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New and Serious Problem Adyar is confronting

Dear Friends,

I just learnt about a new and serious problem Adyar is confronting. Here are the full details.


The Tamil Nadu State Government is planning to build a 47 km elevated express way which will include parts of the Chennai coastline. The first studies show that around 14 fishing communities (kuppams) and over 560 families will be affected by the project. The proposed route includes the Adyar beach near the Theosophical Society's compound. The entire… Continue

Added by M K Ramadoss on September 27, 2009 at 12:44pm — 2 Comments

Krishnamurti's comments on Adyar

Krishnamurti’s Comments on Adyar

On Jan 7, 1924, Jiddu Krishnamurti wrote to the members of TS:


It is essential for the individual member and for the Society that Adyar, as

a great spiritual center, should be maintained worthy and dignified. The

importance of this is so obvious that few can doubt it. Adyar is and always

has been, a spiritual oasis to which the weary traveller looks for comfort

and repose. Though it may not be the previlege of… Continue

Added by M K Ramadoss on September 22, 2009 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Theosophy or Psychological Religion

“Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.” —Emerson

I would have to say that trickery has been a major way that I have played the fool.

Not trying to trick other people. Not even trying to trick myself. The kind of trickery I am referring to is the attempt to cultivate "magical powers" or Siddhis. These are things like traveling anywhere at the speed of thought, controlling all bodily processes,… Continue

Added by Richard Ihle on September 22, 2009 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Krotona in the Ojai Valley - Vol IV - 1923-26 by Joseph E Ross - Brief Comments

Brief First Look - Krotona in the Ojai Valley - Vol IV - 1923-26 by Joseph E Ross - 2009. Self published.

ISBN: 978-0-925943-14-9

I just had a chance to browse through the book about the events and developments that took place around Krotona and leaders of Theosophical Society during 1923-1926. It has 464 pages of tightly packed very detailed material of great historical value and a must read for anyone interested in the history of Theosophical Society.

Even a cursory… Continue

Added by M K Ramadoss on September 21, 2009 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Some good news on Freemasonry

Dan Brown, whose book Da Vinci Code is a very popular one has written a new book The Lost Symbol. A recent comment on this might interest many theosophists. Here are some quotes:


Freemasons await Dan Brown novel `The Lost Symbol'

Brown goes out of his way in "The Lost Symbol" to present the lodge as essentially benign and misunderstood. Masons are praised for their religious tolerance and their elaborate rituals are seen as no more unusual than those of… Continue

Added by M K Ramadoss on September 15, 2009 at 10:36am — 5 Comments

The challenges that face the Theosophical society Adyar

If the TS is going to move forward into the 21st century in a way that is of use to humanity, we’re going to have to face some real issues, instead of getting side tracked into personal complaints.

Real issues we’re facing:

* how to build community online in a way that is productive and helps people grow spiritually

* how to build community offline: help our lodges grow and be places of real study and a meeting place for people of diverse cultural and religious… Continue

Added by Katinka Hesselink on September 11, 2009 at 3:10pm — 3 Comments

Space smells like Ozone, gunpower

Space Smells Funny, Astronauts Say

By Tariq Malik

Senior Editor

posted: 27 March 2009

04:12 pm ET

The smell of space will linger for the seven astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery long after they return to Earth on Saturday.

"One thing I've heard people say before, but it wasn't so obvious, was the smell right when you open up that hatch," Discovery pilot Dominic "Tony" Antonelli said after a March 21 spacewalk. "Space definitely has a… Continue

Added by christinaleestemaker on September 8, 2009 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Meditation on the Secret Doctrine, dreams, conditioning and Tibet

New online

On Katinka Hesselink Net

On All Considering


Added by Katinka Hesselink on September 7, 2009 at 4:51am — No Comments


oṃ mai tri ma hā mai tri mai tri ye svā hā

oṃ maitri mahāmaitri maitriye svāhā

This being is not outside, nor elsewhere, but in all things manifest and un-manifest. Maitreya is not a being to come in the future, but a being in the here and now (as in ALL being).. Latent within everyone is the propensity to become that which is deemed "Master". Should any chose to know the great being of which each… Continue

Added by Mary Magdalene on September 6, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

The Journey...

When we have come to a realization with consistent awakenings of the higher life ~ we are able to discern that life truly is magnificent and of grander scale.

We are told and ask not to confine our consciousness to the world of matter for a great reason ~ because there's truly such a thing as higher existence.

We may viewed our world here quite big enough to sustain life ~ but, when we get the opportunity to viewed what's in the inner realm - we'll be glad that we did take the risk of… Continue

Added by Anthony DJesus on August 30, 2009 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Statement from First Portuguese - Spanish Seminar in Brazil


At the First Spanish-Portuguese Seminar on Theosophy, held on July 15-19,

2009 in the city of Brasilia, Brazil, 220 members of the Theosophical

Society from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Spain,

the USA, Greece, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay,

unanimously approved the following


The Theosophical Society was founded in 1875, at a time when slavery… Continue

Added by M K Ramadoss on August 29, 2009 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Welcome to Hell

Once upon a time in Tibet there was a lama and a Christian missionary. And every day they ran into each other on a ledge going down to the town and every day they argued. Well, one day they argued so forcefully that the ledge gave way.

And they both woke up in Hell and standing over them was a devil with their room assignments.

The lama looked at the devil and said, "I am Guru Rimpoche. I have been a monk since I was three, studied the works of the Buddha all my life and… Continue

Added by Charles Cosimano on August 25, 2009 at 12:01pm — 4 Comments

The Inner Ruler

THE Cherokee say that “our first teacher is our own heart,” but unfortunately our western science has rewarded that teacher with very few apples.

Mainstream medicine still looks at the heart as only a mechanical pump.

That view is beginning to change. The Medical Community is being challenged to expand its thinking about human biology, health, and wellness.

Leading-edge research in holistic medicine, biophysics, bioenergetics, and frontier biology all… Continue

Added by Odin on August 21, 2009 at 12:33pm — 1 Comment

TS Adyar Newsletter 2008 Issues on-line

All the four 2008 issues of *Adyar Newsletter* are online at:

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The issues are very nicely done and I wish each section comes up with
similar magazines and would be a means of keeping in touch with theosophists world-wide.

Added by M K Ramadoss on August 14, 2009 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Breath of Heaven

The August 5, 2009 NewScientist features 10 things about humans that science can’t yet explain. “We belong to a remarkably quirky species,” the article says, and “despite our best efforts, some of our strangest foibles still defy explanation.”

Among these supposed flaws are: blushing, laughter, teenagers, dreams, altruism, art, superstition—flippantly, even kissing and nose-picking are on the list.

At one point the writer demands: “what are they for?” Altruism:… Continue

Added by Odin on August 8, 2009 at 9:31am — No Comments

Neti Neti

The expression, neti–neti, literally means “neither this, nor that.” The first is the rejection of a separate self or ego. It is a rejection of fragmentation or split from universal spirit. It means in the wholistic multidimensional context that we are not just separate egos.

We can not ever be defined as being separate from spirit without… Continue

Added by Odin on August 5, 2009 at 1:05pm — No Comments

State of Being

When one attains a level of mind gravity in the intellectual pursuit of the infinite intelligence, one must also complement such a manifestation with heart wisdom. This- as a synchronistic pair, initiates the will magnetism in the form of a call/prayer/command.

When the involution toward serving the self is transmuted to become the radiance of service to others in utter supplication toward the great one being, the soul receives the active spirit and the… Continue

Added by Mary Magdalene on August 1, 2009 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Tangled hierarchies, Buddhism best religion? courage, diversity, calendars and theosophical history

Lucifer7, August 2009


New Online

Short Quotes

Mind, H.P. Blavatsky

Averting a Third War, Jiddu Krishnamurti

The Theosophical Attitude to Life

New Online

New on All Considering

BTW - for those of you reading my blog by feedreader and wondering why

you haven't been receiving any updates... the feed is now at: Has… Continue

Added by Katinka Hesselink on August 1, 2009 at 9:22am — No Comments

What Is Your Rank?

Richard Ihle

What Is Your Rank?

“What is your rank?”

“S-R6.x(PC7),”I answered.

Of all the ideas I have ever had--whether eventually jettisoned, promulgated for the purpose of semi-Self-aggrandizement, or hoarded like a Rosicrucian before there were web sites with PayPal donations--few notions seem as intuitionally (therefore “Theosophically”) true to me as the existence of a hidden Psycho-Spiritual Hierarchy.

I suppose…


Added by Richard Ihle on July 30, 2009 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Conferences on Peace Diet, Yoga and a transcript of a talk on Animal Rights Movement

Here is some info I received from Dr. Tuttle, a theosophist.

Added by M K Ramadoss on July 29, 2009 at 1:43am — No Comments

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