Real matter of fact
May 16, 2006 10:41 AM
"We welcome the scholars who want to understand the Path. What of
They think that we do not welcome them, but it is they who do not
They cannot do so while they retain such strange conceptions of the
Best regards, Carlos.
Here you have uplighted a real matter of fact.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "carlosaveline"
> Dear Friends,
> After years dealing with an internet version of Cicero's "De
Oficiis" (On Duties, his masterpiece on ETHICS) -- I received
yesterday the paper volume from LOEB's classics, Harvard.
> It was funny to see how the translator, in the Preface, puts
himself above Cicero.
> Philostratus' translator does the same, in the same collection.
Present-day scholars think themselves to be far above ancient
> This fancy was first stimulated by Vatican scholars. Its premise
is that everything "before Christ" is weak. The best thing some
scholars will say of Socrates or Plato is that they "seem to
anticipate Christ", when in fact Christian thinkers freely
plagiarized ancient thinkers to create out of them their
> Jesuits dominate Catholic scholaship.
> In recent decades, theosophists have been giving a -- to me --
undue attention and importance to rank-and-file university
researchers, as if having a PhD should be enough for someone to be
accepted as an intelligent people, or as a person who can to think
for himself. Far from it. Universities titles mean nothing in
themselves. In most cases, Universities are but conditioning
> The correct position of truth-seekers with regard to scholars is
probably the one described thus by Idries Shah:
> "We welcome the scholars who want to understand the Path. What of
the others? They think that we do not welcome them, but it is they
who do not welcome us. They cannot do so while they retain such
strange conceptions of the Way" (1)
> Best regards, Carlos.
> (1) "Wisdom of the Idiots", Idries Shah,The Octagon Press, London,
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