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Re: Theos-World RE: Enemies ? == Where, Who ? What FACTS are offered ?

Jan 14, 2001 08:57 AM
by adelasie

Dear Dallas,

Your comments, as always, are very illuminating. 
> So far the only adverse reactions have been from those who think
> H.P.B., Masters and Theosophy ought to be treated publicly like
> any political and personal historical account -- and they seem to
> think there is something necessary in this publishing of what amounts
> to gossip -- to attempt to tear down in some way the view we have of a
> responsible, honest, constructive, and benevolent attempt to get
> humanity to study their origins, and their religious and moral
> philosophies -- and apply to them the independent power of individual
> common sense. This is the objective of THEOSOPHY and the message that
> H.P.B. brought from the Lodge of the ADEPTS.
> The valuable part of it is that it offers a cohesive view of our
> Universe, world and ourselves -- as a cooperative actively
> engaged in perfecting their powers and knowledge. It is
> brotherhood in action. It demonstrates that ANY HUMAN MIND, IF
> benevolence, tolerance and universal love are the bonds that bind the
> WHOLE into ONE.

This seems to me to be central to the understanding of why some 
people seek to disprove or ridicule the teachings and teachers of 
Theosophy. If we approach this material and the words of those 
who brought it to humanity it this cycle from a purely intellectual 
perspective, we cannot understand or appreciate it. It is only when 
we sincerely begin to apply these timeless and enduring teachings 
to our own lives and begin to witness the transformation that takes 
place in our own hearts and minds as we continue to devote 
ourselves to our own conscious evolution that we begin to realize 
the inherent truth the teachings contain. It is for this reason that it 
is so important for students of Theosophy to make of themselves 
examples of the teachings, for we can only really teach by 
example. There will be opposition as long as there is manifestation. 
That is the law of nature. But we can face this opposition with faith 
that at its basis it is only an illusion. Truth exists no matter whether 
it is recognized or not. Only on the plane of material existence do 
the pairs of opposites hold sway. The negative pole exists to teach 
us of the existence of the positive pole, and for this reason, we can 
be grateful for the opposition we meet. It helps us to refine our own 
ability to understand and help to spread the teachings that we have 
found to be so valuable in our own lives.

It is important to remember that this is a battle. But the battlefield is 
within each individual consciousness. We can rightly consider 
ourselves to be warriors of truth, and when attacks are made, it is 
the true warriors who are willing to put themselves in the front lines 
and represent the truth as well as they can. It is the qualities of 
loyalty and devotion that reflect the teachings of Theosophy the 
best, and these qualities will always put those who cultivate them 
at the center of the eternal battle between darkness and Light. If the 
world at large does not value the sacrifice that is made, well, the 
world at large had not yet learned to see what is really happening in 
the evolution of humanity. But our work is to bring that Light of 
knowledge and wisdom to our brothers and sisters, and to do that, 
sometimes we must make of ourselves targets. At any rate, the 
real glory and reward for right action always comes to those who 
work for Truth, and although it may not be reward such as the world 
values, it is more substantial than the world knows, coming as it 
does from the only reality there is, the realm of spirit and Light. 

Unity of all Life is the key to all understanding. Let us continue to 
do our best to be examples of the consciousness of this truth, and 
we will be fulfilling our responsibilities.

Best wishes,

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