2018 April Programme
7 April 2018
The Devas (Part I)
Are there devas in a
city? What are their roles in an overpopulated, man-made landscape? It may
not occur to us that devic life nonetheless abounds. In fact, their
necessity and involvement in the current phase of human life is crucial to
our evolution. We may depreciate their importance as comrades or ignore
their presence altogether on the spiritual path, but acknowledgement of
their existence and roles, and active cooperation with them are paramount to
the moral and spiritual safety of general humanity, as well as the
furtherance of human evolution.
Our Asst. Secretary,
Brandon Goh, shares with us his take on this interesting subject
14 April 2018
Choong Chi Pin
gives his 3rd talk based on the four lectures delivered
by Annie Besant in December 1899 on Avatāras. The four
lectures given by Annie Besant were What is an Avatāra?; The
Source of and Need for Avatāras; Some Special Avatāras; and
Shri Krishna. This month he continues with the narrative on The
Source of and Need for Avatāras.
In this talk, Annie
"What is the source of
Avataras? is a question that leads us deep into the mysteries of the
kosmos, and needs at least an outline of kosmic growth and evolution in
order to give an intelligible answer... I am going to take a line of thought
somewhat unfamiliar, carrying us, as it does, outside the ordinary lines of
our study which deals more with the evolution of man, of the spiritual
nature within him..."
21 April 2018
Mental Capacity Act & Lasting Power of Attorney
Last month Cheong Aik
Chye gave a talk on Wills and Administration which was very well
received by the audience, especially the question and answer session that
followed. This month, Bro. Aik Chye, will talk about the Mental Capacity
Act and Lasting Power of Attorney, covering:
What happens to the
Estate of one who goes bonkers? Actually, not when one goes bonkers but
when one lacks the capacity to make decisions.
Application to Court
for appointment of a Deputy.
What is a Lasting of
Power of Attorney?
As in the previous talk,
questions are welcomed from the audience.
24 April 2018
Commencement of the 2018
Study Class on Viveka-Chūdāmani. See the
2018 Newsletter for more information on Viveka-Chūdāmani.
This programme is for
28 April 2018
Early Members of the Theosophical Society - A. O. Hume
Our VP, Tang Kwok
Choon, continues his talk on the pioneers and early members of the
Theosophical Society. This month he talks about Allan Octavian Hume.
A.O. Hume probably had a
greater impact on the TS than it is realized. We will have a look at the man
and his contributions to the Society. Much of the story comes from The
Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett. Hume himself received 13 substantial
letters from the Mahatmas.