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Old 01-06-2021, 11:43 PM
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Impersonality is spiritually better than seeking to be "good":

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We learn through our faults. Sorrow, pain, and suffering, are
our best teachers; and let me say here: Do not seek to be ‘good’;
seek to be impersonal, and you will be good automatically, unconsciously.

The man who seeks to be ‘good’ is exercising one kind
of spiritual selfishness; for, in the first place, he seeks something
for himself. It is better to be good than to be bad; but the royal
road, the highway to the mountain-tops, is impersonality; for the
truly and spiritually impersonal man never does an evil deed. If
he did so he would be very personal. The impersonal man never
does a selfish deed. If he did so he would be very personal, very
selfish. If the impersonal man were to turn a deaf ear to a cry for
help: turn a deaf ear to the pleadings of compassion and pity: he
would be very personal. His impersonality would be but a garment,
a mask, a mockery.

But he whose vision is clear, whose heart is at peace, whose
mind is tranquil, seeks neither for good nor for evil; for his whole
heart is set on the supernal light within, the supreme spiritual guide.

G. de Purucker
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Old 05-06-2021, 07:26 PM
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Blavatsky from "What Good Has Theosophy Done in India?"

Thanks for your continued posts. They are giving me a more balanced view of Blavatsky, and I am finally going to read The Secret Doctrine.
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Thanks for your continued posts. They are giving me a more balanced view of Blavatsky, and I am finally going to read The Secret Doctrine.

OK Rose, but reading the SD straight is tough. Suggest you study those portions of the SD that are critical first, as HPB lays them out.

https://www.theosociety.org/pasadena...d/invsd-hp.htm
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Old 10-06-2021, 12:10 AM
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OK Rose, but reading the SD straight is tough. Suggest you study those portions of the SD that are critical first, as HPB lays them out.

https://www.theosociety.org/pasadena...d/invsd-hp.htm

Thanks, Skull.
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Old 20-06-2021, 07:26 PM
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Summer Solstice

At about 8:30pm PST today, 20 June 2021 is the solstice. Here is a little article on this sacred event:

https://www.theosociety.org/pasadena...-8/4s-wtst.htm
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Old 01-07-2021, 07:45 AM
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Old 04-07-2021, 05:28 PM
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The only “Essentials” in the Religion of Humanity are—virtue, morality, brotherly love, and kind sympathy with every living creature, whether human or animal. This is the common platform that our [Theosophical] Society offers to all to stand upon; the most fundamental differences between religions and sects sinking into insignificance before the mighty problem of reconciling humanity, of gathering all the various races into one family, and of bringing them all to a conviction of the utmost necessity in this world of sorrow to cultivate feelings of brotherly sympathy and tolerance, if not actually love.

Blavatsky, Collected Writings IV:502
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Old 26-07-2021, 03:48 PM
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But you, friends and readers, you who aspire to something more than
the life of the squirrel everlastingly turning the same wheel; you who are
not content with the seething of the caldron whose turmoil results in
nothing; you who do not mistake the deaf echoes, as old as the world, for
the divine voice of truth; prepare yourselves for a future of which but
few in your midst have dared to dream, unless they have already entered
upon the path. For you have chosen a path that, although thorny at the
start, soon widens out and leads you to the divine truth. You are free to
doubt while still at the beginning of the way, you are free to decline to
accept on hearsay what is taught respecting the source and the cause of
that truth, but you are always able to hear what its voice is telling you,
and you can always study the effects of the creative force coming from
the depths of the unknown.

Blavatsky, "New Cycle" article.
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