Blavatsky Collected Writings Volume 12 Page 212

[RULES FOR THE RESIDENTS OF THE LONDON HEADQUARTERS]

[The following Rules were established by H.P.B. at 19 Avenue Road, the London Headquarters of The Theosophical Society. Their approximate date is the Spring of 1890. They came to light when, many years later, Digby Besant sent a copy of them to the English T.S., and they were published in News and Notes, London, July-August, 1949.]

RULES

WHICH MUST BE CONFORMED TO BY ALL RESIDENT
MEMBERS AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE THEOSOPHICAL
SOCIETY IN EUROPE.

I

The latest time for rising in the morning, during all seasons of the year, is 8 o’clock.

II.

Breakfast must be concluded by 9 A.M., at which hour the table will be cleared.

 

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III.

All lights must be turned out before going to bed, and both in sittingrooms and bedrooms must be turned down or extinguished when not in use.

IV.

All lights must be out by 12 (midnight), special arrangements being made in any exceptional cases.
V.

The bathroom must not be used between 11:30 P.M. and 6 A.M.

VI.

Members may invite friends to share the common meals, giving written notice to the Housekeeper on the slips provided for the purpose, and paying 1/- for breakfast, lunch, or tea, and 1/6 for dinner. Visitors must leave by 1l: 30 P.M., and all gas be extinguished and doors locked by 11:45.

VII.

Members must, in the morning, notify in the book provided for the purpose, intended absences from meals. After 10 P.M. any member requiring tea or coffee must make or warm it for himself on the gas stove in the back kitchen.

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Regularity in life consists of regularity in speech and action, and these cannot exist apart from regularity in thought and feeling. In Practical Theosophy, therefore, it is necessary that these five conditions should coexist viz.

RIGHT THOUGHT, RIGHT FEELING,
RIGHT SPEECH, RIGHT ACTION,
RIGHT LIVING.