Re: Theos-World Creating authority under sweet name of original teaching
Sep 17, 2004 04:10 AM
by Morten N. Olesen
Hallo Anand and all,
My views are:
Maybe you are right.
I would like to ask:
What criteria do you use when promoting theosophical teachings?
Which books are allowed to be promoted?
Are there any limits?
And if yes - would you then please describe these limits?
I think these are important question to ask.
Blavatsky was herself concerned with these questions.
She was for instance herself very clearly against promoting orthodox
religion in any form.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Anand Gholap" <AnandGholap@AnandGholap.org>
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 12:59 PM
Subject: Theos-World Creating authority under sweet name of original
> Masters and HPB never claimed infallibility or authority. According
> to them in TS everybody is free to accept or reject any writing
> including SD and Isis. So Daniel's efforts of creating authority
> under sweet name of 'original teaching' are ridiculous.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Daniel H. Caldwell"
> <danielhcaldwell@y...> wrote:
> > =====================================================
> > Question: Should we take H.P.B. as an
> > infallible authority?
> > Answer: Absolutely not....
> > But there is another side to the question.
> > We have to remember that the modern
> > Theosophical movement owes its very existence
> > to H.P.B. and the Masters, whose faithful
> > agent she claimed to be. It would be
> > extremely unwise to reject the teachings given
> > through her without understanding what those
> > teachings really were in the first place. And how
> > can we acquire this understanding if we do not
> > study her writings? We don't have to blindly
> > accept what she says or take her views as the last
> > word, but at least we should become familiar with
> > those views firsthand. Then we can reject or
> > accept intelligently. When the works of other
> > and later writers who claim to be continuing
> > the work begun by H.P.B. present viewpoints and
> > "revelations" which are at direct variance with
> > the original lines of teaching, we may feel
> > justified in questioning the source of the newer
> > pronouncements. A familiarity with the
> > original writings, therefore, provides a criterion
> > for intelligent judgment.
> > ==============================================
> > Quoted from:
> > AN INTRODUCTION TO ESOTERIC PRINCIPLES: A STUDY COURSE, p. 37
> > by William Doss McDavid
> > http://www.questbooks.net/title.cfm?bookid=265
> > Daniel
> > http://hpb.cc
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