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Re: Some intersting quotaions from Original theosophical sources

Jun 29, 1998 06:22 PM
by Rodolfo Don

Thank you Dallas for this post. It is time we call dogmatic religion by its
real name. Just because all beliefs are welcome in the Theosophical Society
doesn't mean that we have to accept them at face value, just as if they all
were true. There are no beliefs that are true. For any of us to be able to
perceive truth we have to see the whole picture, with all the
ramifications, and all the sides of the story. The intellect alone cannot
do that, and blind faith will take us to "LALA LAND".

"THERE IS NO RELIGION HIGHER THAN TRUTH", that should be the motto to every
It is the motto to me.

And I'm just a member at large.

Rodolfo Don

>June 29th
>Dallas offers a few more quotes for consideration:
>>From HPB on the T S :
>"...the Theosophical Society...It is a brotherhood of humanity,
>established to make away with all and every dogmatic religion
>founded on dead-letter interpretation, and to teach people and
>every member to believe but in one impersonal God;  to rely upon
>his (man's) own powers;  to consider himself his only saviour;
>to learn the infinitude of the occult psychological powers hidden
>within his own physical man;  to develop these powers;  and to
>give him the assurance of the immortality of his divine spirit
>and the survival of his soul;  to make him regard every man of
>whatever race, color, or creed [as a brother], and to prove to
>him that the only truths revealed to man by superior men (not a
>god) are contained in the Vedas of the ancient Aryas of India,
>Finally to demonstrate to him that there never were, will be, nor
>are, any miracles;  that there can be nothing 'supernatural' in
>this universe, and that on earth, at least, the only god is man
>"It lies within his powers to become and to continue a god after
>the death of his physical body.  Our society receives nothing the
>possibility of which it cannot demonstrate at will.  We believe
>in the phenomena but we disbelieve in the constant intervention
>of 'spirits' to produce such phenomena.  We maintain that the
>embodied spirit has more powers to produce them than a
>disembodied one.  We believe in the existence of spirits, but of
>many classes, the human spirit being but one class of the
>any."  -- HPB:  "She Being Dead, Yet Speaketh" -- PATH, June,
>July, August 1892.
>(ULT HPB Articles I, pp. 116-7)
>HPB on "loyalty" :
>" loyal to the death to the Theosophical CAUSE, and to
>those great Teachers whose philosophy can alone bind the whole of
>Humanity into one Brotherhood.....Therefore the degree of her
>sympathies with the "Theosophical Society and Adyar" depends upon
>the degree of the loyalty of that Society to the CAUSE.  Let it
>break away from the original lines and show disloyalty in its
>policy to the CAUSE and the original programme of the Society,
>and H.P.B., calling the T.S. disloyal, will shake it off like the
>dust from her feet.....
>There is no longer a "Parent Society";  it is abolished and
>replaced by an aggregate body of Theosophical Societies, all
>autonomous, as are the States of America, and all under one head
>President, who, together with H.P.Blavatsky will champion the
>CAUSE against the whole world.  Such is the real state of
>things.....Madame Blavatsky does not owe the slightest allegiance
>to a Council which is liable at any moment to issue silly and
>untheosophical ukases.....It is the two Founders and especially
>the President, who have virtually sworn allegiance to the
>Fellows, whom they have to protect, and teach those who want to
>be taught, and not to tyrannize and rule over them."   -- HPB  "A
>Puzzle from Adyar."  LUCIFER, Aug. 1889
>(ULT --- HPB Articles, Vol. 1, pp. 219-220)
>"I never gave myself out for a full-blown occultist, but only for
>a student of Occultism for the last 35 or 40 years.  Yet I am
>enough of an occultist to know that before we find the Master
>within our own heart and seventh principle--we need an outside
>Master....I got my drop from my Master (the living one);  you,
>because you went to *****.  He is a Saviour, he who leads you to
>finding the Master within yourself.  It is ten years already that
>I preach the inner Master and God and never represented our
>Masters as Saviours in the Christian sense."  -- HPB Letters
>quoted in PATH, Vol. X, p. 367
>"...[ the Brothers are everywhere ] ...silent, secret, retiring,
>and who would never divulge themselves entirely to anyone, unless
>one did as I did--passed 7 and 10 years probation and given
>proofs of absolute devotion, and that he, or she, would keep
>silent even before a prospect and a threat of death.  I fulfilled
>the requirements and am what I am, and one can take
>away from me."  --- HPB
>( Letter on Masters, and the early days of the TS in America and
>India.  PATH  Vol. X, pp 370-1 )
>Offered in the hope of evoking thought and discussion

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