RE: theos-talk politics and various questions
Oct 22, 2011 01:28 PM
by Jeremy Condick
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> Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 21:30:56 +0200
> Subject: Re: theos-talk politics and various questions
> Dear Jeremy and friends
> My views are:
> Thank you for your response Jeremy.
> I find that your response are not clearly addressing the quotes I have been giving on why the Theosophical Society should be non-political.
> Why not Jeremy?
> > M. Sufilight wrote:
> > >I conclude like Blavatsky: A politician is a living Walking LIE.
JPC: Morton could be seen to be being untruthful, dogmatic, and misrepresenting the politicians that are genuinely working for social welfare in a difficult environment. As to the TS I am sure its members may have personal political inclinations, yet remains non sectarian. This is the case with the AS and MF. All I would think work for the betterment of the world. Morton thinks a politician is a walking living lie. He has not provided the full quotation from Blavatsky though I do not dispute it was said. This infers All politicians are such and represents his personal view based on Blavatsky, strong as it is. He seems to accept thought, that the first ray Master Morya works through politicians and statesmen of the world and one instance is provided here with an emphasis on the long range vision. Does Morya think all politicians are a living walking lie, probably not. KH indicated the longer range work that Masters and their working political statesmen aim towards.
"Neither Lord Ripon nor his Councillors (those behind the veil) anticipate any great results during his power in India. They are more Occultists than you may imagine. Their liberal reforms are not meant for India, to the weal or woes of which they are quite indifferent: they look far off to future results and -- Press acts, Ilbert's Bills, Bengal Rent Bills and the rest are aimed at Protestant England which, very soon, too soon if Somebody or Something does not interfere, will find itself suffocating in the invisible coils of the Romish Apophis. Friend and Brother, the only one of your race whom I regard with a warm, sincere affection, take care! Do not reject too lightly my warning for it is a solemn one, and but a hint I am permitted to make. Political skepticism, like every other, scorns and laughs at the observations of those who do not belong to its factions. It finds out its mistakes when in a ditch. Beware for it is no more a simple ditch, but an abyss that is being prepared for you!" Mahatma Letter 82. K.H.
"The Master M. has a large body of pupils under his instruction, and works in connection with many organizations of an esoteric and occult kind, as well as through the politicians and statesmen of the world." IHS.
>The Masters, Blavatsky, Bailey and any number of other altruistic persons of goodwill might conclude that a politician is capable of being a liar or >deceiver out for selfish reasons of their own ambition. Likewise they might also recognise that there are such politically minded individuals >working for the genuine betterment and good of society and social welfare in general. Context and meaning are everything in written dialogue >especially if dispute over "a school of "practical" politics" is sought. In this political sense the Masters work through their disciples and Initiates >under the 'commandment of Christ', on the political first ray line with the long range view and objective, "they look far off to future results" and >also to gradual evolution of results set in motion in the past. JPC.
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