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Re:"1975 is no Magic Date"

Jun 08, 1997 01:16 PM
by Alicia N Pineda

Dear Vito,

I identify myself with your way of thinking and deeply appreciate your words
for I could not put them better myself.

At 03:50 AM 6/8/97 +0000, you wrote:
>Hello and thanks for letting me join in your discussion...
>I have read a number of statements in regards to "the Messenger of the year
>2000", etc. There are many good points raised. I am not too familiar with the
>functions of the current Theosophical institutions nor with the differences
>in view points from the various "schools" of Theosophy.
>I do believe that the desire or ability to take all the ideas and teachings
>given by HPB as Truth is difficult enough for some people, even for those who
>consider themselves Theosophists. I would imagine that even for those whom
>whole-heartedly believe in these teachings, the ability to consistently
>interpret them is impossible.
>It's strange how accepting this Truth comes suspiciously close to the idea of
>Faith. But the overwhelming difference for me and many people I study with is
>the ability to excersize our intuitions and to find that the teachings
>support our thinking logically, scientifically, philisophically and, again,
>With this in mind, the comments by HPB in regards to the arrival of a
>Messenger in the last 25 years of the 20th century can be interpreted a
>number of ways. I don't question that there exists a Brotherhood or that they
>continuously work for our spiritual evolution.
>Intuitively, I sense that much has happened in the last 20 or so years to
>further the cause of an understanding of a broad sense of Spiritual and
>Ethical responsibilty, and specifically, to further the cause of Theosophy.
>I have witnessed the transformations of a number of people from confirmed
>materialists to those on a path of Spiritual growth; a number of whom are now
>Theosophists. There seems to be an awareness by many of the basic teachings
>of Theosophy in the "general public", and a genuine movement for Spiritual
>Specifically, the availability and abundance of Theosophical literature,
>material and ideas seems obvious compared to that of the past century as
>recorded in some of the Theosophical history. Has this just happened by
>chance? How is it that one can go into some of the bigger bookstore chains
>today and find books by Blavatsky, Judge, Purucker and others?
>Our study groups in Chicago are thriving. There are many students that attend
>classes 7 days a week, from very diverse backgrounds ranging in age from 16
>to 80.
>I know this is long-winded, but I've never done this before... My point is
>simply that I sincerely believe Theosophy and the many similar schools of
>thought are flourishing more than ever. And I believe that this growth is
>observed, guided and nurtured by those who have evolved the ability to do so.
>If we expect or need to see the return of HPB, Jesus, Buddha or any Messenger
>to confirm our commitment to these ideas and teachings, I believe we are
>missing the point of them altogether. We have to do our part everyday, even
>if we end this incarnation with many of these same questions or
>misunderstandings still haunting us.
>Thanks to anyone who has read this and I hope to have the chance to take part
>again. And a special hello to Dara, whom I have had the pleasure of meeting
>at Wheaton when you spoke about Judge last year.
>Many thanks,
>Vito Greco


Cheers...and you will live longer

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