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General Theosophy #227

"If you must tell yourself you are great, you probably prove the opposite."—General Theosophy

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General Theosophy #226

"Ordinary life was the first pandemic."—General Theosophy

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General Theosophy #225

"A Spiritual life requires no pilgrimages; a fish does need to jump out of one pond and into another in order to get a drink."—General Theosophy

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General Theosophy #224

"When it comes to the possibility of 'reincarnating,' it is probably far more comfortable to live with just a suspicion you simply can't shake rather than a fully proclaimed certainty you don't dare disturb."—General Theosophy

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General Theosophy #223

"I fear death less than I fear the fear of death."—General Theosophy

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General Theosophy #222

"Personal meditative experiences which become increasingly 'subtle' or 'Undifferentiated' may also be justifiably termed 'Spiritual' or even 'Divine' . . . irrespective of whether there are any atheists around who might immediately try to disqualify such usage . . . perhaps because it lacks the easily assailable anthropomorphism which normally at least gives them something to talk about. . . ."—General Theosophy

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General Theosophy #221

"As one gets older, life should primarily become an ever-more interesting psychological adventure . . . rather than merely a series of masochistically self-enrolled crash-courses about age-related physical problems."—General Theosophy

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General Theosophy #220

"There is nothing wrong with having disciples . . . unless, of course, you wanted them. . . ."—General Theosophy

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General Theosophy #219

"A person who has not yet fully realized Here might still mistakenly think that there is actually somewhere else he or she can go, including under the ground."—General Theosophy

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General Theosophy #218

"A cat can teach you to pity poor creatures who must keep busy to keep happy."—General Theosophy

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General Theosophy #217

"If your personal Theosophy seems to completely convince you that you will have another lifetime, you are probably not basing this on Theosophy alone; however, if your Theosophy completely fails to give you the suspicion that 'You' may have another lifetime coming, you are probably not using Theosophy at all."—General Theosophy

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General Theosophy #216

"Prize especially the reliable friend who does not need a friend."—General Theosophy

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General Theosohy #215

"Live like there is no good and evil; only kindness and unkindness."—General Theosophy

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General Theosophy #214

"If you think you're Enlightened . . . perhaps you should eliminate the think. . . ."—General Theosophy

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General Theosophy #213

"Progress in Spiritual life may be nothing more than improving the ability to pause without having to."—General Theosophy

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General Theosophy #212

"If you are thinking there's a problem; if you are thinking, there is a problem."—General Theosophy

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General Theosophy #211

"The whole point of Theosophy is to insult and denigrate death by NOT immediately throwing away intuitions which cast doubt on its finality."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on October 26, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Captain Theosophy (Part One: Meeting Your Personal Genie/Genius)

Captain Theosophy (Part One: Meeting Your Personal Genie/Genius) by Richard Ihle

"There's a man in the funny papers we all know. . . ."

Some people started to call me "Captain Theosophy.". . .

Initially, this was almost certainly because it was the title of an article I had written for the old THE AMERICAN THEOSOPHIST magazine. In those days I guess I did sometimes seem sort of like a cartoonish superhero—not only because of my…

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Added by Richard Ihle on July 29, 2019 at 2:02pm — No Comments

General Theosophy #210

"Over-Mature Christianity is a promising missionary field for atheists . . . as is over-mature atheism for Theosophists. . . ."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on May 1, 2019 at 11:35am — No Comments

General Theosophy #209

"There is only one virtue in life: how you overcome your weaknesses; . . . and only one vice: how you waste your strengths. . . ."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on March 6, 2019 at 1:59pm — No Comments

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