RE: "She Being Dead Yet Speaketh"...Theos-World TS(Adyar) - Election of President -- WHAT PRINCIPLES SHOULD PREVAIL ?
Apr 16, 2001 03:09 AM
<<<SHE BEING DEAD YET SPEAKETH -- Path July 1892 -- ULT H.P.B.
Articles, Vol. 1, p. 115,
(Not included in BCW )>>>
To quote from this article:
>>"Of the two unpardonable sins, the first is Hypocrisy--Pecksniffianism.
Better one hundred mistakes through unwise, injudicious sincerity and
indiscretion than Tartuffe-like saintship as the whitened sepulchre, and
rottenness and decay within. . . . This is not unpardonable, but very
dangerous, . . . doubt, eternal wavering--it leads one to wreck. . . . One
little period passed without doubt, murmuring, and despair; what a gain it
would be; a period a mere tithe of what every one of us has had to pass
through. But every one forges his own destiny.
Those who fall off from our living human Mahatmas to fall into the
Saptarishi--the Star Rishis, are no Theosophists." <<
Do you know where the original letters that the above article is taken from
are, or if they have been published in their completeness. There are some
"dots" in the first paragraph quoted above, particularly "dangerous, . . .
doubt, eternal wavering--it leads one to wreck. . . . One" Are these
"dots" in the original, or is something purposely excluded? Do you know?
What does doubt lead one to wreck in this case? Further on in the article
"He may be moved to doubt--and that is the beginning of wisdom."
(In the first case it is "doubt, eternal wavering.")
In the 2nd paragraph, why "fall into the Saptarishi--the Star Rishis, are no
Theosophists." Do you know why Star Rishis are no Theosophists? Looking
up SAPTARSHI (sic) in the Glossary has not really helped, but you may see it
differently. The fact that they make up the constellation of the Great
Bear, as Stars, could be seen as a fall into the lower passions or
something? Any suggestions?
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