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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

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We have opportunities continuously of making every day an Easter-festival, a day of the resurrection or the evoking of the spiritual side of our natures; for every man is a Christ in degree. But we and our ancestors before us have been moving along under the psychology of the ages, half-blinded with the teaching that Jesus alone was the special son of God, and that the rest of humanity were miserable sinners whose only salvation lay in something outside themselves. Such a conception deprives humanity of its rightful spiritual heritage.

 

Katherine Tingley

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...is anyone aware, that one of the big reasons Krishnamurtis dissolved the order of the star; is because - his brother was deathly ill for a very long time, and the "invisible masters" of the order of the star promised that his brother would live...    his brother died, and shortly after Krishnamurti disbanded the order entirely.  The order that from a very young age had supported his entire life.  It's pretty clear to me what happened.  Krishnamurti was propped up to a certain a degree to fulfill false and fraudulent predatory prophecies to the masses, he knew this... but went along anyway... until the promises from his superiors proved false in the fact of his brothers passing...  he could no longer trust such an organization and was already popular enough to strike out on his own to make a name for himself as a lecturing philosopher. 

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... and he had the balls to stand up in front of a mass of adoring 'world teacher '  ( that was, supposedly, Krishnamurti himself) acolytes and tell them .... basically,   its not him - be your own 'guru'  . 

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Individuals in every age have more or less clearly apprehended the Theosophical doctrines and wrought them into the fabric of their lives. These doctrines belong exclusively to no religion, and are confined to no society or time. They are the birthright of every human soul. Such a thing as orthodoxy must be wrought out by each individual according to his nature and his needs, and according to his varying experience. This may explain why those who have imagined Theosophy to be a new religion have hunted in vain for its creed and its ritual. Its creed is Loyalty to Truth, and its ritual 'To honour every truth by use.'

 

Dr. J.D. Buck

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"The only palliative to the evils of life is union and harmony: a Brotherhood in actu, and altruism not simply in name. The suppression of one single bad cause will suppress not one, but a variety of bad effects. And if a Brotherhood or even a number of Brotherhoods may not be able to prevent nations from occasionally cutting each other’s throats — still unity in thought and action, and philosophical research into the mysteries of being, will always prevent some, (while trying to comprehend that which has hitherto remained to them a riddle,) from creating additional causes in a world already so full of woe and evil.”

 

Helena Blavatsky writing on intentional action (karma) in 1887.

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Occult philosophy reconciles the absurdity of postulating in the

manifested Universe an active Mind without an organ, (with that worse

absurdity, an objective Universe evolved as everything else in it, by blind

chance,) by giving to this Universe an organ of thought, a "brain." The

latter, although not objective to our senses, is none the less existing; it is

to be found in the Entity called KOSMOS (Adam Kadmon, in the

Kabbalah). As in the Microcosm, MAN, so in the Macrocosm, or the

Universe. Every "organ" in it is a sentient entity, and every particle of

matter or substance, from the physical molecule up to the spiritual atom,

is a cell, a nerve centre, which communicates with the brain-stuff or that

substance on the plane of divine Thought in which the prime ideation is

produced. Therefore, was man produced in the image of God—or Divine

Nature. Every cell in the human organism mysteriously corresponds

with a like "cell" in the divine organism or the manifested universe; only

the latter "cell" assumes in the macrocosm the gigantic proportions of

an intelligent unit in this or that "Hierarchy" of Beings. This, so far as the

differentiated, divine Mind is concerned, on its plane of ideation. This

eternal or ABSOLUTE THOUGHT—lies beyond and is, to us, inscrutable.

 

 

Blavatsky - Collected Writings XII:410

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The theosophical movement is very ancient, so Blavatsky only presented the latest outline of it.

 

Here is a theosophist in fact, yet not a member of any group inspired by Blavatsky:

 

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The central aim of Vedanta is to bring all to one unifying understanding, yet to let each one follow his own particular form of faith. When we try to force sameness of thought, it bars spiritual progress; but when we admit the possibility of perfect unity in variety, then each one is able to advance in his own way.

Vedanta realizes that as long as there are such differences in human temperament and mind, we cannot expect all to worship in the same manner. To destroy diversity in life would be to destroy much of its beauty and sublimity. Therefore Vedanta includes in its scope all forms of thought.



From Emerson and Vedanta by Swami Paramananda

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