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Re: Would the following by Koot Hoomi APPLY to Katinka's opinion????

May 15, 2006 12:01 PM
by danielhcaldwell


Thanks for your comments.  

I see that you are contemplating what KH says in relationship to 
what the Coulombs did.  

But although we may gain some insights by doing so, my
initial thoughts were about how we might see Katinka's
opinion in relationship to what KH wrote about.

I assume you are NOT lumping Katinka in the same category
with the Coulombs.


--- In, "robert_b_macd" 
<robert.b.macdonald@...> wrote:
> Daniel points to some wise words here from which we could all 
learn a
> little.
> --- In, "danielhcaldwell"
> <danielhcaldwell@> wrote:
> >
> > Would the following by K.H. apply to Katinka's opinion
> > which has been apparently used AGAINST her here at Theos-Talk
> > in several previous posts????
> >
> > I ask this not to create "discord" here but to get some readers
> > pondering on what seems to me some very important issues that
> > apparently are not carefully considered from time to time in 
some of
> > the Theos-Talk postings.
> >
> > Koot Hoomi writes:
> > ===============================================================
> > ...Every Western Theosophist should learn
> > and remember, especially those of them who would be our 
followers --
> > that in our Brotherhood, all personalities sink into one idea --
> > abstract right and absolute practical justice for all. And that,
> > though we may not say with the Christians, "return good for 
evil" --
> > we repeat with Confucius -- "return good for good; for evil --
> > JUSTICE." Thus, the Theosophists of Mrs. K.'s way of thinking, --
> > were they even to oppose some of us personally to the bitter 
end, --
> > are entitled to as much respect and consideration (so long as 
> > are sincere) from us and their fellow-members of opposite views, 
> > those who are ready with Mr. Sinnett to follow absolutely but our
> > special teaching. A dutiful regard for these rules in life will
> > always promote the best interests of all concerned....
> > =================================================================
> >
> >
> This quote brings forward the ideas of "sincerity" and the respect 
> the Master's demonstrate for potential enemies to the Brotherhood's
> teachings.  Nowhere do the Masters deviate from a postion of 
> Brotherhood with respect to students with contrary views, nowhere 
> the debate sink into concern over motives.  Theosophists concerned 
> "abstract right and practical justice for all" will, no doubt, 
want to
> stay away from personal motive as this can only debase a debate.   
> example, when the Coulombs accused HPB of fraud, there was no 
> in seeking Truth, only an interest in establishing doubt concerning
> HPB's motives and integrity.  The Coulomb's, unable to argue
> intelligently against HPB's presentation of the Wisdom Tradition,
> attempted to cause her harm by levying empty accusations that to my
> knoweldge have never been proven nor has anyone attempted to prove 
> They can hardly be described as  "sincere" holders of opposite 
> "Justice" certainly dictates that their "evil" accusations be met 
> opposition by fair-minded men.  "Ingratitude is not among our 
vices, nor
> do we imagine you would wish to advise it. . . ."
> Bruce

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