OUR RESPONSIBILITY & social responsibility
Jun 02, 2006 11:28 AM
By this i have seen earlier the message about any responsibility and
that is nothing new under the sun.
Placed before in Talk messages but not easy to find back in so many
numbers of messages,; so now I take this from Anands net messages.
and place this again.
http://www.AnandGholap.net - Online Books on Theosophy ]
"There then is the worth of the ordinary life, and our man of the
begun to realise that nut in seeking pleasure, wealth, and honour
can permanent joy be found; but in the service of his fellow-men, in
of the miserable, the teaching of the ignorant, the uplifting of the
the lightening of the sorrow of the poor. And many there are among
you today who
are well off and comfortable, whose hearts are heavy for the sorrow
world, and who cannot rest in your comfort, in your luxury, while
starving, miserable, crushed under the burden of life. Oh! the
waking of the
social conscience amongst us, the recognition of social duty, of
responsibility, is the noblest sign of the evolution of man, a proof
coming of a new Race that shall have sympathy instead of
co-operation instead of competition, as its rule in the outer life
of man. And
as that spreads and grows, more and more men of the world will tread
steps. But it must be strenuous: not the passing feeling of
makes you out of your superfluity give what you never miss to some
good cause or
some unhappy family; not the throwing aside of some luxuries you
have in order
that others may have more of the necessaries of life. Much more than
demanded from you, O you who would tread towards the entrance to the
must give yourself, and not only what you possess - and in that
there is an
immensity of difference. You must feel the sorrow of others as you
feel your own
pain; you must feel the grief of others as you feel the piercing of
heart. It must come to you as an intolerable goad to action, that
along the Way of Service, which you cannot deny nor resist. You find
amongst you like that, people who cannot rest. It is not making
lies behind them. The things the world calls sacrifices are their
joy to give themselves; it is only a sacrifice in the sense that the
Life-Spirit is ever flowing out to others; but that is joy and not
delight and not pain, involuntary, almost a necessity of life. And
where you see
that passion of Service, where you see that willingness to give
that others may be happier, where you see people ever thinking what
they can do
to help, whom they can find to serve, who there is near them to whom
render help - it may be within the circle of the family or in the
of public life, but it must be the constant resolute endeavour to
everything away that others may profit - there you have made
manifest the inner
Spirit, who only lives to pour himself out, and finds his
satisfaction in the
Service of man."
Complete book can be read at
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "christinaleestemaker"
> -Carlos A,
> Theosophy and Universal Brotherhood are the answer.
> To what they are the answer?
> -- In email@example.com, "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
> 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
> 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
> act ? we may be entitled to face, in these days, an
> > "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
> > To answer such a question is no simple task. Yet there is at
> least one thing about which we can be sure: crises and
> 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
> 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
> civilization. These hundreds of climatic events are shown by the
> media as if they were merely isolated facts, now happening by
> strange sort of coincidence.
> > This is not true.
> > It is also not a coincidence that the signs of ethical and
> decay in our civilization ? including poverty, war and terrorist
> attacks ? run in parallel to deforestation, environmental
> pollution and climatic changes. Spirit and matter evolve
> Each time in History when man's greed made him destroy his
> 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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