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Checklist of Some Principles
ANCIENT WISDOM knew -
and continues to know - deep and vast knowledge about ourselves,
our purpose in life, nature, the universe, the highest god-like
principles, and man's long pre-history on this earth. Theosophy
is the portion of that ancient knowledge brought to us by H. P.
Blavatsky toward the end of the 19th century, as taught to her by
her Teachers in Tibet.
Some of its principles
- Everything in the
universe originates from one boundless, eternal, unknowable source.
After a period of manifested existence the universe returns to
- The universe itself
is an organic whole, alive, intelligent, conscious, and divine.
- The laws of nature
are the result of intelligent forces.
- The law of karma holds
throughout the universe. It operates at all levels, ensuring justice,
harmony, and balance.
- We reincarnate into
successive lives. Once we have reached the human level we do not
regress back into animal forms.
- The law of karma acts
over our successive lives to ensure justice. (We don't get away
with it.) We are the cause of every joy and pain in our own life.
- A law of cycles provides
fundamental structure at all levels. Two examples are our pattern
of reincarnation, and the continuing "lives" of the
universe as it appears, then returns to its source.
- Analogy and correspondence
provide fundamental structure for the universe. This is a broad
statement of the Hermetic axiom - "As above, so below".
- Evolution applies
on a grand scale to all of life.
- Soul gets involved
in this world of matter. It experiences and learns. Soul then
works its way back in a long pilgrimage to its primal source.
This again follows a cyclic pattern.
- This evolution achieves
experience, self-awareness, and ever increasing perfection. Evolution
occurs on the physical, mental, and spiritual planes.
- "Survival of
the fittest" along with gradual accumulation of small beneficial
changes does not explain the "origin of the species".
The origin of the species is due to intelligent design.
- Humanity has experienced
significant evolution in long periods on the continents (not islands)
of Atlantis and Lemuria.
- There is a seven fold
constitution of man ranging from the physical plane to the purely
- Thoughts are tangible
objects on higher planes. Every thought and action has its effect
on us and on our surroundings and has a karmic consequence.
- The three higher planes
of this constitution form the "higher self" and that
is what reincarnates from life to life and accumulates the experience,
the lessons, the virtues. The lower planes form the "lower
self" and are the vehicle used by the higher self while it
is living in this active testing ground of incarnate life.
- At the moment of death
we have a review of our life just past - as we cast off this physical
frame. After a short period, that varies greatly between individuals,
we cast off other lower aspects of our constitution and the reincarnating
self begins a long period of merciful, earned, rest before the
- Often during this
life, our spiritual nature is obscured in our self-centered daily
lives as we cater to our immediate needs and desires. But the
spiritual self is always there to guide us if we seek it with
strong earnest desire.
- We can strive to reach
our higher self by:
- Listening to our
still small voice of conscience.
- Noting the dreams
from the higher self.
- Developing our
- Studying principles
of the Wisdom Religion.
- Aligning ourselves
- Engaging in action
for the greater good.
- Carefully reading
the events of our daily life.
- Brotherhood is a fact
in nature. We are ONE at the highest spiritual component of our
nature. We are sparks from one flame. We are the fingers on one
hand. We are ONE at other levels as well.
- We should:
- Understand we
are not separate from humanity or the world.
- Emphasize brotherhood,
altruism, and compassion in our daily lives.
- Strive to know
our higher self.
- As a guiding rule
- act for and as the Self of All.
- The religions of the
world are branches on the tree whose trunk is the one ancient
- once universal - wisdom religion. The religions are the tributaries
of one great river. (But they borrow from each other to make the
actual details much more complex.)
- Mythology often transmits
some of this knowledge in symbolic form.
- Periodically, great
teachers come amongst us to help us in this evolutionary path.
They may create another branch on the tree.
- Humanity's potential
is infinite and every being has a contribution to make toward
a grander world. We are all in it together. We are one.
"No Religion Higher Than Truth"
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