“Progress in the world results from increasing what you know; progress in the Spirit, from increasing what you don’t know.”—General Theosophy
“Science produces facts; Theosophy produces suspicions.”—General Theosophy
“From the standpoint of epistemological Theosophy . . . if you are relying on anything other than a strong suspicion that you have lived before, there is a very good chance you are mistaken; if you are relying on no suspicion at all, there may be even a better chance. . . .”—General Theosophy
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The Origins of the Stanzas of Dzyan - A Project
This is the new home of the discussion started in September of 2010. Moving to a group gives much greater flexibility and allows the segmenting of the discussion into different aspects.
Undoubtedly the most mysterious piece of writing in the Theosophical tradition, the…Continue
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“There is an enjoyable difference between traveling and trying to get somewhere.”—General Theosophy
Added by Richard Ihle on March 7, 2014 at 9:40am — No Comments
Naperville, January 2014
Happy new year. Hope you are all doing well.…Continue
Added by Govert Schuller on January 17, 2014 at 9:26am — No Comments
I was reading a book by Yogi Ramacharaka a few days ago, and a particular part of it held my attention.
It was about the "why" of everything. As in, the Big Why: why do we exist? why are we separated spheres of consciousness? why the seeming infinite progression upward?
In effect, it was asserting that the "why" can never be answered, and that any attempt to answer it is more or less attributing human characteristics to the Infinite. Which is, of course, a fallacy- one that is…Continue
Know Thyself (γνῶθι σεαυτόν, transliterated: gnōthi seauton)
What does it mean to know yourself?
Does it mean to examine yourself and know your limitations? If we looked at the opposite end, how would it be possible to know your limitlessness (lack of limitations).…Continue
Revealing Wisdom of supreme significance related to science…Continue
Added by Ceen Foundation on November 19, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
“Theosophy, of course, is the knowledge you can’t prove but know anyway; religion, of course, is the knowledge you can’t prove but wish anyway.”—General Theosophy
I am angry at the people of the world and not the world itself. How come? I found out the world was here first people second. Since no one can truthfully say we the people have been here either seven thousand seven hundred thousand or seven million years, then how come we still can't agree on anything, still murder rape and steal plus wars and haven't found peace in those times? Only a few have, how did they do that?…Continue
When one reads their words one senses the peace of mind and beliefs of there words, conveying to us today their thoughts and hopes for us regardless of what their name was. In todays world it is said that "it is a dog eat dog world" which speaks for itself. The speaker believes it by experience. Yet the sages of old spoke differently with peace in their mind and heart. The word wonderment comes to mind as if to say there…Continue
Added by Paul lee James on October 14, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments
These words come to mind as knowledge words. Mystery equals curiosity curiosity relates to knowledge, knowledge brings on the word interpret. Speaking of the word interpret last night I was watching a movie that told me everything I wanted to now about the new testament except Revelations. The writer pulled me into the story and allowed me to (interpret my belief my…Continue
The path of truth is a path with mysteries. Within the mystery lies a truth among truths. As babies we stare at things we do not understand stand, but in time they give us understanding. We unconsciously choose our own personal path in the beginning from curiosity, then it gets familiar and known to us, so we continue on our journey to understanding. In our journey we see and find mysteries we are unsure of and either accept them or deny them, which ever makes us…Continue
Added by Paul lee James on October 13, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments
I have discovered if one thinks about (the now) of life without a clock, time stands still in that moment. Time was created by God for man. We have power in our life's on what we believe! It's called faith. Faith is beyond material everything. We believe it happens, it happens, we do not believe, it does not happen.…Continue
Added by Paul lee James on October 11, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
“Religion is the shortcut to belief; Theosophy is the scenic route.”—General Theosophy
Acording to the bible, the heart is the spiritual center for the body. Then there's the mind, another spiritual center within itself? Does the mind rule over the heart or vice versa? Who rules what? who is the master in these questions, the mind or heart or both. I tend to believe the mind is master over the emotions first then shares it with the heart.I claim the heart is more than biological it's spiritual.
Does love live in the heart first, then the mind or vice versa? The bible…Continue
Added by Paul lee James on September 26, 2013 at 10:35am — No Comments
Even tho we read in ignorance/literally/smboliclly (not understood), can any truth come to light from it? Do I remain ignorant or will God hear my plea? When a student of Aristotle questioned Aristotle about a lesson, Aristotle knew the student didn't understand the lesson, so he would rephrase the question.
God knew what was in Sauls mind and heart when he killed Stephan. Does God know what's in my heart to find truth? I want to believe he does. Does further questions bring more…Continue
Why do two or more people have doubts when they study Theosophy or the bible? I now see the hidden meanings within the bible and are drawn to Theosophy with their past theosophers. Have I always been drawn to these hidden enlightments by God, it is my hope I have been. I see two powerful enities, …Continue