Finding Personal Peace

The problem of attaining peace or inner harmony in these modern times is becoming increasingly difficult. People are exposed to the impact of distressing news, much of which is fraught with danger. Many of the statements of commentators, news analysts, editors and the like, even if not always deliberately so, can still keep us apprehensive, […]

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Spirituality For Social Justice

Yesterday and today, we have always lived, and still live, in a complex world of mind-boggling diversity. We must realise that it is from the innate spirituality within us that the various numerous religions of the world have emanated. Whenever we come together for a Rosicrucian conclave we are reminded of how fortunate we are […]

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Ethics and Our Environment

Ethics is primarily associated with people’s social existence. This science of moral duty and our regard for morals and morality usually considers the relationship of individual human beings with each other. As far as ethics applies to different phases of life, such as the various professions and businesses, these ideas in everyday thinking are concerned […]

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Why Are We Here?

In each age, people have reflected on the nature of their existence. This reflection has often been expressed in the question: Why are we here? In trying to determine the purpose for their individual lives, people have usually attributed their existence to the intent of a God or the Cosmic. Human beings in their various […]

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Gratitude

A man, somewhere in the world, wakes up one morning; and as it has been for many years, he starts his day’s activities. He checks his diary and thinks over all the events he will devote himself to in the next twelve to fourteen hours. A busy schedule, with many commitments, programmes and meetings. He […]

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How effective is positive thinking?

Is positive thought a psychological stimulus or a mental sedation? When a personal crisis arises, the phrase “think positive” is commonly suggested to those involved. Have these words become just a cliché, or have they practical value? Holding a positive thought is usually defined by the average practitioner as thinking of the opposite state. In […]

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Change and Illumination

This is a wonderful period of the year. We are always reminded of the beginning of life when the winter is at hand. Naturally we compare the winter months with the close of life, not because it suggests death but because it suggests change and transition. For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, […]

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Unnecessary Burdens

One way to lighten the burden of karma – the law of cause and effect – is simply to step out of its radius. This may be a big step, a small step, or several steps. If it took only one step to get into a shadow, it may well take only one step to […]

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The Mystical Attitude of Mind

Has mysticism a practical value? Does it contribute only to the ascetic temperament and to a transcendent idealism that have few, if any, roots in the demands of everyday life? Since mysticism plays a prominent part in the motivation of religion, even in its rituals and symbolism, it ordinarily would appear to be quite distinct […]

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True Meditation

We often conflate meditation  with concentration or contemplation. Briefly, we can say that concentration is primarily objective. It is the focusing of attention upon sense stimuli. When you are listening or reading intensively you are focusing your consciousness upon a certain set of vibrations coming to you through a particular receptive organ, such as the […]

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