Re: Theos-World The Eyes of the Forgotten Children
Sep 26, 2004 04:15 AM
by Erica Letzerich
The Eyes of the Forgotten Children
"Strive to give back the Divine in yourselves to the Divine in the All."
Could divine wisdom or theosophy be a written system? Would that not contradict the very meaning of the word theosophy? How could intellectual knowledge which is superficial and absent of wisdom be theosophy? Can we win in the battlefield of free thinking and do not surrender to the creation of dogmas?
For so long humanity is in constant but silent battle that seems to not have an end, and whose battlefield is within human mind. The battle between dogmas and freethinking is one of the major causes of conflicts. Two paths are unrolled: the path of those who lost in the battlefield and are prisoners and generators of dogmas, and the path of the freethinkers that are searching for the truth and do not associated it to dead letter.
Within the theosophical circles we can see the reflexes of such battle, andmany have already surrendered to the powerful human tendency to dogmatize:quarrels disagreements original teachings, non original teachings, this istheosophy this is not theosophy etc. Exactly like Christians, Buddhists, and every other religious movement with intellectual division and conflicts.
Today the word theosophy is generally associated to a set of doctrines based upon the genesis presented into the Secret Doctrine of Blavatsky, and numerous have been the authors that have written books in an attempt to simplify and explain the so called theosophical system. Other interpretation common given for theosophy is the ancient wisdom-tradition, and also the wisdomunderlining religion, philosophy and science or the perennial philosophy. A third interpretation is that theosophy is pure altruism, the realization of the oneness of life.
The Greek word theosophy has two compounds: Theos (god) and Sophia. In ancient Greece Sophia (wisdom) was one of Platoís four cardinals Aretes (Virtues). According to Plato the spiritual harmony of the soul where related to the four cardinal virtues, which he considered expressions of the three basic energies of the Soul. Wisdom was an inner condition that would be an expression of one the three basic energies of the soul.
Divine Wisdom or Theosophy is related to the energies of the soul, consequently can be understood only from within, there are no words in any languageable to express the Divine Wisdom or theosophy. You may learn by heart thewhole system presented in the work of Blavatsky and in the work of others,you may write, debate, teach, and affirm this knowledge is theosophy. But you will be still trapped by the intellect, consequently unable to know what theosophy is. Theosophy - Divine Wisdom- ought to be a potential alive within human nature, consequently theosophy canít be the lifeless letter, expressed in any book or writing.
Theosophy is a deep awareness of the unity of life of someone else's suffering that is also our suffering. It is compassion, altruism and love. Can you teach love, compassion and altruism? You may describe it, transform into words, but you will never be able to make the other to experience it merelyby intellectual discussions. It is only the ability to experience it that will teach someone what theosophy Ė Divine Wisdom- is.
Our great challenge in a world immersed in problems, where violence increases, wars, millions of children die every year of hunger is to try to realize theosophy from within and do not create dogmas. But if one cannot realizetheosophy from within, can still be a fighter for freethinking and do not surrender to the battle. Only the cultivation of an open mind, investigative and a pure heart would irrigate the field making possible to flourish theosophy Ė Divine Wisdom.
If you cannot see the light in the eyes of the forgotten children, because you cover it with the darkness of human indifference, you donít know whattheosophy is. And many that spread the darkness of indifference think theyknow what theosophy is and that they are able to discuss about theosophy. But they cannot see, as they cannot see the light in the eyes of the forgotten children, which they are simply generating dogmas, divisions, illusions, and that is not theosophy. Theosophy is the ability to see the light in the eyes of the forgotten children because their hopes, their dreams, their pain and happiness are also our hopes our dreams our pain and happiness.
Erica Letzerich .'.
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