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Re: Theos-World Basic questions

Mar 04, 2006 09:06 PM
by prmoliveira

--- In, "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. 

Hi Adelasie,

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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