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Theos-World Re: The Inner Life of Krishnamurti

Apr 27, 2000 10:31 PM

In a message dated 4/2/00 11:26:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time, ASANAT writes:

<< Dear friends,
 My book The Inner Life of Krishnamurti was published recently by Quest 
Books.  It contains information that I consider critical for understanding 
what theosophy is really likely to be (as opposed to what we have been told 
it is, in error, for much too long).
 For instance, we have been told that theosophy is a metaphysics, a 
conceptual system.  Conceptual systems, however, all come from the analytical 
mind.  And that is what needs to be transcended in order for theosophy to 
even begin to manifest itself in our lives.  "The Mind is the Great Slayer of 
the Real.  Let the Disciple Slay the Slayer."  Surely that was not meant in 
 Theosophy is that which happens in theosophical (divine-like) states of 
awareness.  It demands, in other words, that there be transformation.  
"Transformation" is but a word, which refers precisely to the same activity 
that all the ancient schools (and early theosophists) called "initiation."
 In the summer of 1884, the Master KH said to Sinnett, in ML # 63, concerning 
his book The Occult World, that "the results have proved quasi-disastrous!  
We had tried an experiment and sadly failed!  Now we see that none but those 
who have passed at least their third initiation are able to write upon those 
subjects comprehensively."
 Let us recall that Sinnett was talking largely about bells ringing 
psychically, cups and saucers materializing, and brooches appearing under 
pillows.  In other words, he was talking about relatively "simple" matters.  
Yet, according to KH, three initiations were required in order to do even 
that.  And transformation is the one theme that runs through every single 
statement Krishnamurti ever made as part of his work.  That cannot be said of 
any other "theosophical" author.
 If I am mistaken, and missed something here, please enlighten me.  I mean 
it.  But it does seem that K did precisely what the Master KH suggested for 
all theosophists:  To focus on transformation rather than on conceptual 
schemes, the acceptance of which does not require transformation, and is 
therefore not theosophical in itself.
 I'll appreciate any comments.
 Aryel Sanat >>

It came to my attention that I sent the above message only to the ACT list, & 
that I should have sent this, as well as other messages I've been sending 
recently, to other, more active lists.  I apologize if you're getting a 
repeat of this.


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