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A SELECTION OF INSPIRING READINGS FROM THEOSOPHICAL SOURCES

 

THEOSOPHY – DEFINITION,

‘THEOSOPHY IS A PROCESS --- AN UNFOLDING FROM WITHIN OUTWARDS.

‘THEOSOPHIA’ - A COMING INTO A KNOWING OF GOD.’

JOY MILLS

                                                                                                                                                                      

READING   – FROM S.D. COMMENTARIES STANZA 1

 THE ETERNAL PARENT WRAPPED IN HER EVER-INVISIBLE ROBES,

HAD SLUMBERED ONCE AGAIN FOR SEVEN ETERNITIES.

TIME IS NOT; FOR IT LAY ASLEEP IN THE INFINITE BOSOM OF DURATION.

UNIVERSAL MIND WAS NOT FOR THERE WERE NO CELESTIAL BEINGS TO CONTAIN IT.

DARKNESS ALONE FILLED THE BOUNDLESS ALL.

H.P. BLAVATSKY

       

                                                                                                                                                 

READINGS.D. STANZA 5

            THE PRIMORDIAL SEVEN, THE FIRST SEVEN BREATHS OF THE DRAGON OF WISDOM

PRODUCE IN THEIR TURN THE FIERY WHIRLWIND.

THEY MAKE OF HIM THE MESSENGER OF THEIR WILL.

THE DZYU BECOMES FOHAT: THE SWIFT SON OF THE DIVINE SONS,

WHOSE SONS ARE THE LIPIKA WHO RUNS CIRCULAR ERRANDS.

FOHAT IS THE STEED AND THOUGHT IS THE RIDER.

     H.P. BLAVATSKY

                                                                                                                                                              

 

READING -   AT THE FEET OF THE MASTER  

   IN ALL THE WORLD THERE ARE ONLY TWO KINDS OF PEOPLE -

THOSE WHO KNOW, AND THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW;

AND THIS KNOWLEDGE IS THE THING WHICH MATTERS.

WHAT RELIGION A MAN HOLDS, TO WHAT RACE HE BELONGS -

THESE THINGS ARE NOT IMPORTANT;

THE REALLY IMPORTANT THING IS THIS KNOWLEDGE -

THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD’S PLAN FOR MEN.

FOR GOD HAS A PLAN AND THAT PLAN IS EVOLUTION.

WHEN ONCE A MAN HAS SEEN THAT AND REALLY KNOWS IT,

HE CANNOT HELP WORKING WITH IT, BECAUSE IT IS SO GLORIOUS,

SO BEAUTIFUL. SO, BECAUSE HE KNOWS, HE IS ON GOD’S SIDE,

STANDING FOR GOOD AND RESISTING EVIL,

WORKING FOR EVOLUTION AND NOT FOR SELFISHNESS.

 J. KRISHNAMURTI

                                                                                                                                                         

 

 

READING -  ‘THE LIGHT OF ASIA’     

BEFORE BEGINNING, AND WITHOUT AN END,

AS SPACE ETERNAL AND AS SURETY SURE,

IS FIXED A POWER DIVINE WHICH MOVES TO GOOD,

ONLY ITS LAWS ENDURE.

 

THIS IS ITS TOUCH UPON THE BLOSSOMED ROSE,

 THE FASHION OF ITS HAND SHAPED LOTUS-LEAVES; 

IN DARK SOIL AND THE SILENCE OF THE SEEDS

 THE ROBE OF SPRING IT WEAVES.

 

THAT IS ITS PAINTING ON THE GLORIOUS CLOUDS,

AND THESE THE EMERALDS ON THE PEACOCK’S TRAIN;

IT HATH ITS STATIONS IN THE STARS; ITS SLAVES

IN LIGHTNING, WIND, AND RAIN.

 

IT SEETH EVERYWHERE AND MARKETH ALL:

DO RIGHT-IT RECOMPENSETH! DO ONE WRONG -

THE EQUAL RETRIBUTION MUST BE MADE,

 THOUGH DHARMA TARRY LONG.

 

IT KNOWS NOT WRATH NOR PARDON; UTTER-TRUE

ITS MEASURES METE, ITS FAULTLESS BALANCE WEIGHS;

TIMES ARE AS NOUGHT, TOMORROW IT WILL JUDGE

OR AFTER MANY DAYS.

 

BY THIS, THE SLAYERS KNIFE DID STAB HIMSELF;

 THE UNJUST JUDGE HATH LOST HIS OWN DEFENDER;

THE FALSE TONGUE DOOMS ITS LIE; THE CREEPING THIEF

AND SPOILER ROB TO RENDER.

 

SUCH IS THE LAW WHICH MOVES TO RIGHTEOUSNESS,

WHICH NONE AT LAST CAN TURN ASIDE OR STAY;

THE HEART OF IT IS LOVE, THE END OF IT

IS PEACE AND CONSUMMATION SWEET.  OBEY!

SIR EDWIN ARNOLD

 

                                                                                                                                                               

READING -  ‘THE ROAD’    

THERE IS A ROAD STEEP AND THORNY,

BESET WITH PERILS OF EVERY KIND, BUT YET A ROAD,

AND IT LEADS TO THE HEART OF THE UNIVERSE.

 

I CAN TELL YOU HOW TO FIND THOSE WHO WILL SHOW YOU THE SECRET GATEWAY

THAT LEADS INWARD ONLY AND CLOSES FAST BEHIND THE NEOPHYTE FOR EVERMORE.

 

THERE IS NO DANGER THAT DOUBTLESS COURAGE CANNOT CONQUER,  

THERE IS NO TRIAL THAT SPOTLESS PURITY CANNOT PASS,

THERE IS NO DIFFICULTY THAT STRONG INTELLECT CANNOT SURMOUNT.

 

FOR THOSE WHO WIN ONWARD, THERE IS REWARD PAST ALL TELLING –

THE POWER TO BLESS AND SAVE HUMANITY.

FOR THOSE WHO FAIL,

(AND THERE IS NO FAILURE EXCEPT IN CEASING TO TRY,)

THERE ARE OTHER LIVES IN WHICH SUCCESS MAY COME.

H. P. BLAVATSKY

                                                                                                                                                            

                                         

READING - FROM MYSTIC VISION & HUMAN TRANSFORMATION.   

 OUR HUMAN DESTINY, IT MAY BE SAID, IS TO KNOW. TO KNOW FULLY AND WHOLLY,

NOT SIMPLY TO THEORISE, BUT REALLY TO KNOW IS TO BE THE MYSTIC.

TO KNOW IS TO ENCOUNTER REALITY AT EVERY MOMENT IN TIME,

IN EVERY PLACE IN TIME, IN EVERY PLACE IN SPACE.

OUT OF THAT ENCOUNTER, WHICH IS TRULY THE MYSTIC EXPERIENCE,

ARISES NATURALLY A NEW WAY OF LIVING, THAT IS BOTH SIMPLE AND BEAUTIFUL.

 A WAY THAT IS ONE OF COMMITMENT TO THE COSMOS,

TO OUR FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS, TO LIFE ITSELF.

A COMMITMENT OF THE PERSONAL SELF TO THE ONE SELF

SEATED IN THE HEART OF ALL BEINGS.

JOY MILLS

                                                                                                                                                                         

 

READING  - ‘THE GOLDEN STAIRS’  

            BEHOLD THE TRUTH BEFORE YOU. A CLEAN LIFE, AN OPEN MIND, A PURE HEART.

AN EAGER INTELLECT, AN UNVEILED SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION, A BROTHERLINESS FOR ALL.

 A READINESS TO GIVE AND RECEIVE ADVICE AND INSTRUCTION,

A LOYAL SENSE OF DUTY TO THE TEACHER.

 A WILLING OBEDIENCE TO THE BEHEST’S OF TRUTH,

A COURAGEOUS ENDURANCE OF PERSONAL INJUSTICE,

A BRAVE DECLARATION OF PRINCIPALS.

 A VALIANT DEFENCE OF THOSE WHO ARE UNJUSTLY ATTACKED,

AND A CONSTANT EYE TO THE IDEAL OF HUMAN PROGRESSION AND PERFECTION

WHICH THE SACRED SCIENCE DEPICTS. THESE ARE THE GOLDEN STAIRS

UP THE STEPS OF WHICH THE LEARNER MAY CLIMB TO THE TEMPLE OF DIVINE WISDOM.

H. P. BLAVATSKY