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Re: Theos-World Re: WHEN TRUTH IS A LIE

Mar 14, 2006 04:05 PM
by Cass Silva

Carlos, Vladmimir
Didn't someone post an article by HPB on the mind which stated that we may believe at a particular point in time that our ideas are "truths" but in fact as we are continually learning our ideas are continually changing, and those once thought of truths in fact become untruths in hindsight.  The problem arises when we embrace a particular idea as the absolute truth and refuse to let go of the idea that once what I thought was the truth was but a partial glimmer of absolute truth.

My solution for this is to take the attitude that all truths are "definite maybe's" until I am proved ignorant in abscentia.

Although Steve's opinion is that Devachan is a subjective existence, which I acknowledge, I am of the opinion that any idea we take with us will be mulled over for centuries, and as there are masters incarnate there are masters disincarnate who are available in devachan to direct and assist us.  I am quite certain that a disincarnate master, a plato, etc would not disturb anyone who is mulling over whether HPB was a charletan or not!


carlosaveline cardoso aveline <> wrote: 


Thanks (see below).

I try not to be merciless with people.

But I believe in an open and frank debate.

One of the lessons we have to learn-and-teach to each other  in the 
theosophical movement is that
we are NOT our ideas.  It is a lesson of detachment, or vairagya.  This is a 
quality of fundamental importance for truth-seekers.

People who think they are their ideas will get "personally offended " 
whenever  their ideas are
questioned, or when they are shown to be false.

Now, is this "scholarly"?

Best regards, Carlos.

>From: Vladimir 
>To: carlosaveline cardoso aveline 
>Subject: Re: Theos-World Why Does Paul Unsubscribe?
>Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 22:34:02 +0300
>Monday, March 13, 2006, 9:39:16 PM, carlosaveline wrote:
> > Once  confronted  with  his  own  words,  and  with  the  completely
> > groundless  condition  of  his  "veiled"  accusations  against  HPB,
> > instead  of  facing  the  facts,  Paul  Johnson  tries  to adopt the
> > position  of  a  poor  defenceless  victim -- and gets away from the
> > debate.
>Oh,  c'mon,  have  mercy  on your brother, lest he deserts you forever
>leaving  us  wandering  about  in  woe  and  despair  longing  for his
>enlightening and mind-widening maybes and whatifs.
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