Siddhartha Gautama and Theosophists on Karma and Rebirth

Siddhartha Gautama, in speaking to the Jains asks the Niganthas (an order of contemplative Jains), if they believed that their sufferings are due to Karma coming over from past births. He asks, ‘friends, how do you know you existed in the past and that you did not exist?’ Have we not raised the same question? Devadaha Sutta: Continue reading Siddhartha Gautama and Theosophists on Karma and Rebirth

Gottfried De Purucker defines Religion in “Occult Glossary”

What does it mean, when we use the broad term religion? Gottfried de Purucker† (1874-1942), who was head of the Pasadena Theosophical Society from 1929-1942, had a good definition in his Occult Glossary (1933). It follows on pages 148-9: “Religion. An operation of the human spiritual mind in its endeavor to understand not only the how Continue reading Gottfried De Purucker defines Religion in “Occult Glossary”