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Aug 16, 2006 03:21 PM
by Gary Barnhart

Dear Carlos, and Friends,

Thank you for your kind reply.  It appears to me that we need to each ask ourselves if sometimes we are "preaching to the choir"?

Examine to your hearts content.  The application of theosophy for myself is so much simpler than perhaps many others.  "Theosophy is as the theosophist does
as best one is able".  The "good Samaritan story" is applicable to us all, including our sharing.  I would hope that where I stumble in my understanding, you and all others will be here to aid me and if possible may I do the same for you.  I do not see anyone claiming infallibility within this site who is a sincere student and attempting to apply theosophy within and without.

What I sensed within this site during the past couple weeks was an outpouring of grief for our bothers and sisters, only it was camouflaged in intellectuality and examination.  For many of us, do not our hearts cry when we see before us mans'
inhumanity to man.  Theosophy for me is never being indifferent to that inhumanity
and for me only reinforces my responsibility of bringing forth into application that "meditative consciousness".

To say more will perhaps be talking in circles.  I hurt when my brothers die and suffer so needlessly and I am not ashamed to admit that, and yes I see the stupidity of the needless suffering.  Only, I have no intention of sitting around trying to examine others Karma when I really just don't know.

What I do know is that most common persons want peace, justice and compassion for and towards themselves and others. And, we are all going to get the justice part in this life or future ones whether we like it or not, so we may as well get on with it now.  Am I preaching? I shall stop.

Blessings, Gary B.

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