Re: Theos-World Re: A plea for theosophy with a small "t":
Oct 26, 2000 07:51 AM
by Eugene Carpenter
Greetings, Lucas. Welcome. Thanks for your input. Good. Yes indeed.
"There is no religion higher than truth."
"Love is the Child of Freedom."
(via Eric Fromm from an old French song.)
"There is no freedom without discipline."
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 4:30 PM
Subject: Theos-World Re: A plea for theosophy with a small "t":
> Greetings all,
> I have just joined this group, so this will be the first message that
> I will post...
> I think Art is correct on this subject. I am not too familiar with
> Thoesophy, although I have read The Secret Doctrine by Madame
> Blavatsky. You will notice on the title page (at least on the copy I
> own) that it says: "There is no Religion higher than Truth". This, I
> think, is (or should be) the mission of the Theosophical Movement.
> Therefore, if Bailey or Leadbeter have anything true to contribute
> (as I know many people feel), then their books should be approved of
> as well. Indeed, why should anything but the Truth (and all of it) be
> considered scripture?
> Lucas of Brigid
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, arthra999@y... wrote:
> > Thanks Peter for your letter... I had almost overlooked it with all
> > the missives flying around...
> > My concern is with the impression that there is a kind of
> > "orthodoxy" view of Theosophy... this view stresses the writings
> > of Madam Blavatsky and perhaps a few other writers and shuns
> > or disapproves of later views and contributions.
> > I think it's apparent from the topics on this list that there are
> > people on various sides..
> > I sense that Dallas is trying to posit that unless we are extremely
> > studied in these writings we really can't debate them or consider
> > other views, this I gathered from his sixth point as you recall.
> > What I dislike is making theosophy into a religion with prophets
> > and sacred scriptures. I think that's behind some of the issues
> > on this list. To me Leadbeater has worthwhile things to say as
> > does Rudolf Steiner and Alice Bailey and others, so i am making
> > a plea here to be theosophists with a small "t" as opposed to
> > Theosophists I think.
> > - Art
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