Re: Theos-World STUDENT'S MUSINGS
Sep 07, 2003 02:48 AM
by Morten Nymann Olesen
Hi all of you,
Well, what can I say to that ?
Love can only be got through love.
Theosophy is altruism.
Some emails acts (partly) as spiritual decoys...
M. Sufilight with peace and love...
----- Original Message -----
From: "W. Dallas TenBreock" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "AA-BN--Study" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2003 10:41 AM
Subject: Theos-World STUDENT'S MUSINGS
> Sept 7 2003
> A STUDENT'S MUSINGS
> -- Some thoughts: a perspective.
> "Theosophist is who Theosophy does."
> I was thinking about "The ULT Declaration." From the first it sets no
> bonds. It makes us all volunteers. It recognizes that everyone is a
> free chooser, always.
> We may therefore see that we are all united by the CAUSE of THEOSOPHY.
> And, that is the only enduring primary CAUSELESS CAUSE. Theosophy as it
> is before us is a doctrine that includes a statement concerning some of
> the main and fundamental Laws in Nature, impersonal and universal.
> Any attempt to set up a framework of criteria implies judgment. We, as
> presently constituted lower minds (Kama Manas) cannot judge the karma
> and the "path" of anyone but ourselves.
> That Divine Light of the Universal Spirit - ATMA -- which surrounds us
> and interpenetrates all beings, seems to lure, to draw us on, it is
> perhaps indicated in the phrase: a high ideal--an exalted motive.
> To me, the next step appears to be the developing of assurance in this
> single concept:
> The Unity of ALL in all. We each share in all others.
> It would then be clear that a "strong will, a total forgetting of self "
> is the position to adopt. And, as a result we see that nothing has any
> real power to oppress us. We have to recognize that opposition (and
> oppression) comes from the operation of Karma, ours and that of the
> cycle and race. Fear nothing that is in Nature and visible. Dread no
> influence . you are at war with none. It is peace you are seeing,
> therefore it is best that the good in everything is found.. This
> brings peace."
> WQJ Articles, Vol. II 415-6
> This leads to consider another proposition that Mr. Judge offers:
> "He who would live the life or find continued wisdom can only do so by
> continued effort.[he] learns to look partially within the veil, or has
> found in his own being something that is greater than his outer self."
> WQJ Articles, Vol. II, p. 410
> What then might we say would indicate to us, our path, and our progress?
> Is it not the ability to be impersonal concerning ourselves? Can we not
> "stand apart?" What, for us, is the way in which we train our personal
> selves (Kama Manas) to fit the pattern that Karma has in store for us?
> Can we not sense this in :
> "Each and every one is here for a good and wise reason. If we find
> partially the why, then.we should by intelligent contact with life seek
> in it the farther elucidation of the problem. It is not the study of
> ourselves so much, as the thought for others that opens the door. The
> events of life and their causes lead to knowledge. They must be studied
> when they are manifested in daily life."
> WQJ II 411
> The great economy of Nature is a sensitivity that encompasses all
> beings, and ourselves. It is living Karma. As such, It will always seek
> to illuminate our personal Path, so that an understanding of its
> purposes and our won become ever clearer. The process is continuous. We
> need to develop the acuity of attention to see it in its impersonal
> operation in and through our surroundings and the events of our own
> life, as it is in all other things and objects. It is a force more
> ancient and comprehensive than any "form," or set of forms.
> We find Mr.. Judge also saying:
> "We are tried in wondrous ways, and in the seemingly unimportant affairs
> of life . he must take and perform that which presents itself. take up
> his labor as if there were no tomorrow . life is the outcome of the
> Ever-Living . [it makes] life brighter, more joyous, better [for
> WQJ II 412-3
> He adds:
> "The greatest of all truths lies frequently in plain sight, or veiled in
> contraries . you own not one thing in this world . all you possess is
> given to you only while you use it wisely . desire to do good with what
> you have -- and do it. . Work in life and the Occult are similar; all
> is the result of your own effort and will . you can only lift yourselves
> by your own efforts. " WQJ II 414-5
> "Seek to realize the meaning of every event. Strive to find the Ever
> Living and wait for more light."
> WQJ II 415
> For those who may hold a hope for exalted responsibilities, there is to
> be remembered the simple fact that the atom in its place and the Sun in
> its both perform necessary duties, and neither one nor the other is
> "superior." One realizes, by this introspective consideration, that
> 'ambition' and self-regard form the basis for delay in true success.
> Mr. Judge then says:
> ".as you live your life each day with an uplifted purpose and unselfish
> desire, each and every event will bear for you a deep significance--an
> occult meaning--.so do you fit yourself for higher work."
> WQJ II 416
> As one advances and grows in wisdom, the practice of brotherhood and
> compassion are epitomized as:
> "Be temperate in all things . he who has passed onward to a certain
> point, finds that the hearts of men lie spread before him as an open
> book . the motives of men are clear.but not selfishly [may he use such
> knowledge]." WQJ II 417
> In dealing with others, he suggests:
> "Urge no man to see as yourself.It is wiser to let the matter rest
> without argument. No man is absolutely convinced by that ." WQJ II
> "There is to be abandoned hope for the gratification of our passions,
> our curiosities, our ambitions or desire for gain. There is another
> Hope--the true; and he is a wise man who comes to the knowledge of it.
> [It is] Sister to Patience, [and] they together are the Godmothers of
> Right Living, and Two of the Ten who assist the Teacher [within -- the
> HIGHER SELF]." WQJ II 417-8
> Finally: ".[no man] is wise enough to sit as a judge upon the spiritual
> development of any living being." WQJ II 413; and: ".evil is the
> good gone astray." WQJ II 412
> These simple statements is urge us to review, meditate on, and deeply
> consider the practice of that self-effacing brotherhood which is always
> harmless and true.
> It welcomes and permits all to practice their ideals; and is helpful in
> showing us in advance so to say, the potential future of any of our
> choices or decisions, then, offer them, so that another may make a
> better choice.
> Hence, ever it encourages individual devotion and study, and the sharing
> of such perceptions of the TRUE as one may acquire by impersonal,
> good-willed perception. Those are always to be shared.
> To my way of seeing, This is what the ULT Declaration has placed before
> us as our bond and our ideal -- we have to chose to understand it and to
> practice brotherhood in all respects if we would be true "Theosophists."
> Best wishes,
> Sept 7 2003
> ULT DECLARATION (included for reference)
> UNITED LODGE OF THEOSOPHISTS
> The policy of this Lodge is independent devotion to the cause of
> Theosophy, without professing attachment to any Theosophical
> organization. It is loyal to the great Founders of the Theosophical
> Movement, but does not concern itself with dissensions or differences of
> individual opinion.
> The work it has on hand and the end it keeps in view are too absorbing
> and too lofty to leave it the time or inclination to take part in side
> issues. That work and that end is the dissemination of the Fundamental
> Principles of the Philosophy of Theosophy, and the exemplification in
> practice of those principles, through a truer realization of the SELF; a
> profounder conviction of Universal Brotherhood.
> It holds that the unassailable basis for union among Theosophists,
> wherever and however situated, is "similarity of aim, purpose and
> teaching," and therefore has neither Constitution, By-Laws nor Officers,
> the sole bond between its Associates being that basis. And it aims to
> disseminate this idea among Theosophists in the furtherance of Unity.
> It regards as Theosophists all who are engaged in the true service of
> Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, condition or
> organization, and
> It welcomes to its Association all those who are in accord with its
> declared purposes and who desire to fit themselves, by study and
> otherwise, to be the better able to help and teach others.
> "The true Theosophist belongs to no cult or sect, yet belongs to each
> and all."
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> Being in sympathy with the purposes of this Lodge, as set forth in its
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