TS and politics
Jul 13, 2008 00:40 AM
by Morten Nymann Olesen
To all readers
My views are:
H. P. Blavatsky says in her article "WHAT IS TRUTH?":
"But it is not in politics alone that custom and selfishness have agreed to call deceit and lie virtue, and to reward him who lies best with public statues. Every class of Society lives on LIE, and would fall to pieces without it. Cultured, God-and-law-fearing aristocracy, being as fond of the forbidden fruit as any plebeian, is forced to lie from morn to noon in order to cover what it is pleased to term its "little peccadillos," but which TRUTH regards as gross immorality. Society of the middle classes is honeycombed with false smiles, false talk, and mutual treachery. For the majority religion has become a thin tinsel veil thrown over the corpse of spiritual faith. The master goes to church to deceive his servants; the starving curate--preaching what he has ceased to believe in--hoodwinks his bishop; the bishop--his God. Dailies, political and social, might adopt with advantage for their motto Georges Dandin's immortal query--"Lequel de nous deux trompe-t-on ici?"--Even Science, once the anchor of the salvation of Truth, has ceased to be the temple of naked Fact. Almost to a man the Scientists strive now only to force upon their colleagues and the public the acceptance of some personal hobby, of some new-fangled theory, which will shed lustre on their name and fame. A Scientist is as ready to suppress damaging evidence against a current scientific hypothesis in our times, as a missionary in heathen-land, or a preacher at home, to persuade his congregation that modern geology is a lie, and evolution but vanity and vexation of spirit.
Such is the actual state of things in 1888 A.D., and yet we are taken to task by certain papers for seeing this year in more than gloomy colours! "
Have it all changes since 1888 A. D.?
Have theosophy on the planet become better - known - when the many many followers of Alice A. Bailey's and her D.K. teachings are agreed upon being heavily involved with politics at The United Nations?
Is TS Adyar today a better place than in the days of H. P. Blavatsky, with her Coulumb case, Arya Samaj case, her problems with H. S. Olcott, and his problems with her - and other problems?
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