23 July 2016

THE AQUARIAN THEOSOPHIST, July 2016

 

This sentence opens the July 2016 edition:      

The eternal life and its patterns of vibration are present everywhere, at every instant.

On pages one and two we have the article “Planetary Responsibility: as Knowledge Grows, Challenges Expand”. From page three up to five, “The Ideal of a World Federation”.

Then comes “Donald Trump Wants a Respectful Relation Between the USA and Russia”. On page six we see “Preserving Access to Universal Wisdom”, and page seven presents the note “Brotherhood Among Nations: Sowing the Seeds of World Peace”.

Man, Created from Stone in Deucalion and the Andes” is on page eight. The Deucalion myth deals with the moment when humanity had to entirely renew itself after a radical failure in Ethics. On page nine, “The Door that Is Never Closed”. On pages ten and eleven, “Disguising the Absence of Rational Arguments: Personal Attack as a Political Device”.

Other topics in the July 2016 edition include:

* Ecology, Moderation and Peace;

* Henry Vaughan Saw Eternity the Other Night; 

* Augusto dos Anjos: A Philosopher’s Agony;

* Interrupting the Culture of Interruption;

* The Character of a Happy Life;

* The Courage to Be Independent; 

* The Law of Conservation of Energy;

* Thoughts Along the Road;

* The Secret of the ULT; and

* Immanuel Kant: ‘Let Justice Reign’.

The 21 pp. edition presents the List of New Texts in the Associated Websites.



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You can find the entire collection of The Aquarian Theosophist” at  www.TheosophyOnline.com.

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On the role of the esoteric movement in the ethical awakening of mankind during the 21st century, see the book “The Fire and Light of Theosophical Literature”, by Carlos Cardoso Aveline.  
  


Published in 2013 by The Aquarian Theosophist, the volume has 255 pages and can be obtained through Amazon Books.


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22 July 2016

THE DRAFT OF A PRAYER

On the Secret Harmony Between
Eternity and the Present Moment  

Carlos Cardoso Aveline



Om.

I will think now of the spirit of the cosmos and the universal law.   

There are no boundaries in space or time. I’m an abstract nameless point and have no dimensions. I live in a small solar system in the Local Group of galaxies. My permanent address is the totality of existing things.  

As a perception of the omnipresent Law expands, the personal idea is left aside and one’s will becomes stronger in natural ways. Now the unutterable peace of the One Life can be perceived, free of every form or image.

Across aeons of planetary lives, each soul inhabits the infinite space-time and does so according to Law.

Physical existence is intermittent: real life is eternal.

While fulfilling his daily duties, the pilgrim dwells in the permanent aspect of peace.

In the temple of one’s conscience, the sense of “I” is not separated from anything and feels attached to nothing. Each individual is an anonymous invisible center of self-responsibility. The law of mutual help gathers all beings together.

Forgetting oneself is an act of liberation: a union with the Law is achieved in the realm of non-self.

The feeling of impersonal duty stimulates a direct consciousness of one’s unity with the universe, and reveals the substance of eternal contentment.  One can always dwell in the inner harmony between eternity and the present moment. 

Om, Shanti.

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An initial version of “The Draft of a Prayer” was published in the October 2014 edition of “The Aquarian Theosophist”, pp. 1-2. It had no indication as to the name of the author.

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On the role of the esoteric movement in the ethical awakening of mankind during the 21st century, see the book “The Fire and Light of Theosophical Literature”, by Carlos Cardoso Aveline.  


Published in 2013 by The Aquarian Theosophist, the volume has 255 pages and can be obtained through Amazon Books.

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20 July 2016

A SOCIETY FOR SPEAKING THE TRUTH

In 1890, A Few Greek Citizens 
Make an Experiment in Being Sincere

Unknown Author



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A 2016 Editorial Note:

The following text was first published at
“Lucifer” [1] magazine, London, in its June
1890 edition, p. 350. It was probably written
by Helena Blavatsky, who was then the editor
of that magazine. The short article shows how
revolutionary - and uncomfortable - the idea of
utter truthfulness can be in the present civilization.

(Carlos Cardoso Aveline)

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ASociety of the Friends of Truth” has been founded at Athens, and has made the following regulations for the conduct of its members:

“1. This Society has been formed for the purpose of creating the habit of telling the Truth on every occasion.

“2. Every member of the Society is supposed to aim at the formation of this habit. He therefore undertakes to speak at all times, and everywhere, nothing but the pure Truth.

“3. As this is a difficult task in everyday life, this Society shall enforce the following method in order to facilitate it.

“4. Each member keeps a diary of all the occasions in which he either was compelled to tell a lie, or succeeded in telling the truth amidst difficulties.

“5. In the weekly meetings of the Society, each member reads a summary of his diary, and then follows a discussion as to how in future lies may be avoided, and Truth spoken in spite of all difficulties.

“6. The meeting must never be longer than one hundred minutes. The duration of speech is limited to five minutes. Three members constitute a quorum.”

The members will find it difficult to carry out this programme amid the hypocrisies of conventional society, but if they even approach their ideal, progress towards purity will be made. The secretary is B. Doudoumiss, 17 Canning Square, Athens.

NOTE:

[1] “Lucifer” is the ancient name of Venus planet, a term distorted since the Middle Ages by ill-informed theologians. The article “A Society for Speaking the Truth” was also published at the March 2013 edition of “The Aquarian Theosophist”.

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On the idea of speaking the truth with complete sincerity - a function which anticipates the next phase of human development - readers are invited to enjoy the narrative by Edward Bellamy entitled “The Islands of the Mind-Readers”.  The text can be found at our associated websites. Two related articles are “Learning From Each and Every Event”, by Helena P. Blavatsky, and “Telepathy, the Silent Conversation”, by Carlos C.  Aveline.

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On the role of the esoteric movement in the ethical awakening of mankind during the 21st century, see the book “The Fire and Light of Theosophical Literature”, by Carlos Cardoso Aveline.  


Published in 2013 by The Aquarian Theosophist, the volume has 255 pages and can be obtained through Amazon Books.

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