Wry on Blavatsky part one
Jan 28, 2003 11:09 AM
Hi. I personally do not believe this is the time on earth for people to practice individual religions, but most people will not give up their religion until they have something to replace it with. All major organic religions are designed, tested and fine-tuned over many hundreds of years by many individuals, not just one, to convey material to individuals of various levels of understanding by the means of allegory in story, art and ritual, in such a way that it can be organically assimilated onto their functioning in such a way that there is TRANSCENDENCE. True, when people interpret this symbolism literally, it crystallizes into dogma, and this is a big problem, but at least there is a change for certain material to be conveyed.
With theosophy, it is different. It does NOT succeed in doing this.. Blavatsky was too mixed up. She had certain knowledge, but did NOT understand how to present it. She was quite developed in some ways, but in other ways, she was spiritually IMMATURE. This is why the conditions she established, as part of an interconnected continuum, led to what someone on here recently dismissed as "the Krishnamurti incident." Any mature spiritual person would need to reject her teaching in order to fulfil the prophecy of actually becoming a great world teacher.
Just as, if religion is not working, there is are reasons, so also, if theosophy is not working there are reasons, but all of the reasons are not exactly the same. I believe she was successful in that she brought eastern teachings to the west at a certain time, but as far as achieving the aim of a universal brotherhood, theosophy will not work unless there is a different approach. I am willing to enquire into this with members of this list. The Order Of The Star was dissolved by its leader. It is over. You are acting as if still exists, but it does not. It is impossible to work this all out without enquiring deeply. If no one is interested in doing this, nothing will change. This is sad.
No Buddhist, Hindu, Roman Catholic, Jew or Muslim or whatever is going to give up his FINELY-TUNED, though perhaps time-appropriate religion, which, at the very least, can create a state of deep reverence which resonates within, no matter how imperfect it is, to read the confused writings of Madame Blavatsky. In my opinion, theosophy in its present form will not accomplish the aim for which it was designed. Wry
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