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Re: Theos-World Why the TSs are Falling Apart

Mar 13, 1999 07:54 AM
by M K Ramadoss

At 06:08 AM 3/13/1999 EST, you wrote:
>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
>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?

Dear Louis:

After being exposed to TS for several decades, it was a breath of fresh air
when I got introduced to Krishnamurti's lectures and books. He has for 60
years been talking about the need for each one of us to do independent
thinking. Looking back to some of the early writings of HPB as well as
Mahatma Letter to APS, this issue has come up time and again. Looks like it
is one of the hardest things to do in real life and that is what is really
needed if we are to get out of the "dependent" thinking.


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