Initiation and Its Results: A Sequel to "The Way of Initiation"

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Theosophical Publishing Society, 1910 - Theosophy - 180 pages

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Page 133 - ... This is the change which the occult student observes coming over himself — that there is no longer a connection between a thought and a feeling or a feeling and a volition, except when he creates the connection himself. No impulse drives him from thought to action if he does not voluntarily harbour it. He can now stand completely without feeling before an object which, before his training, would have filled him with glowing love or violent hatred; he can likewise remain actionless before a...
Page 179 - German mystics, and adds to their profound spirituality the fine lucidity of a philosophic mind.
Page 27 - Honesty are in this connection formative, but Falsehood, Simulation, and Dishonesty are destructive forces. The student must recognize that not merely "good intentions" are needed, but also actual deeds. If I think or say anything which does not harmonize with...
Page 80 - No one who does not live and think healthily in the physical world can give birth to a sound spiritual self. Natural and rational life is the basis of all true spiritual evolution.

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