Re: Theos-World Re: No reply to Bill Meredith's Excellent Post
Sep 03, 2004 09:16 AM
by Bill Meredith
----- Original Message -----
From: "Erica Letzerich" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2004 3:26 AM
Subject: Theos-World Re: No reply to Bill Meredith's Excellent Post
> I just thought I was beginning to enjoy a lovely sunny day, drinking
> my coffee while reading my morning e-mails when my tolerance with
> inane queries was tested. But thanks for wasting my time anyway; I'm
> going to consider your inspiring questions.
My dear Erica, thank you for granting me the power to waste your time. I
hope I can be worthy.
> `HPB, KH, M, CWL, AB, JC, DK, nor any other entity sporting a set of
> initials is infallible. Can we accept this?'
> I agree Completely
> ...When we antropomorphize the God principle are really just
> imagining a big old guy sitting on a planet somewhere in outer space
> with his chin in his palm musing to himself about the goings on on
> the 3d rock from the sun?'
> Well anthropomorphize means to ascribe human features to something,
> we could imagine him as a handsome guy, around Venus it's more
> logical if we agree with the wise saying of the Master Nan Nun Chao
> Ban Lin Shi Bin: God made man and then rested. God made women and
> then no one rested.
> About your other questions, the below quote may bring you some
> "He says that people will not accept the whole truth; that unless we
> humour them with a hope that there may be a "loving Father and
> creator of all in heaven" our philosophy will be rejected a priori.
> In such a case the less such idiots hear of our doctrines the better
> for both. If they do not want the whole truth and nothing but the
> truth, they are welcome. But never will they find us -- (at any
> rate) -- compromising with, and pandering to public prejudices. Do
> you call this "candid" and -- honest "from a European standpoint"?
> Read his letter and judge. The truth is, my dear friend, that
> notwithstanding the great tidal wave of mysticism that is now
> sweeping over a portion of the intellectual classes of Europe, the
> Western people have as yet scarcely learned to recognise that which
> we term wisdom in its loftiest sense." K.H Letter 54
Thanks. I am familiar with the quote.
> Anyway thank you for sharing your visible disappointment and doubts.
The only disappointment is in being misunderstood. The doubt will always be
there. It keeps me from being an "idiot."
> -- In email@example.com, "Bill Meredith"
> <meredith_bill@e...> wrote:
> > Agreed. Now is there a way to synthesis these statements into
> > understanding rather than judging the statements of one speaker by
> > assumptions of the other?
> > What does "our sacred philosophy" mean? Do we accept as our
> Master a voice
> > that seems to lash out:
> > " In such a case the less such idiots hear of our doctrines the
> > for both. If they do not want the whole truth and nothing but the
> > truth, they are welcome. But never will they find us - - (at any
> > - -compromising with and pandering to public prejudices."
> > Is this the basis for the brotherhood of ALL?
> > When we antropomorphize the God principle are really just
> imagining a big
> > old guy sitting on a planet somewhere in outer space with his chin
> in his
> > palm musing to himself about the goings on on the 3d rock from the
> > HPB, KH, M, CWL, AB, JC, DK, nor any other entity sporting a set
> of initials
> > is infallible. Can we accept this?
> > Do the masters have their own "Chiefs"?
> > Do the chiefs have their more powerful "Bosses" as well?
> > Did the theosophical masters favor some humans over others with
> first hand
> > direct experience of their existence and powers? May I demand the
> > proof for myself?
> > If conditions have reached the point in this manvantara where
> Masters can
> > produce teacups willy-nilly, then can we expect to find, further
> up the food
> > chain, gods who can produce worlds and even solar systems with
> like ease?
> > Might a sun be the chief manifestation of such a being?
> > What does it matter what we believe about these matters anyway?
> > If we wake up to ourselves tomorrow with the power to materialize
> a tea cup
> > will we write letters to a select few calling our less capable
> > "idiots" or will we feed a multitude with a few pieces of fish and
> > bread?
> > Bill
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Andrew Smith" <aupanishad@m...>
> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2004 11:26 AM
> > Subject: Theos-World RE: Perry Coles Post
> > > Perry, that was brilliant! And it was in keeping with
> everything a
> > Theosophist stands for. Instead of opinion, you have placed the
> facts out
> > upon the table of reason for us to decide. I hope that happens
> more often
> > here.
> > >
> > > Andrew W. Smith, M.A.(English),F.T.S.
> > > Master Sergeant, USA/USAF (Ret.)
> > > www.theosociety.org<http://www.theosociety.org/>
> > > God enters by a private door into every
> > > individual. -- Emerson, "Intellect"
> > >
> > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > >
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