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Re: Failure of Krishnamurti on the path of occultism

May 28, 2008 01:05 PM
by prmoliveira

--- In, "Anand" <AnandGholap@...> wrote:

> Krishnamurti considers following Masters, religions as the cause of
> ignorance. 

> Krishnamurti's assertion that Masters and
> religion as cause of ignorance is not supported by historical evidence
> and testimonies.

The following historical evidence and testimony, by a Master of the 
Wisdom (K.H.), may suggest that Krishnamurti was not, after all, 
completely mistaken as you have repeatedly suggested here. Or would you 
say that the Master's medicine is too strong? (PO)

"And now, after making due allowance for evils that are natural and 
cannot be avoided, ? and so few are they that I challenge the whole 
host of Western metaphysicians to call them evils or to trace them 
directly to an independent cause ? I will point out the greatest, the 
chief cause of nearly two thirds of the evils that pursue humanity ever 
since that cause became a power. It is religion under whatever form and 
in whatsoever nation. It is the sacerdotal caste, the priesthood and 
the churches; it is in those illusions that man looks upon as sacred, 
that he has to search out the source of that multitude of evils which 
is the great curse of humanity and that almost overwhelms mankind. 
Ignorance created Gods and cunning took advantage of the opportunity. 
Look at India and look at Christendom and Islam, at Judaism and 
Fetichism. It is priestly imposture that rendered these Gods so 
terrible to man; it is religion that makes of him the selfish bigot, 
the fanatic that hates all mankind out of his own sect without 
rendering him any better or more moral for it. It is belief in God and 
Gods that makes two-thirds of humanity the slaves of a handful of those 
who deceive them under the false pretence of saving them. It is not man 
ever ready to commit any kind of evil if told that his God or Gods 
demand the crime ? voluntary victim of an illusionary God, the abject 
slave of his crafty ministers? The Irish, Italian and Slavonian peasant 
will starve himself and see his family starving and naked to feed and 
clothe his padre and pope. For two thousand years India groaned under 
the weight of caste, Brahmins alone feeding on the fat of the land, and 
to-day the followers of Christ and those of Mahomet are cutting each 
other's throats in the names of and for the greater glory of their 
respective myths. Remember the sum of human misery will never be 
diminished unto that day when the better portion of humanity destroys 
in the name of Truth, morality, and universal charity, the altars of 
their false gods."

(Source: "Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett", in chronological sequence, 
letter # 88.)

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