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Mar 19, 1999 10:55 AM
by W. Dallas TenBroeck
I think that Theosophy puts the blame on us, rather than looking for someone or something (an event) which might direct our desire to blame and escape on another. This is what the Church has used to such great advantage. It also abridges thought.
Responsibility implies that we actively seek in ourselves the cause of that which needs adjusting and rectifying. The whole process is self originated, self-pursued, and the result are again only apparent in our own make-up. But, the "Personally" hates that. It like to continue being what it wants to be.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Jerry Schueler
Sent: Friday, March 19, 1999 7:35 AM
To: Theos World
Subject: Theos-World Psychology
>>But I find that Eastern Psychology as expressed by Theosophy
covers so much more and fills in the gaps so well that the (to
me) sorry western attempts appear a waste of time.<<
Well, I guess I just don't see it that way myself. To say that my
irrational behavior is my karma just doesn't help me much. Its
rather like saying that its God's Will. Modern psychology, excluding
transpersonal, looks at only this life, but it does go far to show why
we do things and how the human mind (manas) works, which
even Theosophy lacks. Psychology, especially Jungian, says
that virtually all of our problems can be resolved by conscious
awareness. It is the repressed or forgotten things that bite us in the
tail. This is not so different, I think, from Eastern psychology. But
I don't find an emphasis on being more conscious in Theosophy.