Living Theosophy – How can we make Theosophy a Living Force in our World?

Jan Jelle Keppler – Belgium

In answering the title question, we should first define who we are who are asking the question, so we can know what our possibilities are to make anything a living force. Then we should define Theosophy and thereby be aware of what it is that we want to make a living force. Also we should define what our world is to be better aware of where we are working. Furthermore, we should define the idea behind the words "a living force," which is the ideal that the question is striving at.

The question does not seem to be concerning the moment in time when we can make Theosophy a living force. Neither is the question concerned with why we should make Theosophy a living force in our world. If the question is directed to the members of the Theosophical movement, it is not necessary to give much attention to the why of it, because the three objects—about forming a nucleus of the brotherhood of humanity without any distinctions; the comparative study of religion, philosophy, and science; and investigation of unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in man—are well known to most members.

Theosophy is the universal wisdom possessed by the sages of all ages, given out to those who can experience that wisdom in their own lives. We are one life, interrelated not only at the human level, but also with the animal, plant, mineral, and elemental kingdoms—seven kingdoms in total. This brings us to the sevenfold human constitution, which is part of Theosophical teachings. Anyone can experience the principle of the sevenfoldness, which is manifested in our world and the whole universe. These seven principles interrelate the human microcosm and the universal macrocosm.

Everything in manifestation is alive, either unconsciously, consciously, or self-consciously. We can make the universal wisdom a living force in our world by becoming more and more self-conscious. Application of our discriminating force about what is true and what is not true becomes an ever-increasing force, when we take into consideration all our experience at every moment of day and night. We are our own sovereign law maker and therefore responsible for all our actions, past, present, and future. It is in the eternal now that we can grow in self-awareness and become more and more at one with the one truth of the universal consciousness. Why we should do so is known by those who have experienced this oneness.


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