Theosophy is intuitive knowledge or wisdom associated with improved realization of one’s own Transcendent (‘Divine’) Nature; therefore, if a person only studies the writings or teachings of others, he or she may actually be a thee-osophist, not a Theosophist.”—General Theosophy

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Comment by Richard Ihle on December 26, 2012 at 1:04pm

Greetings and good wishes, Paul.

Perhaps it is better not to ask a question if there is no more space in one's answer room.

Comment by John on December 26, 2012 at 12:27pm

Paul - one can always look back to John 14:12 to find this rather peculiar sentence: (NIV)

"I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father."

Comment by Richard Ihle on December 26, 2012 at 11:47am

Greetings and good wishes, Paul.

Re: [“Can you explain divine nature? Does that mean I am equal to God?” Pljames]

Actually, Paul, you are God-Plus. If God (Self, Atman, Undifferentiated “I”, etc.) is defined as “Undifferentiated Consciousness,” then all of your potential “ego-differentiations” or “identity delusions” (animating, physical, desire-feeling, desire-mental, mental, and Spirit-mental) can be regarded as “problem additions” or at least partial, ever-changing, moment-to-moment, “semi-Self transformations” which are interfering with the Realization of your underlying, Undifferentiated “Divine Nature.”

Watching the changes in your consciousness during meditation is the only way I know of to begin understanding this. “The Breath [H.P.B.’s starting variation of the conventional form] becomes a stone; the stone becomes a plant; the plant becomes an animal; the animal becomes a man; the man becomes an angel; the angel becomes God.” Use the analogical approach and think in terms of consciousness.

Comment by Hari Menon on December 4, 2012 at 3:12am

Very True , it is a great definition Richard.

Comment by Capt. Anand Kumar on December 1, 2012 at 10:08pm

It is a great definition, worthy of being included in our FAQ. Merely quoting from one writing or the other is not Theosophy.

Comment by John on November 30, 2012 at 8:10pm

very good point.

joe - i like your idea on this.

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