Reincarnation

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Theosophical Publishing Society, 1892 - Reincarnation - 88 pages
 

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Page 42 - FACING west from California's shores, Inquiring, tireless, seeking what is yet unfound, I, a child, very old, over waves, towards the house of maternity, the land of migrations, look afar, Look off the shores of my Western sea, the circle almost circled ; For starting westward from Hindustan, from the vales of Kashmere, From Asia, from the north, from the God, the sage, and the hero, From the south, from the flowery peninsulas and the spice islands, Long having wander'd since, round the earth having...
Page 49 - He who has reached the consummation, who does not tremble, who is without thirst and without sin, he has broken all the thorns of life : this will be his last body. 352. He who is without thirst and without affection, who understands the words and their interpretation, who knows the order of letters (those which are before and which are after), he has received his last body, he is called the great sage, the great man.
Page 85 - To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour. SECOND.— To encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science. THIRD. — To investigate the unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in man.
Page 12 - It is not a thing of which a man may say, it hath been, it is about to be, or is to be hereafter: for it is a thing without birth; it is ancient, constant, and eternal, and is not to be destroyed in this its mortal frame.
Page 46 - Compassion speaks and saith: can there be bliss when all that lives must suffer? Shalt thou be saved and hear the whole world cry?
Page 12 - As a man throweth away old garments, and putteth on new, even so the soul, having quitted its old mortal frames, entereth into others which are new. The weapon divideth it not, the fire burneth it not, the water corrupteth it not, the wind drieth it not away; for it is indivisible, inconsumable, incorruptible, and is not to be dried away: it is eternal, universal, permanent, immovable; it is invisible, inconceivable, and unalterable; therefore, believing it to be thus, thou shouldst not grieve.
Page 85 - SECOND. — To promote the study of Aryan and other Eastern literatures, religions, philosophies and sciences, and demonstrate the importance of that study. THIRD. — To investigate unexplained laws of Nature and the psychic powers latent in man.
Page 12 - Arjoon, resolve to fight. ^The man who believeth that it is the soul which killeth, and he who thinketh that the soul may be destroyed, are both alike deceived ; for it neither killeth, nor is it killed.
Page 55 - Only it is into no imaginary Hell, with theatrical flames and ridiculous tailed and horned devils, that the Ego is cast, but verily on to this earth, the plane and region of his sins, where he will have to atone for every bad thought and deed. As he has sown, so will he reap. Reincarnation will gather around him all those other Egos who have suffered, whether directly or indirectly, at the hands, or even through the unconscious instrumentality, of the past personality. They will be thrown by Nemesis...
Page 85 - Society are : 1. To form the nucleus of a Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste, or colour.

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