Re: theos-talk Very important discussion at Mahatma C.W. Leadbeater group
May 02, 2012 07:30 AM
The cement that keeps everyone interested in theosophy is Universal
Brotherhood together is not any of the beliefs. And sympathy with it is all
that is needed for anyone to join TS, if they want to.
What one believes is his or her own business. Who am I to judge? Ridiculing
does no good. Let us all think about it.
On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 7:58 AM, Anand Gholap <AnandGholap@3RK0lVo_DnqiYqrusnkKVElbRy0z87iPpEh0JaHtHrC7tR2-ZSPMmf7d_EycyfcGXPlkvZS6HkiJPjE.yahoo.invalid> wrote:
> Below is my message sent to Mahatma Leadbeater group:
> Here are passages from Key to Theosophy
> ENQUIRER. But surely those few who have felt the need of such truths
> must have made up their minds to believe in something definite? You tell me
> that, the Society having no doctrines of its own, every member may believe
> as he
> chooses and accept what he pleases. This looks as if the Theosophical
> was bent upon reviving the confusion of languages and beliefs of the Tower
> Babel of old. Have you no beliefs in common?
> THEOSOPHIST. What is meant by the Society having no tenets or doctrines of
> own is, that no special doctrines or beliefs are obligatory on its
> members; but,
> of course, this applies only to the body as a whole. The Society, as you
> told, is divided into an outer and an inner body. Those who belong to the
> have, of course, a philosophy, or â if you so prefer it â a religious
> system of
> their own.
> There is fashion among many members of TS and followers of Blavatsky to
> ridicule religions, beliefs and creeds. Above passages from Blavatsky show
> that this attitude is not proper in TS. Inner body of TS or Esoteric School
> has always been considered as very important and as core of TS with more
> serious members becoming members of ES. Now notice Blavatsky's words "The
> Society, as you were told, is divided into an outer and an inner body.
> Those who belong to the latter (Esoteric School) have, of course, a
> philosophy, or â if you so prefer it â a religious system of their own."
> So Blavatsky not only recognized importance of religious system, a
> philosophy (or beliefs regarding nature of cosmos and man), but it was
> considered as essential for more serious students of Theosophy who were in
> Esoteric School.
> Anand Gholap
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