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Golden Stairs, The

Precepts included in a set of rules originally given by Helena P. BLAVATSKY to members of her Esoteric Section of the Theosophical Society (TS). These rules were first given out in 1888 and were to be considered confidential. However, they were published for all to read in C.W. Vol. XII p. 503, in 1980. The text is as follows.

(From the Letter of a Master)

Behold the truth before you; a clean life, an open mind, a pure heart, an eager intellect, an unveiled spiritual perception, a brotherliness for one’s co-disciple, a readiness to give and receive advice and instruction, a loyal sense of duty to the Teacher, a willing obedience to the behests of TRUTH, once we have placed our confidence in and believe that Teacher to be in possession of it; a courageous endurance of personal injustice, a brave declaration of principles, a valiant defense of those who are unjustly attacked, and a constant eye to the ideal of human progression and perfection which the secret science (Gupta-Vidya) depicts — these are the golden stairs up the steps of which the learner may climb to the Temple of Divine Wisdom.]


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