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.
Science is increasingly realizing that the foundation for good health are laid from the moment of conception itself. The two aspects of life as it unfolds-consciousness and matter- must be rightly balanced. A sagacious and reverent approach to parenthood enables children to enjoy a healthy physical, emotional and mental life.
The Theosophical Manual by Annie Besant helps us to face death more easily. Death and dying are the greatest human fears. Clearly and simply, Dr Besant explains that although the body perishes at death, Life survives. We are each a spark of the Divine Life that survives the dissolution of the gross body. Life is a conscious existence unbroken by death, and the soul that escapes from earthly life returns to its home in the spiritual realm. Our earthly life is but a means to spiritualize the material before we pass on to the life after death.
This is a collection of four Theosophical classics,invaluable for the spiritual aspirant. As Annie Besant pointed out:'The more they are studied and lived, the more will be found in them.'
The Theosophic Life by Annie Besant : What is the Theosophic life? It is to live wisely. A distinguished Theosophist tells us how to live wisely by understanding the principles of Reincarnation,Karma and Service
A Text book of Theosophy is an ideal primer for the student of Theosophy. It suggests that Theosophy comprises the best of religion,science and philosophy. The book presents a concise,clear description of the evolution of human beings and the solar system, and describes the divine inner nature of each one of us. Moreover, through discussing reincarnation and the purpose of life, it leads us to understand the after-death state.
The book urges us to rise to the highest good within us: 'God is Good, man is immortal, and as we sow , so we must reap.'
This book describes in detail help given to people on the physical plane by beings on other planes, invisible to our physical sight. Over the years, with the so-called progress of science, such phenomena were rejected as being the product of imagination, but Theosophy has proved rationally that this is not the case.
Valmiki's Ramayana, the story of Rama and his defeat of Ravana, the evil King of Lanka, is well known to the world. However, it is said that Valmiki also, wrote a less known book called Yoga Vasishtha or Vasishtha Ramayana,which describes the inner life of Rama, telling how he triumphed over foes within himself, and so prepared to fight and conquer,l for the helping of the world, the outer evil forces rampant at that time.
C.W.Leadbeater, eminent seer and occultist, writes in this book of the Perfected Men, the Masters, the 'Men beyond mankind', whose existence 'is one of the most important of the many facts which Theosophy puts before us'.