RE: SERVICE and CHARITABLE WORK
Dec 01, 2001 10:51 AM
Saturday, December 01, 2001
Periodically this matter arises: H P B deals with it in the KEY
Each student of Theosophy is actively engaged in some kind of
"charitable" work -- pro bono -- but does not necessarily
There are many ways of offering help.
One's conscience and motives are aware of the effort and time any
one puts in to such work. It is no one else's business.
Students of theosophy do not have to "prove" to any one that what
they are doing personally is a form of impersonal yet carefully
controlled service. All comparisons are invidious. It is far
better to say nothing and carry on one's service -- who wants to
build up "pride ?"
The "theosophical bodies" are not required to exhibit their
charitable activities, if any. Most of them do provide help of a
very special kind -- true wisdom.
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2001 7:45 AM
Subject: Re: SERVICE and CHARITABLE WORK
> Surely not. If we look at the activities of the early leaders,
one finds that they were involved in practical activities
affecting the public. As a matter of fact, the first object of
the Theosophical Society is a clear
> statement of where theosophy to progress to. Otherwise, if it
is simply a philosophical pursuit, it may not help suffering
Hi. Yes I understand, but what I'm asking is whether these
leaders themselves engaged in meditational practices and whether
you as Theosophists yourselves do?
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