Re: Theos-World Some interesting statements made in Theosophy
Nov 18, 1999 00:24 AM
In a message dated 11/17/99 6:01:25 AM, RAMADOSS@eden.com writes:
>Something to think about.
>There is a comment somewhere that the modern presentation of Theosophy,
>according to the Founders, has very far reaching consequences to the
>Humanity -- either salvation or failure. When one thinks of this issue for
>a moment, perhaps one understands how important Theosophy and its doctrines
>I hope one of these days we get a better appreciation of this issue.
>Anyone cares to comment?
Why not now? Maybe if some of us pool our talents and figure out a way to
convince the guru's of this age (the scientists and technologists) that the
theosophical fundamental principles, as well as its scientific, cosmogenesis
and moral teachings make sense, and that reincarnation, karma and universal
brotherhood are laws of nature--we might have a chance to succeed. If these
"gurus" are convinced, and project to the world the consequences of such
knowledge, then, so will their followers look to theosophy for answers to
their profoundest questions, and eventually (if not sooner) understand that
as they sow, so shall they reap, that their conscious LIFE is eternal, and
that altruism in thought and action practiced on a wide enough scale is the
only answer to world salvation--so that their progeny might live in the
"paradise on Earth" that HPB spoke of as a possibility in the next
As far as present day knowledgeable theosophists go... Their whistling in the
wind by endlessly talking to each other while nit picking and quibbling over
doctrine and scriptural references, plus the few who listen in on their
closed circles, makes that possibility a bit iffy.
Society's present powers of fostering greed and self aggrandizement based on
a one-lifetime philosophy are powerful antagonists. And, if theosophy is to
win out in the end, these wrong views must be fought against vigorously with
knowledgeable *group* action and wise discrimination. Maybe Macluen was
right, when he said "the media IS the message." However, the problem is that
we theosophist haven't yet learned how to use it--so we can speak to the
world and their guru's, directly, "in the language of this age"--as HPB
literally ORDERED us to do. (At least, those of us who consider ourselves
her direct "chelas" ... whoever we are?) What were the dedicated
theosophical "companions" that HPB expected to foster, supposed to be doing
together, as a group action, at the end of this present (and possibly last)
cycle of the Movement? Still studying? I doubt it. As far as I can see,
the present schools of theosophy, and the study they fostered, have done
their job and are dinosaurs as far as any already groomed theosophical
"leaders" are concerned. What's needed now is a whole new way to bring
theosophical knowledge to the people at large--who are now facing the
cataclysmic end of their civilizations and their cultures, as well as
(possibly) the Earth, as they know them. A million years bheind in our
evolution, is more than enough. Now is the time to reverse this condition,
and bring us all back on track.
So... Anybody have a plan on how this "new way" can be accomplished?
For openers... My suggestion, for one direction of joint efforts to reach at
least the the gurus of present day mankind, that might be able to accomplish
such goals, would be to organize and establish a new online web publication
or Journal devoted to Science and its presently unsolved problem (that has
captured almost every scientist's attention) of studying and explaining, in
the light of fundamental principles, the origin and nature of
consciousness--along with an open e-mail forum (inviting scientists of every
discipline) to discuss with us, from a theosophical point of view, the
leading edges of the various sciences involved in such studies.
Unfortunately, this cannot be done alone, and in my view, requires a close
working group of at least five (and possibly more) theosophists, each having
some diverse scientific, as well as journalism, publication, web design,
promotion and computer programming knowledge or expertise, and who are
willing to devote enough time and energy, and, perhaps, money, to see that
such a project comes to fruition. It's about time some of the knowledge and
wisdom many of us old-time theosophists have re-acquired since joining the
movement in this lifetime, is put to practical use for the benefit of
all--rather than for our own personal self realization and enlightenment.
In this next generation of theosophy, the former "students" must become the
present teachers, and through their ecumenical knowledge, wisdom and skills,
empower the beginnings of the new "public" schools to come, based on
theosophical monism, that eventually can supersede the current public and
private school systems based on dualistic materialism fueled by false
religious dogmas, coupled with ignorance and greed.
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