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Mar 12, 1999 04:08 PM
by Peter Merriott
Hi Jerry and Frank
Jerry: I agree with Frank that we do have a duty to speak up and speak out in defence of HPB and her Teachers. I don't believe they did have a 'turn the other cheek' policy in this respect. HPB put herself on the line over and over again in defence of the truth and the Mahatmas. And the latter also encouraged other people to speak out as well. As I understand it HPB stated it was our duty to speak out *and* to have compassion. The latter being a quality you have encouraged just recently. I wonder if the middle way is to intergrate the two?
Frank: Where I don't agree with you is on the issue of criticism. I don't think it says any where that the right to criticise others is an occult law, as you suggest. What value is it to criticise people who are dead, or those who can't defend themselves, for example? I think we need to be 'critical' in the sense of discriminating, to challenge that which seems to be 'off key'. With this faculty we can also review events and learn from the 'mistakes' of others. Heaven knows we will make enough of our own!
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Jerry Schueler
Sent: 12 March 1999 12:57
To: Theos World
Subject: Theos-World Why the TSs are Falling Apart