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Concerning Secrecy - H. P. Blavatsky's Esoteric Instructions

Apr 17, 2006 02:42 PM
by M. Sufilight

My views are:

The following can be found in the papers called: H. P. Blavatsky's Esoteric Instructions.

"Concerning Secrecy

Students ask: Why such secrecy about the details of a doctrine the body of which has been publicly revealed, as in Esoteric Buddhism and the Secret Doctrine?

To this Occultism would reply: for two reasons:-
(a) The whole truth is too sacred to be given out promiscuously.
(b) The knowledge of all the details and missing links in the exoteric teachings is too dangerous in profane hands." 

(Taken from "H. P. Blavatsky's Esoteric Instructions" -  Essential stuff from the Collected Writings, Vol. XII, about the E.S., by H.P. Blavatsky)

My views are:
It must then clearly be true, that under certain circumstances, some of the teachings will be "dangerous in profane hands" or shall we say non-compassionate or deadly.
Quite logical is it not?

So, If the so-called younger students and Seekers after Truth would be kind enough to publish less information, than they do today, I think we all would be more happy.
If I had received an excellent paper on how to build a device on the use of the Vril Force or something similarly dangerous, I would certainly not publish it.  And certainly not on the Internet. And promoting it at open forums would clearly be out of the question.
Not even if the discovery fascinates me. The same can be said about certain - words - printed by certain teachers or writers. I would simply not waste time on it.

And important: 
It is not the lack of theosophical information, which is needed these days. It is the proper use of the theosophical information already available.
What I am actually saying here is, that in general we email too much - and use the information available in a wrong manner or use up too much time publishing "new", or old information instead of being compassionate. The idea of using ones time to publish just anything, which are theosophically related, must be a false idea if any.
The sooner one gets this idea out of ones head, the better. 

Only some information is it wise to use time on publishing and making officially available, - especially making officially available on the Internet.

When Blavatsky (I think it is Blavatsky) says, that "The whole truth is too sacred to be given out promiscuously." - - -
I am quite certain, that those Seekers after Truth, who yet do NOT really and honestly Know, what is good to publish and make officially available - and what NOT to make officially available - aught NOT to publish anything - not yet published. And they aught to carefully consider their conscience when copying papers from other authuors and while later distributing them - for instance distributing them on the Internet. We all have something to learn.
Remember, that the Master said, that Blavatsky in fact was too outspoken.

Emails and theosophical teaching aught to as far as possible to be related to time, place, people and circumstances.

To distinguish between emotional reactions, intellectual stimulations and esoterical compassion is a good discipline.
Just some views.

M. Sufilight with peace and love...

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