Re: Theos-World Election results
Jul 02, 2008 07:06 AM
What is the view of Theosophy on the existence of God?
--- On Wed, 7/2/08, Anand <AnandGholap@gmail.com> wrote:
From: Anand <AnandGholap@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Theos-World Election results
Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 4:42 AM
--- In theos-talk@yahoogro ups.com, "prmoliveira" <prmoliveira@ ...> wrote:
> --- In theos-talk@yahoogro ups.com, "Anand" <AnandGholap@ > wrote:
> > > "Be what he may, once that a student abandons the old and trodden
> > > highway of routine, and enters upon the solitary path of
> > > thought--Godward --he is a Theosophist; an original thinker, a
> > > after the eternal truth with "an inspiration of his own" to solve
> > > universal problems." (The Theosophist, October 1879)
> > HPB uses word "independent thought -Godward" It implies belief of
> > in the existence of God.
> > Anand Gholap
> She is describing her view of what a Theosophist is: "an original
> thinker, a seeker after the eternal truth with "an inspiration of his
> own" to solve the universal problems."
> The question could be asked: what is the view about the "God
> question" of someone who "enters upon the solitary path of
> independent thought"?
> As I see it, HPB is describing the qualities of a mind and
> consciousness that can indeed inquire into life's deeper aspects. Her
> approach, as usual, is not belief-based but inquiry-based.
When HPB said " independent thought--Godward ", it means she accepted
that God exists. This acceptance can be a belief or it can be because
of direct experience of God. She does not say here whether her
acceptance is because on belief or experience or inquiry. But the
important thing here is HPB accepts existence of God.
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