“Seeking for freedom I go to that God who is the light of his own thoughts. A man who knows him truly passes over death; there is no other path to go”—Upanishads.
In the Path for May, 1887, we find these words: “We need a literature, not solely for highly intellectual persons, but of a more simple character, which attempts to appeal to ordinary common-sense minds who are really 百花坊杭州 fainting for such moral and mental assistance as is not reached by the more pretentious works.”
The experience of one student is, on the whole, the experience of all. Details differ, however. Some are made more instantly rich
than others: they are 杭州按摩哪好 those who put forth more vigorous and generous effort; or they have a Karmic store which brings aid. What Theosophists know as Karma, or the law of spiritual action and reaction, decides this, as it works on all the planes, physical, moral, mental, psychical, and spiritual alike. Our Karma may be worked out on any one of these planes when our life is chiefly concentrated upon it, no matter upon what other plane any special initiative impulse or branch of it originated.
The writer, when first he became a Theosophical student, had the aid of an advanced occultist in his studies. This 杭州品茶靠谱 friend sent him, among others, the letters which, in the hope that they may assist others as they have the original recipient, are here published. They are not exhaustive treatises; they are hints given by one who
knew that the first need of a student 杭州保健按摩会所 is to learn how to think. The true direction is pointed out, and the student is left to clarify his own perceptions, to drawvi upon and enlarge his own intuitions, and to develop, as every created thing must at last develop, by his own inward exertions. Such students have passed the point where their external environment can affect their growth favorably. They may learn from it, but the time has also come to resist it and turn to the internal adjustment to higher relations only.
The brevity of these letters should not mislead the reader. Every statement in them is a statement 杭州家庭式养生 of law. They point to causes of which life is an effect; that life arising from the action of Spirit in Nature, and which we must understand as it is manifested within us before we can advance on the Path. There is a scientific meaning within all these devotional or ethical injunctions, for the Wisdom-Religion never relaxes her hold upon Science or attempts to dissever an effect from its cause. Most of these admonitions have their base in the constitution of the Arch?us, or World-Soul, and the correlation of its energies; others, still, adhere in the Eternal.
No less should the reader guard himself against a slight estimate arising from the exquisite modesty of Z. An occultist is never so truly a man of power as when he has wholly learned and exhibits this truth:
“And the power the disciple shall desire is that which shall 杭州spa馆 make him appear as nothing in the eyes of men.”
The inner eye, the power of seeing, looks deeper into the source of a man’s knowledge and takes it at its true value. Those men who are s