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Re: School No. 1, Beslan

Sep 06, 2004 02:05 AM
by Erica Letzerich

Dear friends,

What to say about the Beslan's children? What to say about human 
ignorance and cruelty? In such moments every word is lost in the 
great arena of human tragedy. Who can consol the families that have 
lost their children? No words can penetrate their hearts and remove 
their pain. No words can bring back to life our children victims of 
such barbarism.

To see a world were justice and peace rules seem a far away dream, 
almost a utopia. That is our great challenge as theosophists, to try 
and to try to scatter in the land of indifference seeds of love. 
Seeds that may find a fertile soil in the vast soil of human 

Beslan's Children Echoes 

Oh immortal mother
Your love shall reverberate in other hearts
The dreams we could not reach
The hopes we could not keep alive
Our stone garden is no longer a fairy tale
It's walls dust become
Carried by the eastern wind
To the heart of those who love
Every moment of joy and sorrow that we shall not live any more
Every hope and dream we had


--- In, "kpauljohnson" 
<kpauljohnson@y...> wrote:
> --- In, Pedro Oliveira 
<prmoliveira@y...> wrote:=
> > Perhaps Beslan will be linked, historically, with the
> > massacres in Sabra and Chatila in Lebanon, and with
> > the one in Dunblane in England. But the horror and
> > magnitude of it will probably transcend any historical
> > analysis.
> > 
> > In the communication from the Chohan to A. P. Sinnett,
> > through Master K.H. (1881), we find the following
> > statement:
> > 
> > 
> > "To be true, religion and philosophy must offer the
> > solution of every problem. That the world is in such a
> > bad condition morally is a conclusive evidence that
> > none of its religions and philosophies, those of the
> > civilized races less than any other, have ever
> > possessed the truth. The right and logical
> > explanations on the subject of the problems of the
> > great dual principles&#151;right and wrong, good and evil,
> > liberty and despotism, pain and pleasure, egotism and
> > altruism&#151;are as impossible to them now as they were
> > 1881 years ago. They are as far from the solution as
> > they ever were; but to these there must be somewhere a
> > consistent solution, and if our doctrines prove their
> > competence to offer it, then the world will be quick
> > to confess that must be the true philosophy, the true
> > religion, the true light, which gives truth and
> > nothing but the truth."
> > 
> > 
> > The question that presents itself now is:
> > 
> > What is Theosophy's solution to the problem of
> > terrorism?
> > 
> > 
> > Pedro
> > 
> Dear Pedro and all,
> That question is unanswerable for me. But rather than broad 
questions abou=
> t "terrorism" what perplexes me is the question of the hatreds 
among Christi=
> ans, Muslims, and Jews, and what role any post- or pre-Abrahamic 
> ies have to play? My cynical, even despairing conclusion is that 
as of 9/11=
> the hatreds between Christians, Muslims and Jews are in complete 
control of=
> human destiny. Any hope for Hindus, Muslims, atheists, Sikhs, 
Baha'is, The=
> osophists, etc. etc. to play any role in preventing Abrahamic 
apocalyse is v=
> ain. The people of the Book are determined to have their ultimate 
holy war =
> and the rest of us are along for the bloody ride, whether or not 
we consent.=
> I'd welcome any dissenting views and would rather not believe what 
I do.
> Paul
> > 
> > 
> > 
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