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Re: Theos-World Why the TSs are Falling Apart

Mar 13, 1999 03:10 AM
by Teos9

In a message dated 3/12/99 11:26:36 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< Independent thinking is very difficult especially when we bring with us
 all the various "facts" and beliefs -- many that we are not even aware
 of. Also an independent thinker, in my opinion, is the most unpredictable
 person because he/she cannot be expected to react/act in a routine
 manner. >>


Indeed, Independent thinking is difficult, in fact it is a rarity. I like to
think of it as the end result of an internal process. When intuitive awareness
finally bubbles to surface of rational consciousness in an inner to outer
direction, the Independent thinker is born. Of course this supposes that the
thinker has trained themselves to use the output of non verbal, abstractional
consciousness. HPB ad a few other were such thinkers.

DEPENDENT thinking, on the other hand, is exactly what it says it is. It
DEPENDS on what has gone before. It is outward-turned, It travels in the
opposite direction, from outer to inner, through the rational mind and when we
are lucky or skillful enough, finally ASSIMILATED and ready for use.

The Theosophical Societies of today are filled with the latter and almost
empty of the former. What else could one expect (falling apart) when such is
the case?


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