I did an short overview of my site stats last month, just to give a glimpse of the new Google analytics data. Now I've set up a page just for my site stats. I don't think I'll be updating it monthly, but twice a year should be doable. So here goes: my site statistics.
Let us assure ourselves that the ruling principle of the
Love and that if we love normally and restrain our passions and desires
we will enjoy health and good will. "Perfect Love casteth out Fear."
"I have lit the Lamp of Wisdom; its rays alone can drive away the gloom that shrouds the world."
The ripening of the soul for this profound experience of union with the Overself takes place gradually, as does the ripening of fruit.
Free as we suppose ourselves, we are walking about completely hypnotized by the past, acting blindly under suggestions thus cast upon us.
A clear conception of such basic abstract ideals as Brotherhood and Tolerance is exceedingly hard to obtain. The emotional imitation of these Spiritual values on the other hand, which passes for the real thing, is very common; it appeals to the senses and is eagerly accepted by almost everyone at sight as self-evident truth. This gaudy and attractive superficial view acts both as a snare and a veil hiding the reality behind from all, except those determined to probe deeply, in their search for truth. So the ordinary seeker for truth remains content with an easy round of kindly feelings and good intentions towards his fellows as his ideal of Brotherhood. At the same time Toleration becomes a spineless determination to agree with his fellows upon all controversial subjects. Where this is impossible he maintains a comfortable protective silence, so that the tender feelings of his brother shall remain undisturbed by criticism, - taking no account of the possible injury the promulgation of such erroneous beliefs may have on others. In this way an agreeable emotional state miscalled "Harmony" is maintained in many lodges, at the expense of truth. Failure to challenge these denatured emotional imitations of Theosophical values has been mainly responsible for the collapse of the T.S. as a Spiritual organization.
Real Brotherhood, may best be sought by a fearless expression of opinion, holding oneself ready at any instant to discard or alter one's beliefs should the evidence put forward require it, realizing always that any thought holds but a partial truth. Tolerance, far from being an easy superficial acquiescence and let live policy, is the recognition of the right of another to the view he holds despite your strenuous opposition to it. Toleration, thus cannot be said to exist where a free and open discussion is withheld. Further, a tolerant individual must always hold his convictions open to criticism and examination, at all times.
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