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Spirituality never ages. This book contains lectures held in 1895, but which are as relevant today as then, if not more so.A temple on a mountain top is described. It is encircled by courts, quite similar to the concentric courtyards (prakaram) of a Hindu temple.Aspirants are climbing up the Mountain of Evolution and waiting in the enclosure outside the Temple - THE OUTER COURT. None are in the Outer Court save those who have definitely dedicated themselves to service. Much has to be accomplished in the Outer Court, classified by the author as purification, thought control, character building, spiritual alchemy and 'On the Threshold'. These are to be practised simultaneously, sincerely and continuously.This book is an imprint of the Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, and is imported from India.Theosophy is not a Religion’, says Madame Blavatsky; it is Religion itself, the Wisdom Religion from which individual religions have sprung. It is the one bond of unity, which is so universal and all-embracing, that no man as no speck – from the Gods and mortals down to animals, the blade of grass and atom – can be outside of its light. Therefore, any organization or body of that name must necessarily be a UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD.
Theosophy can be practised by Christian or heathen, Jew or Gentile, by agnostic or materialist and atheist, provided that none of these is a bigoted fanatic, who refuses to recognize as his brother or sister a person outside his own special creed or belief. Theosophy embraces every science of life, moral and physical, because it shows the connection of man and all things in the universe with each other.
This book is an imprint of the Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, and is imported from India.

In the Outer Court

  • Annie Besant

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