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Re: Theos-World Re: TS Membership Trend

May 15, 2008 02:05 PM
by Martin

I wouldn't neccesairy think they made an error. They
had to deal with worldkarma, and the majority of the
world was and is speaking the English language.
I am sure they would have used Dutch if those Dutchies
had conquered the world. However, if a Russian comes
in contact with the esoteric, usually there is someone
on his path who has studied some and speaks English.
In my case I was introduced by a real theosophist
although the first book he gave me to read was the
Bhagawat gita from Judge, translated into Dutch.
So now lets go back to my Dutch judge, good night :-)

--- prmoliveira <> wrote:

> --- In, "Konstantin
> Zaitzev" 
> <kay_ziatz@...> wrote:
> > I think that the greatest error of mahatmas and
> Blavatsky was that 
> > they gave out their teaching in English. Now no
> one can be sure 
> what 
> > they wrote about, as the different native
> english-speakers may 
> derive 
> > different meaning from the same paragraph.
> Dear Konstantin, 
> Just imagine, for argument's sake, that HPB (and her
> two Teachers, 
> since The Secret Doctrine was their "triple
> production") had written 
> the following passage in, let us say, Russian:
> "This "Be-ness" is symbolised in the Secret Doctrine
> under two 
> aspects.  On the one hand, absolute abstract Space,
> representing bare 
> subjectivity, the one thing which no human mind can
> either exclude 
> from any conception, or conceive of by itself.  On
> the other, 
> absolute Abstract Motion representing Unconditioned
> Consciousness.  
> Even our Western thinkers have shown that
> Consciousness is 
> inconceivable to us apart from change, and motion
> best symbolises 
> change, its essential characteristic.  This latter
> aspect of the one 
> Reality, is also symbolised by the term "The Great
> Breath," a symbol 
> sufficiently graphic to need no further elucidation.
>  Thus, then, the 
> first fundamental axiom of the Secret Doctrine is
> this metaphysical 
> ONE ABSOLUTE?BE-NESS?symbolised by finite
> intelligence as the 
> theological Trinity." (from the Proem, SD)
> How many people in the world would be able to read
> it, let alone 
> understand it?
> Pedro



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