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RE: Theos-World Historical correctness

Feb 08, 2002 02:53 AM
by dalval14

Friday, February 08, 2002

Dear Friends:

May I take advantage of this and say:

I do not think that a reviews of personal upbringing in education
or religion has too much bearing on our present mental powers,
or our taste, inclinations or the condition of our Lower Manas
and Kamic proclivities. In any case that is personal to us and
us alone.

It is true that our personal past in this life has a great deal
of influence.

It is also true that we seem to have escaped from some of the
more glaring dogmatic, ritualistic credos, beliefs and faiths --
and the various catechisms that we learned when ceremonial
approaches to reverence in thought and to spiritual matters were
part of our learning process.

If anything, we have learned from Theosophy that we are divine
Monads, Immortal Pilgrims.

We are progressing towards a spiritual perfection that harmonizes
all aspects of life.

Every living creature is the form that encloses a Monad which is
also evolving as we do, each at its own level and stage.

We seem to have developed a concern and a caring for other
beings, humans, the life-atoms, Monads, skandhas -- the real
building blocks of the Universe. Brotherhood expresses this.

We appreciate that Nature operates universally with the greatest
sensitivity to harmonize and support life in everything.

Science merely uncovers the laws and processes and institutions
that Nature has already installed.

We sense that Law (or Karma) is not only personal but universal.

Evolution means the evocation of the SPIRITUAL BEING that is our
innate essence, and giving it in our physical bodies and
faculties the opportunity to manifest.

The Adepts, Masters, Elder Brothers, mahatmas, Rishis, Buddhas,
Dhyanis are names given to actual spiritual beings who like us,
are Men, but they have transcended the confused state we are now
in, and they have discovered and then applied their views
(universal and impersonal) to being of assistance to humanity and
to all Nature.

Best wishes,


-----Original Message-----
From: adelasie []
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2002 5:23 PM
Subject: Re: Theos-World Historical correctness

Dear Larry,

Thanks for asking this question. It will be interesting to find
what everyone expects from participation on the list.

Would it be
> equally helpful to state a current mindset? Why are we here (on
> list) What do we hope to get out of it? What do we hope to
> 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
with people whom I would probably never contact otherwise, since
the internet offers such wide availability of communication. I
to learn more myself, and possibly be able to share some of what
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
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
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
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
overnight, but it is happening, and theosophical teachings give
much information about how to live in such a time, how to help
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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