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‘Satyan nāsti paro dharma’

 

Theosophy is the majestic wisdom-religion of the archaic ages and is as old as thinking man. It was delivered to the first … thinking human beings on this earth, by highly intelligent spiritual entities from superior spheres. This ancient doctrine, this esoteric system, has been passed down from guardians to guardians to guardians through innumerable generations until our own time. Furthermore, portions of this original and majestic system have been given out at various periods of time to various races in various parts of the world by those guardians when humanity stood in need of such extension and elaboration of spiritual and intellectual thought.

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Editorial 27:

 

Glossary with The Secret Mountain

Recently we presented on this website the mystical stories of The Secret Mountain and Other Tales by Kenneth Morris, which have a deep theosophical basis. They are not only enjoyable to read, but have a very deep content due to the author’s meditations on the deeper, even esoteric, meaning of mythological literature from the Celts, the Chinese, Persia, India and others. All his works are based on ancient myths from the hoary past and from East to West, from China through Asia and Europe to the Pre-colombian Americas.

The Secret Mountain and other Tales is a collection taken from various cultures. It is the habit of Kenneth Morris to rather let you intuitively ponder the meaning of things, then to fix you on facts – that may attract your attention to the mind-side of the myths rather than to the heart-side of them. Nevertheless the editors of Daily Theosophy thought it useful to look up a number of localities, names and historical contexts of the stories, for those who wish to study these stories in their wider contexts. In our days much more is available to the public of these various cultures than in the days when Kenneth Morris wrote in the early part of the twentieth century. Thus we composed this small Glossary.

Because the online publication of The Secret Mountain is a scan from the original printed book, it was not possible to make links directly from the text to the Glossary. We also published a translation of each of the stories in Dutch as De Geheime Berg en andere vertellingen – in which we could make links from the terms in the text directly to the Dutch translation of the Glossary terms.

Never forget that Kenneth Morris’ writings are, though written in the typical style of his time, indeed perennial and universal in their contents, and their value might well be enjoyed by people living in centuries in the future:

Glossary to The Secret Mountain and Other Tales

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Nederlands (In Dutch): Onlangs werd door de theosofische stichting “De Phoenix” een oud maar heel fundamenteel boekje van Charles Ryan uit de eerste helft van de 20ste eeuw opnieuw uitgebracht. Het is nog altijd een uitstekende gids voor mensen die kennis willen maken met de algemene outline van het theosofische stelsel. In deze uitgave is de Sanskrit spelling aangepast aan de international erkende normen, en heeft de redacteur de tekst soms aangevuld met voorbeelden uit de modernere wetenschap. U kunt het gratis online lezen en downloaden: Charles Ryan: Wat is Theosofie?

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The Shepherd

(The shepherd)

Of course, the day after that horror night, the sheep had to be given back to its owner. He wouldn’t be happy with the blood in the sheep’s wool. Shano, himself, after his wound was treated, wanted to bring the sheep back, and was followed at a little distance by most of the other boys. They still didn’t know if the shepherd or his wife had ever missed their one sheep, but they would find out soon.

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