Re: Theos-World Articles of belief and faith:
Nov 21, 2000 10:24 AM
by Eugene Carpenter
The concept is probably acceptable to those who believe in and understand,
somewhat, the concepts of re-birth(normal) and re-incarnation(rare).
I believe in re-birth and so I work hard as I know my efforts aren't wasted.
I believe if I work hard then our Atma-buddhi will shine through me too. To
the degree that I can feel that Atma-buddhi and receive it into my abstract
logical mind, then, to that degree I can "see", that, not only are there
masters . . ..
there must be. And they are the tiny flip flopping consciousness-bobbing
students of greater masters within their own environmental context too.
Maybe They are having a similar conversation as we but on a grander, yet
the same, scale.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Merriott" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2000 9:19 AM
Subject: RE: Theos-World Articles of belief and faith:
> Interestingly, HPB seems to be saying that certain persons and classes of
> society over-react and even become infuriated at the idea that some
> theosophists hold the harmless belief in the existences of very wise and
> holy personages, called Mahatmas.
> She says they actually exist, for her it was a question of personal
> knowledge, while for others it was that of faith.
> Sounds reasonable.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: 21 November 2000 16:46
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Theos-World Articles of belief and faith:
> > There are a few articles of belief among the best theosophists,
> > the bare mention of which produces upon certain persons and
> > classes of society the effect of a red rag on an infuriated bull.
> > One of these is our belief--very harmless and innocent per se--in
> > the existence of very wise and holy personages, whom some
> > call their MASTERS, while others refer to them as "Mahatmas."
> > Now, these may or may not actually exist--(we say they do); they
> > may or may not be as wise, or possess altogether the wonderful
> > powers ascribed to, and claimed for them. All this is a question
> > of personal knowledge--or, in some cases, faith.
> > - Helena Petrovna Blavatskaya
> > Have a good holiday my friends!
> > - Arthur Gregory
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