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Re: theos-talk Re: Merry Christmas Theosophical Society ............. Love you.

Dec 23, 2011 07:06 AM
by Duane Carpenter

Great posts
What we need for the New Year is not more talk but more compassion.
Thank you MKR for your tireless oversight of theos-talk.
And thank you Dan for the privilege to be the first to sign up to your web-sight.
Beautiful photography that you do.If one picture is worth a thousand words what then shall we say of a lifetime devoted to beautiful images.
Something tells me the next year is going to be as exciting and insightful as the last 10.
Here is a e-card for the group that I did with the help of some creative people. It may take a few seconds to download.
Blessings and Light

From: MKR <>
Sent: Friday, December 23, 2011 8:53 AM
Subject: Re: theos-talk Re: Merry Christmas Theosophical Society ............. Love you.

You have made my day.

In the final analysis, it is our individual effort that is needed and
yields result in that we get better understanding of ourself and the the
world around us. All we can do to each other is help provide info and act
as sounding boards when some issues come up. In addition, we can share our
individual understanding and experience which some times open our eyes to
facts which we are not aware of.

Thanks everybody who have supported this group over the years. I am
confident that we all will hang together in years to come. All of us can
contribute a lot.

On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 6:35 AM, don ridgway <> wrote:

> **
> Thank you, Marcus, for the Desiderata, and thank you Mark, for your
> dissertation on Solstices and Equinoxes. And not least I thank the rest of
> you who have been the mainstays of this list for years. I haven't lately
> contributed to this list but I'm moved so now. Of my thirty or so Yahoo!
> groups this is one of my favorites, I guess because it's my favorite
> subject. I think I prefer solitary reading and studying, though I've never
> found anyone in person to study with. I'm the self-taught type and can
> learn things by getting the book. (Now those called the 'Dummies' books are
> fine by me.) To give you an idea of where I'm coming from, I have read and
> studied (in my solitary way) all of Cayce, Seth (Jane Roberts), Emmanuel,
> AAB, HPB (and references, including all of Taylor's translations). Now I am
> nearing seventy orbits of old Sol I found Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov and am in
> the middle of reading his works. I enjoy them very much and wonder if I
> dare recommend him to you? Well, I guess I have. I often see the need and
> so often feel I should impart some of my [theosophical] learning to others,
> but it's hard to find an opening and I guess I'm not the great teacher. But
> the will is there. I think I've decided that perhaps it's best that people
> find their own way, that if they want the knowledge bad enough they can do
> what I did and make the effort and sacrifice to first find legitimate and
> authoritative sources and then dig deep into them to find the nuggets. I
> remember well the time I found The Secret Doctrine: I couldn't put it down
> until I'd finished it, then ran out and got Isis Unveiled, and that was the
> start of another bookcase. Anyway, thank you all and I respect you and your
> work very much.
> Don Ridgway
> (you might enjoy this site I'm working on slowly but surely:
> < >
> --- In, "marcus_a_hughes" <>
> wrote:
> >
> > True Love is the Key ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ..
> >
> > Merry Christmas, Happy New Year to One and All of this most glorious
> Creation of unity and perfection.
> >
> >
> >
> > You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
> you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no
> doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
> >
> >
> > Desiderata
> >
> > Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may
> be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with
> all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,
> even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
> >
> > Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If
> you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for
> always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your
> achievements as well as your plans.
> >
> > Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real
> possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your
> business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind
> you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and
> everywhere life is full of heroism.
> >
> > Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical
> about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is
> perennial as the grass.
> > Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things
> of youth.
> > Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do
> not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and
> loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
> >
> > You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
> you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no
> doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
> >
> > Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be and
> whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep
> peace with your soul.
> > With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful
> world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
> >
> > Written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s ÂÂ
> > NOT ÂÂFound in Old St. PaulÂÂs Church in 1692ÂÃ
> >

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