Re: theos-talk Boris de Zirkoff on Theosophy
May 21, 2012 09:41 AM
by M. Sufilight
My views are:
Yes. But allow me a few questions in this regard...
- But was and is - theosophy - as a philosophical science (or creed-like doctrine?) only the version of theosophy forwarded by Blavatsky as co-founder of the Theosophical Society? (Zirkoff's angle more or less.)
-Or was it the one forwarded by the other co-founders - H. S. Olcot. W. Q. Judge, or other earlier co-founders?
- Or the so-called Mahatma's like Morya, Kuthoomi, the early masters like Serapis, King, and others?
- And if so, was it covered by all the Mahatma Letters or only those - some deeded and deem genuine?
- Or is theosophy what later persons - claimed by themselves to be theosophy? (Like annie Besant, Leadbeater, Purucker, Crosbie, Alice A. Bailey, Ballard's?)
- Or only the mutual agreements (if any) between all these personages?
These questions aught - for very good reasons I think - also to be asked and answered.
Especially since we know that no two persons agree completly on such matters.
Let us not forget the following was a part of the original programe in the early days of the Theosophical Society...
CONSTITUTION AND RULES OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
The Theosophical Society is absolutely unsectarian"
1. Any Fellow who shall in any way attempt to involve the Society In political disputes shall be immediately expelled.
2. No Fellow, Officer, or Council of the Theosophical Society, or of any Section or Branch thereof, shall promulgate or maintain any doctrines being that advanced, or advocated by the Society.
Why did they write this into the Constitution of the Theosophical Society if they meant something else, with the objects of the Society and how to promulagte altruism, - and that, as much as 15 years after the beginning of the existence of the Society?
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Sent: Monday, May 21, 2012 5:59 PM
Subject: theos-talk Boris de Zirkoff on Theosophy
Boris de Zirkoff wrote:
...For some years past, a tendency has existed among some
[theosophical] students ... to consider theosophy as some sort of
generalized approach to truth, a tradition, often somewhat
uncertain, concerning various aspects of the Universe and man, a
system of ideas and concepts which can hardly be defined with any
degree of exactness or clarity. It is most likely that this tendency
owes its origin to a desire to avoid any dogmatic attitude or the
creation of any kind of creed. The motive may have been laudable, but
the methods employed have been rather dubious.
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