RE: Theos-World To the Anti-War Demonstrators
Oct 02, 2001 08:49 AM
From: Michele Lidofsky [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, 2 October 2001 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: Theos-World To the Anti-War Demonstrators
> Patriotism...Nationalism.... The anti-thesis of theosophy.
> Fortunately MOST of the youth see through MOST of it.
"Be true, be loyal to your pledges, to your sacred duty, to
your country, to your own conscience". K.H.
"You pride yourself on not being a patriot - I DO NOT - for, in
learning to love one's own country one but learns to love
humanity the more". K.H.
"I do believe that where there is a choice only between cowardice and
violence, I would advise violence. ..... I would rather have India
resort to arms in order to defend her honor than that she
should in a cowardly manner become or remain a helpless witness
to her own
Gandhi, Young India, August 11, 1920
"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history
will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the
blackest." Gandhi (in his autobiography) "My Experiments with Truth"
Can't say I've ever read your two sources above. This Gandhi fella
sounds like a bit of a subversive type. KH - the product of HPB's need
to say that what she had learnt had come from a 'higher' source....
I agree with be true to your conscience - don't know about true to my
country. If my country was criminal it would be wrong to support it?
And as to pride...I personally take no pride in being non-nationalist -
I don't think of it. I think instead of learning to loves one country -
one should learn to love just each person they come into contact with.
In a perfect world there would of course be no countries - just a
worldwide community - no borders, no passports, no political parties and
of course no starvation, poverty, etc etc
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