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Re: Phillip Lindsay: "who decides or has decided what teaching does not . . . ."

Jan 13, 2003 10:26 AM
by Phillip Lindsay " <>

> Notice HPB's words:
> ". . . the FALSE ideas of a personal God and a personal, 
> Saviour. . . . "

Written well before AAB's time and possibly referring to Steiner.

> He says that people will not accept the whole 
> truth; that unless we humour them with a hope that there may be 
> a 'loving Father and creator of all in heaven' our philosophy will 
be rejected a priori. 

> Looks to me like HPB and KH decided.....

Seems to me many theosophists have decided that AAB comes into this 
category, then rationalise after the fact with the Masters' quotes. 
DK through AAB talks equally about eastern and western traditions.

> A question for Phillip Lindsay: 

> Do you believe that there really are:
> "charlatanesque imitations of Occultism and Theosophy. . . ."?

Loads of them! Clare Prophet and Summit Lighthouse,I Am Movement, 
and much other 'channelled' material. All make a travesty of the 
Masters and distort. Funny I have seen the likes of Faivre et al 
lump AAB in with them! Talk about ignorant prejudice!

> Do you agree with HPB when she warns her Esoteric students:
> "Nothing is more dangerous to Esoteric Truth than the garbled and 
> distorted versions disfigured to suit the prejudices and tastes of 
> men in general." 

Wholeheartedly! we are probably all guilty of it in varying degrees.

> Daniel H. Caldwell

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