Re: Theos-World What is Theosophy...another angle
Sep 06, 2004 00:43 AM
In a message dated 09/03/04 11:50:11 AM, email@example.com writes:
>What is Theosophy actually?
>A possible answer:
>The most obvious question of all is for us the most difficult
>question. But I'll try to answer. Theosophy is experience of life
>through a method of dealing with life and human relations. This
>method is based on an understanding of man, which places at one's
>disposal the means to organize one's relationships and one's learning
>systems. So instead of saying that Theosophy is a body of thought in
>which you believe certain things and don't believe other things, we
>say that the Theosophical experience has to be provoked in a person.
>Once provoked, it becomes his own property, rather as a person
>masters an art.
Yes, but theosophy is also a "body of thought" based on ideas and fundamental
principles concerning the origin and genesis of both the Cosmos and its
reflection in the evolution of humanity and the nature of being in general -- that
doesn't have to be "believed" without thought, but that can be verified
through one's looking within and by study and practice empowered by one's individual
self devised and self determined efforts... And, thereby, finding and
following one's true Master and teacher of all the "arts" -- of both living and
being. One can spend one's whole life following the directions of many gurus and
doing all sorts of good works -- only to find in the end that the real teacher
is that Master within.
It's obvious that the "theosophical experience" which leads to an
understanding of Universal Brotherhood and its expression in one's relationship to others
can only come about in that manner. That's the only "learning system" that
can have any value in the long run. "Theosophy is as theosophy does" and
"Physician, heal thyself" perfectly reflects this.
>So what er the various theosophical groups provoking
>in the our theosophical age of Idolatry?
What difference does it make? "Theosophy" per se has no relationship to
organized groups or the idolatry they might or might not promote... Since
theosophy is directed solely to the self within each of us -- for the sole purpose of
attaining our individual self realization or enlightenment -- that has no
dependence on authority, beliefs, rituals, or "faith" in idols or teachers.
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