The Ancient Wisdom: An Outline of Theosophical Teachings

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Theosophical Publishing House, 1897 - Theosophy - 338 pages
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Page 32 - Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Page 115 - AND I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud : and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire...
Page 16 - I am the Lord, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.
Page 16 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God ; all things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Page 9 - All things depend on it for their production, which it gives to them, not one refusing obedience to it. When its work is accomplished, it does not claim the name of having done it. It clothes all things as with a garment, and makes no assumption of being their lord ; — it may be named in the smallest things.
Page 30 - ... I can be liberal; shrinking from taking precedence of others, I can become a vessel of the highest honour. Now-a-days they give up gentleness and are all for being bold; economy, and are all for being liberal; the hindmost place, and seek only to be foremost;— (of all which the end is) death.
Page 7 - Conceived of as having no name, it is the Originator of heaven and earth; conceived of as having a name, it is the Mother of all things.
Page 32 - The lip of truth shall be established for ever : but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
Page 180 - After the first recognition even by theology of physical evolution, it was easy to predict that the recognition of psychical evolution could not be indefinitely delayed; for the barrier erected by old dogma to keep men from looking backward had been broken down. And to-day for the student of scientific psychology the idea of preexistence passes out of the realm of theory into the realm of fact, proving the Buddhist explanation of the universal mystery quite as plausible as any other. "None but very...
Page 21 - In the beginning there was a pair of twins, two spirits, each of a peculiar activity ; these are the good and the base, in thought, word, and deed. Choose one of these two spirits ! Be good, not base! And these two spirits united created the first (the material things) ; one, the reality ; the other, the non-reality.

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