Re: Standard of Truth?
Jan 18, 2003 11:13 AM
by Suzanne " <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thank you Zack and James,
Your words are very calm and comforting... the midway point, a
magical place in deed.
In my own experiences in life I have proved that the quality of
meekness does grow out of fierceness ... however meager it, my
meekness, seems to be at times. And, I wonder, when will this
meekish quality ever inherit the earth? It seems not likely for a
while <she muses>. But, someday, inch by inch, I believe this
meekish quality will gain on fiercenss and supersede it.... there is
no other way. Truly the quality of meekness belongs to an immortal
And so.... as a lover of beautiful words and thoughts (of Divine
ideas)... the verbiage and thoughts here, at times, seem intensely
severe and abrasive. And I deeply regret my sympathy and
participation with them. And, so, to all of you in whom I wrongly
effected in anyway with my words, I offer my deepest apology <she sez
with great sincerity>.
And, too, I offer this reminder, any great Master or Adept is always
uneffected by their environment, is this not also a requirement of
every disciple? Else, how will a disciple ever be in rapport with a
--- In email@example.com, "Zack Lansdowne" <zackl@s...>
> I like what you have written in your various recent messages,
> >At the root of it, I think, is the love of form at the expense of
> >"Men are idolaters, and want something to look at and kiss and
> >throw themselves down before; they always did, they always will,
> >if you don't make it of wood, you must make it of words."
> >(Oliver Wendell Holmes)
> >"We cannot let our angels go. We do not see that they only go out
> >that archangels may come in. We are idolaters of the old."
> My sense is that progress on the spiritual journey occurs as we
> progressively relinquish what we had once relied on. So, for
> we are relying on a spiritual teacher to tell us what to do, sooner
> we will have to leave that teacher; if we are relying on a set of
> (whether the Bible, HPB's books, or AAB's books) to tell us what to
> sooner or later we will have to find our answers through our own
> rather than simply quote what someone else has written.
> Krishnamurti (in "Freedom from the Known") points out that we will
> to give up the authority of our own past experiences: "Having
> we can depend on no outside authority in bringing about a total
> within the structure of our own psyche, there is the immensely
> difficulty of rejecting our own inward authority, the authority of
> particular little experiences and accumulated opinions, knowledge,
> What I do not understand in this ongoing verbal war between some
> of HPB and some followers of AAB is why there is a war at all. In
> HPB's and AAB's writings, I have personally found some words to be
> inspiring, other words that I have disagreed with, other words that
> not understood, and still other words that I have found, for me,
> unimportant and a waste of my time. I am sure that there are areas
> disagreement between HPB and AAB, but I have found many areas of
> I am grateful that I have had access to both sets of writings. I
> both HPB and AAB when they say that truth (or Theosophy) is
> all words are at best symbols of truth, but not the truth itself.
> are we so fanatical about sets of words that, sooner or later, we
> outgrow and relinquish?
> Zack Lansdowne
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