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Re: theos-talk Aurobindo's madman?

Oct 09, 2010 02:01 AM
by Duane Carpenter

Great Article Jim
This extracted section of the article really gave important insights.

Aurobindo: Claims of Theosophy

"If Theosophy is to survive, it must first change itself. It must learn that 
mental rectitude to which it is now a stranger and improve its moral basis. It 
must become clear, straightforward, rigidly self-searching, sceptical in the 
nobler sense of the word. It must keep the Mahatmas in the background and put 
God and Truth in the front. Its Popes must dethrone themselves and enthrone the 
intellectual conscience of mankind. If they wish to be mystic and secret like 
our Yogins, then they must like our Yogins assert only to the initiate and the 
trained; but if they come out into the world to proclaim their mystic truths 
aloud and seek power, credit and influence on the strength of their assertions, 
then they must prove. It need not and ought not to be suddenly or by miracles; 
but there must be a scientific development, we must be able to lay hold on the 
rationale and watch the process of the truths they proclaim." 

Circa 1910/12

From: jamesbergh <>
Sent: Fri, October 8, 2010 7:12:33 PM
Subject: theos-talk Aurobindo's madman?

I was reading an article by Aurobindo, Claims of Theosophy at:

He wrote in 1910/12: ...The only member of the Theosophical Society who could 
give me any spiritual help I could not better by my unaided faculties, was one 
excluded from the esoteric section because of his rare and potent experiences 
were unintelligible to Theosophical guides... one who meddled not in 
organizations and election cabals but lived like a madman, unmattavat."

Could have been some other Chuck, but I wonder who this soul may have been.

Any ideas?


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