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

(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

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

How to Find the Best Is the Problem: To Solve It You Must Realise the Hopelessness of the Present Line of Ruling

“Now our ideal of Brotherhood applied to Government claims for the wise and not for the ignorant (…) how to find the best? The Ideal is that the best should rule; but how to find them, that is the problem. Every one of us who studies must try to solve this problem, and the suggestions… Read more

However Limited the Line of Good Deeds, the Latter Will Be Theosophy

“However insignificant, and however limited the line of good deeds, the latter will have always more weight than empty and vainglorious talk, and will be theosophy whereas theories without any practical realisation are at best philosophy. Theosophy is an all-embracing Science; many are the ways leading to it, as numerous in fact as its definitions,… Read more

Ideas Rule the World

“Hear (…) the old, old axiom that ‘Ideas rule the world;’ and as men’s minds receive new ideas, laying aside the old and effete the world will advance; mighty revolutions will spring from them; institutions (aye, and even creeds and powers, they may add) — WILL crumble before their onward march crushed by their own inherent force (…) It… Read more

India Should Evolve a New Model of Democracy

“If India can evolve a form of democracy in which there is some chance for the needed wisdom to come to the top, she will thereby be serving the best interests of her own people, as well as setting an example that might help and inspire other peoples.” (N. Sri Ram. On the Watch Tower, p.… Read more

Influence and Responsibility of the Leaders of Thought

“(…) this our generation seems to evince but a very rudimentary spiritual grasp while apparently developed in intellect to the utmost extent possible. It is, indeed, a hard, materialistic age: a fragment of sparkling quartz is its appropriate symbol. And yet of what ‘age’ and ‘generation’ do we speak? Not of that of the masses,… Read more

(The) Interpretation of Your Bibles

“That which you need on Earth is the interpretation of your Bibles, and of all the Scriptures which contain the hidden wisdom, the mystery of which St. Paul so often speaks as existing from the foundation of the world. [As in Romans 16:25]” (Edward Maitland, editor. A Message to Earth, p. 69. See Selected Texts,… Read more

(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)