Re: Theos-World What is Theosophy...another angle
Sep 06, 2004 01:42 AM
by Morten N. Olesen
Hallo Leon and all,
My views are:
Well...I do not actually disagree that much with what you say.
The problem is however as I see it the words "fundamental principles".
It has a no good ring to it, that is if you ask me.
Such "fundamental principles" are NOT what all Seekers after Truth and
spiritually Needs to learn from a book or by a teacher.
Sometimes they learn it by spiritual experiences and by other means through
what they experience in their lives. And then the words and the teaching
content within "fundamental principles" are perhaps not misunderstood as
much as it is by many of the Seekers today.
This also in part explains something about why many REAL theosophists have
never heard of any of the Theosophical groups or organisations or do not
know (much) about their teachings.
Well you can call that a view.
M. Sufilight with peace and love...
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, September 06, 2004 9:43 AM
Subject: Re: Theos-World What is Theosophy...another angle
> In a message dated 09/03/04 11:50:11 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org
> >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
> 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
> self devised and self determined efforts... And, thereby, finding and
> following one's true Master and teacher of all the "arts" -- of both
> being. One can spend one's whole life following the directions of many
> doing all sorts of good works -- only to find in the end that the real
> 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"
> 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
> attaining our individual self realization or enlightenment -- that has no
> dependence on authority, beliefs, rituals, or "faith" in idols or
> >M. Sufilight
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