Knowledge of Nature and Her Laws

“The ancient philosophers believed that no man could live intelligently who did not have a fundamental knowledge of Nature and her laws. Before a man can obey, he must understand, and the Mysteries were devoted to instructing man concerning the operation of divine law in the terrestrial sphere. Few of the early cults actually worshiped…

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Spiritual Progress Requires Work and Proper Motivation

“Those who seek spiritual knowledge with much labor, but do not succeed in finding it, fail either through lack of faith or perhaps because in their stupidity and jealousy they have in mind to attack those who possess knowledge, just as the people of old once attacked Moses. … He who pursues spiritual knowledge for…

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Justice and Injustice, Mundane and Divine

“On what principle, then,shall we any longer choose justice rather that the worst injustice? … Socrates, how can a man ho has any superiority of mind or person or rank or wealth, be willing to honor justice …? And even if there should be some one who is … satisfied that justice is best, still…

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Universe: Expanding or just Changing?

“’THE UNIVERSE, A FLITTING SHADOW OF MAYA.’ It implies that this expansion, not being an increase in size—for infinite expansion admits of no enlargement—was a change of condition. It ‘expanded like the bud of the Lotus’; for the Lotus plant exists not only as a miniature embryo in its seed (a physical characteristic), but in…

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