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Re: Theos-World Re: Re: Re: Re: this war & it's cause

Oct 24, 2001 03:03 PM
by Frank Reitemeyer

An important quote to me, perhaps one of the most important ones in the
Mahatma letters. Gives me the rationale why HPB and her teachers
learned the high need to try to establish in 1875 in the Western world a
on the highest possible spiritual (not psychical, not political) level - as
much as the receivers can grasp - after the reformation of both the
Spiritualist and Masonic Movement failed.
The rationale why our "famous" civilization needs a meta level like
Theosophy which can (only) explain the wrong dead letter ideologies
hypnotizing us all.

> At 06:57 AM 10/23/01 -0700, you wrote:
> >Well, I suppose because they share a religion. The mahatmas
> >(Or HPB) said that religion is the cause of a great
> >percentage (forget which) of the wars in this world. Seems
> >to me they are right. But other causes help to contribute.
> >
> >Katinka
> The reference is from THE MAHATMA LETTERS. The following
> citation is from Letter 10 from the online edition,
> found at:
> <>
> -- Eldon
> ---- quote follows ----
> I will point out the greatest, the chief cause of nearly two
> thirds of the evils that pursue humanity ever since that cause
> became a power. It is religion under whatever form and in
> whatsoever nation. It is the sacerdotal caste, the priesthood
> and the churches; it is in those illusions that man looks upon as
> sacred, that he has to search out the source of that multitude of
> evils which is the great curse of humanity and that almost
> overwhelms mankind. Ignorance created Gods and cunning took
> advantage of the opportunity. Look at India and look at
> Christendom and Islam, at Judaism and Fetichism. It is priestly
> imposture that rendered these Gods so terrible to man; it is
> religion that makes of him the selfish bigot, the fanatic that
> hates all mankind out of his own sect without rendering him any
> better or more moral for it. It is belief in God and Gods that
> makes two-thirds of humanity the slaves of a handful of those who
> deceive them under the false pretence of saving them. Is not man
> ever ready to commit any kind of evil if told that his God or
> Gods demand the crime?; voluntary victim of an illusionary God,
> the abject slave of his crafty ministers. The Irish, Italian and
> Slavonian peasant will starve himself and see his family starving
> and naked to feed and clothe his padre and pope. For two
> thousand years India groaned under the weight of caste, Brahmins
> alone feeding on the fat of the land, and to-day the followers of
> Christ and those of Mahomet are cutting each other's throats in
> the names of and for the greater glory of their respective myths.
> Remember the sum of human misery will never be diminished unto
> that day when the better portion of humanity destroys in the name
> of Truth, morality, and universal charity, the altars of their
> false gods.

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