Re: Theos-World Basic questions
Mar 05, 2006 07:13 AM
Tolerance is one of the watchwords of the ancient wisdom from which
Theosophy comes. Considering the vast diversity within the body of
humanity, more and more evident to the individual at this time of
rapid electronic global communication, it seems likely that it is
wise allow for many different sources of inspiration and teaching.
Who among us is really qualified to decide which truth will speak to
which student and to what effect? And, considering the state of human
affairs in this cycle, it seem foolish to discourage any student from
any course of study that gives him/her spiritual sustenance and
strength to carry on. Theosophy came to humanity in this cycle for a
reason. We have work to do. Instead of criticizing the way others
perceive and carry out their burden, why not just get on with ours?
There might not be a whole lot of time left to play mind games and
pretent that the teachings of the Great Ones apply to someone else,
not to us.
All the best,
On 5 Mar 2006 at 5:06, prmoliveira wrote:
> 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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