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Re: Theos-World Re: TS Membership Trend

May 15, 2008 02:28 PM
by Drpsionic

How many people understand it anyway?

I know I sure don't!

Chuck the Heretic 

-----Original Message-----
From: prmoliveira <>
Sent: Thu, 15 May 2008 3:44 pm
Subject: Theos-World Re: TS Membership Trend

--- 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 
> they wrote about, as the different native english-speakers may 
> 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?



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