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Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths - what can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: Theosophy

Post by Will » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:05 pm

form wrote:
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Did Madame Blavatsky taught chakras?
Not really - she mentioned their existence, but not much else.
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Re: Theosophy

Post by form » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:08 pm

Will wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:05 pm
form wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:27 am
Did Madame Blavatsky taught chakras?
Not really - she mentioned their existence, but not much else.
Is it correct to say that leadbeater is the one expanded on it?

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Re: Theosophy

Post by Will » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:54 pm

form wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:08 pm
Will wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:05 pm
form wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:27 am
Did Madame Blavatsky taught chakras?
Not really - she mentioned their existence, but not much else.
Is it correct to say that leadbeater is the one expanded on it?
Yes
Wholesome virtuous behavior progressively leads to the foremost. -- AN 10.1

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Re: Theosophy

Post by form » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:00 am

Thanks Will for sharing.

By the way, are the teachings from prominent thesophy figures totally consistent with each other, was there instances when their insights contradict with each other and they went seperate ways or debate with one another?

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Re: Theosophy

Post by Will » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:04 pm

form wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:00 am
Thanks Will for sharing.

By the way, are the teachings from prominent thesophy figures totally consistent with each other, was there instances when their insights contradict with each other and they went seperate ways or debate with one another?
Your questions sound rhetorical. Do a little online search and find answers.
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Re: Theosophy

Post by Will » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:30 pm

A blog by contemporary theosophist, Vic Hao Chin:

https://insightsonlife.net
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Re: Theosophy

Post by Will » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:51 pm

European conference in mid-October 2018, with theme of Death & Dying:

http://europeanschooloftheosophy.eu/wp- ... 2018-2.pdf
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Re: Theosophy

Post by Will » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:26 am

Undoubtedly moral elevation is the principal thing insisted upon in the Theosophical Society. He who would be a true Theosophist must bring himself to live as one.
Blavatsky
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Re: Theosophy

Post by Will » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:41 pm

Tim Boyd President of the Adyar Theosophical Society talking about theosophy at Singapore conference - he begins at 7 minutes:

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Re: Theosophy

Post by freedom » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:23 pm

A lot of wisdom ...

One should not be negligent of discernment, should guard the truth, be devoted to relinquishment, and train only for calm - MN 140.

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Re: Theosophy

Post by Will » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:46 pm

Learning and study via listening to a Sage is an ancient method which seems to be coming back into use, now that fewer folks like to read. Yet for that latter group, here is the text of Light on the Path:

https://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/li ... e_path.pdf
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Re: Theosophy

Post by Will » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:44 pm

Deeply sensible of the Titanic struggle that is now in progress between materialism and the spiritual aspirations of mankind, our constant endeavor has been to gather into our several chapters, like weapons into armories, every fact and argument that can be used to aid the latter in defeating the former. Sickly and deformed child as it now is, the materialism of To-Day is born of the brutal Yesterday. Unless its growth is arrested, it may become our master. It is the bastard progeny of the French Revolution and its reaction against ages of religious bigotry and repression. To prevent the crushing of these spiritual aspirations, the blighting of these hopes, and the deadening of that intuition which teaches us of a God and a hereafter, we must show our false theologies in their naked deformity, and distinguish between divine religion and human dogmas. Our voice is raised for spiritual freedom, and our plea made for enfranchisement from all tyranny, whether of SCIENCE or THEOLOGY.
From Blavatsky's first book, Isis Unveiled, published in 1877.
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Re: Theosophy

Post by Will » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:07 pm

The original attitude of the American Indian toward the Eternal, the "Great Mystery" that surrounds and embraces us, was as simple as it was exalted. To him it was the supreme conception, bringing with it the fullest measure of joy and satisfaction possible in this life.

The worship of the "Great Mystery" was silent, solitary, free from all self-seeking. It was silent, because all speech is of necessity feeble and imperfect; therefore the souls of my ancestors ascended to God in wordless adoration. It was solitary, because they believed that He is nearer to us in solitude, and there were no priests authorized to come between a man and his Maker. None might exhort or confess or in any way meddle with the religious experience of another. Among us all men were created sons of God and stood erect, as conscious of their divinity. Our faith might not be formulated in creeds, nor forced upon any who were unwilling to receive it; hence there was no preaching, proselyting, nor persecution, neither were there any scoffers or atheists.
From: Ohiyesa, The Soul of the Indian.
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