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Re: Theos-World Fundamentalism, religion and reason

Aug 03, 2006 06:43 AM
by M K Ramadoss

While I am not a scholar, it looks like it was a very wise approach Lord
Buddha took when speaking to the public stated that we should talk about
things we all can see since there is always a lot of different opinions and
controversies about things unseen.

This coupled with the principle of Brotherhood and emphasis upon the present
and what we all can do to effect a transformation of the human being can
make communicating with anyone with any beliefs very easy. At least in my
brief experiences with interacting with people of all cross sections of
social status and beliefs, I have found it very effective.


On 8/3/06, pedro oliveira <> wrote:
> In Bandung, Indonesia, I was invited to give a lecture at a Catholic
> University in which the majority of the audience consisted of
> Muslims. The subject of my lecture was "The Perennial Philosophy and
> its Application in Daily Life", and it was based, in part, on the
> Three Fundamental Propositions of The Secret Doctrine. After the
> talk, my translator, a very dedicated theosophist who is also vice-
> president of the Indo-Pacific Federation of the TS (Adyar), told me
> he was uncomfortable with me mentioning the Third Fundamental
> Proposition, and specifically commenting on the identity of every
> human Soul with the Universal Over-Soul. He told this teaching is
> frowned upon in Islam as God is ever transcendent and that I should
> consider myself fortunate that nobody in the audience objected to
> it. Just to give you an idea of the risk involved, many centuries
> ago a Sufi teacher, Mansur Al-Hallaj, was beheaded for affirming
> publically his union with God! Such are the risks of trying to
> disseminate Theosophy today.

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