JANUARY the 4th is the day of Mercury, or Hermes-Buddha, the ancients taught. They also taught the birth of the year signals a unique energy upgrade.
“The astral life of the earth is young and strong between Christmas and Easter,” Blavatsky wrote, and “those who form their wishes now, will have added strength to fulfill them consistently.”
And Truth, like the Life Force, springs eternal. What was taught 2,500 years ago by Buddha is still studied today.
And what the Master Krishna taught his disciple Arjuna in The Bhagavad-Gita, 2,500 years earlier, is a cautionary teaching humanity needs most now.
“The Self is the friend of self,” Krishna tells Arjuna, and added paradoxically: “also its enemy.”
In an article with the same title, theosophical teacher W. Q. Judge explains: “this sentence in the Bhagavad- Gita has been often passed over as being either meaningless or mysterious.”
But it is this powerful human duality which helps explain why so many religious sects, while publicly espousing harmony and peace, are at the same time