Buddha and Christ Faiths United Will Bring World’s Coming Redemption

          “Of the spiritual union in the one faith of Buddha and Christ, will be born the world’s coming redemption.” (Kingsford, Anna e Maitland, Edward. The Perfect Way, p. 252)

Christianity and Buddhism Are But Parts of One Continuous, Harmonious Whole

“Christianity, then, was introduced into the world with a special relation to the great religions of the East, and under the same divine control. And so far from being intended as a rival and supplanter of Buddhism, it was the direct and necessary sequel to that system; and the two are but parts of one… Read more

Faith That Is Without Understanding Is Credulity

“True it is ‘faith that saves,’ but the faith that is without understanding is not faith, but credulity.” (Edward Maitland. Selected Texts, Quotes and Glossary. See Preface, The Story of Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland and of The New Gospel of Interpretation)

(The) Golden String (William Blake Quoted in Bede Griffiths’ Autobiography)

“In one of the “Notebooks” of the great English Romantic poet William Blake, there’s a beautiful stanza which ultimately ended as the epigraph of “To the Christians” plate of his prophetic poem “Jerusalem”: I give you the end of a golden string;    Only wind it into a ball, It will lead you in at… 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 results… Read more

Only the Laws of Karma and Reincarnation and a Belief in the Spiritual Unity May Reverse the Drift Towards Materialism

“Student – Are there any causes, (…) which may operate to reverse the present drift towards materialism? Sage – The spread of the knowledge of the laws of Karma and Reincarnation and a belief in the absolute spiritual unity of all beings will alone prevent this drift.” (Helena Blavatsky. Collected Writings, Vol. IX, p. 103)

(A) Society for the Propagation of the Idea of Brotherhood on Practical Instead of Theoretical Lines

“The members of the Theosophical Society at large are free to profess whatever religion or philosophy they like, or none if they so prefer, provided they are in sympathy with, and ready to carry out one or more of the three Objects of the Association. The Society is a philanthropic and scientific body for the… Read more

(At) Some Distant Day It Will Become a Religion of Great Nations

“I know that at some distant day, now, indeed, perhaps very remote, the message we preach in a corner will become a religion of great nations.” (Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland. Addresses and Essays on Vegetarianism, p. 1)

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

Toynbee: a Thousand Years from Now, Attention to What Happened When Christianity and Buddhism Began to Unite

“Some years ago, Arnold Toynbee declared that when the historian of a thousand years from now comes to write the history of our time, he will be preoccupied not with the Vietnan war, not with racial strife, but with what happened when for the first time Christianity and Buddhism began to penetrate one another deeply.… Read more