Re: Theos-World The Eyes of the Forgotten Children AMEN!
Sep 26, 2004 11:37 PM
by Erica Letzerich
Thank you Paul, Bill and Nige for your kind feedback.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "kpauljohnson"
> Dear Erica,
> This is IMO the best and truest post I've read on theos-talk in
> YEARS. Theosophia is a knowing that is deeply empathetic, yet
> of what we see preached as Theosophy-opposed-to-non-Theosophy is
> anything but.
> The universalist vs. particularist battle is fought as you say
> throughout religious history. At the moment I'm contemplating how
> Quakerism changed from a unified movement that brought genuine
> spiritual freedom into a fragmented movement in which people were
> more concerned with hating their (heretical) fellow Quakers than
> with loving their fellow humans.
> Here's a link to a perspective that might offer some insight into
> this kind of degeneration:
> Thank you,
> --- In email@example.com, Erica Letzerich
> > The Eyes of the Forgotten Children
> > "Strive to give back the Divine in yourselves to the Divine in
> > Plotinus
> > 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
> theosophy? Can we win in the battlefield of free thinking and do
> 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.
> battle between dogmas and freethinking is one of the major causes
> conflicts. Two paths are unrolled: the path of those who lost in
> the battlefield and are prisoners and generators of dogmas, and
> path of the freethinkers that are searching for the truth and do
> associated it to dead letter.
> > 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
> 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
> 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
> 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.
> > 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.
> > Divine Wisdom or Theosophy is related to the energies of the
> consequently can be understood only from within, there are no
> in any language able to express the Divine Wisdom or theosophy.
> 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
> is. Theosophy - Divine Wisdom- ought to be a potential alive
> human nature, consequently theosophy can't 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?
> may describe it, transform into words, but you will never be able
> make the other to experience it merely by intellectual
> It is only the ability to experience it that will teach someone
> theosophy – 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
> 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
> would irrigate the field making possible to flourish theosophy –
> Divine Wisdom.
> > If you cannot see the light in the eyes of the forgotten
> 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
> see the light in the eyes of the forgotten children, which they
> simply generating dogmas, divisions, illusions, and that is not
> theosophy. Theosophy is the ability to see the light in the eyes
> the forgotten children because their hopes, their dreams, their
> and happiness are also our hopes our dreams our pain and happiness.
> > Erica Letzerich
> > Erica Letzerich .'.
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