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CURUPPUMULLAGE JINARGADASA

Jinarjadasa


year of birth : 1875   |   place of birth : Srilanka

nationality : Srilankan  |  occupation : Freemason, theosophist and 4th president of the Theosophical Society, Adyar

    
spouse : Miss Dorothy M. Graham

 education : Degree in the Oriental Languages Tripos 

website :  www.theosophical.org 

BOOKS BY THE MASTER      

" How We Remember our Past Lives "… " K. H. Letters to C. W. Leadbeater " …  " Did Madame Blavatsky Forge the Mahatma Letters " … " Women in Freemasonry 1944 " … " Avalokitesvara " … " An Early Theosophical Controversy: C. Jinarajadasa's The Story of the Mahatma Letters " … " Music As The Synthesis Of The Emotional And Intellectual Activity "… " Nature's Message Of Beauty From A Theosophical Viewpoint " … " Theosophy And Art " … " The Seven Veils Over Consciousness " … " First Principles of Theosophy " … " The Soul's Growth Through Reincarnation " … " I Promise: Talks to Young Disciples " … " What Shall We Teach " … " The Bhagavad Gita " … " The Planetary Chain " … " The Universal Mind "...  " Goethe's Faust "… " Release: A Sequel to The Wonder Child " … " Letters from the Masters Wisdom 2 " … " Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom: Second Series " … " The Smaller Buddhist catechism " … " Abul Fazl and Akbar " … " The Nature of Mysticism " … " Theosophist Magazine January 1952-August 1952 " … " The Law of Christ: Sermons by a Buddhist at the Church of St. Alban, Liberal Catholic, Sydney " … " Is and Is to Be " … " Life: More Life! " … " The World as Idea, Emotion and Will " … " Letters from the Masters of Wisdom 1881-1888 " … " Gods in Chains " … " Flowers and Gardens a Dream Structure " … " Christ and Buddha and Other Sketches " … " The Personality of H.P. Blavatsky " … " The Inner Government Of The World From A Theosophical Viewpoint " … " Ethics And Philosophy " … " The Hidden Work Of Nature " … " History In The Light Of Reincarnation " … " Occult Investigations " … " Lecture Notes " … " Meeting of the East and the West " … " Theosophy and Reconstruction " … " Theosophical Outlook " … " In His Name " … " Divine Vision: Three Lectures Delivered at the Queen's Hall, London and One Lecture Delivered at Palermo, Italy " ... " Karma Less Ness: Theosophical Essays on Art " … " The Theosophist's Attitude " … " The World as Idea, Emotion and Will 1948 " … " The Spiritual Factor in National Life " … " Races And Sub-Races " … " The Idealism Of Theosophy " … " Theosophy And The Problem Of Heredity " … " The Destiny Of The Latin Peoples " … " What Theosophists Believe " … " The New Humanity Of Intuition " … " Some Famous Children Of India " … " The Ideals Of Freemasonry " … " The Rise And Fall Of Civilizations From A Theosophical Viewpoint " … " The Religion And Philanthropy Of Freemasonry " … " Spiritualism And Theosophy " … " The Future Of Brotherhood " … " Science And The Divine Mind " … " The Theosophical Basis Of Art Expression " … " Yoga True And False " … " Release: A Sequel To The Wonder Child " … " The Convention Of The India Constitution " … " What The Ancient Wisdom Says Of Man And His Destiny " … " Early Teachings of the Masters 1881-1883 " … " Art and the Emotions " … " H. P. Blavatsky Speaks V2 " … " The Mediator and Other Theosophical Essays " … " The Real and the Unreal " … " Ventures in Verse " … " Unfolding the Intuition " … " My Guest: H.P. Blavatsky " … " The Message of the Future " … " Help Nature And Work With Her " … " Islam And Other Faiths " … " Cosmic Origins " … " The Evolution Of Animals From A Theosophical Viewpoint " … " The Work Of The Triple Logos From A Theosophical Viewpoint " … " The Kingdoms Of Life From A Theosophical Viewpoint " … " God's Plan Which Is Evolution From A Theosophical Viewpoint " … " Action That Is Life " … " God's Plan & Those Who Direct It " … " The Path Of Discipleship " … " The Principle Of Beauty " … " Beauty That Is Joy " … " The Vision Of The Spirit … Brotherhood And Religion " … " Theosophy And Higher Civics " … " The Vision Of The God-Man " … " The Teacher And The Child " … " The Law Of Karma From A Theosophical Viewpoint " … " Why Not Be A Theosophist? " … " The Invisible Worlds From A Theosophical Viewpoint " … " Theosophy And The Modern Search For Truth " … " Science " … " The Perfect City Of Man And Of God " … " The Work Of The Christ In The World Today " … " Love That Is Strength " … " A New Conception Of Theosophy " … " The Teachings Of Krishnamurti " … " The Search For Reality " … " Character Building Through Art " … " The Evolution Of Matter & Force " … " Conditions After Death " … " The Divine Vision Of Man, Nature, & God " … " The Wonder Child: A Sequel To Flowers & Gardens " … " The Lord's Work " ... " The Faith That Is The Life " … " Practical Theosophy " … " Art As Will And Idea " … " The Principle Of Life " … " What The Ancient Wisdom Says Of Man And His Destiny … " Our Ideas On Evil "… " The Emotional Vision Of Truth " … " Idealism In Business " … " The Divine Wisdom And Politics " … " Art And The Arts " … " Theosophy And Culture " … " The Purpose And Method Of The Brahmavidya Ashrama " … " Planetary Spirits " … " The Law Of Renunciation " … " The Wreck " … " Personal And Impersonal God " … " The Secret Of Our Daily Tasks " …  " Creative Cookery Without Meat Or Its Products " … " The Astral Plane "  ... " The Law of Christ: Sermons by a Buddhist at the Church of St. Alban (Liberal Catholic) Sydney " … " Collected Poems of C. Jinarajadasa " … Collected Poems of C. Jinarajadasa " … " Gauthama The Buddha"  … " The K.H. Letters to C.W. Leadbeater With a Commentary " … " Flowers and Gardens " … " Tenets of Theosophy " 

Curuppumullage Jinarajadasa was a freemason, theosophist and president of the Theosophical Society Adyar. Jinarajadasa's interests and writings included religion, philosophy, literature, art, science and occult chemistry. He was also a rare linguist, who had the ability to work in many European languages.  

He was one of the first students of Ananda College,Colombo. In 1889, when Charles Webster Leadbeater, the first principal of Ananda College was asked byA.P. Sinnett to come back to England to tutor his son, Leadbeater agreed and also brought Jinarajadasa, one of his pupils to England with him. Jinarajadasa went to St John's College, Cambridge and studied oriental languages and four years later took his Degree in the Oriental Languages Tripos. He then came back to Ceylon and became the vice principal of Ananda College in Colombo. Jinarajadasa returned to Europe, to study at the University of Pavia, Italy.He soon became proficient in Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Around 1904 he visited Chicago, where he met and influenced Weller van Hook, the well-known surgeon and author, who then became a theosophist.

In 1916, Jinarajadasa married the English feminist Miss Dorothy M. Graham, who founded "Women's Indian Association" (WIA) in Adyar with Annie Besant in 1917.She accompanied him in his travels around the world for some years. During his lifetime, Jinarajadasa traveled to many countries despite all the war difficulties of that era for his devoted service to Theosophy. Jinarajadasa also travelled to South America, where he lectured in Spanish and Portuguese and founded the branches of the Theosophical Society (TS). He was the Vice-President of the Theosophical Society from 1921 to 1928. After the death of Dr. Arundale in 1945, Jinarajadasa became president of theTheosophical Society Adyar. In 1949 he founded the School of Wisdom in Adyar, which attracted students from many countries. He was also a Freemason, joining Le Droit Humain also known as Co-Masonry. Curuppumullage Jinarajadasa was the president of Theosophical Society until his death on 18 June 1953.

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