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?
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
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
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