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Mar 19, 1999 08:42 AM
by Jerry Schueler
>> Theosophists seem to ignore
>> the TRY and DARE commands of occultism on this one.
>This is a sweeping generalisation based on assumption.
No, its based on reading the materials disseminated
by the TSs today. From Judge down through today there
is a strong caution (to put it mildly) against even TRYing
anything at all that smacks of psychism. There is NO
mention of the possibility of liberation in a single lifetime
in any TS literature that I am aware of even though it is
a central tenent in Tibetan Buddhism and is part of the
teachings of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism. Am I
wrong? I hope so, but I don't think so. I view the entire
TS milieu today as one of extreme conservativism, which
is why I am certain that HPB would never be accepted
by the TSs today if her reincarnation were here. The
whole concept of TRY and DARE is downplayed and
warned against in today's TSs unless you believe that
TRY-to-be-moral and DARE-to-be-nice are what
these occult terms mean.