[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]

Re: Theos-World Re: The Esoteric School Lobby

Jun 28, 2009 05:23 PM
by Cass Silva

The idea of an esoteric and and exoteric division is now obsolete.  I can understand that when the esoteric was formed it was necessary because HPB/Masters were bringing teachings that were unheard of and which if spoken out loud at the time would have brought all sorts of public ridicule and condemnation on the outer school.  The deeper teachings brought through the ES section is now public knowledge and the members are no longer keeping secrets from the uninitiated.  As some wise old fool said, the esoteric is for the initiated the exoteric keeps the others busy.


>From: Anand <>
>Sent: Monday, 29 June, 2009 3:55:37 AM
>Subject: Theos-World Re: The Esoteric School Lobby
>There is one option being discussed. Some people are thinking that if two offices, the Outer Head of ES and the President of TS, are held by two different individuals, misuse of power will not happen. However, I doubt whether this option can succeed in preventing wrong use of power. In any organization two individuals can form a kind of understanding, a sort of power sharing agreement. I have seen formation of such lobbies by some individuals for their own mutual benefit, at the cost of organization. So, I don't think mere on paper separation of power can guarantee that ES power will not be used to control TS.
>There is other better option, which needs debate. We can make all documents of the Esoteric School available to all members of TS. Then whatever spiritual practices were being taught in the ES can be practiced by anybody in TS who wants to live that kind of life. After doing this, there will not be any need of having a separate Esoteric School. As there won't be an ES, question of using ES to control TS will not arise.
>There will be many advantages of this change. Abolition of ES will create much healthy relations and brotherhood in TS. ES power will not be used to control TS. And everybody will be free to live life as given in ES documents, if he/she wants.
>Anand Gholap

Access Yahoo!7 Mail on your mobile. Anytime. Anywhere.
Show me how:

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

[Back to Top]

Theosophy World: Dedicated to the Theosophical Philosophy and its Practical Application