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Re: Theos-World put in it your own words first

Feb 17, 2002 05:58 PM
by Bill Meredith

Yes, I agree with you. I think your point is particularly compelling
regarding theosophical history. It seems that theosophical history is
subject to continuous re-vision by various historians who "see" it from
different perspectives. I think my point was that the history of theosophy
as presented by *any* historian is not the *wisdom* of theosophy.

I wonder did J. Krishnamurti ever speak of 'history' and bias? I have read
some of what he said about organizations.

----- Original Message -----
From: "MKR" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2002 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: Theos-World put in it your own words first

> Thanks for your well reasoned response. Like to share some thoughts on one
> of your comments quoted below.
> When we present theosophy or any other matter, in practice, however, there
> is going to be bias whether they are conscious or unconscious. Also when
> one is active in any organization or expects anything from any
> organization, or fear from the organization, then unbiased statement of
> ones views may become very very difficult. The organizations do give
> inducements to make those who belong to it - material or non material .
> When independent views are exhibited, when they are unacceptable to the
> organization or its leadership, no matter how truthful the views are,
> organizations tend to marginalize the individual.
> So it would be a good idea to get some background of the individual and
> his/her relationships with organizations and other individuals as these
> give us some help in examining the individuals views as we can keep the
> this fact in the background and discount appropriately.
> In maillists, it is not unusual to find some who take radical views hide
> under a pseudonym since they dare not to stand up in open and disclose who
> they are and where they come from.
> mkr
> At 03:36 PM 2/17/02 -0500, Bill Meredith wrote:
> >Now, one could argue, and it has been argued, that the personal biases
> >background are unimportant in the presentation of theosophy. The ancient
> >wisdom speaks for itself and vibrates within us those chords of timeless
> >truth carried on the shoulders of present faith.
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