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Madame Blavatsky and Jiddu Krishnamurti; a conducive "marriage?"

May 07, 2008 08:03 PM
by nhcareyta

Dear Morten and all

Morten, thank you for bringing to us what is to 
me an inspired understanding of Theosophy.

Your friend has touched the core of Theosophy, 
that of mindset.

Of infinitely greater significance than what we 
think, is how we think.

All too often, epistemology is virtually ignored 
by we students.

And, as your friend alludes, as long as we remain 
programmed by the predominant mindset of our era 
we will rarely touch that which was offered. 
We will merely run hither and thither, dominated by 
our mental and emotional predispositions.

Through profound insight, Jiddu Krishnamurti, along 
with many others including Madame Blavatsky and her 
teachers, self-realised this and attempted to 
expose the nature of free mind for all to consider.

Sadly, most later commentators and students of 
Madame Blavatsky and her teachers' works fell for 
the letter rather than the spirit or mindset of 
their words, adjusting and contradicting them 
towards their own mindsets' predilections. 

This latter mindset, driven largely by fear, is 
insidious and pernicious. Through our desperate 
desire for security, safety, predictability and 
certainty we revert to our established ways of 
linear and objective thinking. 

Whilst these modalities may have intrinsic value, 
they are manifestly limited in apprehending the 
vastness of Truth.

The nature and method of much of Madame Blavatsky's 
writings by necessity demand we think outside the 
square. Similarly with the nature and method of 
Jiddu Krishnamurti's works. 

Whilst Madame Blavatsky encouraged the "free mindset", 
ensconced within and through essential occult 
teachings, Jiddu Krishnamurti focused more particularly 
on mindset itself. 

Herein for me lies the harmonious confluence of these 
writers and teachers and supports much of what your 
friend has written.


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