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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:

Thanks Nigel!

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.

M. Sufilight

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)

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: nhcareyta 
  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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