Re: Dr. Bain on Dallas T.'s quoting and citing The Secret Doctrine, etc.
Jun 27, 1998 02:11 PM
by M K Ramadoss
At 01:13 PM 6/27/1998 -0700, Rudy wrote:
>The point that I was trying to get across is that dogmatism is neither
>possible nor desirable in theosophy. Once we have a doctrine or dogma in
>theosophy it ceases to be that, and becomes something else. On the other
>hand religion, is by its very nature dogmatic. It takes things for granted,
>like the existence of God and divinely inspired scriptures. This is why we
>have Theology: the study of God and its attributes (according to my
>Theosophy is something totally different. It relies on the intelligence of
>an unselfish individual to reveal itself. To me theosophy equates with
>Truth. Which can be experienced, but never defined.
Glad you posted this. We need to keep reminding ourselves that all the
written material from what ever source is not the real thing.
>A few years ago I attended the Theosophical Society International
>Convention at Adyar. They had at the opening session a bishop giving a
>benediction to all present. I found that action out of place, and never
>attended any other meeting. If I wanted to be blessed by a bishop or a
>priest, which I didn't care, I could have gone to any of the local
>churches. Something appropriate for me could have been a commitment made by
>all present, to the spirit of Truth, which we all are part of.
Well said. Was the Bishop from LCC? If so there is another problem.
Discrimination against women becoming priests which TS should never
tolerate because of its First Object. People should open up their "eyes"
and see this conflict.
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