RE: RE: ARE WE QUALIFIED TO CRITICIZE H.P.B.?
Jan 06, 1999 05:27 AM
by Dallas TenBroeck
Jan 6th 1999
Not at all - the logic doesn't work.
Our freedom of thought cannot be taken away from us.
The fact that we may see differently implies not only
independence but also the freedom to think as we believe it is
valuable to do so.
No amount of "lip-service" will change this. A "slave" like
Epictetus is bound by the rules of his servitude. He may
philosophize, or be may rebel like Spartacus did and cause his
followers unnamable pain - the choice is always individual, no
matter what are the circumstances.
If you discuss HPB then make a balance between petty details of
possible proof-reading error and the general PHILOSOPHY of
Theosophy that she advanced - making no special claim for
herself. The selflessness is alone a power which we can all
aspire to. Respect for a duty performed by another (HPB) as no
one else so far (that we know of) has been able to do ought to
help us keep that balance.
That is how I see it.
> From: Jerry Schueler
> Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 1999 1:39 PM
> Subject: Re: RE: ARE WE QUALIFIED TO CRITICIZE H.P.B.?
>Again, allow me to say that I think none of us are qualified to
>criticize HPB or the Masters.
Dallas, although I know you mean well here, this is just another
way of saying that none of us are qualified to think for
Sorry, but I don't agree with this automaton approach. I do
criticize her on occasion, but not very often.
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