5 August 2017
Spiritual and Temporal Authority
Choong Chi Pin
refers to one of the London talks of 1907 by Annie Besant. On this subject Annie Besant says:
“I am to speak tonight,
as you know, on 'Spiritual and Temporal Authority', and I have chosen this,
.... as bearing on questions of immediate interest to the Theosophical
Society. But in dealing with each of these, as on the first occasion, I
want, if I can, to lift you above any controversy of the moment, and to put
before you broad outlines rather than mere details, and to lead you to look
at all these questions from the wider standpoint of the experience of the
past, trying to apply that experience as far as you can to the questions,
the difficulties, of the present.
And this question that I
have chosen for the subject of our thought to-night is one which carries us
back into the very beginnings of human history on our globe, which we may
trace downwards through civilisation after civilisation, and we can then
study, as it were by contrast, many of our modern civilisations. And out of
all this it may be that we shall learn some lesson for our own small affairs
of the moment....”
12 August 2017
The Universe And Matter
Our VP, Tang Kwok
Choon, continues his talk on the evolution of the Earth Scheme. We saw
how the Life Force managed by the Manu moved from one globe to another Round
after Round, Chain after Chain. The Monads reincarnating and giving rise to
more and more advanced races. We have some idea of what happens to the men
who attained the growth targeted for the various Chains.
This is the macro view.
Now we look at what is happening at the micro level. To do that we need to
understand: Creation of the Universe, and the constitution of matter, and
the UPA. We also look at what changes occur when the Jivatma evolves. And
try to tie the Theosophical to the Current Scientific view.
19 August 2017
The Coulomb Affair and the Hodgson Report
Hauw Tio Hiong
gives some noteworthy and interesting details on the Coulomb Affair and the
The Coulomb Affair and
the Hodgson Report took place in the late 19th Century, but they still
reverberate till this day both positively and negatively. It is therefore
relevant that as TS members we try to understand more of the details so that
we know how to clear the air when we need to. At this session we will find
What exactly is said
in the Report.
How did HPB respond to
Did anyone foresee it
Was it Karma?
Did anyone come to
What makes SPR retract
its conclusion a century later?
It is hoped that members
who have an interest in the history of the TS will find the material
presented to be of interest.
26 August 2017
The Monad And Man
Our VP, Tang Kwok
Choon, continues his talk on the evolution of the Earth Scheme. The last
discussion was about the Life Force at the molecular/atomic level. Now we
look at what is happening at the spiritual level and how the Human came into
being. To do that we need to understand: The formation of the Jivatma, the
role of Elementals and the Devas, and the formation of the Causal Body.