The Caring Spirit


FOLLOWING H. P. Blavatsky’s death in 1891, an editorial was published in the New York Daily Tribune (founded by Horace Greeley) noting:

“Madame Blavatsky held that the regeneration of mankind must be based upon the development of altruism.

“In this she was at one with the greatest thinkers, not alone of the present day, but of all time,” the Editorial acknowledged.

“And, it is becoming more and more apparent, at one with the strongest spiritual tendencies of the age.

“This alone would entitle her teachings to the candid and serious consideration of all who respect the influences that make for righteousness.”

Some of  the clearest statements of Blavatsky’s ethical views, are in The Key to Theosophy with the keynote that “altruism is an integral part of self-development.”

Please note, this post has been revised and republished at:

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5 responses to “The Caring Spirit

  1. Hi Odin, just wanted to say.., thank you!! ☺ Thank you so very much for sharing this with us. Still reading..So much to read and learn so that we can put it into practice..Blessings of Light and Love, always!! -J.;

  2. Hi Odin, just wanted to say.., thank you!! ☺ Thank you so very much for sharing this with us. Still reading..So much to read and learn so that we can put it into practice..Blessings of Light and Love, always!! -J.

  3. Another inspiring post with amazing material! Can’t express all my gratitude..

  4. A heartening clip ‘Dog Saves an Injured Dog’.

    Altruism spreads throughout nature, as much as among the canines as among aquatic mammals such as dolphins’ behaviour in protecting humans in distress.

    The kingdoms of nature appear to each have their own degrees of consciousness but which is expressed in different ways.

    HPB speaks of the sage who knows what is passing in the mind of an ant, and Patanjali of the one who has overcome himself being immune from wild animals.

    • Yes, the various Kingdoms, then, do have ‘mind’– probably more developed than we usually give credit. To know for certain, we would need to become a “Keshara” or “sky-walker”– The Voice of the Silence says: “As explained in the 6th. Adhyaya of that king of mystic works the Dhyaneswari — the body of the Yogi becomes as one formed of the wind; as ‘a cloud from which limbs have sprouted out,’ after which — “he (the Yogi) beholds the things beyond the seas and stars; he hears the language of the Devas and comprehends it, and perceives what is passing in the mind of the ant.”‘

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