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Jun 02, 2006 11:20 AM
by christinaleestemaker

-Carlos A,

Theosophy and Universal Brotherhood are the answer.

To what they are the answer?

-- In, "carlosaveline" 
<carlosaveline@...> wrote:
> Dear Friends,
> Do theosophists have anything to do with the present crisis of 
human civilization? 
>  In  this hectic beginning of the 21st century, sincere 
theosophists may ask themselves what is their responsibility with 
regard to the bulk of  human karma.  
> As students of esoteric philosophy, they are the  outer guardians 
of a sacred wisdom both ancient and modern.  It is supposed that 
they do not study it solely for their own individual benefit ?  
for,  if they do so, failure is unavoidable from the start.  In 
order to understand  sacred wisdom,  your goal must be benefitting 
mankind, and even this is not enough. HPB also taught that 
philosophical knowledge must be a living and creative process tested 
in daily life. You can't achieve great wisdom simply by repeating 
ideas contained in the best books available.  
> But if we have some degree of   true altruism and a willingness to 
act ?  we may be entitled  to face, in these days, an uncomfortable 
> "As our civilization confronts great and growing dangers and 
challenges of various kinds, in what sense should we feel 
responsible for its future? What is our actual  responsibility?"    
> To answer such a question is no simple task.  Yet there  is at 
least one thing about which we can be sure: crises and opportunities 
are all around us. Each evening  they are in the news.  They are  
presented to us as part of  our favourite TV shows. All over Africa, 
Europe, Asia and the Americas,  floods,  forest fires, droughts, 
hurricanes and other similar events seem to prepare a global 
climatic change which can have drastic effects over the fate of our 
civilization.   These hundreds of climatic events are shown by the 
media as if they were merely  isolated facts,  now happening by some 
strange sort of  coincidence.  
> This is not true.    
> It is also not a coincidence that the signs of ethical and social 
decay in our civilization ?  including poverty, war and terrorist 
attacks  ?  run in parallel to deforestation, environmental  
pollution and climatic changes.  Spirit and matter evolve together.  
Each time in History when man's greed  made him destroy  his natural 
environment, he himself had to pay the price for it.  
> Theosophy and Universal Brotherhood are the answer. 
> Best regards,   Carlos  Cardoso Aveline  
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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