Re: Theos-World Basic questions
Mar 04, 2006 09:06 PM
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "adelasie" <adelasie@...> wrote:
> Regarding your question about messages from the Masters of
> Compassion, I must say that it seems rather short-sighted to me to
> reject out of hand teachings that are received from some source by
> someone just because a theosophist thinks it is impossible for
> to receive messages from a Master since the death of HPB.
> It seems more in keeping with the teaching of HPB and one of the
> fundamental premises of theosophy, that the student must make up
> own mind about the different issues that he discovers in his
> to allow students to decide for themselves if material perported
> be from a Master is authentic or not. I would not accept another
> student's opinion about this important question. I would rather
> consider it my responsibility, if some message came into my
> awareness, to read it and decide for myself if it seemed authentic
> not. It isn't very hard, really, if one sincerely wishes to find
> truth, to recognize the difference between truth and falsehood.
> are many signs.
I resonate to the views you have expressed above. They reminded me
of what Col. Olcott said in his Presidential Address to the 1894
Convention at Adyar:
"All professed teachings of Mahatmas must be judged by their
intrinsic merit; if they are wise they become no better by reason of
their alleged high source; if foolish, their worthlessness is not
nullified by ascribing to them the claim of authority."
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