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RE: Theos-World Is Theosophy a Received Truth?

Sep 03, 2001 05:32 AM
by dalval14

Monday, September 03, 2001

Dear David:

I am as puzzled as you are by Tillett's definitions of a
"Received Truth" -- in effect all education is the impartation
of something which the teacher accepts as a truth, and then
passes it on to the students.

What we need is some sure "touchstone" that will tell us whether
it is a TRUTH or not. I think as far as we individuals are
concerned we are constantly discovering "truths." And we are
continuously rechecking them for continuing validity.

But I do not agree that THEOSOPHY is also "developing. The
reason I say that is because the world and our Universe quite
evidently rely on LAWS that are inherent in all -- things that
are reliable, and have been proved endlessly by those who
investigate.. Nature is found to contain ALL and support the LIFE
FORCE that keeps all things alive and well. So what Science has
been doing is merely uncovering those laws which are not
superficially evident. It is re-discovery.

Nature is a vast cooperative and handles the disparity of
individualism by adjusting the environment. We may call this
process Karma and say that is also a law that tends to balance
and harmonize. It is both individual and can cover the
development of the whole galaxy.

If he means a REVELATION, then by a careful study of theosophy,
as of all other major religious and philosophical systems it is
possible to demonstrate that both the metaphysics and the ethics
of these develop on parallel if not identical lines.

It is a good idea to find out what H P B had to say about
Theosophy and its main teachings and objects. Why not use the
KEY TO THEOSOPHY (HPB) ? Its available "on-line" at BLAVATSKY
NET. I have found it most helpful.

There is so much to inquire into and to learn.

Best wishes,



-----Original Message-----
From: David Blankenship []
Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2001 8:01 PM
Subject: Theos-World Is Theosophy a Received Truth?

I have been a member of the Adyar theosophy group for two years
now and I
don't believe it is. The dream of HPB and the Adyar group was
theosophy was an ongoing process of discovery of the truth. HPB,
Besant and
Leadbeater all said they could be wrong but it was the best they
could do.
And that, they hoped those who followed would make corrections in
works as new discoveries were made. This is my understanding of
I emailed and questioned the
interpretation in
the books I had read about Alantis and the other lost continents
being true
as the consensus of science is, it is myth. He emailed me and
said perhaps
HPB was wrong and he was giving a talk on that at next meeting he
had. The
members newsletter put me in touch with the New Zealand theosophy
groups newsletter of scientists, put out by Hugh Murdock. The
newsletter was an attempt by them to sort out the age of man and
tectonics. It was to reconcile theosophy with science and
present a unified
front. There is slow change at Adyar.

David Blankenship

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