re "dead letter," esoteric/exoteric, Dallas, Leon, Whoever ...
Jan 07, 2003 08:17 PM
Dallas wrote: <<I am not familiar with "dead letter
The use of "blinds" in Theosophy might prompt some
people (?) to consider the view that the entire mainstream,
exoteric worldview is (in a sense?) blinding, mayavic,
illusive, misleading, confusing, etc, or lacking in "direct
reference" (in esoteric terms) to "what is really going on,"
and so in that kind of very selective sense (or "esoteric
sense," even ...?) that kind of view or bias (re one's "entire
mainstream, exoteric worldview") might be seen (by
some?) as "dead letter" ...
I suspect that HPB's selective use of "blinds," no matter
how well-intentioned, could lead some people up a garden
path, or creek, unless they have some kind of innate
appreciation about what might be called the generally
blinding nature of "ordinary reality." Still, seems to me
that HPB's blinds, and many of her writings, were
courageous compromises, in a sense, considering the
circumstances, in that her writings suggest to me that she
went ahead with offering Theosophy to the general public
with her eyes fully open, knowing (or so it would seem to
me) that many people, for many years to come, would
favor various literal interpretive tangents.
PS And this post is, in a way, a part-one response to Leon,
as well. Part two ... tomorrow, maybe ...
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