Many People to Respect
May 30, 2006 02:01 PM
So you say you respect Socrates?
Then you should study Seneca's life and philosophy and his own great dignity at death.
And then Count Alessandro Cagliostro's life and his moral strength when
persecuted in one country after the other.
And Galilei, Bruno, Miguel de Molinos, St. John of the Cross, Paracelsus, J-J Rousseau..
And then HPB's life (try Cranston). And W. Judge.
Then you may understand perhaps why I depend our dear OLD LADY from authors like Paul Johnson or editors like John Algeo. (On whose 'policy' with regard to the HPB Letters Gregory Tillett wrote an important document published in 2001 in FOHAT.)
There is a whole line of Western Sages sacrificing lives for mankind's progress and they all deser RESPECT. Not to talk about their disciples. This is fairly documented since Pythagoras, who was persecuted for the same reason.
What about the Eastern line? Many others.
These persons and souls deserve respect. They have earned my gratitude. I am their sincere student.
Read about the Jacob's Ladder? Worthwhile doing it -- a masonic theme by the way.
Best regards, Carlos Cardoso Aveline
Data:Mon, 29 May 2006 21:51:44 -0700 (PDT)
Assunto:Re: Theos-World Cass, Socrates and Plato
> I do not deny a respect between Plato and Socrates, never have. Socrates was prepared to die for the philosophy he espoused, not to do so would have made him a hypocrite, and this, for Socrates, would have been worse than death and certainly not been wise.
> carlosaveline wrote: Cass,
> Then, reading the Apology you saw, I hope, the wisdom, the moral strength and inner knowledge that Socrates had, along with courage and generosity.
> Now, you should read also Crito and Phaedo, please. Then I guess you will understand why Plato has such a tremendous respect for Socrates.
> Regards, Carlos.
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