Re: No reply to Bill Meredith's Excellent Post
Sep 03, 2004 04:42 AM
by Erica Letzerich
First of all the Mahatmas is an interrogation point that will remain
open in the history of the Theosophical Movement. But in the same
time how Blavatsky could have produced the Secret Doctrine? Was she
a genius? So there is a general tendency to consider the existence
of the Mahatmas a real fact. Not only but it's quite logical
attitude to consider the existence of more advanced persons between
But Bill in his e-mail formulated questions based in a very
Ledbearterian view about the Mahatmas. Leadbeater on his writings
created an idolatry atmosphere around the Mahatmas, that it is still
hold by many today in the Theosophical Society. There is no such
thing as idealized by Leadbeater in his mythomaniac crises. Actually
many of the mixing up we see today in the so called new age movement
and all this idolatry around the Mahatmas is a consequence in great
degree of Leadbeaters writings.
I think its interesting to consider this quote of Krishnamurti from
Krishnaji asked "Have you read *Masters on the Path*?"
to which Achyut said, "Yes. I remember everything."
"Have you noticed something? Their bodies are refined bodies. But it
sounds like an ordinary person when it is said that he has a beard.
But it sounds like an ordinary person when it is said that he has a
beard, he has such-and-such color of eyes. It is to corporealize the
incorporeal. CWL has distorted the concept of the Masters and
brought it to the level of idolatry."
Bill also formulates a question about Universal Brotherhood, where
he presumes that there is a common understanding and agreement about
what universal brotherhood means. In fact there is not a common
agreement of what Universal Brotherhood might mean. Some consider a
loving attitude towards others, or the realization of the oneness of
life, or a system based on very clear laws.
Third is nature elitist? Why some persons are born with the mind
potential of Einstein or as a Gandhi and others are not? Why some
persons are interested into just to reach economical status or fame
while other are interested to find a deeper meaning to understand
the nature of existence? There is nothing like equality in the very
concept of Universal brotherhood the first thing which should be
understood is the great difference that exists into the inner
potentials and level of understanding of every individual. And this
is not an elitist attitude but is a lesson that nature itself
teaches us. To expect that everybody would have the same
understanding is a cruel attitude towards the inner potential and
interests of others. Actually about Universal Brotherhood Annie
Besant have presented very interested ideas to be considered.
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