H.P. Blavatsky on the Antahkarana

THEOSOPHY QUOTES “Antahkarana (Sk.)., or Antaskarana. The term has various meanings, which differ with every school of philosoph y and sect. Thus Sankaracharya renders the word as “understanding”; others, as “the internal instrument, the Soul, formed by the thinking principle and egoism”; whereas the Occultists explain it as the path or bridge between the Higher and the Lower Manas, the divine Ego, and the personal Soul … Continue reading H.P. Blavatsky on the Antahkarana

“The feeling of Egoity…”

DAILY THEOSOPHY QUOTES Wednesday 21st January 2015 “We distinguish between the simple fact of self-consciousness, the simple feeling that “I am I,” and the complex thought that “I am Mr. Smith” or “Mrs. Brown.” Believing as we do in a series of births for the same Ego, or re-incarnation, this distinction is the fundamental pivot of the whole idea. You see “Mr. Smith” really means a … Continue reading “The feeling of Egoity…”

“The INFINITE cannot be known to our reason…”

DAILY THEOSOPHY QUOTES Monday 12th January 2015 “The INFINITE cannot be known to our reason, which can only distinguish and define; – but we can always conceive the abstract idea thereof, thanks to that faculty higher than our reason, – intuition, or the spiritual instinct of which I have spoken. Only the great initiates, who have the rare power of throwing themselves into the state of … Continue reading “The INFINITE cannot be known to our reason…”

“The Alpha and the Omega of Eastern esotericism…”

DAILY THEOSOPHY QUOTES Friday 28th February 2014 “One feels a serious doubt whether, with all its intellectual acuteness, our age is destined to discover in each western nation even one solitary uninitiated scholar or philosopher capable of fully comprehending the spirit of archaic philosophy. Nor can one be expected to do so, before the real meaning of these terms, the Alpha and the Omega of … Continue reading “The Alpha and the Omega of Eastern esotericism…”

“The true practice of Yoga…”

DAILY THEOSOPHY QUOTES Thursday 27th February 2014 “The only method of Yoga that I would give a snap for is that found in Patanjali’s Yoga and the Bhagavad Gita. True Yoga is not autohypnotization. The true practice of yoga begins by purifying the heart; its perfection is not attainable until the personal idea is completely uprooted.  Obviously this takes more than one incarnation. You have … Continue reading “The true practice of Yoga…”

“There is a bright side to life…”

DAILY THEOSOPHY QUOTES Sunday 23rd February 2014 “When one stops to think, to weigh, and to consider what is one’s duty, or which of many duties should be performed first, it is indeed perplexing and difficult to know what to do. But if you will do just what lies before you without thinking about all the other things, and without troubling your mind about all … Continue reading “There is a bright side to life…”

“Escape from the coils of the great serpent of illusion…”

DAILY THEOSOPHY QUOTES Friday 21st February 2014 “As mankind multiplies, and with it suffering – which is the natural result of an increasing number of units that generate it – sorrow and pain are intensified. We live in an atmosphere of gloom and despair, but this is because our eyes are downcast and riveted to the earth, with all its physical and grossly material manifestations. … Continue reading “Escape from the coils of the great serpent of illusion…”