What would be the translation of Theosophy in Mandarin and what is Xīn Yin? The closest term phonetically to Dzyan is in Ancient (Middle) Chinese dʑjen, the ʑ sounding like zya, but it is also merely from the Sanskrit jñāna. The pronunciation of dʑjen is where we get the word Zen 禪, and Zen comes from Chan 禅, originating … Continue reading Shénzhìlún, or Zhèngdàoxué: Theosophy in China and How to Translate it in Mandarin?
Officially published in 1888, The Secret Doctrine was a project began by HPB. From as early as 1885-86, we find a partial or portion of the manuscript when she stayed in Germany and Belgium this time, called the “Würzburg Manuscript.” In studying how The Secret Doctrine was written, we see the modern example of a work, … Continue reading Analysis of the ‘Würzburg Manuscript’ of The Secret Doctrine (1888)