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Re: Theos-World The Eyes of the Forgotten Children

Sep 26, 2004 07:58 AM
by nhcareyta


Erica
At last...Theosophy of the heart...priceless.
Thank you
Nigel

--- In theos-talk@yahoogroups.com, Erica Letzerich <eletzerich@y...> 
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> The Eyes of the Forgotten Children
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> "Strive to give back the Divine in yourselves to the Divine in the 
All."
> Plotinus
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> 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?
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> 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.
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> Within the theosophical circles we can see the reflexes of such 
battle, and many have already surrendered to the powerful human 
tendency to dogmatize: quarrels disagreements original teachings, non 
original teachings, this is theosophy this is not theosophy etc. 
Exactly like Christians, Buddhists, and every other religious 
movement with intellectual division and conflicts. 
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> 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 wisdom underlining 
religion, philosophy and science or the perennial philosophy. A third 
interpretation is that theosophy is pure altruism, the realization of 
the oneness of life.
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> The Greek word theosophy has two compounds: Theos (god) and Sophia. 
In ancient Greece Sophia (wisdom) was one of Plato's 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. 
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> 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 language able to express the Divine Wisdom or theosophy. You 
may learn by heart the whole 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 can't be the lifeless letter, 
expressed in any book or writing.
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> 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 merely by intellectual discussions. 
It is only the ability to experience it that will teach someone what 
theosophy  Divine Wisdom- is. 
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> 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 realize theosophy 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  Divine Wisdom.
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> If you cannot see the light in the eyes of the forgotten children, 
because you cover it with the darkness of human indifference, you 
don't know what theosophy is. And many that spread the darkness of 
indifference think they know 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.
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> Erica Letzerich
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> Erica Letzerich .'.
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