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Jun 05, 2006 07:54 AM
by carlosaveline

Since ancient times, unwise human beings have looked at the universe as an extension  of their own small  lower selves.  
In it the Sun is a personalistic God and Lord, an absolute Monarch ? a  cosmic humanoid  who owns human souls as if they were his private property.  
Uneducated people also have personalized  the Moon as the Virgin, the Mother and the  Wife ; a beautiful, pale, obedient female humanoid  presiding over the stars ?  i. e., the many children of  the infinite celestial clan. 
Justice is then a Goddess to whom we may ask personal favours. Each one of such Gods have envy and jealousy with  regard to the others.  Just like ignorant and selfish human beings, these Gods suffer from the disease of  attachment-and-rejection.  The reason for that is simple:  in popular myths, ancient Gods are but the result of  the imagination of ignorant human beings.  
Yet we have no reasons to get too arrogant about this ancient ?lack of knowledge?. 
Even now,  in our  would-be ?scientific age? ,  most citizens will automatically accept almost any idea if it comes from a ?friend?, or according to some other  short-term personal or group interests ; and they will  automatically reject ideas for the same blind reasons. They won?t care too much  if the idea is actually true or false. 
Challenging ignorance  both ancient and modern, Theosophy or divine wisdom teaches us to go beyond these blind personalistic attachment-rejection, fear and hatred mechanisms. 
Esoteric philosophy teaches us to look at facts and ideas in themselves, and not to be  carried away by  emotional fancies or animal-soul reactions.   
Theosophy invites us to cautiously understand,  and then transcend personality clashes, attachments, gossips and  slanders.  
It also invites us to defend true spiritual Teachers from the false charges and libels coming from the  collective, semi-organized, accumulated human ignorance.  
Of course, those who defend the Sacred Teachers may well be attacked for doing so.  But this is  undoubtedly a most excellent Karma. It is a high privilege which not many truth-seekers dare to take and to have. It helps opening the  steep narrow path for those   who practice VIRYA.   
Om, shanti, Carlos Cardoso Aveline 

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