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RE: Theos-World Why the TSs are Falling Apart

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!
Best wishes
 -----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of Jerry Schueler
Sent: 12 March 1999 12:57
To: Theos World
Subject: Theos-World Why the TSs are Falling Apart

>>No, I am in the contrary of the opinion that it is not only the right, but
it is the duty for every true Theosophits, for every student of the pukka
Theosophy of which HPB was the direct agent, to speak out - the more when
there are sideways and traps or even lies which are smuggled into the
Theosophical Movement to destroy the work of HPB and her teachers. No one is
free of the risk to get critisized, if it seems he/she is wrong doing, no
matter if he/she is alive or dead, except he/she is claims to be an
incarnated god beyond any critisism. >>
Frank, your rationale here is exactly why the TS are fragmented
tdoay, and will probably die out in the future.  While you certainly
have the right to think this way, it is completely against the
turn-the-other-cheek policy of real Adepts and of what HPB herself
tried to inspire in her followers. You are, like so many others,
projecting your own narrow sense of truth and "lies" onto others.
Ah well...
Jerry S.

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