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Old 11-12-2019, 11:12 AM
 
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There is about H. P. Blavatsky a certain grandeur that impels us towards search for the inner meaning of things and an effort to awaken the deepest part of our nature where all truth abides for us to discover. We have not identified ourselves with her work for our own salvation's sake; our aim is at a mark more unusual: to make mankind happy glimpsing the wonderful hope that we cherish, glimpsing the wonderful truths; to unfold in our lives a divine influence to take out into the world and to give to humanity, that the great heart of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky may be understood; and that the doors of the temple of peace and brotherhood may be opened wider and wider, that we may look out beyond and see other and other portals of other and other temples opening and opening to the utmost heights; and that many may see and come forward who now fall back and die, and must, until the light so shines through their lives that without speech or writing it will make itself known.
From chapter IV of HP Blavatsky the Mystery
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Old 11-12-2019, 12:58 PM
 
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Theosophy as a whole, says H. P. Blavatsky, is based absolutely on the ubiquitous presence of God, the Absolute Deity; and if it itself is not speculated upon, as being too sacred and yet incomprehensible as a unit to the finite intellect, yet the entire philosophy is based upon its divine powers as being the source of all that lives and breathes and has its existence. https://www.theosophy-nw.org/theosnw...-theos.htm#ch8

yes, theosophy, philosophy, religion, meditation, prayer, pilgrimage etc is all about finding the ultimate thing in life. And that ultimate thing is known by many names & perceived in different ways but it is God.

If you simply empty the mind of all thought it becomes pure awareness, & like a clear pond that reveals the truth beneath its waters. God can speak to the clear mind quite easily. Yet the mind that is full of thoughts is like a muddy pond that truth cannot reveal itself through.

An Angel of God told a woman to stop thinking all the time so that there would be room in her mind for it to speak to her. Thinking is the thing that fills your mind & distracts your soul, & makes you miss out on hearing God's Voice.

So the only spiritual, theosophical, philosophical, religious practice you will ever need is the practice of keeping your mind clear of thought so that God can speak to you. God has thoughts that are light years ahead of yours & God will share His thoughts with you & you will know what to do with your life
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Old 11-04-2020, 07:23 PM
 
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The religion of the ancients is the religion of the future. A few centuries more, and there will linger no sectarian beliefs in either of the great religions of humanity; Brahmanism and Buddhism, Christianity and Mahometanism will all disappear before the mighty rush of facts.
Blavatsky, Isis Unveiled, I:613
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Old 11-04-2020, 09:28 PM
 
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Blavatsky, Isis Unveiled, I:613
What did Blavatsky have to say about Lucifer?
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Old 11-05-2020, 06:52 AM
 
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What did Blavatsky have to say about Lucifer?
Quite a bit, here is an excerpt from her Theosophical Glossary:

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Lucifer (Lat.). The planet Venus, as the bright “Morning Star”. Before Milton, Lucifer had never been a name of the Devil. Quite the reverse, since the Christian Saviour is made to say of himself in Revelations (xvi. .) “I am . . . the bright morning star” or Lucifer. One of the early Popes of Rome bore that name; and there was even a Christian sect in the fourth century which was called the Luciferians.
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Old 11-05-2020, 08:51 AM
 
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What did Blavatsky have to say about Lucifer?
Revelation 22:
16] I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

Isa.14
[12] How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

Isaiah is comparing the King of Babylon to the beautiful bright "star" (in reality the planet Venus) that rises in the morning only to quickly fall, or descend after a few months, and disappear.

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Lucifer
Lucifer is the name of various mythological and religious figures associated with the planet Venus. Due to the unique movements and discontinuous appearances of Venus in the sky, mythology surrounding these figures often involved a fall from the heavens to earth or the underworld. Interpretations of a similar term in the Hebrew Bible, translated in the King James Version as the proper name "Lucifer", led to a Christian tradition of applying the name Lucifer, and its associated stories of a fall from heaven, to Satan, but modern scholarship generally translates the term in the relevant Bible passage, (Isaiah 14:12), as "morning star" or "shining one" rather than as a proper name, "Lucifer".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucifer

Ancient people were ignorant of the nature of the solar (sol=sun) system, and considered all of the points of lights in the night sky to be "stars."

Ancient people were not stupid, but they were ignorant of many of the aspects of the natural physical world they lived in. It takes modern people, who actually have access to this knowledge but who choose to subscribe to ancient make believe, to earn the title of "stupid."

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Stupidity
Stupidity is a lack of intelligence, understanding, reason, or wit. It may be innate, assumed or reactive.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stupidity

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Old 11-05-2020, 10:47 AM
 
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Here’s an informative video about Blavatsky and Theosophy:

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky - Theosophy, the Occult, and New Age


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVLWssrXgNk
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Old 11-05-2020, 11:49 AM
 
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Here’s an informative video about Blavatsky and Theosophy:
Conventional superficial & misleading flapdoodle.
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Old 11-05-2020, 02:11 PM
 
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Conventional superficial & misleading flapdoodle.
Your vague, knee-jerk response conveys a fragile, defensive posture. How much confidence do you have in your own worldview?
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Old 11-05-2020, 02:23 PM
 
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Your vague, knee-jerk response conveys a fragile, defensive posture. How much confidence do you have in your own worldview?
You must be psychic to misjudge so much from so few words.
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