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The Human Journey – Quest for Self-Transformation

20 augustus 2020

By Joy Mills (1920 - 2015).

37 Pages | Adyar Pamphlet New Series #4, published in 2002 | Softcover | Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar | ISBN: 8170593549.

'The pivotal doctrine of esoteric philosophy admits no privileges or special gifts in man, save those won by his own Ego through personal effort and merit throughout a long series of metempsychoses and reincarnations'. - The Secret Doctrine, Vol. I, p. 17.

The search for human identity has been the subject of great literature, great art, music and philosophy throughout the ages. To approach any understanding of this human identity, and therefore to recognize the journey or the work on which we are engaged as human beings, we may begin by acknowledging the various facts which compose our individual identity. We have physical bodies, with their unique characteristics; we have feelings, thoughts, aspirations, and, in times of deep inner reflection or profound meditation, an awareness of something more, beyond yet near, neither wholly of ourselves nor wholly other, something indefinable yet real and true. H.P. Blavatsky, in setting forth the perennial philosophy, defined the human as a 'saptaparna', a seven-leaved plant. The seven 'leaves' or principles, as they are generally called, are variously given in theosophical literature.

From Page 13:

" To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths

Of all the western stars . . .

It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:

It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,

. . . that which we are;

One equal temper of heroic hearts,

Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. "

Joy Mills has been a member of The Theosophical Society since 1940. She has served as President of the Theosophical Society in America, General Secretary of the Australian Section, and International Vice-President. She has lectured in more than 50 countries, and worked as Director of the Krotona Institute of Theosophy, in Ojai, California.

auteur: Mills, J.
ISBN: 8170593549

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