Helena Blavatsky

1831 - 1891

A Quote by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

"Resist not evil," that is, do not complain of or feel anger against the inevitable disagreeables of life. Forget yourself (in working for others). If men revile, persecute, or wrong one, why resist? In the resistance we create greater evils.

Helena Blavatsky (1831 - 1891)

Source: Some Practical Suggestons for Daily Life

Contributed by: Theosophist

A Quote by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

Never allow any unnecessary or vain thought to occupy your mind. This is more easily said than done. You cannot make your mind a blank all at once. So in the beginning try to prevent evil or idle thoughts by occupying your mind with the analysis of your own faults, or the contemplation of the Perfect Ones.

Helena Blavatsky (1831 - 1891)

Source: Some Practical Suggestions for Daily Life

Contributed by: Theosophist

A Quote by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

The right motive for seeking self-knowledge is that which pertains to knowledge and not to self. Self-knowledge is worth seeking by virtue of its being knowledge, and not by virtue of its pertaining to self. The main requisite for acquiring self-knowledge is pure love. Seek knowledge for pure love, and self-knowledge eventually crowns the effort. The fact of a student growing impatient is proof positive that he works for reward, and not for love, and that, in its turn proves that he does not deserve the great victory in store for those who really work for pure love.

Helena Blavatsky (1831 - 1891)

Source: Some Practical Suggestons for Daily Life

Contributed by: Theosophist

A Quote by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

If we admit that we are in the stream of evolution, then each circumstance must be to us quite right. And in our failure to perform set acts should be our greatest help, for we can in no other way learn that calmness which Krishna insists upon. If all our plans succeeded, then no contrasts would appear to us. Also those plans we make may all be made ignorantly, and thus wrongly, and kind Nature will not permit us to carry them out. We get no blame for the plan, but we may acquire karmic demerit by not accepting the impossibility of achieving. If you are at all cast down, then by just that much are your thoughts lessened in power. One could be confined in a prison and yet be a worker for the cause. So I pray you to remove from your mind any distaste for present circumstances. If you can succeed in looking at it all as just what you in fact desired, ["You" meaning the Higher Self. We are as we make ourselves ] then it will act not only as strengthener of your thoughts, but will act reflexly on your body and make it stronger.

Helena Blavatsky (1831 - 1891)

Source: Some Practical Suggestons for Daily Life

Contributed by: Theosophist

A Quote by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

I suspect, however, that it is precisely the intelligent and rich classes which would abuse occult powers for their own benefit and profit, much more than the ignorant and poor ones. The first law of the Sacred Science is never to use one’s knowledge for one’s own interest, but to work with and for others. But how many people could one find in Europe-America ready to sacrifice themselves for their fellowmen? An Adept who is sick has no right to use his magnetic force to lessen his personal suffering as long as there is, to his knowledge, a single creature that suffers and whose physical or mental pain he can lessen, if not heal. It is so to speak the exaltation of the suffering of one’s self, for the benefit of the health and happiness of others.

Helena Blavatsky (1831 - 1891)

Source: Collected Writings Vol VIII, p. 81

Contributed by: Theosophist

A Quote by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

A solitary ascetic is a symbol of the most cowardly egotism; a hermit who flees from his brothers instead of helping them to carry the burden of life, to work for others, and to put their shoulders to the wheel of social life, is a coward who hides himself when the battle is on, and goes to sleep drunk on an opiate.

Helena Blavatsky (1831 - 1891)

Source: Collected Writings Vol VIII, p. 73

Contributed by: Theosophist

A Quote by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky on determination, freedom, enlightenment, self-realization, world community, life, and love

"Prepare, and be forewarned in time.  If thou hast tried and failed, O dauntless fighter, yet lose not courage: fight on, and to the charge return again and yet again...
Remember, thou that fightest for man's liberation, each failure is success, and each sincere attempt wins its rewards in time."

Helena Blavatsky (1831 - 1891)

Source: The Voice of the Silence, The Seven Portals

Contributed by: J.Maeve

A Quote by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky on light, enlightenment, suffering, and humanity

Hast thou attuned thyself to the suffering of humanity, O candidate for light?

Helena Blavatsky (1831 - 1891)

Source: The Voice of the Silence

Contributed by: Kaleidoscope Eyes

A Quote by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky on fear, heart, and path

The more thou dost advance, the more thy feet pitfalls will meet. The Path that leadeth on is lighted by one fire - the light of daring burning in the heart. The more one dares, the more he shall obtain. The more he fears, the more that light shall pale.

Helena Blavatsky (1831 - 1891)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky on knowledge and learning

Knowledge increases in proportion to its use; that is, the more we teach the more we learn.

Helena Blavatsky (1831 - 1891)

Contributed by: Zaady

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