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respect, toleranace and acceptance --distinctions.

Dec 06, 2004 11:23 AM
by Regina St Clare

Understand is a good word for accept. Acceptance does not mean agreement to me. It means that I accept that you are the way you are,not that I agree with it. To me this puts a circle of healing around the issue. Then one can allow the duality to find its balance.

We often do not hold the space for resolution, but become part of the reaction mechanism inherent in the personality realm. 
AS TS folks, it seems that we have the greater task of holding the ONE ness that has the healing Space that makes resolution of issues possible on either a small or large scale. If we do not begin in small ways, then how can we expect anything better in the large scale?

Thanks for your reading of this Kristar,

-- "krishtar" <> wrote:

It is plainly obvious that she didnīt mean this.
Perhaps Regina didnīt use the correct word, what if she didnīt meant " accept" in the common sense but "understand", respect?


Original Message ----- 
From: Bart Lidofsky 
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: Theos-World RE: HPB on THEOSOPHISTS

Regina St Clare wrote:
> One and All, To me, the day when any one who calls himself a
> theosophist can actually accept the point of view of another, without
> defense or offense in thought, word or deed, then we will have the
> true spirit of what HPB, in her best intention, flaws and all, was
> dedicated to accomplishing.

As a theosophist, you should know that things are not that simple.

Do you believe that includes, for example, a belief in genocide? A 
belief that some people are naturally inferior to each other based on 
who their parents were? That people who have sexual preferences for the 
same gender are automatically evil? That seizing the property of the 
Theosophical Society for use by another organization is a right and 
proper thing to do? That there is only one path to the truth, and that 
everybody not following that path should drop it and follow that one 
true path?

I don't think that Blavatsky would have any trouble with people having 
difficulty accepting those points of view. There is a difference between 
tolerance, respect, and acceptance.


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