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    R O S I C R U C I A N

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    I M P E R T U R B A B L E

    riu* conflicts between political ideologies which rage in bis country trouble but little thisShanghai sage. They art* merely the proverbial tempests in the teapot. He looks across thecenturies-old history of his people and knows that their needs have never been greatly affectedby foreign political tides which have ebbed and flowed over his land. The greatest struggleof his fellow countrymen is with famine! As for ideals and philosophies, within his owntraditions may be found the equal of any that the human mind has conceived.

    (Photo by AMOUC Camera Expedition)

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    LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT . . .

    'C ' V ER Y O N E has a final aim something hewants to accomplish. Failure to achieve it is

    usually due to the method used or l a c k o f o t i c .

    How much nearer the realization of your idealsare you t oday than five years ago? A re you sureyou have put forth your best efforts? W orkin glong hours and foregoing pleasures is not suf

    ficient to assure success. W ha t are you psycho

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    member, what you like to do is no test of your

    capabilities.Th ere are two ways to live. One is to exist,

    accepting events as they arise; the other is to p la n a future and put yourself, all of yourselfinto it. No intel l igent p lan o f l iv ing can excludethe Unman factors, the qualities and powers ofself imaginat ion , intui t ion , n i l l poner, concen-

    tration, and memoriz ing. If you seek to master life by attention only to the world outside of yourself, you are doomed to further disappointments.

    You are t h e beg inn ing of every enterprise thatconcerns you. But what do you know of your

    self? No mec hanic, draftsm an, or businessmanstarts a campaign or a venture without a thor

    ough understanding of his tools and instruments.Y ou are your greatest instrument dont dissipateyour capabilities. Learn to apply them intelli

    gently and enjoy gratifying results.

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    ROSICRUCIAN DIGESTC O V E R S T H E W O R L D

    T HE O F F I C I A L I N T E RN A T I ON A L R O S I C R U C I A N M A G A -

    Z I N E O F T HE W O R L D W I D E R O S I C R U C I A N O R D E R

    XXV III M AY , 1950

    Imperturbable (Frontispiece)

    Thought of the Month: The Lost Indus People

    From Inside China

    Living in the Clouds

    Sanctum Musings: Exhortation Part One.

    As Science Sees It

    Is Sleep Learning Possible?

    Goethe and Faust

    Symbolism of the Point

    The Reader's Notebook

    Temple Echoes

    Memorial Shrine

    From Organic Gardening to Better Health Cathedral Contacts: Emotional Direction

    The Lost Culture (Illustration)

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    T H E

    THOUGHT OF THE MONTHTHE LOST INDUS PEOPLE

    .....1 a series of articles by the Imperator about his observationson a journey which took him and his; party around tho world and into remote mysticallands. E d i t o r

    t l a s t , after eighteenhours of hot and dirtytraveling, we completedthe three hundred miles.We were now at Dokri.This consisted of a wooden shed, the friendly one-man station staff and asmall waiting room.

    About a mile away we could see the

    monotonous mud-brick dwellings of thelit Ile village of Dokri. Eight miles fromhere was Mohenjo-Daro, ruins of theoldest civilization in what had beenIndia. After some negotiation, we engaged a Lotiga for the last eight miles.The tonga is a two-wheeled, horse-drawn cart. Actually it has but oneseal which, by crowding, accommodatesbut three personsthis includes thedriver. In the rear of the cart thereis an extension of its floor and thatprovides space for but one more person to sit. with his feet dragging alongin the thic k dust of the unpaved road.

    Only one tonga was available forthe journey. There were three of uswith our considerable heavy cameraequipment, including batteries, motorcases, and the like. We were dressedfor the occasion with rough boots andclothing similar to that we had wornin the Himalaya area. Our personal

    Rosicrucian was negligible. However, whenthe equipment was loaded on the backof the tonga with the addition of theone person, it tilted in that direction

    so greatly that it seemed as though the

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    small thin horse would be lifted by theshafts into the air. It was with considerable difficulty that we adjusted thewe ight so that it would be distributedequally over the wheels in the centerof the tonga. During our travels, thisweight shifted back and forth creatinga seesaw motion.

    For nearly two hours, we rode in aswirl of hot choking dust which coated

    our clothing. We insisted lhal the driver give Ihe heavily burdened animalfrequent rests. This attitude of compassion seemed both to puzzle andamuse him. At times we were completely walled in on each side by thenetwork of dust-laden foliage of thejungle. The jungle was watered herebv the overflow of the Indus River. Inthis tangle of vegetation were wildboar, crocodiles, numerous poisonousreptiles and insects, fl seemed an appropriate introduction to what wesought just ahead.

    A sudden turn in the road and thereit lay before us-Mohenjo-Daro! Theremains of a great cosmopolitan city offive thousand years ago! Little wasknown of it until the excavation in 1927under the direction of Sir John Marshall. As we looked upon the site, whitewith sand and dust, more than a milefrom the river which had changed itscourse with the centuries, il was difficult to believe that, in a remote period,this ghost city was said to have existedin the Garden of the Sind. From the

    extent of the great city, it must have

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    had a teeming population. Thus foodat the time must have been producedon a large scale. The Indus River,through a network of vanished canals,must have provided a method of

    irrigation.The remains of Mohenjo-Daro maybe divided into two general classes. Thefirst is the stupa area and the secondis known as the DK area. The stupais a large mound situated on a hillockin the center of the city. It is reallya round towerlike structure erected ata much later period by the Buddhists,upon the site of what had been perhapsa citadel of these ancient Indus people.At the bottom of the stupa has beenfound the original mud-brick platform,oblong in shape. It is speculated as

    to whether this was the site of the palace or some other prominent publicbuilding of this well planned and organized city.

    The DK area consists of the townhouses, shops, and streets. Most imposing is the Great Bath. This is a quadrangle, having remains of verandahs oneither side. About the quadrangle aregalleries in which were ancillary rooms,perhaps dressing chambers or ones usedfor ceremonials. There are also theremains of a fenestrated wrall. From its

    windows once peered the people of thislost civilization down upon the largepool which occupied the quadrangleand is still in an excellent state ofpreservation.

    On two sides of the pool are steps, itsfull width, which lead down to it. Wasthis pool used for ritualistic ceremoniesor merely as a public bath? It is suggested that it might have been for hydropathic purposes, a now unknowncurative method by water.

    i n t e l l i g en c e i n R u i n s

    Our imagination was stimulated aswe walked along the straight, well-paved and excellently planned streetsof