* Ignorance is more comfortable than wisdom, or so it
* For this reason many do not know that the very fact
of having no attachment to material things and positions of “personal
importance” allows us to conquer the most valuable goals of all, which are
* Those who have discernment realize that by letting
go of selfishness they achieve its opposite. And they see that right action and
altruism produce contentment.
* Voluntary poverty is close friends with wisdom. Fulfilling
his duty to his spiritual soul, the pilgrim gradually leaves aside the
territory of ignorance and - little by little - he attains bliss in his inner
The Alchemy of Life’s
* After adopting an experiential method in his
studies, the theosophist can feel that a slow and constant change takes place
in his inner world. Such a transmutation, however, cannot be noticed every day.
It becomes visible in special moments of his evolutionary journey. It seldom
attracts much attention, and can go on for years without being noticed.
* As we all know, every human being is slowly born
again each day, step by step.
* A correct information about the law of the universe
and about eternal wisdom, the constant recording of new altruistic experiences
in one’s personal memory, the examples (given or received) of correct attitudes
towards life, and the growth of one’s feeling of goodwill, are combined factors
whose influence constantly improve the substance of the cells and atoms in the
subconscious world of the pilgrim. Such purifying influences have a strong and
beneficent impact on the unceasing process of replacement of the physical cells
in one’s body, which keeps us apt to live and to work.
* And when an individual treads the spiritual path, it
happens that each new cell, destined to replace an old one in his or her body,
puts itself in harmony with an equivalent portion of astral and mental
energies, which are higher and purer than the previous ones.
* In other words, noble feelings produce, adapt and
attract to the body new and more suitable physical cells, which will live in
correlation with higher emotions. There is a transfusion of vitality between
physical cells and feelings and ideas, and the quality of them all slowly
expands if the mind is being purified. This is what the real “inner rebirth” consists
* The cells that are reborn each day are not mere
repetitions of the old lifeless cells left aside, but bring with them new
skills, more harmony, and a greater affinity with the One Law.
of Inner Peace
* It is certainly not an easy task to enumerate the
effects of harmony in people’s souls.
* A profound peace of mind can become a sociological
fact, as it expands and produces a sense of good will among different human
groups and social classes. Political and religious forms of hatred then
* Emotional harmony with oneself and those close to us
radically reduces fear. It heals or reduces the effects of most forms of
disease, prevents nearly all forms of illness, makes a thousand ways of hostility
unnecessary and unappealing. It mysteriously helps multiply cooperation and mutual help in Parliament,
expands creativity in every social and economic action, and allows nations to
save money that otherwise would be wasted in war, or in military preparations.
* Individually, peace within expands happiness and
contentment. It removes the causes of anxiety, promotes love and well-being in
marriage and other forms of family life and cures the emotional disease of
consumerism. It enables one to make progress along the spiritual path, paves
the way for people to be better friends to the trees and animals, and helps
individuals act in wiser ways regarding every aspect of life. These examples
easily expand as we think of them.
* Animals act with moderation thanks to instinct, but
humans must have wisdom by their own merit. The present and the future of every
community depend on the self-control of individuals. Self-restraint makes it
possible for a citizen to have respect in his own soul for the common good, and
to defend and preserve the happiness of others.
There Is No
Separation in Time
* One of the illusions which Jiddu Krishnamurti
repeated over and over again - for various decades - is the idea that “wise
persons reject the past and see nothing good in the idea of gradual evolution”.
A childish notion, indeed. 
* No one can “cancel” the past.
* The idea of separation between Past and Present or Present
and Future is circulated by fake gurus and imaginary masters and inspires
destructive attitudes towards human evolution.
* The Present is a child of the past and a parent of
the future. The whole family, which we can call Duration, goes together across
Space. But infinite Space also travels through boundless Time.
* The wise pilgrim learns
to see the past with detachment, and takes valuable lessons from it as he
travels along the chronological line. The more one learns, the more one can see
new lessons in past events.
* In order to build a better future, one must study
the past from the point of view of a noble intention. Helena Blavatsky and the
Masters of the Wisdom teach that Past, Present and Future are inseparable. They
are written on the same endless page of Eternal Duration. They are written
already, and yet they are also being written at each second of the Unlimited
The above article
was published as an independent item in the associated websites on 07 August 2022.
An initial version of it - with no indication as to the name of the author - is
part of the September 2020 edition of “The
Aquarian Theosophist”, pp. 14-16. The
note “There Is No Separation in Time”, also written by CCA, is reproduced from
pp. 1-2 in the same edition.