No Wisdom But in Submission to the Gods

“There is no happiness where there is no wisdom; No wisdom but in submission to the gods. Big words are always punished.” (Sophocles. Antigone)

(To) Labour is to Pray

“The command always is –“To labour is to pray”; “To ask is to receive”; “To knock is to have the door open.” “I have often said,” says my genius, “Think for yourself. When you think inwardly, pray intensely, and imagine centrally, then you converse with God”.” (Anna Kingsford. Clothed With the Sun, p. 37)

Esoteric Philosophy Has to Be Given Out Step by Step, Not in a Rush

          “In common with many, you blame us for our great secrecy. Yet we know something of human nature for the experience of long centuries — aye, ages — has taught us. And, we know, that so long as science has anything to learn, and a shadow of religious dogmatism lingers… Read more

Esoteric Philosophy Is Like a Too Powerful Tonic which Can Kill as Well as to Cure

            “(…) we cannot consent to over-flood the world at the risk of drowning them, with a doctrine that has to be cautiously given out, and bit by bit like a too powerful tonic which can kill as well as cure.” (K.H., The Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett, n. 34, p. 2)

Golden Stairs Up the Steps of which the Learner May Climb to the Temple of Divine Wisdom

          “A clean life, an open mind, a pure heart, an eager intellect, an unveiled spiritual perception, a brotherliness for one’s co-disciple, a readiness to give and receive advice and instruction, a loyal sense of duty to the Teacher, a willing obedience to the behests of TRUTH, once we have placed our confidence in, and… Read more

Great Mission of True Altruism (Theosophy): Working Out of Clear Ethic Ideas and Duties, and Modelling of Their Institutions

          “The problem of true Altruism (Theosophy or Divine Wisdom) and its great mission is the working out of clear, unequivocal conceptions of ethic ideas and duties which would satisfy most and best the altruistic and right feelings in us; and the modelling of these conceptions for their adaptation into such forms of daily life… Read more

Have No Desire for Psychic Powers

          “Have no desire for psychic powers; they will come when the Master knows that it is best for you to have them. To force them too soon often brings in its train much trouble; often their possessor is misled by deceitful nature-spirits, or becomes conceited and thinks he cannot make a mistake; and in… Read more

Love, Wisdom and Bliss Are Names of the Different Aspects of the Same State of Consciousness: of Perception of the Whole, of Unity

          “Love, Wisdom and Bliss are names of the different aspects of the same state of Consciousness in which the individual is aware of the Whole. The perception of the Whole in which everything is seen in its proper perspective and true nature is Wisdom. The attitude towards the Whole and its different parts which… Read more