A Meditation on Mindfulness

David M. Grossman – USA

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It is kind of ironic that Thomas William Rhys Davids, an English scholar of the Pāli language and founder of the Pāli Text Society, is associated with the modern “mindfulness movement” due to his translation of a particular word into English. Rupert Gethin, Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol and president of the Pāli Text Society, tells us, that in 1881 “It appears to have been T. W. Rhys Davids who first translated the Buddhist technical term sati (in its Pāli form) or smrti (in its Sanskrit form) by the English word ‘mindfulness’.”

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On the Future: A few Reflections

William Quan Judge – USA

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Although I am an American citizen, the place of my birth was in Ireland, and in what I am about to say I cannot be accused of Columbiamania, for no matter how long might be my life I could never be an American. For that perhaps it is right, since it is compulsory, to wait for some distant incarnation.

Now, either H.P.B. was right or she was wrong in what she says in The Secret Doctrine about the future of America. If wrong, then all this may be dismissed as idle speculation. But, if right, then all thoughtful Theosophists must take heed, weigh well, mentally appropriate and always remember what are her words as well as the conclusions to which they lead.

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Youth & the Adyar School of the Wisdom

Tim Boyd – USA, India

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Tim Boyd, International President of the Theosophical Society

AS international President of the Theosophical Society (TS) I had a special interest in the Young Theosophists (YT) gathering in June of this year at the International Theosophical Centre in Naarden, the Netherlands. Having witnessed the recent resurgence of the YT movement, I looked forward to meeting and sharing with this group. Of the 31 who attended I had met a few over my years of TS travels. Coming from 16 different countries they were a diverse group with a variety of interests and experiences. It was fascinating to watch this group come together, each with their own unique background, with the Ageless Wisdom and its application as the binding factor.

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Dharma – The Stern Law

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[This article appeared in the August 2022 issue of The Theosophical Movement. For more articles published in this excellent magazine follow this link:]

The Sanskrit term Dharma, among many others in the philosophical tradition of ancient India, has been variously understood and interpreted in the popular discourse, while the true significance of it remains elusive because of the vast scope of its many meanings and applications, encompassing the cosmic order, and its innumerable specific applications to everything and every being, from an atom and an infusoria to the Sun. The many specific microcosmic applications of it in specific environment ever gravitate towards and subserves the macrocosmic order and purpose. Mr. Judge in his “Letters” has given a meditative and vivid but concise word picture of the Cosmic order and purpose, which will give us an idea of vast scope and meaning of the term Dharma:

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A Case for Mythology

David M. Grossman – USA

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Science and philosophy, religion and history are various pathways toward knowledge in our lives. We have excluded mythology for the most part and all that comes with it: gods, rituals, symbolism, and unexplained phenomena that is the heritage of every culture going back into the night of time, as fairytale and overheated imagination. Mythology can illuminate truths found in and through these various disciplines, giving them context and added meaning in what, deep down, concerns all of us; an underlying purpose and meaning to life.

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