Re: Theos-World Negativity
Mar 18, 1999 10:44 AM
In a message dated 3/18/99 1:09:39 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
I`m afraid you`d have to start your own list and allow no other subscribers
Perhaps that is a truth.
Enq: What the objects of the "Theosophical Society"?
Theo: They are three, and have been so from the beginning.
(l) To form the nucleus of a Universal Brotherhood of Humanity without the
distinction of race, colour or creed. (2) To promote the study of Aryan and
other Scriptures, of the World's religion and sciences, and to vindicate the
importance of old Asiatic literature, namely of the Brahmanical, Buddhist, and
Zoroastrian philosophies. (3) to investigate the hidden mysteries of Nature
under every aspect possible, and the psychic and spiritual powers latent in
man especially. These are, broadly stated, the three chief objects of the
(The Key to Theosophy, HPB)
Now, for myself, I joined this list to discuss the teachings of Blavatsky,
Besant, Leadbeater, etc.
Am I on the wrong list? Can these beliefs and teachings be discussed without
donning battle armor? I am not a pollyanna, as someone wrote to me and
suggested, and therefore would do better at sugarandspice.com.
I am seeker of the teachings of the ancient wisdoms. I am student of the
teachings. I am a peaceful person, and prefer to study in peace with like
minded people. What good would it do me to study these beautiful philosophies
of love and brotherhood, when at the same time I would pick up a rock and hurl
it at my brothers and sisters?
Perhaps I would do better elsewhere, and that I will consider, as that is now
two of you who have suggested I leave. In the meantime, I have one question
for this list:
What were Blavatsky's teachings on brotherhood and love and the advancement of
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