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“Rule of Truth and Knowledge”

“Rule of Truth and Knowledge”

    “If you always think about the bad traits in man,you boost the bad in him. If you think about the good traits, you boost the good in him. “The first crime in the world is to vilify man. All crime is due to the impure thoughts and wishes that leave in people certain impurities and surpluses. “Strong people are those [...]

“Self-Realization of the Spiritual Kind”

“Self-Realization of the Spiritual Kind”

    “Well have you renounced these passing pleasures so dear to the senses, Nachiketa, and turned your back on the way of the world which makes mankind forget the goal of life. Far apart are wisdom and ignorance. The first leads one to Self-realization. The second makes one more and more estranged from from his real Self. [...]

“All-Knowing Self, Eternal and Formless”

“All-Knowing Self, Eternal and Formless”

    “The all-knowing Self was never born, nor will it die. Beyond cause and effect, this Self is eternal and immutable. When the body dies, the Self does not die. If the slayer believes that he can slay or the slain believes that he can be slain, neither knows the truth. The eternal Self slays not, nor is ever slain. “Hidden [...]

“Christ Light and Becoming One With It”

“Christ Light and Becoming One With It”

    “Now in the light, Christ demands a going out in conformity with this light and with this coming. So the man goes out, and knows and finds himself, through this simple light which has poured into him, to be united and established and penetrated and confirmed, in the unity of his spirit and mind. Thereby the man is raised up [...]

Sun Pillar Display

Sun Pillar Display

  PHOTO CREDIT: David Mitchell The photograph here was taken at the Sanctuary on 2 September 2018 by Consociate David Mitchell.  He is using it in a university class on atmospheric physics he is teaching, since it is a perfect example of a sun pillar.  Sun pillars occur when the Sun is near or just below the horizon (in this case it [...]

“Highest State of Spiritual Development”

“Highest State of Spiritual Development”

    “If the highest state of spiritual development is attained, the spirit, endowed with the highest spiritual activity of the soul, attracts the truth, and perceives and knows at once the conditions, causes, and effects of all external and internal, natural and divine things. It sees them within the eternal truth like a mirror [...]

“Highest State of Consciousness and Enlightenment”

“Highest State of Consciousness and Enlightenment”

    “If the highest state of spiritual development is attained, the spirit, endowed with the highest spiritual activity of the soul, attracts the truth, and perceives and knows at once the conditions, causes, and effects of all external and internal, natural and divine things. It sees them within the eternal truth like a mirror [...]

“Hubris or Not Hubris, That is Another Good Question”

“Hubris or Not Hubris, That is Another Good Question”

    “So, with Dante, the first terrace of the Mount of Purgatory is devoted to the cleansing of pride and the production of humility. … “The first thing that the self observes, when it turns back upon itself in that awful moment of lucidity … is the horrible contrast between its clouded contours and the pure sharp [...]

“Spiritual Quest: a Never Ending Journey”

“Spiritual Quest: a Never Ending Journey”

    “Here then stands the newly awakened self: aware, for the first time, of reality, responding to that reality by deep movements of love and of awe. She sees herself, however, not merely by the thrust into a new world, but set at the beginning of a new road. Activity is now to be her watchword, pilgrimage the business of her [...]

“Limitations of Matter and Unlimited Spirit”

“Limitations of Matter and Unlimited Spirit”

    “According to the secret doctrine, man, through the gradual refinement of his vehicle and the ever-increasing sensitiveness resulting from that refinement, is gradually overcoming the limitations of matter and is disentangling himself from his mortal coil. When humanity has completed its physical evolution, the empty shell [...]

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