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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

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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

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General Theosophy #208

"The most sincere believers in reincarnation are probably those who actually begin to worry about the possibility."—General Theosophy

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General Theosophy #207

"Unfortunately, your next step is always the next step even when it isn't."—General Theosophy

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A Private Theosophical Email #1

[10-20-18 Just an informal email exchanged with an old friend who had encountered some negative personal information about the Eastern teacher Swami Rama.]

Hi, Jeff—Windstorm day in my locale today.

Thus, I probably should add to the gale:

Thank you for your thoughts on Swami Rama. Good and maybe not-so-good in everyone as usual, I suppose. Perhaps there is even the chance that, despite considerable devotee-testimony to the contrary, Swami might have…

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Added by Richard Ihle on October 24, 2018 at 5:36pm — 5 Comments

General Theosophy #206

"Theosophy is not a partial cure for anything; it is the complete cure for anything partial."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on October 20, 2018 at 11:19am — No Comments

General Theosophy #205

"Sometimes it is best to simply watch what most people do, then do what they do least."—General Theosophy

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General Theosophy #204

"Theosophy usually does not produce an exact religion; rather, just the vague but persisting religious flavor that death may not entirely end things, after all. . . ."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on September 20, 2018 at 12:37pm — 2 Comments

General Theosophy #203

"Your better genius is always not what you say but what you knew not to."—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on July 21, 2018 at 1:40pm — No Comments

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