Regarding the Kalamass quotation:
Oct 23, 2000 07:30 AM
by Arthur Gregory
Considering the volumes of Buddhist works praising spiritual
requiring their guidance for the aspirant, it is ridiculous to keep
on this one out-of-context misquote as an authority (what an irony,
ignoring all but ones own views.
Fare Thee Well,
Nicholas <> nick.weeks@.att.net <> Los Angeles
Thanks Nick for your interpretation of the Kalamas scripture... There
is a tradition in early Buddhist as well as Jaina thought that both
propositions of truth or views of reality can be correct in their own
way or context...
We have a tradition of debate that is sometimes fueling to the ego and
this is thus directed at intelligent but perhaps over valued polemics.
The Kalamas scripture also focuses on the processes of thought...so
thoughts themselves are in essence forms that enclose a void and the
sequence of thoughts while appearing to be connected is illusory. We
have this more fully developed in Zen philosophy.
Leadbeater in his book on the afterlife comments that we build towers
that separate us from reality and there are windows through which the
light of truth can be filtered. As the astral and thought bodies are
dissolved we are in essence our subtle etheric monadic form withou
tower or windows. You can see an anology here i think to those who
build a tower of theosophic thought forms around themselves and will
only allow a few rays of truth to brighten their cells... this is what
I would warn against.
My concern is that theosophy not become a religion with holy scripture
from Blavatsky or Bailey or etc. You can see the danger in this by the
references ro authority.
- Arthur Gregory
"Nothing is higher than Mount Meru nor anything more expansive than the sky. Similarly know that no Dharma is equal to Ahimsa in this world."
- Bhakta-Parijna: 91
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