Re:The "Eternal Present: and KARMA
Apr 20, 1998 01:02 PM
by Mark Kusek
> Mark wrote:
> >You are talking about "popular" Theosophy, right? You know, the whole
> >Madame Blavatsky thing?
> To the former it has to be asked at times, "is it any longer Theosophy?" We
> need to develop our ability to discriminate.
> At the beginning of "The Secret Doctrine" vol. II, HPB quotes John vii.16.:
> "My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me." Who's doctrine is it and
> who sent her?
Discrimination, to have any value, has to remain a personal experience
for each individual. You are entitled to your opinion, of course. So are
we all. That's the benefit of lists like this. It is each one's duty to
"discriminate" matters for themselves. Someone once said that "If an
ant be your teacher, heed him."
I disagree with your attitude toward "popularization." While it may
dilute the pure stuff you supposedly profess to be able to discriminate,
it also leavens the wisdom throughout the whole of the populace that has
a theosophical interest.
Sometimes a little crumb can reveal the path just as easily as a
dramatic bolt from above.
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