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4 Dec 2014
Different religions are or should be different attempts to lift mankind out of materialism.
17 Dec 2015
Those who are really intent on finding truth will search for it as widely as their circumstances allow and think about it as often as their time allows.
8 Feb 2017
There is no liturgy and no ritual, no hierarchy and no institution in philosophic worship, nor are they needed.
14 Aug 2012
Mankind is led by easy preparatory stages towards the highest philosophy. Only when they are well grounded in true religion or mysticism and sound metaphysics is the full and final revelation made to them.
23 Sep 2016
Those who are attached to the religious creed into which they have been born have no need to discard it merely because they wish to avail themselves of the knowledge and benefits provided by philosophy, for by applying its light to the creed, to the forms and the symbols, they will find much more meaning and depth in them...
20 Aug 2016
Buddha said, ”Proclaim the Truth”; he did not say, ”Convert others to the Truth.” It is for the philosopher to make it available, to open up a way for others, but not to count the gains or weigh the harvest.
23 Dec 2018
Philosophy does all that religion does for a man, but it does more. It not only restores or reinforces faith in a higher Power, gives each life a higher meaning, brings consolation and support during trouble, and ennobles one's treatment of other people, but also explains the deeper mysteries of the nature of God, the universe, and man.
2 Sep 2021
Those who have passed through the disciplines of body, intellect, and emotion are no longer on the same level as those who have not. They need a teaching appropriate in every way to their higher development.
12 Feb 2014
If we do not tell others that the truth exists, how will anyone ever know about it?
2 Dec 2017
The sage seeks to descend and meet a man at his own level, and then try to lift him just a little higher…
2 Dec 2013
He does not have to enter a church or temple to stand in God's presence: he is continually there.
25 Mar 2016
Who is willing to sacrifice his worldly interests for the sake of coming closer to the intangible Overself...?
5 Oct 2016
The shelter which religion offers the masses has its correspondence in the strength which philosophy offers the few.
28 Apr 2021
Philosophy is profoundly religious, but it is not a religion. Men belonging to different folds may study and practise it.
22 Oct 2012
If ideas, truths, knowledge of enormous importance to the human race, as well as a way of life founded upon them, are not to vanish from the world altogether, a few men and women here and there must carefully preserve them and lovingly nurture them.
10 Oct 2012
This universal message is destined to flow all over the world. Its bearers will be none other than the writings of ancient and modern seers. It will bring people the opportunity to grow, to go forward…