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Re: Theos-World Questions and Answers

Apr 06, 2002 07:48 AM
by Andra Baylus

Dear Saljim,
I read your message and truly understand that to be the case for
newcomers. I am quite interested in Theosophy. I am trying to synthesize the
parts that I can and make constructive changes in my thoughts and actions.
The parts that I do not currently comprehend I know that, one day with
enough experience...I will. I'm aware of my limitations but want so much to
spiritually be effective. I am a newcomer and try not to be intimidated by
Theosophy's erudite members. I'm grateful for the opportunity of gleaning
wisdom that, had I not discovered Theosophy, I would not be privy to.
I would love to ask questions and hope that they would be answered.
Truthfully, I am now struggling with the internal conflict of wondering
whether, in the struggle of reaching for understanding, I am to synthesize
experiences on my own or to ask questions. Perhaps it is a combination of
both? One must be knowledgeable in order to ask intelligent questions,
I also wanted to share that, seemingly, when I do have a question, the
Baba-Talk, Theosophy and Universal Seekers list serves post quotes, poetry
and detailed explanations on the very topic I was wondering about. God,
however that might actually be, has imbued others with the ability to know
when enlightenment on certain subjects is beneficial.
Your suggestion of allowing newcomers to ask questions, in and of itself,
was very helpful. I hesitate to join in for I have nothing to add other
than my devout desire to know more... and yet more... about God. I am
thankful that there are so many that I can learn from. Their posts are a
constant source of inspiration to me and others on the Path.
I will at some point ask questions, if I can come to terms with my worry
that we are to quietly internally process using our intuition rather than
depend upon others. Ah1 Yes! This will be my first question:
What does Blavadsky's Theosophy say about asking questions and dialoging
with others who are more experienced?
you for understanding the plights of a newcomer...

-----Original Message-----
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Date: Saturday, April 06, 2002 6:18 AM
Subject: Re: Theos-World Questions and Answers

>It all depends on yourself, what is your own background? What is your
>belief? Generally, when a newcomer arrives, the tendency is to immediately
>stuff them with Theosophy, unto spiritual indigestion. However, the better
>approach it would seem, would be to find out more about the newcomer's own
>background, and then ask they ask questions, attempt good answers.
>Ususally, the idea is that one prays to one's conception of God. Most
>religions require a belief in God. The Hindus have altars to many gods, as
>their relgion is a pantheistic one. The Buddhists have yet another idea -
>rather difficult to grasp.
>Where is one's God located? Within one's heart? In the sky? On another
>No doubt prayer is effective. Many studies have shown that; in the Key to
>Theosophy, by Blavatsky, she, also, goes into prayer's effectiveness.
>Does one pray for one's own benefit? For the benefit of others?
>Blavatsky, in the Key to Theosophy, says that prayer must be followed by
>actions in order to make it effective.
>Just some thoughts. Let me know what you think.
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