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#97 Orion

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:21 AM

It's like any system... the originators had insight and were probably psychic. Then the message got spread out to the world of mundanes and it got turned into systems.


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Posted 02 January 2017 - 09:08 AM

The tendency of modern civilization is a reaction towards animalism, towards a development of those

qualities which conduce to the success in life of man as an animal in the struggle for animal existence.

Theosophy seeks to develop the human nature in man in addition to the animal, and at the sacrifice of the

superfluous animality which modern life and materialistic teachings have developed to a degree which is

abnormal for the human being at this stage of his progress.

 

Men cannot all be Occultists, but they can all be Theosophists. Many who have never heard of the Society are

Theosophists without knowing it themselves; for the essence of Theosophy is the perfect harmonizing of the

divine with the human in man, the adjustment of his god-like qualities and aspirations, and their sway over

the terrestrial or animal passions in him. Kindness, absence of every ill feeling or selfishness, charity,

goodwill to all beings, and perfect justice to others as to oneself, are its chief features. He who teaches

Theosophy preaches the gospel of goodwill; and the converse of this is true also — he who preaches the

gospel of goodwill, teaches Theosophy.

 

 

1888 Letter of Blavatsky


Buddhas proclaim the Dharma with one sound, each living being understands according to it kind.

Vimalakirti Sutra


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 04:37 PM

 

There are strange and wonderful things in the world, which only the blindness and egoism of men prevent them from seeing and learning about, and indeed knowing at first hand. There is no bar to knowledge so great as that of the conviction that a thing does not exist.

 

G. de Purucker


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Buddhas proclaim the Dharma with one sound, each living being understands according to it kind.

Vimalakirti Sutra


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Posted 22 January 2017 - 09:17 AM

 

We learn through our faults. Sorrow, pain, and suffering, are

our best teachers; and let me say here: Do not seek to be ‘good’;

seek to be impersonal, and you will be good automatically, unconsciously.

The man who seeks to be ‘good’ is exercising one kind

of spiritual selfishness; for, in the first place, he seeks something

for himself. It is better to be good than to be bad; but the royal

road, the highway to the mountain-tops, is impersonality; for the

truly and spiritually impersonal man never does an evil deed. If

he did so he would be very personal. The impersonal man never

does a selfish deed. If he did so he would be very personal, very

selfish. If the impersonal man were to turn a deaf ear to a cry for

help: turn a deaf ear to the pleadings of compassion and pity: he

would be very personal. His impersonality would be but a garment,

a mask, a mockery.

But he whose vision is clear, whose heart is at peace, whose

mind is tranquil, seeks neither for good nor for evil; for his whole

heart is set on the supernal light within, the supreme spiritual

guide.

 

G. de Purucker


Buddhas proclaim the Dharma with one sound, each living being understands according to it kind.

Vimalakirti Sutra


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 05:22 AM

 

How grand indeed shines the light of truth upon the face of the man whose heart is enlightened by the sense of his oneness with all; and what pathos there is when the sense of separateness drives him away from his oneness with other men.

 

Purucker


Edited by Bodhicitta, 15 February 2017 - 05:22 AM.

Buddhas proclaim the Dharma with one sound, each living being understands according to it kind.

Vimalakirti Sutra





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