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r U philosophy which teaches the
aIaHv of moral ca!use andffect, and
ptbmotes the ' joy of universal
'brotherhood and needs no' per
"zt 'Re-incarnatfon," the' repeated
' 'births on earth of1 us all, until we
'have attained" sd Vich a ystore of
life andknowledge that ddath is
" impossible; that each man can
and must b"e his own savior, "can
-apportion joy orpain unto him
self, can at any moment turn to
the divine light withm himself
'ahd begin to learn of his own df
5 vinlty; that;outside of ourselves,
there is" no power m the universe
fronix which we have anything to
fear. s '
When Katherine Tingley came
west with these theories in 1900
v andsfablfshed the theosophical
headquarters, she' was accom-
' panied by a mere handful of de-
'voted Tollowerswho were deter
" mined to tfit tfie doctrine of the
osophy to actual trial in daily life.
"A Raja Yoga school o'f four
"pupils was established; today it
numbers 500 students, from wee
" tots in" the nursery to nonogen
arians; the majority of .whom are
-psreparihg to go out info the
, world and spread the teachings
' The oTilect of the school is in
rte!ch self-reliance, self discipline,'!
cnaracier ouuaing, me recogni
tion of the divine within one'?
""self; and-to bring-about a perfect
"takince'of all the' faculties.
'' Musici is made a parf of -the stu
dent life; for "harmony- is' consid
ered tiecessary for" natural
r growth. Art, alsp, is made abac
tor, fp ittendg tQ develop "an Ap
preciation of the beautiful," Aca
demic subjects a well .handled
also, and the .student emerges
equipped to follow, professions
from forestry to .the practice of
Studies are never a taslc. The
school period is two or three
hours a day, and the rtst of the
time is given over to regulated
pastimes, outdoor games, manual
training,, music or other such
Home life is preserved,; the
marjiedLpeople litfe in tent houses,
"hungalows and beautiful villas.
No one is bothered by the servant",
problem, for .all cooking is done
in a central .kitchen, the meals
served from there fo the different
"AH work done is purely volun
tary,.each ready and willing to do
his share to help the others along.
Those who have independent
means help each as .each sees fit;
there is no compulsion.
,. The only obligatory teaching "
of theosophy is this: that every
member must" adhere o the
teaching of universal brother
hood, must seek to practice it, live
purely.and act nobly.
X am glad I am poor
And have only to fret
About ray next meal,
The one I'm to4get
While the sad mUliopaire,
, Grim Dyspepsia"spet,
Must worry about .
The one he'sjust et
Blue-blooded cows do hot give
. n .