Jump to content


Photo

Theosophy


  • Please log in to reply
98 replies to this topic

#97 Orion

Orion

    Dao Bum

  • The Dao Bums
  • Pip
  • 324 posts
  • Gender:Male

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.


  • Brian said thanks for this

#98 Bodhicitta

Bodhicitta

    Upasaka

  • The Dao Bums
  • Pip
  • 177 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:California

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


#99 Bodhicitta

Bodhicitta

    Upasaka

  • The Dao Bums
  • Pip
  • 177 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:California

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


  • Brian said thanks for this

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

Vimalakirti Sutra





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users