RE: Theos-World Re: Wry on Blavatsky: Part Four
Feb 06, 2003 11:03 AM
Thursday, February 06, 2003
I am sorry if I unwittingly offended you.
I do not recall your asking me not to post replies or comments on your
I would have observed that if I had. This is the last time I will do
so, to complete the link.
I thought you understood that the posting of Internet correspondence
is read by a wide sector of interested people -- not all of whom
respond, and not all of whom agree.
In Theosophy (the study of TRUTH) we have no secrets, and we do not
present two aspects of ourselves (and our opinions) to different sets
We try to write as Souls deeply interested in securing help (by
comparison and discussion) from one another in our search for truth.
In this we are united and not divided. I do not see how you can call
this a "dirty tactic." My method has the benefit of letting everyone
to be able to deal with things in common -- no "secrets."
Perhaps some help can be offered to us, by any one interested.
The fact that we have several groups that correspond openly among
themselves -- as apparently not all members know all those in other
groups -- and then cover greater areas, indicates to me that there is
a wide and a common interest in finding out what Theosophy explains
and covers, and how we may view different subjects. And, I think, on
examination, we can say: we are all progressing in our individual
studies as well as jointly. I am of the opinion that the individual
practice of Universal Brotherhood -- the primary objective of the
THEOSOPHICAL MOVEMENT -- covers this.
It is with this in mind that I post to all: to read or not, to make
judgment or not, to advance mutual help or not, to provide helpful
insights or not -- as I do.
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 9:55 AM
Subject: Re: Wry on Blavatsky: Part Four
You should not be replying to a message on here that I posted to
I HAVE ASKED YOU BEFORE NOT TO DO THIS, AS YOU WELL KNOW.
To me what you are doing is a dirty tactic and does not lead to real
Therefore I am posting the original message and you can take
the responsibility for this.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 12:41 PM
Subject: Theos-World Re: Wry on Blavatsky: Part Three
> Hi Wry,
> There is record of Blavatsky actually teaching people face to face,
> orally, etc. But she also wrote books. It seems to me you are
> her for writing books.
WRY: Blaming her for writing books? No, She did an interesting job,
there is something WRONG with her books, in my opinion. One thing
others is that she leads people to believe that a certain kind and
of knowledge is written in stone, and what she actually suceeeds in
turning many of these gullibles INTO stone. Other spiritual writers do
do this. You will not end up "stopped," in a state of fixed
which is NOT the end of the physchological self and in which state you
not really have the knowledge to consciously DO anything significantt.
you do not understand what I mean by "stopped," I cannot explain it
further. Someone who reads this will understand what I am talking
is an ETERNALISTIC state which is the end result. Maybe some others
able to get into this state then you and this is why you don't
If so, you are lucky (I guess), though it might not be so bad to get
this spot iIF a person knew how to get out of it and WHAT TO DO NEXT,
they will not, as there is no real knowledge given about how to do
my opinion, a good spiritual teaching will not have this result. But
am wrong. .
> > WRY: You are missing the point entirely. Obviously these were
> designed for
> > two different purposes. What you do not seem to understand is that
> #1: all
> > of us start out as the common man and #2: obviously you do not,
> cannot, and
> > will not believe this, but, though knowledge of a certain kind can
> > transmitted in the way she attempts to, other knowledge cannot be
> given in
> > this way. It can only be SHOWN. It needs to enter the functioning
> of the
> > receiver in a certain balanced configuration that has something to
> do with
> > subtleties in timing. When this is not done, and it is NOT, people
> can get
> > stuck (MESMERIZED) on one aspect and this is what has happened.
> We can get
> > past it, but you do not want to look at this. You cannot. You are
> stuck in a
> > mode of contemplation that is not GENERATIVE. That is the way this
> > is set up. I am really sorry about this, but I have had nothing to
> do with
> > it. This is not to say that there is no value in her teaching and
> that no
> > good can come out of it.
> How on earth can you judge where his mind is at???? Are you claiming
> to be an advanced clairvoyant?
WRY: By his works you can know him. Everything he has written points
direction. To me it is very clear, but maybe I am wrong. A stablelized
of contemplation leads automatically to a state of being MESMERIZED,
this state, the oscillation frequencies cannot be appropriately and
continuously adjusted. If anyone on this list wants to send me money,
set up a special account with pay pal. I could use a thousand dollars
now to further my Work. (Ha ha).
> > The stuff you have said about Mahayana Buddhism, which I just now
> > having somehow missed it, is way offf the mark. The aim of
> > Buddhism is NOT the kind of static contemplation you are talking
> about as a
> > realization of the zero point or whatever. You do not understand.
> > experienced the deep contemplation of this zero point as have
> > others. Go past. Go past. Theosophy is NOT the middle way, nor is
> the middle
> > way the contemplation of a zero point. There is something else.
> You don't yet know theosophy - so don't judge it.
WRY: It is easy to know a whole great big lot about theosophy just by
on several theosophy lists and by reading different books. It might be
good to stick to ideas and not worry about defending the reputation of
theosophy. You are putting yourself up as an authority. What if I were
say to you that YOU don't know alot about theosophy or that you don't
lot about me? Just stick to ideas. I have given a VALUABLE KEY IDEA
RELATES TO THE SUBJECT OF ETERNALISM. People are reading this. Some
understand. I am not the enemy of theosophy. I am its very good
have also given OTHER VALUABLE MATERIAL. Do not look a gift horse in
> > You will not be able to help other human beings until you
> understand the
> > secrets of certain interactions that can occur between the
> body and
> > the outside world. As above, so below. It is not about
> contemplation. This
> > is not the secret of what being fully alive is about. The middle
> way is
> > about the establishment of Sangha or spiritual community.
> Classically, this
> > term refers to the community which establishes and maintains a
> religion, but
> > Sangha is also a symbol for something else. Unfortunately, the
> > can probably not be understood or transmitted without the
> participation in
> > some kind of Sangha or other. When I speak about establishing a
> certain kind
> > of community, I am not speaking about establishing a religion. A
> > atmosphere needs to be created and maintained by group
> participation, in
> > which every member of the group works for the good of himself,
> every other
> > member, and the group as a whole. Until this happens, the inner
> meaning of
> > Sangha cannot be communicated. More about this later.
> This is what H.P. Blavatsky tried to create, I think, but she did
> succeed - indeed. She was the first to admit that, I think (though
> perhaps it would be fairer to say: she quit her body, which given
> track record of miraculous healing was sort of a way of saying: this
> isn't working well enough, I give up.) But then, nobody is able to
> create a sanga on their own. The people around her weren't ready -
> so, does that disqualify her as a teacher?
WRY: I believe she did try to create sangha and it must have been
extraordinary to know her. In any case, she did a lot. You may not be
to make a connection between her and Krishnamurti, but to me it is
clear. I believe he was the fruitation of her work, which was major.
a compliment to her. In amy case, she is not what I am looking for in
teacher, as, for one thing, she is dead.
> > >
> > > Please understand that the SD was not designed to be a
> > teaching,"
> > > nor a yoga or religious practice, for the "common man." The
> of the
> > > Silence is sufficient for that -- as is the spiritual teachings
> of one's
> > > chosen religion. Theosophy is perfectly compatible with the
> > > theosophists being members of any religion -- since all
> have the
> > > same spiritual, moral and ethical basis. But, the SD is a
> special case
> > (even
> > > as compared to HPB's other writings on both occult metaphysics
> well as
> > > spiritual ideas). So, it is not the "Bible" of theosophy. It
> was written
> > > solely as a textbook or reference for those seeking to
> > deepest
> > > meanings of the metaphysical basis upon which all those
WRY: A further comment on this. I believe she made a noble attempt,
not succeed, as she got fixated on a state of samadhi-like
did not go beyond. All major religions are about going beyond this,
up in such a way that the knowledge is in there (admittedly perhaps
a few to find) about how to do this. Then again, the fact the she
easily, by her writings, bring many people to experience such a state
contemplation, to varying degreees, is not be be discounted and is
quite extraordinary. I believe what I have said so far has had the
that I am seeming to discount this the POTENTIAL VALUE of this, as I
focused on criticism of this aspect, not on its inherent potential if
spell can be broken. Maybe what she did was necessary.
> > WRY: I will read The Voice of Silence, but no matter, as you will
> > understand it this way. The teaching is always oral. You cannot
> it from
> > a book. Certain books can give the tools to decipher, but they are
> > written for the common man, as the man who does not understand
> > material, no matter how intellectually sophisticated or even kind
> > is always common if he is ignorant, which he is, if he does not
> > the material.
> You don't think there is a difference between people in their
> to understand certain things?
WRY: I have left many messages claiming this and I believe I very
left another one. Spititual teachings need to be designed for people
different levels. Some people are more able and ready to receive
material, but we are all the common man if there are only flickers of
awareness that do not extend into a plane. This is one of the secrets
esoteric work, the ordinary little field flower blooming out of the
you ponder this for a while, maybe what I am trying to say will come
>You yourself have claimed to be the
> only one capable of understanding both theosophy and Krishnamurti
WRY: I don't believe I ever claimed this about either. It can be
WRONGLY CONSTRUED that I have implied something to this effect about
theosophy, but about Krishanurti, never. Be cool.
> (and I suppose Tibetan Buddhism) well enough to do something
WRY: You are just reacting, as I see it, and handling material in very
sets. (I do it too sometimes). About Tibetan Buddhism I have said that
not even a Mayahana Buddhist but am ASPIRING to enter the mahayana
about to do so (which, admittedly, would make me ususual, as it would
am able to generate the greater boddhichitta, but this has not
> get some special kind of insight -
WRY: It is not about insight. It is about designing and making.
> which indicates that there are at
> least three levels in your mind: the rest of us, you, your master.
WRY: It would have to be this way, but it is to simplistic. Anyone who
teach me something or open me to something I have not previously seen
teacher at the moment. My special gift has always been being able to
little at the right moment. Because of this I have always been
great teachers, as I am always in the right frame of mind. It is about
learning not about teachers. Many extraordinary learning opportunities
always been miraculously available to me because of this frame of
This is one of my secrets. Another is that I always keep my "wolf"
a teaching situation where I must consciously take the role of a
is what a great teacher is looking for. There is no real transference
certain kind of data without it. I hope you folks realize that I am no
authority and that anything I say could be wrong. This is why it would
greatly valuable for a simple verification model to agreed upon and
practiced when people are away from this list and going about their
> What I suppose you can't conceive of is that HPB's work wasn't meant
> for you - either because you are not ready, or because, like
> Krishnamurti, you are already beyond it.
WRY: Her teaching is not static. ( It, as anything, is to be used
consciously and designed with.) This is what you seem to be missing. I
not believe that refering to what you subjectively conceive of as
"work", as ia base, is what being a theosophist is about. I have
this SPOT, theos-talk, because, in my estimation, it is IMPORTANT for
be here right now, and this discision is not merely self-serving.
be a possibility here for a certain kind of greater doing.
>As for the rest of humanity,
> I don't think you are spiritually ready to be able to judge about
> > >It
WRY: "I" do not think "you" are spiritually able to judge whether I am
not. (See, this is how children talk.) It is all a matter of
discrimination. The cream will always rise to the top. If anyone tries
keep it down, this garve error is, what is called in the New
putting Lucifer over Jesus Christ, the one sin that is unforgivable.
reason I am using so much Christian terminology on this list, by the
not because I am a Christian, though, in a certain way I am, but
this is a tradition that most of the people on this list have probably
raised in, or at least exposed to, so, when I use this terminology,
most likely to understand. People do not seem to get this. They go off
tangent about the evils of Christianity.
> > > is, therefore, a textbook of metaphysical science and the
> philosophy of
> > > religions -- but not a "religion" or a teaching designed to give
> someone a
> > > transcendent "feeling of spirituality." It was designed solely
> to expand
> > on
> > > the comparative religion studies in Isis Unveiled
WRY: I will comment on this later.
> > WRY: I have this book and will refer to it next, if I get the
> Well, you will only be convinced of Blavatsky's inability to express
> her thoughts well. It is even more chaotic than The Secret Doctrine.
> If you want something written from one clear perspective, with one
> message, a logical build up etc. Turn to The Key to Theosophy or The
> Voice of the Silence, or any of her online articles. Isis and the SD
> are indeed weird, unstraightforward. The Secret Doctrine is the
> organized one of the two. I think there was a good reason for that,
> you don't, but the basic fact is quite simply correct.
WRY: I do not recall saying anything of the kind. What do you mean by
basic fact is quite simply correct"? What basic fact? You lose me
Please expound. Wry
> Katinka Hesselink
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