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Re: theos-talk 1000 HPB reference books

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  • Cass Silva
    http://www.blavatsky.net/magazine/theosophy/ww/additional/StudiesInTheSecretDoctrine/AltruismOfTheSD.html ... [Non-text portions of this message have been
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      > From: Mark Jaqua <hozro@...>
      >To: theos-talk@yahoogroups.com
      >Sent: Sunday, 22 January 2012 3:11 AM
      >Subject: theos-talk 1000 HPB reference books

      >Cass writes and quotes:
      >>Altruism engendered by the lower mind and energized by the lower devotion is not true altruism.
      >>The mind free from attacks of kama is energized by the compassionate reason or Buddhi, and >thus wedded is ensouled by the Self of Creative-Power, which is the true doer of deeds. Then >comes into manifestation the higher altruism in which charity is just and not merely kind, altruism >which enables man to discard the crutch of dependence and to stand on his own feet in self-trust. HPB
      >Great quote. I am wondering if you have the reference on it.
      >I have just re-read what has to be one of HPB's best articles on practical psychology: "Are Dreams but Idle Visions?" (Jan., 1882, Theosophist) The one before it in The Theosophist is good too.
      >1000 "Isis Unveiled" references: In the back of the Theosophical Publishing House's " vol. 2 "Isis," the is a long bibliography (composed by Boris de Zirkoff, I suppose) of about a 1000 most formerly arcane and impossible to find books, and series, supposedly referred to by Blavatsky in Isis. Now, I'd say about 3/4 of these books can be found on Google books, Archive.org, and elsewhere. It is a real gold-mind. Maybe most of the books are incidentally referred to by Blavatsky, but many are worth reading in themselves.
      >Loeb Classical Library books are not listed individually (like Lucian, 3 books referred to in Isis.) I'd recommend Lucian's "De Dea Syria," (The Goddess Syria) for an interesting account of a Mystery Temple of 2000 years ago. All that is available is over-whelming.
      >- jake j.
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