FW: RE: [bn-study] Re: charles w leadbeater
Jan 26, 2003 04:14 AM
Jan 25 2003
History as interpretation and history as written documents are
available for comparison.
However the desire to place new meaning on do events does not
change what actually happened. Trouble is we don't have access
yet to the akasa where the real records of Karma are stored
indelibly for ever. Apparently the Adepts can view them if and
See what you thin of this: H P B of "Truth."
WHAT IS TRUTH?" by H. P. Blavatsky
(extracts from Vol. I of H P B Articles (U L T edn.)
These are some sentences that seemed to me to be of particular
Truth is the Voice of Nature and of Time--
Truth is the startling monitor within us--
Naught is without it, it comes from the stars,
The golden sun, and every breeze that blows. . . .
--W. THOMPSON BACON
. . . Fair Truth's immortal sun
Is sometimes hid in clouds; not that her light
Is in itself defective, but obscured
By my weak prejudice, imperfect faith
And all the thousand causes which obstruct
The growth of goodness. . . .
p. 1 the truth which He [Jesus] did not divulge, remained
p. 1 only such Words of Wisdom had been given to them as
contained a share of the truth, itself concealed in parables and dark,
though beautiful, sayings.
p. 1 The possible truths, hazily perceived in the world of
abstraction, like those inferred from observation and experiment in
the world of matter, are forced upon the profane multitudes, too busy
to think for themselves, under the form of Divine revelation and
p. 1 There is no room for absolute truth upon any subject
whatsoever, in a world as finite and conditioned as man is himself.
But there are relative truths, and we have to make the best we can of
p. 2 In every age there have been Sages who had mastered the
absolute and yet could teach but relative truths.
p. 2 For none yet, born of mortal woman in our race, has, or
could have given out, the whole and the final truth to another man,
for every one of us has to find that (to him) final knowledge in
p. 2 no two minds can be absolutely alike, each has to receive
the supreme illumination through itself, according to its capacity,
and from no human light.
p. 2 The greatest adept living can reveal of the Universal
Truth only so much as the mind he is impressing it upon can
assimilate, and no more.
p. 2 Polarity is universal, but the polariser lies in our own
consciousness. In proportion as our consciousness is elevated towards
absolute truth, so do we men assimilate it more or less absolutely.
p. 2 Still each of us can relatively reach the Sun of Truth
even on this earth, and assimilate its warmest and most direct rays...
p. 2 To achieve this, there are two methods: -- On the
physical plane we may use our mental polariscope; and,
analyzing the properties of each ray, choose the purest.
On the plane of spirituality, to reach the Sun of Truth we must
work in dead earnest for the development of our higher nature. We know
that by paralyzing gradually within ourselves the appetites of the
lower personality, and thereby deadening the voice of the purely
physiological mind.. which depends upon, the organic brain--the
animal man in us may make room for the spiritual; and once aroused
from its latent state, the highest spiritual senses
and perceptions grow in us in proportion, and develop pari passu with
the "divine man." This is what the great adepts, the Yogis in the East
and the Mystics in the West, have always done and are still doing.
p. 3 Such articles as our editorials...are addressed to
Theosophists, or readers who know in their hearts that Masters of
Wisdom do exist: and...absolute truth...has to be searched for in
p. 3 ...absolute truth is... immovable... the kingdom of
absolute truth is not of this world, while we are too much of it.
p. 4 ...truth is a multifaced jewel, the facets of which it is
impossible to perceive all at once
p. 4 ...develop in you the inner knowledge.
p. 4 ...when the Delphic oracle said ..."Man, know thyself,"
no greater or more important truth was ever taught. ... Man has to
know himself, i.e., acquire the inner perceptions which never deceive,
before he can master any absolute truth.
p. 4 Absolute truth is the symbol of Eternity, and no finite
mind can ever grasp the eternal, hence, no truth in its fulness can
ever dawn upon it. To reach the state during which man sees and senses
it, we have to paralyze the senses of the external man of clay.
p. 4 ...first of all, love of truth for its own sake
p. 4 ...an impartial, unprejudiced mind, illuminated by pure
p. 5 Observe the doings and the moral attitude...then
name...that exceptional spot on the globe, where TRUTH is the honoured
guest, and LIE and SHAM the ostracised outcasts.
p. 5-6 Selfishness is the impassable wall between the personal
Self and Truth. It is the prolific mother of all human vices
P. 6 Selfishness kills every noble impulse in our natures
p. 8 Theosophy is divine knowledge, and knowledge is truth;
every true fact, every sincere word are thus part and parcel of
p. 9 Theosophy allows a hearing and a fair chance to all. It
deems no views--if sincere--entirely destitute of truth.
p. 10 Outside a certain highly spiritual and elevated state of
mind, during which Man is at one with the UNIVERSAL MIND--he can get
nought on earth but relative truth, or truths, from whatsoever
p. 10 Concerning the deeper spiritual, and one may almost say
religious, beliefs, no true Theosophist ought to degrade these by
subjecting them to public discussion, but ought rather to treasure and
hide them deep within the sanctuary of his innermost soul.
Such beliefs and doctrines should never be rashly given out, as
they risk unavoidable profanation by the rough handling of the
indifferent and the critical. Nor ought they to be embodied in any
publication except as hypotheses offered to the consideration of the
thinking portion of the public.
p. 10-11 Theosophical truths, when they transcend a certain limit
of speculation, had better remain concealed from public view, for the
"evidence of things not seen" is no evidence save to him who sees,
hears, and senses it.
It is not to be dragged outside the 'Holy of Holies," the temple of
the impersonal divine Ego, or the indwelling SELF... a ray from the
absolute truth can reflect itself only in the pure mirror of its own
flame--our highest SPIRITUAL CONSCIOUSNESS. And how can the darkness
(of illusion) comprehend the LIGHT that shineth in it?
I would certainly agree with you that any evaluation ought to be
based on what they wrote and how they compare with each other.
We are then responsible for our own conclusions.
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2003 3:58 AM
Subject: Re: Historical characters How to regard them.
I came to the conclusion some years back, that documenting
historical accuracy is a very tricky business indeed. If we start
with what we think we have actually witnessed, in our current
lifetime, we immediately run into a universe of subjective
interpretations. Many of these interpretations, will be different
from person to person. Most of them will be influenced largely,
by subconscious forces that have shaped our personalities.
When I add to this, the Theosophical and current scientific
notions, of the illusionary nature of reality, I have all but
given up searching for "OBJECTIVE TRUTH" as part of a historical
The "documents" that are presented regarding something that
happened yesterday, last year, a hundred or a thousand years ago,
have become to me, an amusing flow of opinions. None of them
carry the stamp of absolute truth in and of themselves.
They were ALL formed and written by people, who, like you and I,
have conscious or subconscious agendas and personal! ity issues.
So, for me, personal intuitive interaction, is the ONLY guide to
truth that I can trust. It simply does not matter what people,
popular media or historical documents say. They are just the
guideposts that lead me to my own intuitive conclusions.
The importance of those conclusions, and how they affect one's
life, is the only thing that counts.
The "truth" of Leadbeater, Bailey, HPB, or anyone else, can only
be found through personal interaction with their works, and NOT,
in opinions, commentary or documentation about them.
Just one more opinion. Best to all,
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