Re: Theos-World Historical correctness
Feb 07, 2002 05:17 PM
Thanks for asking this question. It will be interesting to find out
what everyone expects from participation on the list.
Would it be
> equally helpful to state a current mindset? Why are we here (on this
> list) What do we hope to get out of it? What do we hope to accomplish
> with what we contribute? Any takers?
When I found that there were theosophical study lists I was very
pleased. It seemed like an excellent opportunity to study together
with people whom I would probably never contact otherwise, since
the internet offers such wide availability of communication. I hoped
to learn more myself, and possibly be able to share some of what I
have learned with others. Theosophy is very simple, in many ways,
but it is not easy. I learn a lot from what others say, as they
express their point of view, which is necessarily different from mine.
To me theosophy is completely open-ended. The ancient wisdom
comprises everything, but we are not ready as a race of humanity
to understand everything. There is a lot in theosophy that I don't
understand and I have found that there are others who can offer
answers to my questions, which is very helpful.
I also understand that humanity is in a very important phase in its
evolution, and that that is the reason that theosophy came into
being in this cycle. We are moving into a new age of
consciousness, when brotherhood, the consciousness of the unity
of all life, will become more and more realized. This doesn't happen
overnight, but it is happening, and theosophical teachings give us
much information about how to live in such a time, how to help the
process along. The old order is changing and the new cannot come
in until all humanity welcomes it. Since the ancient wisdom has
been revealed for our benefit, and since theosophy does not
proseletyze, it seems reasonable to take every opportunity to
broadcast it, and these lists seem like a good way to do that.
People can read what they like, accept what seems right to them,
perhaps even find some answers to their questions. Or not.
However it happens is fine. But why not try? It seems like an
excellent opportunity to be of some help to each other.
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