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Who cares what SPR & TS Adyar declares as coporate entities

Feb 08, 2006 08:37 AM
by danielhcaldwell


Who cares what SPR & TS Adyar declares as coporate entities

Just because the board of directors of the SPR
or the general council of the TS Adyar might
vote to declare that HPB is innocent of all
charges doesn't mean that it is true or if
they say the opposite it doesn't mean it is true.

Did each of the voters of these boards/councils actually
study all the historical documents and determine historically
that such and such is true or false?

Such votes as far as I can see are totally worthless for anyone
who wants to think for himself/herself.

As HPB writes about Theosophy:

"To the mentally lazy or obtuse, Theosophy must remain a riddle; for 
in the world mental as in the world spiritual each man must progress 
by his own efforts. The writer cannot do the reader's thinking for 
him, nor would the latter be any the better off if such vicarious 
thought were possible."

Such voting by council or board is nothing more than "vicarious
thought."

The same for whether Judge was innocent or guilty of the charges 
against him. 

That is why in THE ESOTERIC WORLD I wanted readers to read the 
accounts by Coulomb and Hodgson and maybe some of the readers might 
think through the charges in light of other evidence/testimony also 
presented in the same book.

As editor of the volume I certainly gave my opinion about the 
validity of the charges and gave suggested titles for readers to 
follow up on if they were inclined or interested in doing.

When I became first interested in Theosophy and HPB I wanted to read 
Coulomb and Hodgson myself and determine for myself the validity of 
the charges.  If I had come across a statement by the SPR declaring 
HPB was innocent of the Hodgson charges, how would I have known that 
such statement was true or not?  What evidence was considered?  What 
reasoning was used, etc.  What was not considered, etc. etc.

Again reread HPB's above quote.

Now what can each of these societies do?  They can open their 
journals and magazines to articles on the subject. Both pro and con 
articles.  And let intelligent discussions be carried out in these 
forums.

See HPB's own suggestions in this area:

Lucifer..opens its columns to writers whose views..may..be 
diametrically opposed:

http://www.theosophy.com/theos-talk/200504/tt01727.html

Daniel
http://hpb.cc













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