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The Golden Stairs

The Golden Stairs

The following set of instructions were given by Madame Blavatsky,  a Principal Co-Founder of the Theosophical Society, to some of her earnest students in London in 1888:

'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 defence 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.'

  H. P. Blavatsky Collected Writings, vol. XII