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Re: Theos-World being true to our calling

Feb 24, 2002 10:33 PM
by MKR

Dear Adelasie:

Let me add my .02.

In my experience, if one recognizes in his/her heart of hearts, the First Object of the Society and puts it into daily use, over a period of time, one significant change takes place in one's outlook. Most of us are most of the time concerned with our own personal interests in any situation we run into. The gradual change that takes place is change of direction. Instead of our personal interests dominating every situation, one slowly takes a view of everyone's interest. This change in attitude comes very naturally and most of the people we deal with tend to notice it over a period of time. This kind of change takes place even when one does not believe in higher planes or higher beings and entities and does not study the nitty gritty details of the various ideas presented in theosophical writings.

This is my observation. Everyone's mileage may vary as they say.


At 07:03 PM 2/24/02 -0800, adelasie wrote:
Dear Eldon,

We could add here that the sincere study of theosophical (or any
ancient wisdom) teaching raises the vibration of the individual
student's being. Aspiration to attain to his highest ideals begins to
fill his heart and mind, and he begins a long and arduous course of
self-examination, bit by bit comparing his own nature to these
ideals, which he has learned about (or learned to remember, since
they are universal ideals common to all humanity, eclipsed in our
material age) in his study. As he pursues his ideals, he becomes more
and more an example of the principles of life that theosophy teaches
us about, selflessnes, courtesy, tolerance, acceptance...

His aspiration to bring his life and his actions closer to alignment
with natural law, as expressed in theosophical teaching, connect him
more and more consciously to his own Higher Self, through the still
small voice of what we call conscience, and he finds himself inspired
by a new sense of well-being and peace of mind and heart. His very
desire to live a righteous live amplifies the positive efforts of the
hosts of entities who guide and help humanity, Those we call Masters.
His efforts to exemplify his highest ideals affect in a positive way
those around him. His very thoughts about his ideals and aspirations
enter the mental plane and become available to inspire others.

If a person does not believe in inner planes and perfected Beings,
the above will be meaningless. But once one discovers the reality of
the inner world, through study and practice of the teachings in his
daily life, he will realize that there is a lot more work that he can
do than will ever be seen on the material plane. Some of the most
powerful work for our brothers and sisters happens in private and in
secret, and those who do this work do not talk about it, unless it is
with others so involved. We can all become such workers, helping to
uplift our race of humanity, if we are willing to take on the
responsibility. It doesn't matter if others deny the work or the
workers. This work has been going on since time began and will
continue into eternity. And all that is needed is a sincere desire to
be of use, and persistence in the face of all obstacles. We are
especially fortunate in this cycle to have access to such voluminous
literature all directed to the mind and heart that is ready to
receive it, full of answers to all our questions, if we are willing
to seek them out. Studying the literature is a great help for us,
preparing us to make the most of the opportunities the cycle

Best wishes,

On 24 Feb 2002 at 13:42, Eldon B Tucker wrote:

> At 03:10 AM 2/22/02 +0000, you wrote:
> >Can an experienced Theosophist list the current "works"
> >(building homes for children without parents, hospitals in 3e world
> >countries, involvements with volunteer services in Africa helping
> >AIDS victims and so on) ore scientific breaktroughs and other "work"
> >apart from reading books ?
> >
> > Bri.
> For some, the reading of the books is part of a spiritual
> practice that also involves discussing the ideas with others
> and integrating them in a philosophy that embraces the world.
> As a particular spiritual practice, it offers value to those
> who successfully embrace. The same may be said of someone
> sitting Zazen, or a Christian in prayer, or someone else
> dwelling in devotion to Krishna.
> Apart from one's spiritual practice, it's entirely
> individual what works of charity one does to help
> others. Making a positive contribution to the world
> cannot be measured in simple material things. One person
> may feel a calling to heal the sick, and that's their
> gift to the world. Another may fight for some social
> reform. A third might give themselves to doing great
> works of art.
> None of us are in a position to judge others as to
> whether they are being true to their inner calling.
> What we are able to do, though, is to look deep within
> and see if what we do with our free time and resources
> is making the best gift we can to the world. Are we
> being true to our inner calling? That is the question
> for all of us to answer.
> -- Eldon
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