Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. (Read more inside ..)
Sometimes we wish we were small,
wish we were somewhere,
wish we had something.
But sometimes, we wish too much
that we miss to enjoy who er are,
where we are, what we have. (Read more inside ..)
There is no better exercise for the heart
than reaching down and lifting people up
May you be a blessing to others
as God blesses you... (Read more inside ..)
They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.
Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.
Have no friends not equal to yourself.
He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed.
by confucius (Read more inside ..)
THE name Lemuria is an invention of P. L. Sclater, who asserted, between 1850 and 1860, on zoological grounds the actual existence, in prehistoric times, of a Continent which he showed to have extended from Madagascar to Ceylon and Sumatra. According to The Secret Doctrine, Lemuria, which served as the cradle of the Third Root Race, not only embraced a vast area in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, but extended in the shape of a horseshoe past Madagascar, round "South Africa" (then a mere fragment in the process of formation), through the Atlantic up to Norway. Africa, as a continent, was never part and parcel of either Lemuria or Atlantis. But Sweden and Norway formed part and parcel of ancient Lemuria, also of Atlantis on the European side, it is said. Lemuria was not submerged as Atlantis was, but was sunk under the waves, owing to earthquakes and subterranean fires, as Great Britain and Europe will be one day.
Just as in the case of Race-evolution, so in that of the shifting and re-shifting of continental masses, no hard and fast lines can be drawn where a new order ends and another begins. Continuity in natural processes is never broken. The first continent which came into existence capped over the whole North Pole like one unbroken crust, and remains so to this day. During the Second Race more land emerged from under the waters as a continuation of the "head" from the neck, down to a latitude of what is now roughly Greenland, and Eastern and Western Siberia. This broke asunder and disappeared. In the early part of the Third Race, Lemuria was formed. When it was destroyed in its turn, Atlantis appeared.
As the early root races must remain beyond the comprehension of minds trained in Western thought, it is found useless to speak in detail of the First and Second, and even of the Third in its earliest stage. It would be impossible to attempt, within the compass of even several volumes, a consecutive and detailed account of the evolution and progress of the first three races, except so far as to give a general view of it. Race the First had no history of its own. Of race the Second the same may be said. One has to begin with the Third, when it reached its full human period, lest the uninitiated reader should find himself hopelessly bewildered. But Third Race mankind is the most mysterious of all the hitherto developed five Races. It was by the end of the 5th sub-race only that mankind was born under the same conditions and by the same identical process as our historical generations. From its early stage, to that time, required "millions of years" for the transformation.
The Third Root Race shows three distinct divisions or aspects physiologically and psychically: the earliest, sinless; the middle portions awakening to intelligence; and the third and last decidedly animal, i.e., Manas succumbs to the temptations of Kama. The Third Race were Hermaphrodites until the fall, or separation of the sexes into male and female. It is only at the mid-point of the Third Root Race that man was endowed with Manas.
Each class of Creators endows man with what it has to give: the one builds his external form; the other gives him its essence, which later on becomes the Human Higher Self owing to the personal exertions of the individual. The first Dhyanis, commissioned to "create" man in their image, could only throw off their shadows, like a delicate model for the Nature Spirits of matter to work upon. Man is, beyond any doubt, formed physically out of the dust of the Earth, but his creators and fashioners were many. During its childhood, mankind was composed wholly of the Angelic Host, who were the indwelling Spirits.
Tradition speaks of an Island inhabited by the last of the Sons of Will and Yoga of the Third Race, who with a few tribes escaped the cataclysm. In Isis it is stated that "This race could live with equal ease in water, air, or fire, for it had an unlimited control over the elements. These were the 'Sons of God' -- they who became the divine Instructors of men and imparted Nature's most weird secrets, and revealed the ineffable and now lost 'word'." That "Island," according to belief, exists to the present hour, somewhere in the Gobi Desert. There are traditions and chronicles of such dynasties of divine Kings -- of gods reigning over men followed by dynasties of Heroes or Giants -- existing in the annals of every nation. This accounts for the fact that peoples separated by oceans, possess the same "fairy-tales" in the same order of events. It is these Beings who appear first as "gods" and Creators; then they merge in nascent man, to finally emerge as "divine-Kings and Rulers." But this fact has been gradually forgotten. The Lemuro-Atlanteans were the first who had a dynasty of Spirit-Kings, actual living Devas (or demi-gods or Angels) who had assumed bodies to rule over them, and who in their turn, instructed them in the arts and sciences.
In the first or earlier portion of the existence of this Third Race, while it was yet in its state of purity, the "Sons of Wisdom," who incarnated in this Race, produced by Kriyasakti a progeny called the "Sons of Will and Yoga," and by other names. The account speaks of "the Initiator and a group of semi-divine and semi-human beings, set apart for certain purposes. They are those in whom are said to have incarnated the highest Dhyanis from previous Manvantaras, to form the nursery for future human adepts, on this earth, and during the present cycle." The Third Race had thus created the so-called Sons of Will and Yoga, or the "ancestors" (the spiritual forefathers) of all the subsequent and present Arhats, or Mahatmas, in a truly immaculate way. They were indeed created, not begotten, as were their brethren of the Fourth Race, who were generated sexually after the separation of the sexes, the Fall of Man.
The "Fall of the angels," was due to their rebellion against Karmic Law. The "fall of man" was no fall at all, for he was irresponsible.
The reader must remember that of the Hosts of Dhyanis, whose turn it was to incarnate as the Egos of the immortal, but on this plane senseless monads -- some "obeyed" (the law of evolution) immediately when the men of the Third Race became physiologically and physically ready, i.e., when they had separated into the sexes. These were those early conscious Beings who, now adding conscious knowledge and will to their inherent Divine purity, created by Kriyasakti the semi-Divine man, who became the seed on earth for future adepts.
Those, on the other hand, who, jealous of their intellectual freedom (unfettered as it then was by the bonds of matter), said -- "We can choose ... we have wisdom," and incarnated far later -- these had their first Karmic punishment prepared for them. They got bodies physiologically inferior to their astral models, because their chhayas had belonged to progenitors of an inferior degree in the seven classes. As to those "Sons of Wisdom" who had "deferred" their incarnation till the Fourth Race, which was already tainted (physiologically) with sin and impurity, they produced a terrible cause, the Karmic result of which weighs on them to this day.
The Third Race FELL -- and created no longer; it begat its progeny. Being still mindless at the period of the separation it begot, moreover, anomalous offspring, until its physiological nature had adjusted its instincts in the right direction. It "begot from large females of the animal kingdom the anthropoids...." But this "unnatural union in the Third Race, when man had not yet the light of Manas given to him, was not a crime against nature, since, no mind being present save in the merest germ, no responsibility could attach." Like the "lords the gods" of the Bible, the "Sons of Wisdom," the Dhyan-Chohans, had warned them to leave alone the fruit forbidden by Nature: but the warning proved of no value. Men realized the unfitness -- we must not say sin -- of what they had done, only when too late: after the angelic monads from higher spheres had incarnated in, and endowed them with understanding. To that day they had remained simply physical, like the animals generated from them.
There is a period of a few millions of years between the first "mindless" race and the highly intelligent and intellectual later "Lemurians." That Third and holy Race consisted of men who, at their zenith, were described as "towering giants of godly strength and beauty, and the depositaries of all the mysteries of Heaven and Earth." That power, by which they first created, is just that which has since caused them to be degraded from their high status to the position of evil spirits, of Satan and his Host, created in their turn by the unclean fancy of exoteric creeds. It was by Kriyasakti, that mysterious and divine power latent in the will of every man, and which, if not called to life, quickened and developed by Yogi-training, remains dormant in 999,999 men out of a million, and gets atrophied.
There were men during the early geological periods, men and civilized nations, who under the guidance of their divine Rulers, built large cities, cultivated arts and sciences, and knew astronomy, architecture and mathematics to perfection. This primeval civilization did not, as one may think, immediately follow their physiological transformation. Between the final evolution and the first city built, many hundreds of thousands of years had passed. Yet, we find the Lemurians in their sixth sub-race building their first rock-cities out of stone and lava. One of such cities of primitive structure was built entirely of lava, some thirty miles west from where Easter Island now stretches its narrow piece of sterile ground, and was entirely destroyed by a series of volcanic eruptions.
The "one-eyed" cyclopes, the giants fabled as the sons of Coelus and Terra -- three in number, according to Hesiod -- were the last three sub-races of the Lemurians, the "one-eye" referring to the Wisdom eye; for the two front eyes were fully developed as physical organs only in the beginning of the Fourth Race. The adventures of Ulysses with the Cyclopes, in the Odyssey, is an allegorical record of the gradual passage from the Cyclopean civilization of stone and colossal buildings to the more sensual and physical culture of the Atlanteans, which finally caused the last of the Third Race to lose their all-penetrating spiritual eye -- Ulysses being said to belong to the cycle of heroes of the Fourth Race.
Nearly all of the gods of Egypt, Greece and Phoenicia, as well as those of other Pantheons, are of a northern origin and originated in Lemuria, towards the close of the Third Race, after its full physical and physiological evolution had been completed. All the "fables" of Greece were built on historical facts, if that history had only passed unadulterated by myths to posterity. The Third Race was pre-eminently the bright shadow, at first, of the gods, whom tradition exiles on Earth after the allegorical war in Heaven; which became still more allegorical on Earth, for it was the war between spirit and matter. This war will last till the inner and divine man adjusts his outer terrestrial self to his own spiritual nature. Till then the dark and fierce passions of the former will be at eternal feud with his master, the Divine man. But the animal will be tamed one day, because its nature will be changed, and harmony will reign once more between the two as before the "Fall," when even mortal man was created by the Elements and was not born.
In the present all-material Fifth Race, the earthly Spirit of the Fourth is still strong in us. But we are approaching the time when the pendulum of evolution will direct its swing decidedly upwards, bringing Humanity back on a parallel line with the primitive Third Root Race in Spirituality. (Read more inside ..)
People may be unkind, just be kind
They may cheat you, just be honest
They may forget your good deeds, just continue doing good
In the end, it's between you and God,
not you and them... (Read more inside ..)
I seek not compassion, I’ve got unfriendliness
I seek not kindness, I’ve got incomprehension
I seek not gentleness, I’ve got violence
I seek not patience, I’ve got anxiety
I seek not forgiveness, I’ve got culpability
I seek not love, I’ve got antipathy
I seek not modesty, I’ve got humiliated
Oh thy soul is so precious
be not afraid to seek the living words
When the sun goes down another soul is lost in the abyss of darkness (Read more inside ..)
What to keep, what to bring, what to leave behind, these travelers know. What to remember, what to forget of names, faces, words, handshakes, languages, kisses exchanges at depots, airport, junction, pier, train station, oases of one kind or another spaces traversed, sign, souvenirs, collected or left behind, treasures of the open road or just a trash but in my heart the memories I treasured a lot. (Read more inside ..)
Release the regrets of yesterday
refuse the tears of tomorrow
and receive instead the peace of today
God bless! It's such a beautiful morning!
Enjoy your day! (Read more inside ..)
Three levels of Hyphothermia
Stage 1 - Body temp drops 1.8° to 3.6° F below normal. Mild to strong shivering begins. Hands become numb, and complex tasks are unable to be performed.
Stage 2 - Body temp drops 3.6° to 7.2° F below normal. Violent shivering. Apparent muscle mis-coordination. Victim becomes pale. Smaller extremities may become blue.
Stage 3 - Body temp drops below 90° F. Shivering stops. Difficulty speaking. Sluggish thinking. Amnesia. Inability to use hands. Cellular metabolic processes shut down. Major organs fail. Clinical death occurs. Because of decreased cellular activity in this stage, brain death takes longer. (Which means, however you might be able to think, you are aware that the rest of you is dead, basically.)
Last December 09, 2008 at around 8:30 P.M. I felt the chilling freeze that come beneath my foot then upward. I started shivering my body could no longer bear the excruciating pain plus the involuntary movement of muscles till the break of the dawn… I did not sleep for I’m afraid to end my life just like that… I took a lukewarm water to expel the numbness of my body… to my surprise it work…. So I have to go to work for I have unfinished business to deal with…..
With the help of prayer I’ve overcome such painful and probably the signing off of my life…. I thank God for giving me another chance… Thank you so much………. (Read more inside ..)
No matter how softly you whisper a prayer,
God surely listens and understands
He knows the hopes and fears
you keep in your heart.
For when you trust is his love, miracles happen... (Read more inside ..)
I'm your friend, but God is your best friend
You can cry to me, but God cay dry your tears.
I love you, but God loves you deeper
You can hold my hand,
but God can carry you better. (Read more inside ..)
If people around you
are trying to pull you down
be proud of it...
It only means one thing
you are above them. (Read more inside ..)
If there's one thing in my life that's missing
It's the time that i spend alone
Sailing on the cool and bright clear water
There's lots of those friendly people
They're showing me ways to go
But I never wanna lost their inspiration
Time for a cool change
I know that it's time for a cool change
(and) Now that my life is so pre-arranged
I know that it's time for a cool change
Well, I was born in the sign of water
and it's there that I feel my best
The albatross and the wholes, they are my
It's kind of a special feelin
(When you're) out on the sea alone
Starting at the full moon like a lover
I've never been romantic
and sometimes, I don'nt care
I know it may sound selfish
But let me breath the air
Yeah, let me breathe the air
Yes, indeed, yes, indeed
Yes, indeed, yes, indeed
You know, it's time for a cool, cool change... (Read more inside ..)
To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.
To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle.
What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
by confucius (Read more inside ..)
One starry night, a pure white object descended from above a mortal could not help but to amaze thy self… In a blink of an eye an immortal being with unblemished heart walk with me.... Cherishing its moment but this mortal could not help his heart but to fall in love with her guardian, but her heart belongs to other....
This mortal man’s heart is like a molten magma with excessive force waiting to burst like a volcano… but the mortal man did not want a catastrophe to happen for it will wreck both their lives... This poor man's heart was contained just like a dormant volcano where nobody knows when it will burst…
This mortal man still hoping and waiting that someday his lovely angel may appear again... (Read more inside ..)
Though living lemur species are only found in Madagascar and several surrounding islands, the biogeography of extinct lemurs extends from Pakistan to Malaysia. The wide range of the animals inspired the name Lemuria, which was coined in 1864 by the zoologist Philip Sclater in an article "The Mammals of Madagascar" in The Quarterly Journal of Science. Puzzled by the presence of fossil lemurs in both Madagascar and India, but not in Africa nor the Middle East, Sclater proposed that Madagascar and India had once been part of a larger continent.
Sclater's theory was hardly unusual for his time. The acceptance of Darwinism led scientists to seek to trace the diffusion of species from their points of evolutionary origin. Prior to the acceptance of continental drift, biologists frequently postulated submerged land masses in order to account for populations of land-based species now separated by barriers of water. Similarly, geologists tried to account for striking resemblances of rock formations on different continents. The first systematic attempt was made by Melchior Neumayr in his book Erdgeschichte in 1887. Many hypothetical submerged land bridges and continents were proposed during the 19th century, in order to account for the present distribution of species.
After gaining some acceptance within the scientific community, the concept of Lemuria began to appear in the works of other scholars. Ernst Haeckel, a German Darwinian taxonomist, proposed Lemuria as an explanation for the absence of "missing link" fossil records. According to another source, Haeckel put forward this thesis prior to Sclater (but without using the name 'Lemuria'). Locating the origins of the human species on this lost continent, he claimed the fossil record could not be found because it had sunk beneath the sea.
Other scientists hypothesized that Lemuria had extended across parts of the Pacific oceans, seeking to explain distributions of species across Asia and the Americas.
The Lemuria theory disappeared completely from conventional scientific consideration after the theories of plate tectonics and continental drift were accepted by the larger scientific community. According to the theory of plate tectonics (now the only accepted paradigm in geology), Madagascar and India were indeed once part of the same landmass (thus accounting for geological resemblances), but plate movement caused India to break away millions of years ago, and move to its present location. The original landmass broke apart - it did not sink beneath sea level.
In 1999, drilling by the JOIDES Resolution research vessel in the Indian Ocean discovered evidence that a large island, the Kerguelen Plateau, was submerged about 20 million years ago by rising sea levels. Samples showed pollen and fragments of wood in a 90 million-year-old sediment. Although this discovery might encourage scholars to expect similarities in dinosaur fossil evidence, and may contribute to understanding the breakup of the Indian and Australian land masses, it does not support the concept of Lemuria as a land bridge for mammals.
Within Blavatsky's complex cosmology, which includes seven "Root Races", Lemuria was occupied by the "Third Root Race", described as about seven foot tall, sexually hermaphroditic, egg-laying, mentally undeveloped and spiritually more pure than the following "Root Races". Before the coming of the Lemurians, the second "Root Race" is said to have dwelled in Hyperborea. After the subsequent creation of mammals, Mme Blavatsky revealed to her readers, some Lemurians turned to bestiality. The gods, aghast at the behavior of these "mindless" men, sank Lemuria into the ocean and created a "Fourth Root Race"—endowed with intellect—on Atlantis.
One of the most elaborate accounts of lost continents was given by the later theosophical author William Scott Elliott. The English theosophist said he received his knowledge from the Theosophical Masters by "astral clairvoyance." In 1896, in "The Story of Atlantis & The Lost Lemuria", he described the continent of Lemuria as stretching from the east coast of Africa across the Indian and the Pacific Oceans.
James Bramwell described Lemuria in his book, Lost Atlantis, as “a continent that occupied a large part of what is now the South Pacific Ocean.” Quoting Story of Atlantis, by William Scott-Elliott; “Atlantis, according to Scott-Elliott’s first map, which shows it 1,000,000 years ago, extended ‘from a point a few degrees east of Iceland to about the site now occupied by Rio de Janeiro in South America. Embracing Texas and the Gulf of Mexico, the Southern and Eastern states of America, up to and including Labrador, it stretched across the ocean to our own islands, - Scotland and Ireland… embraced Brazil and the whole stretch of ocean across to the African Gold Coast.”
Bramwell described the people of Lemuria in detail and attributed them with being one of the “root-races of humanity.” According to Bramwell, Lemurians are the ascendants of the Altlanteans, who survived the period “of the general racial decadence which affected the Lemurians in the last stages of their evolution.” From “a select division of” the Atlanteans - after their promotion to decadence - Bramwell claims the Aryan race arose. “Lemurians, Atlanteans, and Aryans are root-races of humanity,” according to Bramwell.
James Churchward, another prolific writer on the theme of lost lands, identified Lemuria with Mu. (Read more inside ..)
The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.
Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.
It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
Men's natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.
Respect yourself and others will respect you.
Study the past if you would define the future. (Read more inside ..)