“If you think you are a Master worthy of public notice, stop such thinking and thereby improve the possibility.” —General Theosophy
Added by Richard Ihle on October 1, 2010 at 9:23pm —
“Always be kinder than your strength needs to be.”—General Theosophy
Added by Richard Ihle on October 1, 2010 at 9:21pm —
My basic policy and that of Captain Theosophy might be summed up in General Theosophy #7: “Always be kinder than your strength needs to be.”
Perhaps this needs to be mentioned at the outset because kindness to those who might be new prospects for meditation might mean that a little “unkindness”… Continue
Added by Richard Ihle on October 1, 2010 at 5:00pm —
“Sometimes Teachers and Masters disguise so well that they no longer even recognize themselves. . . .”—General Theosophy
Added by Richard Ihle on September 11, 2010 at 8:36pm —
Katinka Hesselink's always-interesting blog alerted me to an exceptional article in the January 2010 issue of THE THEOSOPHIST.
“Manifestation of Intention… Continue
Added by Richard Ihle on September 7, 2010 at 6:00pm —
“Regarding the deepest subjects, a true Theosophist may have no beliefs but no shortage of inklings.”—General Theosophy
Added by Richard Ihle on September 2, 2010 at 10:56pm —
“Let us pity those who are unable to even partially fictionalize themselves into Mystery and Larger Meaning.”—General Theosophy
Added by Richard Ihle on August 30, 2010 at 1:51pm —
"A smile may be the most powerful yoga posture of all, especially for developing flexibility . . . in others." --General Theosophy
Added by Richard Ihle on August 23, 2010 at 11:00am —
"If you are like me, you will return to H.P. Blavatsky again and again, even though the labyrinths and quagmires of her style may often curdle your enthusiasm for genius.” --General Theosophy
Added by Richard Ihle on August 19, 2010 at 4:18pm —
"If you must write or talk about fundamentally unknowable subjects, at least use the strategy of the medieval mapmakers—that is, instead of pretending precision just make the shoreline crinkly." --General Theosophy…
Added by Richard Ihle on August 16, 2010 at 12:06pm —
“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 —
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What Is Your Rank?
“What is your rank?”
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.
Added by Richard Ihle on July 30, 2009 at 10:30pm —
When the Spirit Doesn't
“Incidentally,” said old J.W. von Goethe, “I despise everything which merely instructs me without increasing or immediately enlivening my activity.”
And now, of course, the only thing which is likely to enliven Theosophy, its organizations and individuals, may be a radical shift toward Theosophical psychology. Like old Goethe, many modern people may have little time and/or… Continue
Added by Richard Ihle on July 8, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Richard Ihle/Captain/General Theosophy
“The Strange Reincarnation of Captain Theosophy” might be a more apt title, I suppose. . . .
The original “Captain Theosophy” has been dead for thirty years, of course. He was a fictional character who appeared a few times in the pages of the American Theosophist. However, perhaps he was only fictional in the sense of one of General Theosophy’s aphorisms: “Let us pity those who are unable to even fictionalize… Continue
Added by Richard Ihle on June 23, 2009 at 9:00am —