RE: Theos-World Re: different answers to "What is Theosophy?"
Sep 02, 2004 05:12 PM
by W.Dallas TenBroeck
There is only one way to go that is sure as I think -- study and compare all
As a 7-fold being you (and every other human) have the inner assistance of
the Highest spiritual entity and its Powers of discernment and wisdom
Manas (or the dual Mind -- Spiritual and Kamic-selfish) can always refer to
that which is of the most altruistic and universal -- the basis for
universal and impartial LAW.
If that is repulsive to us one ought to discover why so. It becomes then an
inner search and evaluation. And that is one aspect of meditation.
As to one's affiliations, Historically the THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY was started
and guided for a while by Higher beings (see a posting I have made today on
Sri Ramalinga Pillay' prophecy concerning the T S -- made in 1867 --12 years
before HPB and Olcott brought the T S to India) from THEOSOPHIST July
The T S like all true Theosophical bodies are founded on the ideal of
individual search and study -- to find what the ONE TRUTH is. I
n the meantime there is at the basis of them all a policy of
non-interference in individual faith, religion and work. However in
practice, as time passed, some persons posing as "leaders" have sought to
impose rules of conduct and measures of compliance and guidance on the
Compared with the ideals of THEOSOPHY and the original intent of any
THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, every member has the right to inquire into such
additional or different impositions.
In some quarters that is regarded as "heresy." HERESY, by the way, if one
consults the dictionary, will be found to mean "QUESTIONING." It is not a
bad idea at all. In fact it is at the root of any Theosophical study.
The independence of the mind makes us all "heretics."
We are seeking TRUTH Unveiled -- and when we object to the imposition of
"veils" those who go by that kind of measure protest and object. And if
they have the power they "excommunicate us.
Who gains by that measure? What does History record ?
Who is right ?
What is the universal principle involved?
That is what I get from studying THEOSOPHY.
Best wishes, fellow Pilgrim (and "heretic ?")
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 11:48 PM
Subject: Re: different answers to "What is Theosophy?"
What you say is true, all our choices are our own.
When I originally joined the Adyar Society I was under
the `impression' it stood for freedom of thought ie. free
intellectual and philosophical enquiry.
This `impression' was apparently misguided, as I've since
discovered, and have decided to remove my support from the Society for that
It seems like the right choice especially now after having heard no
logical or philosophically credible reason for the Society's apparent
This seeming methodology of the Society by its leaders to 'act by not
acting' will no doubt have its own karmic results as will my own
decisions and actions.
As the Mahatmas say "motive is everything".
Perhaps the motivation of the Society is paternalistic protection but
the question surely is; what is being protected? Illusion and
I can't support a rationale of `the end justifies the means', "peace"
at all costs.
If the principle of freedom has to be sacrificed at the altar of
organization and saving face or hierarchical paternalism, for myself
I want no part of it anymore.
It deeply concerns me if it is the case that the membership is
DELIBERATELY kept in the dark about these issues. (By default in the
non-publication of this information),
If this is a consciously made decision, it's reprehensible!
Surely these strike at the heart of basic Theosophical principles.
Still Dallas, these types of discussions may raise some debate and
further discussion within the Society...I hope.
"Inaction in a deed of mercy becomes an action in a deadly sin"
Voice of the Silence.
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