Spiritual teachers...and the like
Jun 18, 2003 01:04 PM
by Morten Nymann Olesen
Hi all of you,
This is offered to Wry and other readers.
What do true Theosophical teachers give to their followers?
People i the eastern countries have given the matter some thought. After all,
thay have had the oppotunity of observing the question.
Three wandering socalled Theosophists applied to the captain of a great ship to
take them from USA to Iraq. 'As you are without money,'
said the Captain, 'what can you contribute to the journey?'
'My perceptions,' said the first, 'for I can see at such a great
distance that things invisible to the ordinary person are plain to
'My perceptions,' said the second, 'for I can hear
things which are utterly inaudible to anyone else.'
The Captain agreed that they might be useful on his voyage,
and agreed to take them. To the third he said: 'And what is your
The third Theosophist said, 'I point out irrelevances, so that
relevances might remain.'
'That does not sound very interesting to me,' said the Captain,
but he agreed to take the third Theosophist , out of the
kindness of his heart, free of charge.
Since the first two Theosophists seemed to have greater endowments
than the third, the Captain sat with them, repeating their
invocations, while the ship sailed eastwards, in the hope of
gaining spiritual merit thereby.
Suddenly first of the Theosophists cried out:
'I can see, away in the far distance, the beautiful daughter of the coming leader of Iraq,
looking out a window of a big house while a young gardener is passing by!'
The second Theosophist shouted:
'And I can hear that she has just dropped her handkerchief and it has reached the ground!'
The third Theosophist, who had been standing by, looked at the
Captain, who was beginning to fel greatly impressed by these
miracles. The Captain caught his eyes, and remembered that he
stood for the observing of irrelevancies.
'I think,' said the Captain to the third Theosophist, 'that the time
has come for me to become - your - disciple, for I nearly failed to
learn your lesson: which I need before I can benefit from
information about the life of the beautiful daughter!'
But the ship's first officer, it is understood, was so impressed
by the amazing powers of the two Theosophists that he became their
follower. They were able to keep him attached to them for
many years through the recitation of their truly astonishing
What do people really want, and what do spiritual guides
actually give their followers?
So what is has relevancy and what not ?
M. Sufilight with peace and love...
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