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Re: theos-talk Aurobindo's madman?

Oct 09, 2010 02:27 AM
by M. Sufilight

May I throw a few words?

CONSTITUTION AND RULES OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, The Theosophist - January 1891 says the following in Article XIII:

"2. No Fellow, Officer, or Council of the Theosophical Society, or of any Section or Branch thereof, shall promulgate or maintain any doctrinas being that advanced, or advocated by the Society."
The Theosophist May 1891 to September 1891 (for instance the Kessinger version)

So why should one follow the views given by Aurobindo if one keep this Constitution in mind and Blavatsky words in [âORIGINAL PROGRAMMEâ MANUSCRIPT] (BCW, Vol. VII, p. 145-173) ?

M. Sufilight 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Duane Carpenter 
  Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2010 11:01 AM
  Subject: Re: theos-talk Aurobindo's madman?

  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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