February 2011 Blog Posts (10)

General Theosophy #33

“Adeptship may actually be less the ability for doing exceptional things and more the exceptional knack for knowing which things not to bother doing in the first place.”—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on February 28, 2011 at 7:17am — 3 Comments

Two Questions about the Masters

I have two questions to pose. I hope what I say is not too convoluted.

  1. Did the Theosophical Society’s conception of the Masters change after the first generation of leaders? They were once thought of as earthly human beings with paranormal abilities. Several different people apparently met some of them at various points in time. But later, from the time of Leadbeater, the Masters seem more otherworldly. Outside of the Theosophical Society the…
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Added by Kirk W Walker on February 27, 2011 at 5:01pm — 15 Comments

Communication: Jean Overton Fuller's Response to Govert Schuller Regarding the Krishnamurti-Scott-Anrias Issue

Naperville, February 27, 2011



Recently the following communication was published by Theosophical History:



"Communication: Jean Overton Fuller's Response to Govert Schuller Regarding the Krishnamurti-Scott-Anrias Issue."



In the summer of 2006 I discussed with some Theosophical friends the paper on Narayan on which I was working then (1). As we knew that Jean was getting frail we came to the conclusion that it would be fair to send her my draft in order for her to… Continue

Added by Govert Schuller on February 27, 2011 at 11:10am — 9 Comments

General Theosophy #32

“By listening first, a child may learn how to speak; by listening first, an adult may learn what to speak.”—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on February 25, 2011 at 1:48pm — 1 Comment

James Cousins, Irish Theosophist in India

 

The Bridge of Beauty and Understanding

 

 

Only the bridge of Beauty will be strong enough for crossing from the bank of Darkness to the side of Light    - Nicholas Roerich

 

            Rene Wadlow*

 

            The United Nations General Assembly in resolution A/RES.62/90 has proclaimed the year 2010 as the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures…

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Added by Rene Wadlow on February 25, 2011 at 2:06am — 1 Comment

TRADITION AND SCIENCE

Modern Science made tremendous progress for the last 40 years, together with a new mindset emerging in some scientific researchers, and brand new concepts which open completely new roads, some which may clean-up the path toward what the old traditions carried out. The discussion on the Stances of Dzyan has surfaced some key concepts like Space, Matter, Time, Forces.

Previous similar attempts were made by A. Tanon in 1948 (Theosophy et Science), Stephen M. Phillips in 1979…

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Added by Jacques Mahnich on February 20, 2011 at 1:30pm — 122 Comments

General Theosophy #31

"No, no, no . . . the real Devil would undoubtedly not cause but rather remove all human sufferings, so that only Theosophers would be left to pray or meditate themselves toward a helpful acquaintance with God."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on February 19, 2011 at 8:54am — 2 Comments


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Review of Collected Writings of Geoffrey Hodson

I have just posted on theos-talk mail list, a short review on the 2 volume book titled - Sharing the Light - which contain collected articles of Hodson, complied by John and Elizabeth Sell and Edited by Roselmo Z Doval Santos, well known theosophists in NZ.



The books contain 402 articles Hodson has written and published in official theosophical magazines of NZ, India, USA, Australia and South Africa. Articles go as far back as… Continue

Added by M K Ramadoss on February 12, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments

General Theosophy #30

“More important for an aspiring Adept than separating facts from fictions may be discriminating between useful beliefs and useless beliefs.”—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on February 12, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

General Theosophy #29

“Few may be less interested in actually finding Truth than some of those who are making a profitable career out of leading others in an endless search for It.”—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on February 7, 2011 at 5:02pm — No Comments

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