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 in the hearts of the… 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)

(To) Fully Define Theosophy We Must Consider It Under All its Aspects

“To fully define Theosophy, we must consider it under all its aspects. The interior world has not been hidden from all by unpenetrable darkness. By that higher intuition acquired by Theosophia — or God-knowledge, which carries the mind from the world of form into that of formless spirit, man has been sometimes enabled in every age and every… 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 where… 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 any… Read more

There Is Only One Movement in Life, the Outer and the Inner. With the Understanding of the Outer, Then the Inner Movement Begins. Then Only the Inner Movement Has Validity and Significance

“There is only one movement in life, the outer and the inner; this movement is indivisible, though it is divided. Being divided, most follow the outer movement of knowledge, ideas, authority, security, prosperity and so on. In reaction to this, one follows the so-called inner life, with its visions, aspirations, secrecies, conflicts, despairs. As this… Read more