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Re: Theos-World Re: On changing headers, toxicity, etc.

Nov 13, 2004 12:02 PM
by Jerry Hejka-Ekins

Pedro, thanks for your comments.
It appears that we have no shortage of advocates for both the belief-based and the inquiry-based views. I prefer the ladder.

Can you give me some examples of absolutistic statements in the SD and the Mahatma Letters?


prmoliveira wrote:


I have followed with interest your dialogue with Dallas. Perhaps you go a bit too far when you say that "the future of Theosophy depends upon this kind of dialoguing". I would suggest that it is our understanding of it that depends on such a dialogue for Theosophy, as a Wisdom Tradition, exists in its own "svarupa", unaffected by time and social conveniences. As I see it, one of the critical aspects in this discussion is the need to find out if, IN OUR UNDERSTANDING OF IT, Theosophy is a belief-based teaching or an inquiry-based one.
Perhaps, because there are a number of absolutistic statements both in "The Secret Doctrine" and in "The Mahatma Letters", the tendency to believe them intrinsically, considering their sources, supplants the need (as well as the advices contained in both the works mentioned above) to inquire into their teachings for oneself. When there is no inquiry, the theosophical teaching may become nothing more than a description instead of an exploration into an unchartered territory.


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