Aurobindo, Art, joke, W.Q. Judge, Thubten Chodron - My spiritual Newsletter July 2010

Aug 04, 2010 09:36 am

In July I made the following new squidoo lenses relating to spirituality: Susan Seddon Boulet Goddess Paintings An artist whose art
is still popular in the pagan scene, Susan Seddon Boulet will mostly be
remembered for her goddess art. The mystical style of her paintings
(mostly, but not exclusively, water color) strikes a core in ...

Aug 03, 2010 02:52 am

Reviewed in the West as the only decent biography of Sri Aurobindo Goshe, from politician, to poet and guru. This guy lived a fascinating
life and Peter Heehs describes as many aspects of it as the Sri
Aurobindo archives can help enlighten us on. In India this is a
controversial book. It’s even been banned ...

Jul 30, 2010 03:10 pm

In response to a post by MKR to Theos-talk who has been saying he would have liked the topic of membership decline discussed openly at the world
congress. (July 22nd 2010) I think everybody knows that the TS has
faced a downward membership trend since the 1930s. What can the study of
statistics do to ...

Jul 28, 2010 05:02 am

I took some nice pictures, but Tom Dede from Hungary is a professional photographer and took over 1000 photographs. He gave me permission to
use them, but needed some time to select the best ones. Then of course I
made my selection and did some photoediting and here is the result.
Since this is officially ...

Jul 28, 2010 03:19 am

It’s no secret the Theosophical Society has been losing members since the 1930′s. What’s less well known is that this has meant a large
inheritance for the lodges and sections: in the form of money and
property. Recently though several such estates have made headlines on
theosophical forums: Teckels park in England is being sold ...

Jul 28, 2010 02:39 am

I’m reviewing a Dutch book here today: Het Web der Schepping, Theosofie en Kunst in Nederland, van Lauweriks tot Mondriaan, by Marty Bax. I
won’t be repeating that exercise often, however in this case it’s really
worth it. There are few good books about the history of theosophy in
the Netherlands. It’s obviously a niche ...

Jul 21, 2010 08:11 am

Hi MKR [In response to something he wrote on Theos-talk, July 19th 2010], You wrote: > In the recent world Congress, I thought the
leaders from the Sections will > have an informal or formal session
addressing the membership growth issue. I > am disappointed that
there was none and are we to take it ...

Jul 20, 2010 09:43 am

There were two tribes dwelling near each other. God decided to walk between them. But God wore a two colored hat. One side was red; the
other side was blue. So when the two tribes discussed this visit by God,
they ended up in argument. “God wore a blue hat. No! God wore a red ...

Jul 20, 2010 05:07 am

Just to make it clear that the TS Adyar does not discriminate against that third founder of the Theosophical Society, I want to draw attention
to the review of ‘Echoes of the Orient’, the writings of William Quan
Judge, in The Theosophist of July 2010. The review by A. Kannan consists
mostly of quotes. For ...

Jul 18, 2010 12:29 pm

These are some of the pictures I took and people took for me at the world conference organized by the Italian Section of the Theosophical
Society Adyar, in Rome 2010. There were 524 registered visitors. © admin
for Modern Theosophy, 2010. | Permalink | One comment | Add to Post tags: pictures, Theosophical World ...

Jul 18, 2010 09:15 am

There was some complaining before hand, and during the congress, on the workshops. I thought for instance that it was impossible to do a
workshop with a hundred people. It turns out though: it IS possible. And
the person who showed me that (though she didn’t have to take on that
challenge, because only 20 ...

Jul 18, 2010 05:40 am

I came to the World Congress mainly for the people – as I do for any theosophical meeting. And the people were great. I met inspiring and
hard working people from all over the world, and have learned about
theosophical issues and activities all over the world. I do think in
general the atmosphere of ...

Jul 18, 2010 05:39 am

When the word ‘selfish’ is used, it usually means there is a moral judgement of someone else involved. As the Americans say ‘walk the
talk’… I think the amount of talk is inversely proportional to the
mileage of the walk. -Edi Bilimoria The easiest question to ask is the
hardest to answer. Because the real ...

Jul 18, 2010 05:38 am

I have never been to a theosophical meeting with so much technology: everybody is taking pictures with their own digital cameras. Live
streaming and tv’s at the back of the hall so everybody can see the
speakers properly. But the one feature of this congress that I think
people most enjoy is the pool. It ...

Jul 14, 2010 09:41 am

Creating Bridges: Spirituality & Philosophy: Spirituality in Daily Life, Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron A kind heart is one of the principal
things we are trying to develop. If we run around childishly telling
others, “I’m this religion, and you’re that religion. But, mine is
better,” it is like turning chocolate frosting into garbage: what was
delicious ...

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