Re: theos-talk Very important discussion at Mahatma C.W. Leadbeater group
May 02, 2012 07:44 PM
by Cass Silva
yeah, he neatly left out the idea that Theosophy is a synthesis of all religions. ÂThe guy's a dugpa!
> From: MKR <mkr777@BBh63K8Svl26wuYfmFAtnTw5HKufC9Yq-EgOgrm2KYO9Rgw3AqbWz1LwZj21svtpmI1KJjJS4tzJ.yahoo.invalid>
>Sent: Thursday, 3 May 2012 12:30 AM
>Subject: Re: theos-talk Very important discussion at Mahatma C.W. Leadbeater group
>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@Q08OrEhQjIWl7_R9qqR0V97Gbho1BxJGuhQYEpMUlI_PmdcESHGf02p_Ib6JcvDRDYKb8jif_HVCJzJI.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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