Re: What is Theosophy? Geoffrey Farthing Manifest
Sep 06, 2004 03:18 AM
by Erica Letzerich
Theosophy is its more elevated aspect is pure altruism and is
embodied in any action that aims the good of all. The Mahatmas
themselves were involved with politics. Why? Because its not
everybody that can realize theosophy from within. A more just word
that offer condition for the harmonic development of humanity it's
a dream that theosophists hold.
Practical actions will be necesseraly connected to politics. Of
course the theosophical society has not as aim to get involved with
politics, and should not ever. But every member that wishes so why
not? Is that not theosophical? In the Mahatmas Letters we find more
them obvious statement that express clear that they were involved
"A crisis, in a certain sense, is upon us now, and must be met. I
might say two crises -- one, the Society's, the other for Tibet.
For, I may tell you in confidence, that Russia is gradually massing
her forces for a future invasion of that country under the pretext
of a Chinese War. If she does not succeed it will be due to us; and
herein, at least we will deserve your gratitude" Letter number 4 KH.
When Geoffrey Farthing says about Annie Besant:
...This is not in any way to say that she did not do an immense
amount of good in establishing schools and colleges and altering
social practices, but these activities are not specifically
theosophical. Politics aims to change systems for the benefit of
people; Theosophy aims to change people themselves for the long term
benefit of humanity itself...
So upon what light Geoffrey Farthing concluded that practical
political actions related to the benefit of humanity it is not
theosophy? If theosophy in its very base its pure altruism and love,
such can be expressed also into practical political actions for a
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