“Religion is the shortcut to belief; Theosophy is the scenic route.”—General Theosophy
“The certainty about a Theosopher is that he or she is speaking from and for himself or herself; the chance about a Theosophist is that he or she might merely be quoting a librarian quoting a librarian quoting a librarian. . . .”—General Theosophy
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“If you need to force yourself to meditate every day, perhaps you need to learn how to meditate.”—General Theosophy
“If the gods are truly watching over you, they won’t let you mistake yourself for one of them; if God, just the opposite.”—General Theosophy
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A post from Mark Stokes (Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity) all I did was correct the typo's…Continue
“The only completely reliable value of old age is probably to provide excuses.”—General Theosophy
“The search for Truth probably actually begins with the first step not taken.”—General Theosophy
General Theosophy will be the last religion left standing on Earth, of course.
Thomas Jefferson once wrote to John Adams [April 11, 1823], "The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter."
Ditto, probably eventually, for all the miraculous…Continue
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“In Theosophy, Mystery is almost always a more faithful companion than an explanation.”—General Theosophy
“Avoid making yourself a disciple of the previous moment.”—General Theosophy
Envision the micro/macrocosm
of the Great one Being,
I'm teetering between selfish love and transcendental love.
I fear the direction I'm headed. I fear that all that I've ever known is about to be stripped away from me forever. What is the point of learning what we are inside, if the cost of this knowledge is eternal separation and alienation from what we once loved?
To be fair, I'm already separated from all the objects of my selfish love. Well, the one object. Forced to be separate from her. I've turned…Continue
'Today we are forced to celebrate all our fasts and festivals after over 23 days of their real Shastric prescribed time, and we continue to follow the wrong path over fourteen centuries. The Government of India’s 1952 Calendar Reforms Committee had recommended a seasonal calendar and also noted that “in continuing to follow the nirayana system, the Hindu…Continue
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I know that Egyptologists, academics and other intelligent people looking at the Egyptian culture and religious beliefs have a complete misunderstanding of what they are looking at. I am an esoterist; therefore, I look at problems esoterically as well as exoterically.
My expertise lies in the study of the first chapter of Genesis esoterically: what this means is that every…Continue
“If agnosticism can be considered the sophisticated territory between disbelief and belief, perhaps Theosophy can be considered the even more sophisticated territory between agnosticism and belief.”—General Theososophy
Guarding the Temple of Truth there are two fierce figures named Paradox and Confusion.
Certain things might, at least temporarily and/or playfully, be called “Real Magic” when there are no immediate rational explanations for them. Nevertheless, there may be some other, “Theosophically inspired,” life-manipulating techniques which can be called “semi-Real Magic”—not because they don’t always work—they do, at least in my experience—; but rather, simply because one can perhaps think of…Continue
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What is the use of this Sutra , or why one should even try to understand this Sutra is a pertinent question here . Its importance is mainly in Knowledge meditation wherein we come to ''Know'' where we are located at a particular time in thought . An attempt is made to explain how it works .
Apart from the body , we are a mixed consciousness (or undifferentiated) of the mind, intellect , Memory and Ego (the empirical ). All these together as one are known as 'Chitta' or 'Chittam' in…Continue
“If you are looking for a Master to guide you in Theosophy, perhaps you should start by eliminating everybody who had to do the same thing.”—General Theosophy
I just want to let everyone know that I finished my research on the great artworks of Catholicism and it has recently been published. It can be viewed at the following link:
“A thing even Theosophers may not fully understand about Real Magic, as contrasted with the fairy-tale-grade magic of literature and movies, is that it may not actually be possible to willfully produce predictable, specific results; however, it may indeed be possible to meditatively create, in advance, general or at least “less differentiated” psychological states or “flavors” which,…Continue