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Jun 01, 2001 05:59 AM
Friday, June 01, 2001
Yes I think I would adopt that “tie-down (below).” What’s wrong with it ?
TRUTH has an independence of its own and hence no one “owns” it.
Fallibility of Adepts is covered in THE MAHATMA LETTERS. From what They have written I figure that have worked with full AWARENESS a lot longer than most of us have so far. I think we are just beginning to scratch at the surface. THEOSOPHY (after 60 years of research and study -- not as long as infinity ! ) seems most logical and useful to me.
The quotes (most retyped, some “cut & paste,” more recently) I have accumulated over years of study, and seemed to me one of the best ways (after classification) to keep them at hand. In correspondence and dialog, the availability of these has proved useful, and the effort to record them (again) helps me to memorize their main thrust and usefulness -- but this is only one of the many ways of study. It is the “Lower Mind” trying to “purify itself,” and also trying to verify the accuracy of Intuitions which occasionally flash acrossthe kind’s horizons.
Now since INTERNET lets us speak directly and to so many, the need for accuracy is plainly visible. I think oneought to curb one’s exuberance with careful references, as those will tell in the long run how valuable THEOSOPHY is. We but pass it along. It also ensures others that there is a philosophy and a logic backed by a metaphysics that cannot be assailed -- but unless we know the parameters in our “world,” we cannot do effective workin re-broadcasting.
For me it is a refreshing dip every time something comes up which enables a cleansingas well as a kind of rejuvenation. Problem is there are too few hours.
On the whole there is ONE TRUTH (the ABSOLUTE), then, there are the three FUNDAMENTALS, (like the eternal MONAD: ATMA-space; BUDDHI - Law; and MANAS - evolution of the innumerable components of the ONE
Following that there are the “TWO PATHS” (see VOICE, and the TWO EGOS IN MAN S.D. II 167). [The Monad is said to be dual, but in reality it is threefold in evolution, as there has to be an intermediary (the MANAS-Mind) which sees not only the poles of SPIRIT and MATTER, but also all their vast quantity of interplay.
And then, in the VOICE are to be found the 7 and 10 main concepts which focus around Karma-Law, and Reincarnation-purification of the “monads of lesser experience.” (these make up our “sheaths” or “vehicles” -- SD I 157, 200, II 596).
Following that is the concept that the eternal Pilgrim is a MONAD that is imperishable, and survives millions of embodiments, of which the latest are in and through the human kingdom. To finalize this sketch of our presence and potentials: The practice of impersonality, unselfishness, ethics (as VIRTUES -- and the important explanations of their cause and reality), and finally, the resolution, the ultimate goal, (which ever recedes as fresh vistas open in an INFINITE and DEATHLESS UNIVERSE -- the PERFECTION which is implicit in the UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD not only of mankind but of ALL BEINGS.
The S.D. Teaches HISTORY (S.D. I 267, and elsewhere) -- and the traces of WISDOM IN THE PAST are scattered throughout the S.D. and ISIS UNVEILED -- we need only get to work to find them and seeif they are useful. Once convinced that THEOSOPHY is not imaginary or a concoction by H.P.B. of scattered facts assembled, we pass them on, and keep the as clean and pure as we are able to so do. Let others find out their value as e have.
Direct experience is personal to the one who experiences. In the S.D. Vol. I pp 272-3 is to be found the method used and the study taken up by the Adepts as a base of reference. Using the S.D. and analogetic writings we can demonstrate this for ourselves.
It is impersonal and universal. -- It is suggested in Theosophy that all we learnbe cross checked with the study of others -- if our objective is to carry the wisdom embodied there forward for the use of others, then verification is essential. There is safety in having verification in constant on-going practice.
If reincarnation is a fact, the work we do of transmission “today”in this life, will confront us sometime, in the near or distant future, when we “return.” I would rather meet the truth than have to wade through endless reams of speculations, religious dogmas, scientific“theories,” … and personal views and stories to get at it. It is a kind of self-defence. But then I am convinced we all reincarnate -- of what use is this vast assemblage of time and work if it gets nowhere ?
All good wishes,
Our English translations are not
necessarily accurate even
Get Out Of Jail Free:
You can just discount what anybody ever says, period!
No one except an adept can write something
Didn't we already do the "fallibility of adepts" topic months ago?
Hence do not follow any one advocateor
teacher. Try and follow
Why dig a deep well when a yard fullof holes is so much more trendy?
Literalism ties one down to words, and we
are not sure how exact
Dallas, are you sure you want to go on record with this?
If one has a grasp of the METAPHYSICS
embodied in the first vol.
Direct experience is even better.
BTW, do you actually type all those quotes yourself or do you copy
You're quite an adept quote-a-matic.
-- M ---