Ali Ritsema – The Netherlands
Truth is the quest of every Theosophist, says H. P. Blavatsky. It is this quest for Truth that all students of Theosophy (should) have in common and it is in this quest that lies our Unity.
As expressed in the seal of the Theosophical Society: Satyan Nasti paro Dharma, “Truth is beyond all teachings/religions.”
“Although there is no absolute Truth on any subject whatsoever in a world as finite and conditioned as man himself, there are relative truths and we have to make the best we can of them,” wrote H.P.B. Most important for our search is to prepare our mind because universal Truth can only be mirrored by our spiritual consciousness and cannot be found within our brain capacities. Our spiritual consciousness is the Manasic mind illumined by the light of Buddhi, our true Self.
“All of us have to get rid of our own Ego, the illusory apparent self to recognize our true self in a transcendental divine life,” according to the Maha Chohan.
That recognition requires our complete union with Buddhi-Manas. To reach that union, we have to paralyze the senses of the personality, purify the mind, and acquire the inner perceptions that never deceive.
According to H.P.B., some men and women exist who have thoroughly qualified for this, whose aim is to dwell under the protection of their divine Nature. And she advises: “Let them at least take courage to live the life and not to conceal it from the eyes of others! No one’s opinion should be considered superior to the voice of one’s own conscience. Let that conscience, therefore, developed to its highest degree, guide us in all the ordinary acts of life. As to the conduct of our inner life, let us concentrate our entire attention on the ideal we have set ourselves, and look beyond, without paying the slightest attention to the mud upon our feet.”
And H.P.B. follows that advice by a stern remark: “Those who are capable of making this effort are the true Theosophists; all others are but members, more or less indifferent and very often useless” (Collected Writings 11:135).
Let us unite in this effort and encourage and support each other in our quest. Let us be driven by the yearning of our inner true Self for Truth. Let us become a point of light in this world so that we, united in spirit as seekers for Truth, will be a beacon of Theosophy in this limitless desert of earth life.