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RE: do we need to reach the whole world?

Jun 16, 2006 11:18 AM
by W.Dallas TenBroeck

6/16/2006 10:46 AM



Dear Doss:


I thoroughly agree with your thoughtful and insight-full observations



THEOSOPHY is for those that want it.



It cannot be forced on anyone.


It has one claim:  To be an exposition of the basic and continually acting
rules and laws of NATURE.  


We, and in the entire UNIVERSE, all live under those, but not all of us
inquire into them and their worth.


They provide an insight into the progress of the MORAL UNIVERSE which runs
on the basis of BROTHERHOOD - and this includes us all.



No one speaks for THEOSOPHY !


THEOSOPHY, is freely offered so that, as a science of honest observation and
testing, as a philosophy of all life and living, it speaks for itself.


To be grasped it has to be understood.  The immortal human Monad [all
humans] has each reached the stage where those who are advancing themselves
are able to perceive and reason cut the logic of the present and future


It has a very few concepts that are basic to it.  Their interplay and

interlocking logic makes them useful as a basis for self-guidance in life.
Our MINDS give us freedom of choosing.


Freedom has produced gradations of learning and responsibility in the


At root base we are RAYS of the same ONE SPIRIT.  We are all brothers.  We

are brothers to the atoms, to the grains of sand, to the grass, and to the

elephant and the ant.  In each of these resides a Monad, and that contains

as one of its components a "Ray" of the same UNIVERSAL SPIRIT.  

To put it plainly we all LIVE IN the ONE GOD-SPIRIT.


This does away with all distinctions, and all concepts of difference,

isolation, superiority, anger, pleasure, retaliation, difference,

selfishness, etc...  It unites us all into a living universal BROTHERHOOD.

It requires of us (as humans) the using of our ability to think about

fundamentals and to secure the ability to penetrate below effects to their



For example. 


We all use electricity, but we do not know what it is.  It can be generated

and channeled, but we still do not know WHAT IT IS.  We all use FIRE,  but,

what is fire?  We note the effect of fire (or its lack) and we know how to

burn things, or insulate them.  We deal with our own minds, but we do not

know what the MIND is. Nor are we very good at distinguishing a "desire"

from a thought.


What, for instance is motive ?


And that (Universal Brotherhood) is the first "Object" of the THEOSOPHICAL

MOVEMENT, i.e., to live our lives and direct our thoughts and deeds as if we

were trying to form a nucleus of Universal Brotherhood.  


This sounds vague, perhaps because we have been educated to think the

territorial imperative and an adversarial approach was the way of life.  If

so, at the en of life what gain can we show?  


Look back into history.  Whose memories do we esteem?  The butchers of men,

the oppressors, torturers, and the conquerors, or those who try to make us

see we belong to a single family and are all brothers and sisters with

something far more powerful than a physical blood-brotherhood and heredity

kinship.  Are religions and philosophies built on the sayings of tyrants or

of those who explained and enjoined the practice of benevolence and the

search for truth?


An understanding of the existence of the immortal MONAD in us, as in all

things demonstrates to our mind this concept and reinforces the sense of



The levels and hierarchies of working Sages, Magi, Wise Men, Mahatmas,
Buddhas, Dhyan Chohans, etc...and Great overseeing Forces are many, but
every ancient system (of religion or philosophy) speaks of these as facts.


Since Theosophy is at the root, and is the most ancient of all systems, let
me offer: --  As I read and understand Theosophy, we have 


us  --  


H P B says that they pervade the entire system.


1.         The Plan of the Universe in its evolution is a single plan.  This

plan has been established back in the beginning of "time," and it continues,

and will continue into the foreseeable future.  It is said that the Universe

as a whole reincarnates, and this Plan was handed down a very long time

back. And it has been carried on since then.  The book The SECRET DOCTRINE

describes this in detail in Vol. I.


2.         All is logical, mathematically exact, and coherent.  Law and laws

rule all beings and actions impartially.  The "LAW OF KARMA" is the

appellation given in Theosophy to this one universal LAW.


It is briefly described as the Law of Harmony whereby all diversity, and

distortion is smoothed and readjusted to a superior direction.  At the end

of LIGHT ON THE PATH will be found an illuminating essay on Karma.  It helps

us to understand if we read and think about what is said there.


3.         No part, great or small, old or new, of the illimitable Universe

forgotten, or omitted from the Laws that guide evolution and individual



All living intelligent beings are interconnected. Theosophy uses the word

"Monad" to indicate these living, conscious units that fill the Universe.


Mankind, humanity stands at the mid-point in terms of intelligence between

"instinct," and "intuition."


Each Monad that has reached the human level has this confronting him/her.

The Masters of Wisdom met this challenge and passed it aeons ago.  Yet they

remain to help us, their "younger Brothers."  We owe the exposition of

Theosophy to Them and their sacrifice.  [see S D  I 207 -210]


4.         From The UNIVERSAL ONE SPIRIT, everything in its vast diversity

derived. [S D  I  14-15]


5.         Potentially, every being has the capability of understanding the

whole complexity of the Universe of which it is a vital part.


Spiritual Knowledge (or Wisdom) is inherent, innate at the core, in the

essence of every  being.  " Look inward, Thou art Buddha ( the Wise)."

expresses this.


We are related to the "Masters."  They were once "men" such as we are now.

They are our "Elder Brothers."


5.         Hence all living things (the immortal Monads) are related.

Brotherhood expresses this relation whether the level of learning be small

or great.  We are brothers in potential, as well as in fact, to the atoms,

molecules, cells, and all the Masters, and other Personages, or structures

of and in the Universe.  


It is difficult to conceive of such a supreme UNITY

when our world is one of continual diversity and confusion.  


Our independent existence our consciousness, our Mind, ought to be 

adequate evidence of Spirit working through all levels of Matter.  


In our case, it becomes expressed as the Mind and the independent 

power of our free thought.  The power to choose defines of progress into the

Our present lesson is discovering what this right

thought and right choosing. are.   ["Good" has been briefly defined as

obeying the Laws  of nature.]  We need to know and apply them.


6.         The pathways through which the Monads travel to the final goal

(called by some:  "Sublime Perfection" for all) are many, and are determined

by their individual Karma -- the Karma of their own free choosing. Humanity

is always composed of such "free-choosers."


7.         Consciousness, awareness, "seeing along with," will be found to

a common factor for all beings, but the levels of achievement and of

perception to which the consciousness is self-raised are many and mark the

progress of and in evolution for every individual.


8.         An individual may experience and remember seeing the ALL -- and

later describe it as LIGHT,  COLOR,  SOUND. or a discussion with a PERSONAGE

of WISDOM. Such memories are stored and presented to the

waking consciousness in terms that it can understand.  But they do occur.

Also they are never forgotten.  They are evidence of the SPIRITUAL MAN



These "illuminations" as experience, are interior. They will be found to be
described in TRANSACTIONS OF THE BLAVATSKY LODGE  (pp. 64 -76;  or :

Collected Works (TPH),  Vol. 10, pp 255 -265)


At night during deep sleep the personal consciousness {Lower Manas}

may confabulate for a while with its spiritual "brother," the Higher Manas

-- BUDDHI-MANAS.  The Buddhi-Manas is interior to us and is a veil or

vase that enshrines the ATMA -- the RAY of the UNIVERSAL SPIRIT within

each of  us.  It is an experience akin to Samadhi or Turiya.  (see Gayatri



Many have offered evidence of their memory of past lives.


The Responsibilities of advanced "Masters of Wisdom" are many and are

described in S D  Vol. I.




I think it would be to our joint advantage to comment on these ideas.


Best wishes,






-----Original Message-----
From:  M K Ramadoss
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 8:12 AM
Subject:           Re: do we need to reach the whole world?


While Internet is a quantum leap in making info and support available for
those who have access to it and are interested, in the near term, I do not
see a dramatic increase in the number of people interested in theosophy and
related matters. 


It provides info and help for those who are ready and
seeking it. It it akin to my having a lot of books on theosophy and related
stuff on my bookshelf and many many are the instances that no one passing by
had any curiosity even to take one of them and look it. Some times I feel
that even if I gave them one of them to keep, they are not even going to
open it and will put it back in the bookshelf.

It seems to me that at this stage, few are ready for it. In the long term,
however, I see a larger population in the world becoming interested and when
they do, the information is there for them to access. May be that is the
long term plan of those powers who are behind the development of modern
communication advancements.

All we can do at this time is to encourage making theosophical material
available on line and provide whatever little help and encouragement for any
one seeking divine wisdom.




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