Socrates Inspired More Than Plato
Mar 28, 2006 08:13 AM
by carlosaveline cardoso aveline
"As Socrates was not initiated ..."
Not so simple!
Absolutely more complex than that.
Take care with some HPB's sentences which appear to be out of context.
"To know we do not know" has an inner correspondence with the famous
Patañjali Sutra "Yoga is the paralysis of the thinking principle".
Socrates had strong samadhis.
His "daimon", a word which means simply "spirit", was most likely his own
higher self. Classical terminology is not our terminology -- we must be
careful. There is a passage by Marcus Aurelius, for instance, which makes it
clear. The "Daimon" is the higher self.
Socrates was not initiated -- but in what???
Socrates and his dialogues inspired more than Plato.
Take a look at the literary structure of HPB's "Conversations on Occultism",
"The Key to Theosopohy" --- and at the "theosophical" tradition of
"questions and answers", still alive now in
every sector of the movement.
From: Cass Silva <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Theos-World To Chuck and Cass on Learning to Learn
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 16:36:54 -0800 (PST)
As Socrates was not initiated, he was probably aware that his knowledge was
limited to his daimonon and couldn't verify it (the secret mysteries) for
himself, because his knowledge came through his spirit guide.
carlosaveline cardoso aveline <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
And I will tell you more:
"Everything that I do not understand, this is useless."
"Everything I think is relevant. All that which is unknown by me I can
automatically reject as irrelevant."
This is the discourse of those who do not know, yet don't know that they
Remember Socrates, who knew that he knew nothing. Something
rather dangerous, sometimes and by the way.
>Subject: Re: Theos-World To Carlos- Concerning Vince and Good Christians-
>Sorry, but I...
>Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2006 12:05:19 EST
>In a message dated 3/25/2006 5:22:47 AM Central Standard Time,
>Agreed, too mind boggling
>And this is one of the problems with Orginalist Theosophy. We have
>like Rounds and Chains, for example, which are nearly impossible to keep
>of and, let us be honest, absolutely useless. It does not matter in a
>person's life what earth globe he is on, nor if he is to keep his
>And of course there is no way to prove such things.
>Chuck the Heretic
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