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Re: To Pedro - Biggest Contradiction in Theosophy

Nov 21, 2004 11:46 AM
by prmoliveira

--- In, "Anand Gholap" <AnandGholap@A...> 

> Mahatma Letters (ML 20, 
> > chronological):
> > 
> > "The Occult Science is not one in which secrets can be 
> > of a sudden, by a written or even verbal communication. If so, 
> > the "Brothers" would have to do, would be to publish a Hand-book 
> > the art which might be taught in schools as grammar is. It is the 
> > common mistake of people that we willingly wrap ourselves and our 
> > powers in mystery  that we wish to keep our knowledge to 
> ourselves, 
> > and of our own will refuse  "wantonly and deliberately" to 
> > communicate it. The truth is that till the neophyte attains to 
> > condition necessary for that degree of Illumination to which, and 
> for 
> > which, he is entitled and fitted, most if not all of the Secrets 
> are 
> > incommunicable. The receptivity must be equal to the desire to 
> > instruct. The illumination must come from within."
> I fully agree with this paragraph from the Master. This phase of 
> giving Truth in paradoxical language continued till 1890. Later 
> principles were given in clear language. That is why I don't read 
> much what was written before 1890.


Both Annie Besant and C. W. Leadbeater considered "The Secret 
Doctrine", which was published in 1888, as the source text of modern 
Theosophy and did refer to it in their books. The fact that they 
opted for a simplified rendering of the theosophical teachings does 
not mean that they did not recognise the value of HPB's original 

You are, of course, entitled not to want to read theosophical 
literature published before 1890 but you may have to remember that 
that was the primary exposition of the teching and that both AB and 
CWL studied it.

The word "paradox" is illuminating: it is a composite word from 
Greek: "para", beyond, and "doxa", opinion. A paradox is that which 
can take you beyond accepted, common opinion. In other words, an 
insight. Sounds theosophical, doesn't it?


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