19 May 2009 was the official end of the Government of Sri Lanka-LTTE war, and my essay posted below reflects my understanding of events since. I post it on our Theosophy blog because Theosophists, in particular Col. Olcott had done much to revive the Buddhist institutions in Sri Lanka. He is still widely respected there for his work - a widely-used postage stamp is in his honor. However, the Buddhist monks that he helped to revive became key agents of a narrrow sectarian spirit against the…Continue
Added by Rene Wadlow on May 19, 2013 at 1:46pm — No Comments
This is a re-post from The Singularity Hub's article (link to original).
If you do a lot of research like I do, sometimes it's a bit difficult remembering everything that you've studied the previous day. Science is showing that listening to sounds during sleep (background noise, white-noise, ambient sounds) can help memory! Good deal!…Continue
Among the stars, there is written a story
of history's making and all its glory
As we gaze and look
and write mysteries in our book,
we realize the secret of one thing...
That we are but a spec, in the vast of nothing.
We look near and far
from the deepest ocean to the farthest star
examining the ordinary & the most bizarre
but we miss the fact and shall thus far
questioning life... until we know who we…Continue
Added by PuzzleSolver on May 9, 2013 at 12:42am — No Comments
Firstly, I would like to thank Theosophy.net members for their very warm welcome and gentle encouragement to actually contribute something, ANYTHING, to the site. There is so much "stuff" here that captures my attention, it really has been a wonderful experience so far. I feel as though my brain has done a yoga workout, strengthening, lengthening and expanding so much that I'm not sure where…Continue
Added by Serendipity on May 8, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
“In Theosophy, Mystery is almost always a more faithful companion than an explanation.”—General Theosophy
“Avoid making yourself a disciple of the previous moment.”—General Theosophy
I had my first experience with meditation. I laid down in my comfortable bed and relaxed. I use a mantra (I am at peace). in about ten to fifteen seconds "I felt wonderful", (words cannot explain it)! A sort of (vibration/ for a lack of words)) came from my mind brain/head went through my body to my feet and returned to my head.
Question, what was this (vibration thing)? Paul
There is cosmic Truth; kin to the energy that patterns all the suns in Space.…Continue
Envision the micro/macrocosm
of the Great one Being,
General Theosophy will be the last religion left standing on Earth, of course.
Thomas Jefferson once wrote to John Adams [April 11, 1823], "The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter."
Ditto, probably eventually, for all the miraculous…Continue
Added by TheosNet on April 22, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
I'm teetering between selfish love and transcendental love.
I fear the direction I'm headed. I fear that all that I've ever known is about to be stripped away from me forever. What is the point of learning what we are inside, if the cost of this knowledge is eternal separation and alienation from what we once loved?
To be fair, I'm already separated from all the objects of my selfish love. Well, the one object. Forced to be separate from her. I've turned…Continue
Sometimes something comes in the e-mail that strikes me as meaningful, as a cause for reflection. In this case it was an item from community expert Richard Millington, and the piece was entitled "The Only One of Our Kind".
The title was enough to remind me of how unique Theosophy.Net is in the world. There are well over a hundred sites that use the term Theosophy somewhere in their name. However, we are the only one out there who has dared to truly be original. We are…Continue
So I'm running around town running errands, I'm at a stop sign and then I see this place across the street.
The sign reads "Real Psychic Readings".
I started thinking, well is a REAL psychic person someone that has expansion of consciousness?
If consciousness is only self awareness then expanding that consciousness makes us aware of being aware…
This interview is about my recently published book this past December 2012Continue
Mind and body are closely linked together, or so we are always told.
This is a rather personal piece, but it's a story of what happens when one ignores the other.
Many of you know that I am about 53 years…Continue
I get this newsletter, which I highly recommend The Cosmic Calendar. Mark L. is very compassionate and friendly. Anyway, I thought folks might like to know what I read today. Click above for more, but this is what I wanted to share.
"Seekers of higher truth, knowledge and wisdom will be gearing up for the most illuminating of each year’s Full Moons when April 25 brings the…Continue
The Power of the New Spirituality
(Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 2012)
William Bloom who combines a long-standing interest in New Age approaches to spirituality with an identity focus in international relations (1), has written “We are in changing times. Our culture and technology are continually transforming, and the intellectual certainties of the last few hundred years are no longer secure…It is our need to find a new authenticity in our…Continue
Added by Rene Wadlow on April 6, 2013 at 10:01am — No Comments
A furore has been created by a recent Supreme Court Ruling on a patent application by NOVARTIS in India which was rejected by the court.
Evidence in a widely cited study by the National National Institute of Health Care Management in USA on Changing Patterns Of Pharmaceutical Innovation is telling between 1989 and 2000 the US food and Drug Authority approved 1,035 new drug applications - of these -
65% contained ingredients that were already active in the market (ie…Continue
Fear as an emotion dictates that it appear as a consequent or contingent upon some other pre existing conditions . Fear is an Emotion so it is general in nature . If we examine carefully ourselves we will find that we are Fearful because of something - underlying fear ie, if in meditation we sit down and analyze the word and its feeling and what in our consciousness it means we find that it it is attached to or accompanied by another proposition in tow. We fear death ,…Continue
We are inclined to call certain acts as violent and others as peaceful . And then make judgements based on an incomplete understanding or partial and defective knowledge . The truth of a fact is that it is only in the Here and Now we experience things , or do acts or even think . Nobody does anything in the Past nor lives in the past or enjoys the past or nobody acts in the Future or enjoys in the future , for these are only conjectures and not realities - everything takes place in the…Continue