At the end of her life, H.P.Blavatsky wrote a series of Instructions for the students of her newly formed Esoteric School where she gave material that could not be made public at the time.These Instructions, which represent the last extended project accomplished during her lifetime, contain information not included in Blavatsky's other writings and hold together as some of her best work. The present book is an authentic reproduction of what she provided her esoteric students and offers the reader practical instruction in esoteric principles.
" ..... Less deeply rooted, but more bitter, was the antagonism to Christianity, exasperated by the ignorant and often coarse and abusive attacks levelled by the lower class of missionaries against the venerable faith held by nearly all my hearers. Yet they listened respectfully and after a while sympathetically to the exposition of the faith so young in comparison with their own, and finally recognized that it also was a great religion, and was not really alien from Hinduism.
Dr C V Agarwal has gathered in this book interesting and useful information on the great work done by C0l0nel H.S.Olcott to help the Buddhist cause. He has emphasized that the true Buddhist and the real Theosophist are not concerned with labels, but with the welfare of humanity, for which the Lord Buddha himself toiled. To those who are dedicated to the supreme aim of freeing the human mind from its tragic ignorance and travail, superficial differences cease to be of importance.
This booklet stesses the qualities which will help young people to contribute to society. It was inspired by the life of Dr Annie Besant who was an example of the perfect citizen. It is composed of selections from her talks and writings introduced by brief biographical notes. It is hoped that they will be inspiring to readers as they were to the compiler
Well-known humanist and journalist W.T.Stead writes of Annie Besant: There are few living women who have in them more of some elements of the Christian saint than this fiery assailant of the Christian creed.
He traces the various phases of her search for truth, during which she often had to choose between her convictions and her affections. But the great saying 'Whoso loveth father or mother and friends more than Me is not worthy of Me' ever sounded in her soul and without faltering she followed her convictions.
This book starts with the basic assertion that clairvoyance is a reality. It proceeds to describe what is seen by means of clairvoyance.
The layman who is not familiar with it has first to clearly comprehend the wonderful complexity of the world -the limited that is visible and the unlimited vast area that is not visible.
The author traces the development of bodies, the consciousness, the emotions, their significant colours, the aura and the Divinity enveloping all.
An Approach to Reality is based on addresses delivered by N.Sri Ram, International President of the Theosophical Society, adyar, from 1953 to 1973, in different places over a period of years. ' The subject of Reality is a difficult one', says the author, and the contents of this book are an attempt by him to define his own understanding, from the standpoint of a student of Theosophy. Mr. Sri Ram continues : ' To one who seeks true understanding without the dogmatism which ever negates the seeking, there is no finality.
The Adyar Library Pamphlet Series No. 68
Karma is the law of causation,universal and complex, yet extremely important to understand. The science of karma teaches that each person's future is in his or her own hands in proportion to the knowledge acquired about this law. Like every natural law, it is not a command, but a statement of invariable sequence, not only in the physical, but in the subtle worlds of consciousness.
This book consists of three essays of which the first two were articles published in Lucifer, a journal edited by H.P.Blavatsky, in 1888.
'Practical Occultism' describes the essential difference between theoretical Occultism (Theosophy) and Practical Occultism (Occult Science), and the nature of the difficulties involved in the study of the latter.
'Occultism versus the Occult Arts' dispels the widely held misconception that the two are same and akin to magic or sorcery, and clearly spells out what exactly the theosophist ought to strive after.