2010 June Programme

Tuesday, 1st June 2010  7 p.m.*

Mahatma Letters Study Class

Continuation of Letters No. 85A & 85B (The Famous Contradictions) and Letters 86 & 87


LETTER 85A consists of the items listed by Sinnett.


LETTER 85B contains the Mahatma’s answers, plus comments on some other matters. The numbers in brackets in the Mahatma’s answers refer to those in Sinnett’s letter.

The items mentioned by Sinnett in 85A are not taken up until later in the 85B. The Mahatma’s comment under (1) refers to Sinnett’s opening statement in which he says that the so-called ‘contradictions’ did not ‘fret’ him and so he had delayed acting on the Mahatma’s suggestion.

LETTER No. 86.—Sinnett had been very eager to interest Colonel Chesney in Theosophy and had rather pressed the Mahatma to pay some attention to him — even to the extent of sending him a portrait of himself. But Sinnett seemed to change his mind completely. Here the Mahatma implies that the Colonel had lost interest in the Society — and this may have been due to Fern since he seems to have had something to do with the situation.


LETTER No. 87.—It is in this letter that KH makes the statement: ‘The Society will never perish as an institution, although branches and individuals in it may.’ He also states that the esoteric doctrines have to be made public gradually.


5th June 2010 2:30 p.m.

Commencement of the Meditation Course

Lecture 1: Basic Rules of Meditation


How to go about meditation and what results to expect; the 3 stages of meditation; how to train the monkey mind.


5th June 2010 5 p.m.

Understanding Karma

All members and friends are welcome to participate in the discussion on this great eternal law of Nature—the Law of Cause and Effect or better known as the Law of Karma. The subject is open to the audience for topical discussion following an introduction by Chong Sanne. This programme will be particularly useful for those who attended the recently concluded ACT 31.


Tuesday, 8th June 2010  7 p.m.*

Mahatma Letters Study Class

Letter No. 88 (The Letter Concerning God)


LETTER No. 88.—This is one of the letters most often referred to, sometimes called the ‘Letter concerning God’. The letter is a rather long one, but it is one the student must come to grips with if he is to understand the philosophy of the Mahatmas. Some preliminary comments are essential. The student must bear in mind that, in using the word ‘God’, the Mahatma is dealing with the common concept of a being who, so to speak, sits outside his creation, quite separate from it, but with power over every atom in it. In short, the kind of God in whom many people, and certainly many people in the West, believed implicitly for decades; and of course, many still do. The Mahatma points out that a being cannot be other than limited; a being cannot be omnipresent..


12th June 2010 2:30 p.m.

Meditation Course

Lecture 2: Meditation for Development of the True Self


Insight into the real nature of thought and how it can be used in meditation for the development of the True Self.


12th June 2010 5 p.m.*

Glimpses Of The Occult World

This is the first of a series of talks by Chong Sanne chronicling the incidents and phenomena that took place in the early history of the TS. This month we shall the events and incidents up to 1878.


This first talk features the voice of C. W. Leadbeater, in a rare recording of 1932, as he explains the existence of the Masters of the Wisdom and the Occult Hierarchy in an occult commentary on ‘The Great White Lodge’.


See article on Glimpses of The Occult World in the 2010 June Newsletter.

Tuesday, 15th June 2010  7 p.m.*

Mahatma Letters Study Class

Letters No. 89 & 90


LETTER No. 89.—This is a letter from the Mahatma M asking a favour of Sinnett. Mainly this seems to be that he try to get Hume under some control and that he help the Mahatma KH in his efforts to save the Simla Eclectic TS which appears to have been degenerating considerably. At this time Hume was still president of that branch.


LETTER No. 90.—This letter seems to be closely related to Letter 88 (ML-10) in subject matter and should be studied in connection with that letter.


As contents of these letter are substantial we may need two sessions to completely cover this one letter.


19th June 2010 2:30 p.m.

Meditation Course

Lecture 3: Meditation to achieve Union with the Divine


How meditation is used to achieve the ultimate goal of all meditation—Union with the Divine.


19th June 2010  5 p.m.

In The Outer Court

Bro. Choong Chi Pin continues his book study of In The Outer Court a book by Annie Besant.


From the Purification of Anger we come to the Purification of Love and continues on with Thought Control, the next chapter. In this new chapter Dr Besant highlights the difference in view taken between a thoughtful well-balanced virtuous man in the world and that of an Occultist.


Tuesday, 22nd June 2010  7 p.m.*

Mahatma Letters Study Class

Letter No. 91 & LMW I-43


LETTER No. 91.—Sinnett was still at Simla when his letter was received, and HPB (who had been taken to Sikkim by the Mahatma M because of her serious illness) was resting in a monastery. She had been in Sikkim only a few days.


26th June 2010  5 p.m.

The Inner Life

Bro. Kam Chai Heng continues his book study of “The Inner Life” by C. W. Leadbeater. He continues the Sixth Section, The After-death Life, starting with Chapter 4 ‘Animal Obsession’ followed by ‘Individualized Animals’, ‘Localization of States’ and ‘Heaven-Life Conditions’.


Tuesday, 29th June 2010  7 p.m.*

Mahatma Letters Study Class

Letter No. 92


LETTER No. 92.—A fascinating letter with wide ranging subjects. Earnest students will find this letter most insightful and informative.


We would require more than one session to complete this letter.


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