achieving astral consciousness

It should be understood that in those days I possessed no clairvoyant faculty, nor had I ever regarded myself as at all sensitive.  I remember that I had a conviction that a man must be born with some psychic powers and with a sensitive body before he could do...

man and its bodies

So much confusion exists as to consciousness and its vehicles, the man and the garments that he wears, that it seems expedient to place before Theosophical students a plain statement of the facts so far as they are known to us. We have reached a point in our studies...

3 bikshus are one

There are three things, Bhikshus, that are everlastingly the same, upon which no vicissitude, no modification can ever act: these are the Law, Nirvâna, and Space… Those three are One, since the first two are within the last, and the last one a Mâyâ…so long as one...

looking into the mirror

Said the All-Merciful: Blessed are ye, O Bhikshus, happy are ye who have understood the mystery of Being and Non-Being explained in Bas-pa [Dharma, Doctrine], and have given preference to the latter, for ye are verily my Arhats Elephant sees his form mirrored in the...

call out your name to the trees

Two days can be a week to a child, and one moon as a full set of turnings…after a few days I feel as if I belong with the old man. He hasn’t said much, except for asking about my health. I tend the flock with him a few days, lounging around as he herds. ...

This happens a long time ago

I wish to tell you about the man who shakes me awake the next morning…he is to become my teacher. I remember that meeting so clearly it still startles me to think of it. I am wet and shivering from the night dampness, half awake…half asleep…the old man shakes me. I am...

house on yellow prairie

there are many quiets one that awakens remembrance is far greatest this memory: fire dances among rocks magic rain shy messages hummed by willow reeds spring! colors held in the hands of chieftains…silver flower rings WIND…around my head at night…angry bees I lie down...