Re: Gratitude as a Venial Sin
Jul 15, 2006 06:16 PM
by Mark Jaqua
Re: Gratitude as a venial sin
Bill says it doesn't much matter
if Theosophy and HPB existed or not,
and gratitude is not so important, the
"ancient wisdom" exists irregardless.
Well, the thing is, one cannot find
inner values, or his content-less "ancient
wisdom" of mysticism, unless he has
concepts for what is involved beforehand.
If one was born in a mud-hut in miedeval
Europe, the best "ancient wisdom" one
would be likely to find, is some variety
of discovering "jesus in his heart", or
the catholic equivalent. You need the
concepts as well as the inner sense. If
you don't get them from HPB, you'd better
hope there is some other genuine advanced
religious system around.
<Gratitude is not what compels us from
<within the SELF. Compassion is.>
My bet is a lack of gratitude results
next time around loosing whatever one
doesn't have gratitude for.
- jake j.
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