Fw: Some Random Remarks on one of Perry's Comments
Sep 17, 2004 08:35 AM
by Bill Meredith
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Meredith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: Some Random Remarks on one of Perry's Comments
Dear Dallas, you seem to equate theosophy and the study of theosophy with
reading books and comparing and contrasting later material with Blavatsky,
Judge, and Mahatma "original programme" material.
Your comment below that, " I have fully checked out the documentation and
seen them. -- "dependency on mere books" is a problem when one has
nothing to go on." is very telling. Might a person be able to intuit
beyond the book and even beyond the documentation, since both are but
materialistic representations of a truth, to experience the truth of
things with the eye of dangma which neither reads books nor needs the
material documentation behind books?
Further you comment that, " The ability to think things through depends
largely on the extent of one's study." Can you expand upon this thought?
In the previous paragraph you give me directions to locate a book on
theosophical history. Are you equating the ability to think things
through with book study? Are you saying that without books and the
attendant documentation, "one has nothing to go on.?"
Can one be in touch with the Higher Self, without having read a theosophy
book? Once the link with the Higher Self is established, does one
strengthen that link by reading books?
Thank you for your comments. They are valuable to me.
----- Original Message -----
From: "W.Dallas TenBroeck" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2004 8:32 AM
Subject: RE: Some Random Remarks on one of Perry's Comments
Sept 16 20004
Dear Bill :
If you want documentary facts (and escape (?) opinions) then secure a
(it is on line) of
THE THEOSOPHICAL MOVEMENT (1875-1950)
Available at www.phx-ult-lodge.org/
cost of the actual book is about $ 7.50. Probably about $ 10.00 shipped.
Maybe you already have the book? But see it "on line" first.
The full history of what has happened since 1875 is summarized there.
I have fully checked out the documentation and seen them. --
on mere books" is a problem when one has nothing to go on.
The ability to think things through depends largely on the extent of
Some never stop studying. Others call a halt, and then their limits are
to say: "frozen." ( I hope only for a while.)
From: Bill M
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2004 10:45 AM
Subject: Some Random Remarks
Perhaps it should be left up to each individual who claims the label
theosophist to decide for themselves what they "should" read.
Books may be useful in the beginning, but I would think that some more
experienced theosophists might have gotten past the dependency on mere
After all, Isis itself can be unveiled by those with eyes to see.
The voice of the silence itself can be heard by those with ears to hear.
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