United Lodge of Theosophists, London, UK

Studies in The Secret Doctrine

These two volumes bring together many valuable articles by B. P. Wadia on the study of the Secret Doctrine. 

They are taken from Theosophy during 1922-25 (a magazine of the ULT in Los Angeles) and The Theosophical Movement (a magazine of the Bombay ULT) mostly during 1934-36.

The author had a deep insight into the true nature and purpose of H. P. Blavatsky’s monumental work and gives invaluable commentaries on its meaning and study.

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A note on the value of the study of the Secret Doctrine

In addition to the above Studies, there is a short pamphlet Some Observations on the Study of the Secret Doctrine of H. P. Blavatsky which can be a great help in fathoming the Secret Doctrine, one of the most profound books written for hundreds of years on the mysteries of Nature, Man, Consciousness and the beautiful thing we call the Natural World.

We say profound because only now are we beginning to appreciate how little we really understand and appreciate at its right value the natural world, and that many Theosophists who are concerned about its ceaseless exploitation strongly feel it can only be moderated by a true appreciation of the Perennial Wisdom.

Such a study of Nature is urged as a way to save it – and ourselves – from the consequences of its use and abuse, for it is proposed that with a right and intelligent viewpoint, an ethical and perennial one, will we come to appreciate Nature’s harmony and elegance in all its wonderful and mysterious modes of operation.

For countless generations – before the rise of Western Christian theology which undermined it – did wise men of every age, from Buddha to Lao Tsu to Plato, teach that there exists a higher Nature whose hidden archetypes guides the evolution of life and which could be understood only by those whose lives were given in devoted study and love of such Wisdom as is contained in books like The Secret Doctrine.

Contents (Book I)

FIRST SERIES
THE WRITER OF THE SECRET DOCTRINE…………………………….. 3
SCOPE, STRUCTURE AND METHOD……………………………………. 8
KNOWLEDGE—ABSOLUTE AND RELATIVE………………………… 17
THE WORLD OF ARCHETYPES…………………………………………… 24
ARCHETYPAL KNOWLEDGE……………………………………………….. 32
REVELATION—TRUE AND FALSE……………………………………….. 39
ORIGINAL METHOD, ORIGINAL TEACHING,
ORIGINAL IMPULSE……………………………………………………………. 46

 

SECOND SERIES
THE MESSAGE FOR TODAY………………………………………………… 52
THE MESSAGE OF H.P.B……………………………………………………… 61
FROM INSPIRATION TO INTUITION…………………………………… 66
METAPHYSICS OF THE SECRET DOCTRINE………………………… 72
ALTRUISM OF THE SECRET DOCTRINE………………………………. 77
BE-NESS, BECOMING, BEING……………………………………………… 84
DEITY, LAW, BEING…………………………………………………………….. 90
THE THREE HYPOSTASES…………………………………………………… 95
GROWTH THROUGH SELF-EFFORT……………………………………. 99
THE YOGA OF THE SECRET DOCTRINE…………………………….. 104

 

THIRD SERIES
THE RIGHT APPROACH……………………………………………………….111
THE ETERNAL PILGRIM………………………………………………………..117
WHAT IS MAN?……………………………………………………………………122
DEITY IN NATURE………………………………………………………………..128
THE BASIC LAW OF BROTHERHOOD…………………………………..134
THE LAW OF KARMA…………………………………………………………..140
THE LAW OF CYCLES…………………………………………………………..148
THE LAW OF SACRIFICE………………………………………………………156

 

Contents (Book II)

FIRST SERIES
THE TEXT-BOOK OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY…………………. 166
THE BOOK AND THE PHILOSOPHY……………………………………… 174
THE ATTITUDE NECESSARY………………………………………………….. 178
THE PREPARATION AND SUBJECTS FOR STUDY………………….. 182
WHAT IS THEOSOPHY?………………………………………………………… 186
UNLEARNING TO LEARN……………………………………………………… 191
DEITY IS LAW……………………………………………………………………….. 195
METAPHYSICS………………………………………………………………………. 199
ETHICS………………………………………………………………………………….. 201

SECOND SERIES
UNITY: THE MOTHER OF ALL VIRTUES………………………………… 204
THE DUALITY OF GOOD AND EVIL……………………………………… 207
THE IDEAL AND THE WAY TO IT………………………………………….. 210
SPACE AND THE PRESENCE………………………………………………… 213

MISCELLANEOUS
THE TREES OF LIFE……………………………………………………………….. 218
“WOULD’ST THOU BECOME A YOGI OF TIME’S CIRCLE”……… 224
“THE VOICE OF THE WILL”……………………………………………………. 228
PANSOPHIA………………………………………………………………………….. 232

Studies in The Secret Doctrine by B.P.Wadia

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