RE: Theos-World Why the TSs are Falling Apart
Mar 13, 1999 05:02 AM
by W. Dallas TenBroeck
you change your method of posting in some way
Usually my equipment picks up anything that is sent over
morning when I tried to print your 2 MSGS, all I got was the top 3 lines and the
actual message area remained blank.
incoming messages I got with no trouble.
1. Being Human is developing that independence and
self-reliance that enables us to progress forward in our spiritual
development. Following out of respect has great value in developing
devotion. But, does it develop DISCRIMINATION ? Do we become wiser
? what is the contrast between BHAKTI and GNYAN ?
2. The T S has a role to play. Only read and
think about the 3 OBJECTS. If the members can educate themselves by
studying the basic and original message, then they will bring abut from within
any reform that is needed. Yes, the T S is to be respected. But is
the present T S the one that is following the ORIGINAL PROGRAM of the MASTERS,
or is it not ? Is the "Management" trustworthy and fair, or is
it not ? When asked to make reforms that are common-sense and elementary
equity, does it respond with sensitivity or with obfuscation
3. Can any man move a mountain ? Not in a single
life time perhaps, but a beginning can be made. Main point is of value and
of necessity. Again it is discrimination.
4. Our duty, as I see it is to follow our Voice of
Conscience, and to check its prompting with the touchstone of common sense and
the wisdom which we have acquired from a study of Theosophy. Theosophy is
either the Sanatana Dharma or it is nonsense. But which ever answer we choose,
it is WE who will make the choice and will also bear such consequences as result
from that choice. This happens all the time.
5. The main point is WHERE SHOULD WE BEST SPEND OUR
TIME? In what way can we best assist others ?
wishes, and many thanks for your views and ideas
At 02:56 PM
3/12/1999 -0800, W. Dallas TenBroeck wrote:
We would not be involved in
Theosophy if we did not have great
independence.Dallas, you are right.
follows just a set of firm beliefs, they how can we recognize when any aspect of
truth shows up in most unexpected way.
We also have the ability to think
and seek to understand each other.
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.
As to one thing that is quite
clear to me: THEOSOPHY is quite different from the work and organization of
any T S.
Sure that distinction should always be
kept in mind. At the same time, in the back of my mind, I have the lingering
feeling that TS has a role to play. If not it would never have been established
in the first place.
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