Theos-World Fwd: Language of the Third Object
Dec 25, 1999 09:12 AM
by Theosophy World Editor
>From: "Jim Rodak" <email@example.com>
>Subject: Language of the Third Object
>Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 21:57:19 -0600
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>Greetings Theosophists, One and All --
> I am a relatively new member of the Theosophical Society in America, having joined the Society about four years ago. While recently surfing the Net, I came across your Web page. You folks have done a superlative job in putting it together. With great interest, I searched through your extensive list of writings.
> One aspect of Theosophy that has held my interest from the very beginning is the language set forth in the Third Object, in particular the words ". . . unexplained laws of Nature . . .". I have often wondered: Exactly what did Blavatsky, Olcott, Judge and the other founding members of the Society have in mind (and how they intended the words to be interpreted by the membership) when they chose those words as part of the language for the Third Object (originally the only Object with slightly different language)?
> To me, the words "unexplained laws" appear to be a contradiction in terms. And the words "laws of Nature": what, specifically, were the "laws of Nature" they were referring to and wanted to investigate: Karma? Reincarnation? Clairvoyance? In my perusal of the limited theosophical materials I have had access to, I have yet to come across a full, clear explanation of this matter.
> Whatever information and thoughts you care to share with me, to include specific references, will be much appreciated. Until your reply, I remain:
>Most respectfully and fraternally yours,
> James L. Rodak <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
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