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The Rising Tide of Change
Boris de Zirkoff

In the midst of the mighty struggle that is taking place in the outer world between right and wrong, between the call of a noble duty to mankind and the lure of selfishness and greed, perennial ideals of the spiritual life stand out in ever greater glory when projected against the sombre clouds of hatred, callous cruelty and violence.

Let us not mistake the symptoms so abundantly seen on all sides. The tremendous inrush of dynamic spiritual and intellectual forces from their ever-living source is lashing the opposing powers of materialism into a desperate last-ditch stand, all along the line of human thought and endeavor. The rising tide of spiritual thought uproots human superstitions, stirs the stagnant pools of indifference, and brings to light the hidden things of darkness.

We face today, not a world of confusion and chaos, in which everything is falling apart, as some believe, but a world in reconstruction, in which a global adjustment is taking place, as the human framework, social and individual, is attempting to broaden its structure so as to become a fit vehicle for a greater consciousness, a deeper insight, a more encompassing vision.

As students of the ageless Esoteric Philosophy, Guardians on the battlements of the Spirit, it is our bounden duty to strengthen every effort directed towards the liberation of human thought the world over from slavery to the lower senses; to think and feel and act constructively and from the deepest depths of ourselves, at a time when the future of the human race is in the balance, and millions of men and women are longing for precisely that spiritual solution to their problems which is offered by Theosophy.

Evil is but the absence of good, and its presence stands out in contrast to whatever is good on the stage setting of the world. It is the darkness made manifest whenever light is thrown to illumine the scene. Evil must be fought with courage and daring, but the best way to fight it is by exemplifying the good, and by throwing light unto the things of darkness. Then we have the powers of light to back our efforts, and the solar forces as our allies.

In the compassionate spirit of the Great Ones who are born at the Winter Solstice from the ever-immaculate depths of their own Inner Selfhood, let us rededicate our lives to the noble service of all that lives, to the supreme Cause of Light and Truth, and the reverence for things felt but unseen!

The stark realities of a world in turmoil cannot affect our noblest dream. It is a living thing, pulsating, beating with its own heart-beat, brooding over the imperfections of men and their present confusion. Out of that dream were born all the noble reforms of centuries gone by; all the selfless deeds of valor; all the visions of the future and the solace of the current day. Out of that ageless dream of human perfectibility came the mighty thoughts which have shaped new civilizations and raised men and women to new heights of achievements. It is more vivid today than ever before - for that dream, though intangible and seemingly distant, endures from age to age and can never die!

On Inner Stability
Boris de Zirkoff

One of the main obstacles in the way of spiritual growth is emotional involvement in the ever-changing scenes and events of human life.

Students of the Ancient Wisdom, who are making a sincere attempt to become Theosophists some day, should bear in mind that the outer phantasmagoria of the collective life of humanity is but a temporary stage-setting behind which are hidden the real issues of life.

Considered as means and tools of experience, the outer events have no reality whatsoever; they are here today and gone tomorrow. Viewed as symptoms and channels of an ever-present consciousness, the same events acquire their only modicum of reality. The question therefore arises: to what extent and in what degree will these outer events lead to a change of consciousness in the direction of inner growth, the growth of the soul?

A certain degree of identification of man with the passing events on the outer scene of life is, no doubt, required in the case of millions of people who have not yet discovered the existence of an inner life, and whose viewpoint is limited by the one-life theory and the paramount importance of material concerns.

In the case of a student of the Esoteric Philosophy, however, the same type or degree of identification is conducive to confusion, frustration and spiritual debility. If he desires to grow and to become, he is required by the very laws of growth to remain aloof from emotional entanglements so as to be at least relatively free from emotional and lower-mind bias and acquire the qualities of an outside observer of what is going on around him.

It is therefore of great importance that he be unaffected by the swirls of human emotions, calm in the midst of excitement, clear-minded in the midst of confusion, and quiet whenever he may have to face some wild frenzies on the part of mass-psychology.

The attempt on his part to achieve this condition will be interpreted even by his friends as lack of fellow feeling on his part or as an attempt to impress others with his own spiritual superiority, or, mayhap, as an unwillingness to be “polluted” by other human beings, while striving to remain within the shell of his own imagined righteousness.

This in itself should give the student an added opportunity to exercise self-control and sympathy, inner stability and balance, and should be taken for granted.

It is mainly on account of what has been said above that such stress has always been laid on the strictly non-political nature of a true occult movements, including the present-day Theosophical Movement. Politics of any type and brand are divisive and encourage separateness and combativeness, as well as a number of other unfortunate traits in human nature. They bring about contention, virulence, enmity and confusion, and are therefore diametrically opposed to the ideals and objectives of all spiritual efforts, the latter being at all times directed towards unification, oneness, solidarity and good will.

Political issues on the scene of present-day human life are of no more importance than those which prevailed a few hundred or a few thousand years ago. The tendency on the part of some people to identify their emotions and their lower thinking with issues which divide people today is a sheer waste of time, energy and effort, as all of these issues will very soon become dead issues, and will preserve only that modicum of interest which is given by historians of later generations to the stupidities, passions and aberrations of former eras. What about the issues involved in the War of the Roses? What about the passions which fired and motivated the Crusades? What of the political contentions of the Roman Senate, the objectives of Alexander of Macedonia, or the emotional whirls of the Seven-Year War? It is a sobering thought to reflect upon the obvious fact that our present-day issues will fairly soon become as dead as these, and will retire into the limbo of a distant past where all our shams and follies are hidden by the gathering mists of oblivion.

The only way in which a student of the Ancient Wisdom can ever acquire a dispassionate view, an unbiased perspective of world events, or even of the pattern of his own life, is by refusing to become involved in emotional whirls, in swirling eddies of kama-manasic currents, and by remaining as an observer at some distance from the scene of conflict This is helped by a growing realization that every conflict is but a means to an end, a symptom of an inner disharmony, of a fundamental lack of vision, or of a contest between opposing elements which are deceptive in their appearances and illusory in nature.

Truth resides at the center of the whirlwind. It is in the “eye” of the storm that calm and quietude prevail. That center is within ourselves. It is our refuge from the contending forces within our own lower natures. When enough people in the world will have realized the existence of that simple fact of being, outer conflicts will be materially reduced, without in the least affecting the powerful urge from within to become engaged in dynamic enterprises for the good and welfare of all.

It is of great importance to bear in mind that the Theosophical philosophy does not enjoin our physical withdrawal from the scene of action, or our removal to places of solitude untouched by human conflicts. The withdrawal that is to be achieved is an inner attitude of the heart and mind. It is a participation in human affairs, with noble motive, right action and deep sympathy for men, but a participation devoid of emotional involvement in feelings and ideas which have no enduring value and which will in time vanish into thin air, under the healing warmth of the Sun.

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Our Immediate Opportunity
Boris de Zirkoff

We are all actors in a great World-Drama the birth of a New Age.

In this universal upheaval none can stand alone.

Everyone of us, great or small, young or old, has a responsibility to his fellowmen. The World of Tomorrow is being molded in the thinking of the people of Today. When we help others to raise and ennoble their thoughts, we become coworkers with Nature in building the New World. And let us bear this clearly in our minds: the shape of coming events depends to a very considerable extent upon the number of people whose minds and hearts may have been touched with the soul-healing teachings of Theosophy the Divine Wisdom of the ages.

In the vision of the Great Ones who were the actual founders of the modern Theosophical Movement, and are still inspiring those portions of it which have kept true to the original message, the events of the present era have been foreseen. Their mouthpiece and messenger, H.P. Blavatsky, had a sure and definite knowledge of what was to come, and the Theosophical Society, as originally conceived and launched, was intended as a bulwark to stem the rising tide of materialism; as a spiritual and philosophical foundation upon which to find a sure footing against the poisonous gusts of insane psychism; as a catalytic agent to insure the alchemical transmutation of spiritual rebirth; and as the fountainhead of ethical and religio-philosophical teachings simple and practical enough to be understood by the masses and applied to their own salvation, in the midst of a general intellectual and moral confusion and the fall of Ideals.

Facing a world in which lawlessness, rapine, violence, cruelty, deceit, brutal selfishness, legalized murder, and the rest of the hellish brood are rampant everywhere, cloaked only too often in high-sounding words hiding behind their spurious facade the dry rot of moral sepulchers; meeting every day men and women whose souls are yearning for a ray of some redeeming light, a glimpse of some greater vision wherein hope for surcease of sorrow may be enshrined; witnessing everywhere the departure of noble ideals, the vanishing of aspirations, the going out of light after light in a sea of moral turpitude and spiritual degeneration let us ask ourselves, students of Theosophy, as we claim to be, to what extent do we imbody in our lives the great noble truths imparted to us; to what extent are we cognizant of the trust placed in our hands, and faithful to the injunctions of H.P. Blavatsky as to the duties and objectives laid down for Theosophists in their daily work. Are we doing anything outstanding in these outstanding days? Are we engaged in an allout effort for the Spirit, when so many of us are going allout in an effort to destroy? Have we mobilized our spiritual, intellectual and moral resources to try and counteract at least within our own full capacity the systematic mobilization of the powers of darkness, whose organized minority may well spell the doom of a disorganized majority, drunken on its own fancied power, restive; even yet upon the alleged laurels of a tottering security? The question that we might well ask of ourselves is: Were H.P. Blavatsky with us today, what would she do now?

Profound intellectual study of Theosophy is a sine qua non of all genuine Theosophical work. However, it can be of true value only to the extent to which it is applied to daily life and made practical for the upliftment of those who are struggling for Light. Devoid of immediate application to daily life, it becomes positively dangerous and productive of added selfishness. Self-centered study of abstract metaphysics and personal pursuit of one's own spiritual aggrandizement can never he justified, least of all today. We must remember the words of the Teachers: "... the chief object of the T.S. is not so much to gratify individual aspirations as to serve our fellowmen ..." (The Mahatma Letters, pp. 78).

The only teaching which can answer the perplexing problems of today and give men and women the key to life's riddles is Theosophy. People are looking everywhere for precisely that which Theosophy contains. And yet somehow or other, Theosophy in many quarters does not become the power that it ought to be, and does not wield the influence which it can and must. Why is this so? May it not be due to the fact that students of Theosophy have not been able, generally speaking, to relate their wonderful teachings to the immediate problems of the great masses of people, and also to the fact that, instead of simplifying their teachings, they unwittingly place them on a shelf of abstraction where they mean but little or nothing to most men?

H.P. Blavatsky places herself right down on the main floor, as it were, when she says:

"... true evolution teaches us that by altering the surroundings of the organism we can alter and improve the organism; and in the strictest sense this is true with regard to man. Every Theosophist, therefore, is bound to do his utmost to help on, by all the means in his lower, every wise and well-considered social effort which has for its object the amelioration of the condition of the poor. Such efforts should he made with a view to their ultimate social emancipation, or the development of the sense of duty in those who now so often neglect it in nearly every relation of life."

"... no Theosophist has the right to this name, unless he is thoroughly imbued with the correctness of Carlyle's truism: 'The end of man is an action and not a thought, though it were the noblest' and unless he sets and models his daily life upon this truth."

"... the main, fundamental object of the Society is to sow germs in the hearts of Men, which may in time sprout, and under more propitious circumstances lead to a healthy reform, conducive of more happiness to the masses than they have hitherto enjoyed."

The Key to Theosophy, pp. 235, 230, 257.

A splendid advice to follow. It is empty cogitation, mostly of a theological type, plus theoretical scientific meanderings, devoid of ethical background, which have prepared for centuries the ground for the present conflict of ideas. It is practical, tangible realism about life and nature, coupled with and inspired by the loftiest objective Idealism, which alone can provide a safe foundation for tire structure of the New Age. And objective Idealism is Theosophy of highest type.

The modern Theosophical Movement faces today its golden opportunity. Times of plenty dull human minds. Times of stress and sorrow sharpen those minds through pain and awaken a yearning for spiritual realities. Students of Theosophy hold within their grasp keys which can solve people's problems. Theirs is the philosophy of life which, if understood, can illumine all life and restore peace and goodwill among men. Will they make that remedy available for all? Will they desist from the technical jargon of the laboratory and tell the seekers the simple truths which their hearts are yearning for? Will they come down from the Olympian heights and walk as mere men in the marketplaces of the earth? It is there that the urgent need is to be found. That need is Now. Tomorrow it may be too late.

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