“True Theosophy is the Great Renunciation of SELF…”


Sunday 2nd June 2013

“Let him aspire to no higher than he feels able to accomplish. Let him not take a burden upon himself too heavy for him to carry. Without ever becoming a “Mahatma,” a Buddha, or a Great Saint, let him study the philosophy and the “Science of Soul,” and he can become one of the modest benefactors of humanity, without any “superhuman” powers. Siddhis (or the Arhat powers) are only for those who are able to “lead the life,” to comply with the terrible sacrifices required for such a training, and to comply with them to the very letter. Let them know at once and remember always, that true Occultism or Theosophy is the “Great Renunciation of SELF,” unconditionally and absolutely, in thought as in action. It is ALTRUISM, and it throws him who practises it out of calculation of the ranks of the living altogether. “Not for himself, but for the world, he lives,” as soon as he has pledged himself to the work. Much is forgiven during the first years of probation. But, no sooner is he “accepted” than his personality must disappear, and he has to become a mere beneficent force in Nature.”

— H.P. Blavatsky, Occultism versus the Occult Arts

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3 thoughts on ““True Theosophy is the Great Renunciation of SELF…”

  1. Unknown the mystery.. Essence diluted into droplets.. Individual grains of sand.. But we are at the mercy of the divine intelligence. Much love.. 💐

    1. Thank you for your comment. However, we are not “at the mercy of the divine intelligence,” at least not in the sense of anything or anyone outside of or separate from ourselves. The divine intelligence is within each one of us and naturally if we misuse or misdirect it, we will face the inevitable Karmic consequences. So really we are at the mercy of ourselves but perhaps this is what you meant anyway.

      1. Thank you. I am not absolute on being concrete just yet but I am learning and discovering. Thank you, I’m just very inquisitive to know what existence really is. Science suggests it’s illusion, which it appears to be from that point of view. However the non empirical exists I know. I suspect consciousness is creating. I’m being to really start believing in fate. Sorry, I’m just inquisitive and find you very interesting and informative. Much love x

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