VARIOUS kinds ‘eyes’ or gazes are featured in Theosophical teachings, from healing eyes of soul, the spiritual or “third eye,” to the “evil eye” of sorcerers.
The power of the evil eye is described in detail by H. P. Blavatsky in her articles on occultism. The evil eye has “a great plastic power of thought,” she says, that impregnates a current of energy “with every kind of misfortune and accident.”
The Shiva eye, in the Mahabharata, is depicted as “the standard of invincibility, might, and terror”, as well as a figure of honor, delight, and brilliance.
Shiva is an auspicious god. As the third person of the Hindu Trinity (the Trimûrti), Blavatsky explains, “He is a god of the first order-
and in his character of Destroyer higher than Vishnu, the Preserver, as he destroys only to regenerate on a higher plane.”
Siva, she writes, “is born as Rudra, the Kumâra, and is the patron of all the Yogis, being called, as such, Mahâdeva the great ascetic.”
There is also an example of a living Yogi, the selfless healer “Braco” (see The Look that Heals) — his simple gaze can affect an entire audience for good. Many people in Braco’s audience report seeing and feeling a powerful white light from his gaze, and they feel a “special kind of warmth and deep love.” Continue reading
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EVOLUTION is spiral, Theosophy teaches and the path of spirituality turns “corkscrew-like.”
Soul experiences are layered securely “within and around the physical, semi-physical, and supra-physical.”
Man’s immortality and the existence of God, are the two primary doctrines that H. P. Blavatsky determined to prove.
Analogizing in her Preface to Isis Unveiled, her first Theosophical opus, she sets the bar to its highest level, posing immediately the keynote question:
“Who ever saw the Immortal Spirit of man, so as to be able to assure himself of man’s immortality?”
Often it is only the clear-eyed children, unfettered by dogmas, who are the ones able to perceive spirit, not their parents or teachers.
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IN THE mountains of ancient China, Chan Master Dao Lin lived in a tall pine tree. The locals called him the “Bird’s Nest Monk.”
Hearing about his wisdom and reputation, Minister Bo made the trek to the Qin Wang Mountains to see Master Dao.
Calling up to him, Bo said, “It’s very dangerous where you are sitting, Chan [Zen] Master.”
Master Dao replied:
“My danger may be very great, Minister, but yours is even greater.”
“I am the commander of Qian Tang,” Bo said, “What danger is there?”
The Master responded:
“Fuel and fire are joined, consciousness and identity do not stay: How can you not be in danger?” Continue reading
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EVERY year on what is called White Lotus Day, May 8th theosophists all over the world celebrate, the anniversary of the passing of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, founder of the Theosophical Society.
A world-famous figure of mystery and controversy and a leading intellect behind the occult revival in the West, Blavatsky published The Secret Doctrine in 1888 as her magnum opus.
“The time had now come when it was necessary to speak plainly about the real interpretation of the spiritualistic manifestations,” wrote Charles J. Ryan, an early student of Theosophy.
“H. P. Blavatsky had gained the attention of the public by her brilliant intelligence, the charm of her striking personality, and her slashing attacks on materialism and other evils. Her voice would now be listened to and recognized as speaking with authority.”
In her will, HPB suggested that her friends might gather together on the anniversary of her passing (May 8, 1891) and read from poet Sir Edwin Arnold‘s The Light of Asia, and from the ancient Hindu scripture The Bhagavad-Gita.
Lotuses grew in unusual profusion in India on that day. May 8th became known as White Lotus Day ever since.
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