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Attacking and defending HPB

Jul 09, 2006 08:01 AM
by Bill Meredith

One might construe an attack upon HPB as an attack upon the external organization she championed, however attacking or defending HPB is not the same as attacking or defending theosophy itself. HPB is not theosophy. To attack theosophy, one just as well plan an attack upon the universe itself. Theosophy is impervious to attack and so it needs no defense. It is the timeless wisdom inherent within each of us. It can be discovered within each of us and experienced without intermediary. HPB is but a single historical example of a human being who experienced her own inner divinity directly. Her example inspires us as does the example of many other noble souls from all walks of life.
Sadly, It is our intellect that wishes to treat theosophy as something external and under attack. This "attack" requires an aggressive defense which gives the intellect a reason to exist and the power to sustain itself as the seat of authority of the ego-complex. Once the intellect is firmly seated it seeks to expand its control from self to other selfs as well. This leads to the "who said what, when" bickering we so often see here on theos-talk. As a result of this "much ado about nothing," the intellect is magnified while the intuition is ignored causing only further delay in the inevitable development of the sixth and seventh senses.

The word theosophy and the name HPB could be stricken from the phenomenological world with little or no impact upon divine wisdom. Many is the poet, philosopher, artist, visionary, and dreamer who has directly experienced the wisdom of the ages without the benefit of HPB or her modern lexicon. The important *theosophical movement* is internal as we move ourselves into harmony with the rhythms of the ineffable wisdom that arises spontaneously from the consciousness center of all being.

Attack or defend HPB all you wish. It is an intellectual exercise largely unrelated to theosophy.

peace within,


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