May 2011 Blog Posts (47)

A Dialogue With H.P.B.

Dear friends,

 

Discussions about the nature of the universe are essential to Theosophy.



The meditative reading of “The Secret Doctrine” led us to forget our illusory nature and reconcile us with the eternal. In the realm of Unity there is no separateness.

 

I would like to invite you all to a meeting with H.P.B. and some of her students, where she clarifies some misconceptions about aspects of the occult doctrine.

 

Having the…

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Added by Joaquim Soares on May 16, 2011 at 3:48am — No Comments

Today May 15 is Mercuralia

Mercuralia falls on the Ides of May, which means the middle of the month or the 15th of May. This is a festival to honour the Roman God Mercury who became known as Hermes in the Greek Tradition to follow.

This festival of Mercury was predominantly…

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Added by Leila Raven on May 15, 2011 at 3:44pm — 1 Comment

Jewish and Muslim Join Forces

Dear friends,

 

At a time when xenophobic sentiments and religious intolerance are on the rise again in many countries, all initiatives that could help to put an end to hatred, intolerance and violence must be known and supported.

 

In Europe, Jews and Muslims join forces against intolerance, and in a genuine aspiration to brotherhood.

 

In an inspiring initiative that could open new front of interfaith relationships, Jewish and Muslim Leaders Join…

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Added by Joaquim Soares on May 14, 2011 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Al Gore, Theosophy and the Cycle

Dear friends,

 

It was only too weeks ago that deadly storms ravaged several areas of the United States, in one of the largest tornado outbreak in history record.

 

Now is flooding.

 

According to the Huffington Post:

 

“In one of the worst cases of flooding since the Great Depression, the bulging, swollen Mississippi River is overflowing in record proportions, blanketing thousands of square miles across Arkansas, Tennessee and…

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Added by Joaquim Soares on May 12, 2011 at 7:18pm — 1 Comment

Our responsibility

Dear friends,

Is procrastination wise?

In an excellent article called "Thief of Time", we read the following:

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Added by Magda Susano on May 12, 2011 at 4:44pm — 2 Comments

General Theosophy #52

The Psychological Key to Theosophy may suggest reversing some common proverbs:

He/She who DOES NOT hesitate is lost.

The Devil finds work for BUSY hands.…

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Added by Richard Ihle on May 12, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

This Friday is Friday the 13th...

Beliefs around the origins of Friday the 13th vary, depending who you consult.

Essentially it's a combination of two different threads of superstition coming together. Firstly that Fridays are unlucky and secondly that…

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Added by Leila Raven on May 11, 2011 at 9:20pm — 2 Comments

Nature is bountiful

Dear friends,

 

This excerpt from B. P. Wadia is very interesting.

 

 What are our real necessities?

 

"The Law of Necessity is another name for Karma. Nature never works unnecessarily. That which is not necessary should be avoided. Nature is bountiful, profusely so, but her economy is marvelously profound. The great Mother…

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Added by Magda Susano on May 11, 2011 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Is Krishnamurti Quoteable? (A book review)

Robert Epstein

The Quotable Krishnamurti

(Wheaton, IL : Quest Books, 2011, 176pp.)

 

         There is the true story of the Westerner who goes to India and is asked to give a short talk at a conference. “How long?” he asks. “Not more than two hours” was the reply.  Thus J. Krishnamurti’s short talks were nearly all two hours in length. I used to attend them at Saanen in the Swiss mountains.  Usually one got the point that was to be made in the first 15…

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Added by Rene Wadlow on May 11, 2011 at 7:02am — 7 Comments

General Theosophy #51

“Youth may be at least somewhat well spent if it lays the foundation for an old age which realizes that youth has been somewhat mis-spent.”—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on May 10, 2011 at 1:49pm — No Comments

General Theosophy #50

“Book-based Theosophy is sometimes a slightly suspicious way of searching for Truth without having to feel guilty about doing little or no meditative sitting for It.”—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on May 9, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Meaning of the Swastika

Dear friends,

 

During the first decades of the 20th century the Nazi regime distorted and made criminal use of ancient symbols of eastern philosophies.

 

For example, the sacred symbol of the swastika has become so widely associated with Nazi Germany that it is why it has a negative connotation in the minds of so many people.

 

There is a new article published at the theosophical website …

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Added by Magda Susano on May 8, 2011 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Theosophy and the Second World War

Dear friends,

 

Today all the theosophical movement is celebrating the White Lotus Day, which this year marks the 120th anniversary of the passing of H.P.Blavatsky on May 8, 1891.

 

This same day also marks the Allied and democracy victory in World War II, on May 8, 1945.

 

I would like to share an interesting article about theosophy and the Second World War.

 

Best regards,…

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Added by Joaquim Soares on May 8, 2011 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Spiritual knowledge



Dear friends,

 

As we read in chapter XIII of the Bhagavad-Gita,

 

"True wisdom of a spiritual kind is freedom from self-esteem, hypocrisy, and injury to…

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Added by Magda Susano on May 8, 2011 at 7:29am — No Comments

White Lotus Day - May 8



A celebration of Theosophists celebrated May 8, anniversary of the passing of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky  founder of the theosophical society.

White Lotus Day is a celebration that encourages meditation about the metaphor of the lotus plant. The lotus is born under mud and grows through muck and water to surface for air and sun. This growth is identified with man's life, born…

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Added by Leila Raven on May 7, 2011 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

How Theosophy Came to Me

HOW THEOSOPHY CAME TO ME:

A. P. Sinnett Tells How He Met Madame Blavatsky and How His Correspondence with the Mahatmas Began

See:

http://blavatskyarchives.com/sinnett_how_theosophy_came_to_me2.htm

 

Daniel

Blavatsky Study Center / Blavatsky Archives

http://blavatskyarchives.com



Blavatsky Study Center can be easily…

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Added by Dan Caldwell on May 7, 2011 at 2:15pm — No Comments

H.P. Blavatsky's Books (all in pdf format)

We have created a special webpage listing all of Madame Blavatsky's

books and magazines in the original editions published 1877-1907 and

now available in pdf format.



See this list at:



http://blavatskyarchives.com/blavatsky_works_in_pdf_in_19th_century22.htm



This page is also listed (in red) in the 2nd column of links on our

homepage at:…



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Added by Dan Caldwell on May 7, 2011 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Being Arjunas

Dear friends,

 

We must learn with the good and less good things that occur in our daily life. Sometimes we think that our cross is heavier that we can load but what we get is what we really need, to remove the veils of illusion and ignorance of our hearts.

 

Robert Crosbie said,

 

“This is a school and everything that comes for us to do contains a lesson for us. ‘We should not forget that, ever. What comes at any…

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Added by Magda Susano on May 7, 2011 at 7:07am — 1 Comment

Theosophy Versus Nazism in Germany

Dear friends,

 

As we approach the celebration of the “Victory in Europe Day” on 8th May, which marks the victory of the Allies over the Nazis and the end of Second World War in Europe,  we have just published at our website www.Esoteric-Philosophy.com an important testimony by Sieglinde Plocki, a German theosophist of the Point Loma TS, about the Nazi persecution of the theosophists in Germany during the Second World…

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Added by Joaquim Soares on May 6, 2011 at 7:53pm — No Comments

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