Metaphysics & Esoteric Philosophy
What are the ultimate metaphysical questions?
More texts central to the theosophical tradition
Metaphysics is the philosophy of that which is beyond thought. In this case philosophy stands for thinking, contemplating and intuiting the essence of reality. See the texts above not as an attempt at giving a final spiritual philosophy on the nature of reality, but as starting points in your own quest for truth. Ultimately no words, no thoughts, no philosophy can give the truth as much as seeing things as they are can. In a sense this page is paradoxical. Though called metaphysics, the articles here point to a philosophy that points to a truth that is beyond words, or thought, or philosophy.
- The Unknown God, H.P. Blavatsky
- Theosophy and Gnosis, Pablo Sender
- Nor Aught, Nor Nought Existed ... Rig Veda
- Brahma and Brahman: basic terminology
- Within the Sanctuary, Plotinus
- The Secret Doctrine as a Contribution to World Thought, by Sri Madhava Ashish.
- The doctrine of Emptiness or sunnyata in Buddhism and theosophy - quotes from H.P. Blavatsky and buddhist sources.
- The Three Hypostases or Four Quarters of Ātman, Henk J. Spierenburg, edited by Katinka Hesselink
- How do Spirit and Matter relate?, by Katinka Hesselink
- The One and the Many, discussion on theos-l on how Spirit and Matter relate.
- At a Loss for Words, Anthony de Mello, SJ