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June 12, 2018 Theme for Contemplation: The Cell
Birth into any sort of body and to obtain the fruits of any sort of Karma is due
to the preponderance of the line of Karmic tendency. — Aphorisms on Karma
June 11, 2018 Theme for Contemplation: The Cell
The whole human body is . . . a vast sounding board, in which each cell bears a
long record of impressions connected with its parent organ, and each cell has a
memory and a consciousness of its kind, or call it instinct if you will.
— H. P. BLAVATSKY
‘Theosophy, as already said, is the WISDOM-RELIGION.’
(The Key to Theosophy, p 13)
Theosophy, we say, is not a Religion.
Theosophy, we say, is not a Religion. Yet there are, as every one knows, certain beliefs, philosophical, religious and scientific, which have become so closely associated in recent years with the word “Th…[Read more]
“Why is it important not to call theosophy a religion?”
Perhaps the first question could be;
Why did the Maha Chohan write … ‘the Theosophical Society was chosen as the corner stone, the foundation of the future religion of humanity.’
Although that idea appears to have been scrapped by 1925 due to all the splits etc.
June 6, 2018 Theme for Contemplation: Buddhi-Manas
All Lord Buddha’s instruction may be summarized under the headings of the
threefold training: Virtue (shila), Collectedness (samadhi), and Wisdom (prajna).
— TENZIN GYATSO, XIVth DALAI LAMA
June 5, 2018 Theme for Contemplation: Buddhi-Manas
Learning is recollection. — SOCRATES
It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous
for good or evil. — JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES
When we talk about civilizations being built on the wreckage of previous civilizations are we really just noticing the natural evolution of cycles? Perhaps old forms must come to pass to make room for new ones.
June 4, 2018 Theme for Contemplation: Mental Adjustment
The sway of karmic tendency will influence the incarnation of an Ego, or any
family of Egos, for three lives a least, when measures of repression, elimination, or
counteraction are not adopted. — Aphorisms on Karma
June 3, 2018 Theme for Contemplation: Buddhi-Manas
The Spirit (or Buddhi) is the centrifugal and the soul (Manas) is the centripetal
spiritual energy; and to produce one result they have to be in perfect union and
harmony. — H. P. BLAVATSKY
“What is Buddhi-Manas? How might we understand the idea so that it comes alive for us?”
Buddhi, also called the Spiritual Soul, is the sixth principle in our constitution, the vehicle for Atma or the Universal Spirit. Our thinking faculty (Mind) is either drawn by matter and passions or pulled by the Spirit. The former is kama – manas while the…[Read more]