Re:K's views on TS
Apr 13, 1998 10:33 AM
by Bjorn Roxendal
K said: "You cannot organize truth." Well, as Rudy said, this is pretty obvious.
However, when K uses this statement as an argument against the usefulness and
meaningfulness of the TS it really doesn't make much sense. The idea of the TS
never was to organize truth, it was and is to organize truth seekers and truth
seeking. And that is a very natural and meaningful thing to do. So, when K uses
the statement "You cannot organize truth" to point out the shortcomings of the
TS, it seems to me to be unfair and/or stupid.
Rodolfo Don wrote:
> >M K Ramadoss wrote (quoting Wood):
> >> Several times I discussed with Krishnamurti the function of the Theosophical
> >> Society. He said: " You cannot organize truth."
> >This is one of many similar, in my opinion, pretty stupid, statements that
> >K was
> >fond of making. Obviously he made this statement to point out the lacking
> >usefulness of the TS. Did TS try to organize truth? Not that I know. TS
> >was and
> >is an organization promoting the search for truth. If the Truth is at the core
> >of life, perhaps even its essence, then truth has organized itself.
> >Creation is
> >a manifestation of Truth and is wonderfully organized. The human body is
> >wonderfully organized. No society can exist without organization. Order
> >(organization) is the first law of creation. Without order and organization
> >there would be no meaningful manifestation. Why then, would it be wrong for
> >truth seekers to get together in communities, groups, organizations? I see the
> >K's statement " You cannot organize truth"
> >as an example of what I call his arrogance.
> Of course that nobody can organize truth. That is precisely what happens
> with religions. They create a creed and claim that the creed is the truth.
> Truth only reveals to the individual that really hungers for it and cannot
> be communicated. It demands direct perception. That is why it cannot be
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