature, even those of modern science, our values based on this, though legitimate and valid from conventional viewpoint, are, nevertheless, necessarily divorced from Reality, the latter being the WHOLE, or,…[Read more]
Thanks Pavel I read the article you referred to.
” Structural and dynamical similarities among different real networks suggest that some universal laws might be in action, although the nature and common origin of such laws remain elusive.”
Should remain elusive for ever unless science picks up enough courage and embraces universal axioms of…[Read more]
Yes, I remember to have seen a report somewhere that configuration of worlds in the galaxy exhibit a remarkable resemblance to pattern of arrangement of cells in the tissues of the body – or, somewhat to that effect.
David Bohm speaks of implicate order.
Can you give some examples ?
How does this differ from the law of analogy used in occult…[Read more]
Does the nucleus of the cell shadow forth something in cosmos and man ? Science does not know it because it avoids ontological investigation and reasoning, and, therefore, wholly unaware of the Law of Analogy and Correspondence.
Peter, the definite article THE used in the text of the first object is indeed significant. So it seems to me. It seems to have its raison d’etre in the well proven fact by millennia of experience, expressed in the maxim ” Many are called but FEW are chosen,” which is repeated in the 3rd verse of the 7th chapter of the Bhagavadgita.
It is very…[Read more]
Ramprakash ML replied to the topic Theosophical Tenets: Universal Brotherhood and Sisterhood in the forum Key Concepts Study Group 1 year, 8 months ago
No more than you can make one enjoy and appreciate music who has no ear for music.
Jon, your comment :
“Every kind of vidya possible must be ultimately a mix of vidya and avidya, because no being perceives the whole truth no matter how “high” they are. And no avidya, however low, can be entirely devoid of some amount of vidya. In this sense, the two are like the polar ends of a spectrum. If we picture an endless line with eve…[Read more]
Excellent comment, Peter. You have a clear conception of the intent of the Isa versus.
Karma Kanda is indeed, in the Vedic culture, a preliminary and preparatory stage for the man of the world for his ethical development, as attending diligently to it, purifies heart and mind of the practitioner, and prepares him, after many lives, to enter the…[Read more]
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