Following on from the recent discussions on the post, Golden Dawn Blogs and Tradition, I quickly looked up these to make me feel better. This is what a blog’s for 🙂
Compassion is a distinguishing feature of the true adept. – Paul Foster Case.
The Traditional Rosicrucian carries within their heart love, compassion and tolerance. – The Rosicrucian Archive.
In these [Rosicrucian] documents, the authors declare a method and society involved in the transformation of man into a compassionate, socially aware individual, committed to the service of the Brotherhood of Humanity, and the extension of the true gifts of Mankind. – Rosicrucian Order of the Golden Dawn
The ethical foundation of any Theurgical system of Magic, from Iamblichus of the Greeks to the Tibetan Buddhists to the Rosicrucians of Europe, is not self-sacrifice, but Compassion, in the active sense—what the Tibetans call Boddhichitta. In the classic Golden Dawn, such workings of Active Compassion were conducted by G.H. Soror S.S.D.D. (Florence Farr) and her Sphere Group, a cabal of Adepts in London, who specifically identified their work as a form of Boddhichitta. So this ethical force and its mode of expression has been part of the Golden Dawn current since the time of it’s earliest Lodges. – Open Source Order Order of the Golden Dawn.
At its best religion demands more than just an ekstatis; it demands ethics…it demands to be translated into an ethical compassionate life. – Karen Armstrong, interview Tapestry 22/11/09 ‘Making a Case for God’.