Spiritual Character and Good Habits

“Character is largely a matter of the establishment of Habits. ‘And what is the best way to establish habits?’ Becomes our next question. The answer of the Yogi is: ‘Establish a mental image, and then build your Habit around it.’ And in that sentence he has condensed a whole system. “Everything we see having a…

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Higher Self and Lower Self of Man

“There belongs to every human being a higher self and a lower self—a self or mind of the spirit which has been growing for ages, and a self of the body, which is but a thing of yesterday. The higher self is full of prompting idea, suggestion, and aspiration. This it receives of the supreme…

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Permanent Spirit and the Creation

“God is the creator from all eternity, and He creates when He wills, in His infinite goodness, through His co-essential Logos and Spirit. Do not raise the objection: ‘Why did he create at a particular moment since He is good from all eternity?’ For I reply that the unsearchable wisdom of the infinite essence does…

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Higher Cause, the Unevolved Cause

“The Secret Doctrine is explained in Vishnu Purana as: ‘that which is the unevolved cause, is emphatically called by the most eminent sages Pradhana, which is subtle Prakriti … that which is eternal, …’. Prakriti, however, is an incorrect word, and Alaya would explain it better; for Prakriti is not the ‘unrecognizable Brahma.’ “It is…

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