Re: Theos-World Re: [bn-study] help needed Transfusions and Bab 5
Dec 26, 2004 08:13 PM
by Dennis Kier
As a matter of fact, No, I didn't notice that. Many people have
beliefs with variations of Theosophy. Experience teaches us to pick
something here, and something else there, when that item seems to be
corroborated with some experience that we may have.
In the Collected works somewhere
HPB quoted The Buddha's paragraph to support that method of acquiring
a belief system. I didn't bother to ask which items in Theosophy he
incorporated in his belief system, and I don't suppose it matters (at
least to me).
This is pretty much the same passage from Olcott-
Our Lord Buddha has said that we must not believe in a thing said,
merely because it is said; nor in traditions because they have been
handed down from antiquity; nor rumors, as such; nor writings by
sages, because sages wrote them; nor fancies that we may suspect to
have been inspired in us by a deva (that is, in presumed spiritual
inspiration); nor from inferences drawn from some haphazard assumption
we may have made; nor because of what seems an analogical necessity;
nor on the mere authority of our teachers or masters. But we are to
believe when the writing, doctrine, or saying is corroborated by our
own reason and consciousness.
See the KALAMA SUTTA of the ANGUTTARANIKAYA, as quoted in A BUDDHIST
CATECHISM, by H. S. Olcott, President of the Theosophical Society, pp.
55, 56, Colombo, Ceylon, 1881
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bart Lidofsky" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, December 24, 2004 7:17 AM
Subject: Re: Theos-World Re: [bn-study] help needed Transfusions and
> Dennis Kier wrote:
> > I am also a fan of the Babylon 5 series. I have all the episodes
> > tape, and try to watch it once a year.
> Did you notice that the Doctor's description of his religious
> was a form of theosophy (small "t")?
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