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Re: Quotes

May 23, 1998 05:26 PM
by Dr A M Bain

W. Dallas TenBroeck <> writes
>May 24th 1998
>Re:  :"Man is a perfected animal, etc..."
>Dear Alan:
>As far as I can gather, the evidence is in SECRET DOCTRINE, Vol.
>2, but it takes a while to ferret it out.  Using the Index on
>specific subjects helps.
>If one rejects the Theosophical concept of evolution, then of
>course there is no "evidence."  S D, Vol 1, p 181 outlines the
>three lines of evolution that merge in mankind, and one could
>take up the search from that point to see if the propositions
>that HPB offers are reasonable.

Exactly. They are propositions. They may be reasonable, but they are
not evidence.  The SECRET DOCTRINE is not Gospel Truth any
more than is the Gospel!  HPB offers it for our consideration and
evaluation, nothing more.
>In THE OCEAN OF THEOSOPHY, by W.Q.Judge, the matter is epitomized
>in Chapters 3, 4, 14, 15.
>That is about as much as I can briefly say without going into a
>mass of details.              Dallas.
>From: "Dr A M Bain" <>
>Date: Friday, May 22, 1998 7:23 PM
>Subject: Quotes
>>W. Dallas TenBroeck <> quotes
>>>"Man is a perfected animal, the vehicle of a fully developed
>>>Monad (Atma-Buddhi-Manas) self-conscious and deliberately
>>>following its own line of progress."
>>>HPB -- "Transactions..."  p. 14
>>Where is the evidence for this?

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