The Law of
Equilibrium Guides the Boundless Movement of
The perfect balance
of Justice includes movement
* Justice is an eternally creative force, not a
* As soon as we published a photo with scales
protecting our blue planet - a symbol of the law of universal justice that
guides all life - a friendly reader commented with a single question: “Are the
scales in your photo balanced?”. To this we answered: “Yes, they are. However,
one should not forget that Justice is always dynamic, being a regenerative action, not a static
* The Law of Equilibrium presides over an eternal
movement across the Cosmos, a constant work of balancing life, like in the act
of riding a bicycle. The perfect equity of right proportion flows in life in
unison with the boundless movement of the universe.
Use of Formal Regulations
* No amount of laws and regulations can
replace the tacit and unwritten levels of mutual good will. Ultimately no
social contract can be put into words. It must be a common feeling, a shared
* “When laws are intricate and punishments
severe”, says Laotse in the “Wen-tzu”, chapter 87, “then the people become
devious”. And the sage adds: “When prohibitions are many, little gets done.”
While laws are important, good-will and the common decision to have respect for
the Spirit of the laws are central and decisive factors. When people wish to
take advantage of subtleties to act with dishonesty without formally breaking
the law, regulations have to become exhaustive, detailed and too complex.
* Obeying the law and sharing its spirit
regardless of its imperfections is the first step out of painful complications,
for chaos is no good. The second step is to produce a stronger “legal
consciousness” in the whole community, as Ivan A. Il’in writes: an inner sense
of duty regarding basic laws and common good. It then becomes easier to take
the third step, which is making sure that the laws are simple, just,
intelligible and strong.
* Victory depends on acknowledging one
simple fact: that effective laws need morality and “legal consciousness”. In
other words, ethics sustains society, and ethics must be taught by example.
Day the Axe Came Into the Forest
* An ancient Turkish proverb says that
when the Axe came into the Forest, the trees commented: “The handle is one of
us.” The adage has a profound meaning. The wooden handle of the axe seems to
say something to the woodcutter who fells trees. The apparent message is that
he must act with moderation, for self-restraint leads to bliss. The forest
supports everyone, if it is preserved - but there is no civilization without
the Origin and the Future
* The view we have of our origins is one
of the main factors in the formation of our attitude regarding the future. A
narrow or shallow view of the past causes a precarious understanding of that
which is yet to come. A bright view of one’s origin inspires a luminous future.
* The balance between the view of the past
and the nature of future is an aspect of the Law of Karma. Such an equilibrium
is present on all levels of life, both individually and collectively. The view
that a country has of its past secretly determines the future of the nation,
because it defines the nature of the actions in the present.
* Love and respect for our past enables us
to work for a better future. When someone sees his origin as a process
involving more than one incarnation of his spiritual soul and including
therefore higher levels of consciousness, then the future of the individual
becomes much wider and deeper.
* The view that a theosophical lodge has
of its origins and of the lineage to which it belongs is a decisive factor in
the source of legitimacy and higher magnetism of the association. Founded in
2016, the Independent Lodge of Theosophists, for instance, has adopted as an
important part of its origin and patrimony the life-example and the writings of
the Viscount de Figanière (1827-1908). 
* In one’s family and any other aspect of
life, a spiritual view of the past is inseparable from a spiritual
understanding of the present, and establishes the spiritual substance and
structure of the future.
 Largely forgotten since the beginning of
the 20th century, Figanière was a personal friend and disciple of Helena
Blavatsky. He is the author of various classical books and of articles
published by Blavatsky in the magazines she edited. Figanière also happened to
live for years in Russia in a house belonging to Blavatsky’s family. As to the
origins of the Independent Lodge of Theosophists, read also “Studies in the Pre-History of the ILT”
(The Aquarian Theosophist, July 2021 edition.)
The above article
was published as an independent item in the associated websites on 26 July 2022.
An initial version of it - with no indication as to the name of the author - is
part of the August 2020 edition of “The
Aquarian Theosophist”, pp. 04-06.