Re: Theos-World Madame Blavatsky and Jiddu Krishnamurti; a conducive "marriage?"
May 08, 2008 10:12 AM
by Morten Nymann Olesen
To all readers
My views are:
On J. Krishnamurti:
I do not understand how J. Krishnamurti can be said to be in support of Esoteric Buddhism and Blavatsky's version of theosophy on the teaching of Master-Chelaship. Krishnamurti rejected guru's and called them a crutch.
Are you able to explain this?
I do find, that various persons can and do benefit from J. Krishnamurti's writings, but I will never find them to be in support of the continuation af The Theosophical Society as it was given by H. P. Blavatsky.
And J. Krishnamurti's allowance of himself being called Maitreya by Annie Besant and C. W. Leadbeater is nothing but a doctrine, which was creating - emotionalism within the Theosophical Society. Theosophy is based not belief. It is based on Truth. There is no religion higher than TRUTH.
So I have my difficulties with accepting J. krishnamurti as a useful teacher within the Theosophical Society's - H. P. Blavatsky branch.
H. P. Blavatsky said:
"The Society founded to remedy the glaring evils of Christianity, to shun bigotry and intolerance, cant and superstition and to cultivate real universal love extending even to the dumb brute".
(The Collected Writings of H. P. Blavatsky, vol. 7, p.246)
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Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2008 5:03 AM
Subject: Theos-World Madame Blavatsky and Jiddu Krishnamurti; a conducive "marriage?"
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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