THEOSOPHY AND THE WORLD
Aug 17, 2006 12:15 PM
Dear John, dear Friends,
As long as one gets too attached to opinions and labels, these two forms of mind-game can replace actual creative thinking and can also be used as weapons to "defend" one's personality (the shell) and to attack other personalities.
The purpose of Theosophy is -- while keeping an open mind towards the world at large -- to stimulate the awakening of Buddhi Manas. This is obtained through detachment to things and attention to general principles.
Some theosophists do not think of the world, and stick to repeating the same old classics.
Others remain too much involved with worldly affairs and interests.
The middle way, I guess, is to keep an open mind towards the world and its suffering, but NOT to be carried away by opinions or dissensions, accepting conflict on an impersonal basis only when basic principles as RESPECT FOR LIFE and RESPECT FOR TRUTH are involved.
As to the way we study Theosophy, making our own relations among things is of the essence, I guess.
There should be a living link between the philosophy of Theosophy and daily events, global and individual.
Best regards, Carlos.
Data:Wed, 16 Aug 2006 21:19:21 EDT
Assunto:Re: Theos-World LABELS HIDE REALITY
> Thanks for your comments. We all have views. Leon Trotsky's fellow
> Revolutionaries had views different from Trotsky and they assassinated him in Mexico
> City, a shining example of Democratic Universal Brotherhoods.
> I view the three objects as Ideals that we all can aspire to and create
> actively as is practical, rational and sane in an imperfect world. Ghandi, a
> pacifist, validated the use of Indian Soldiers to fight, defend, and kill the
> enemy in WW2, at that time. There are qualifiers even to Ghandi. Blind
> Universalism is not philosophically rational or sane to me in my personal view as a
> Being, of course some in the world would apparently desire otherwise. When I was
> young I was in Germany in the Army I read Kant, Hegal, Schopenhaur and others
> at our USO Library. I also was in a front row seat for the Budapest Revolt in
> Hungary when the Communist Russians slaughtered 40,000 men, women and children
> there in 1956, that was another shining example of Democracy, Universal
> Brotherhood, and Nonviolence and Humanist practice.
> I live my life as a nonviolent person but reserve the right to life,
> liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and the right to defend if required. I
> personally do not appreciate pacifists even though they have and are allowed
> suffrage, it is only my personal view. While all men are created equal all men do not
> have identical character or nature as individuals, in a world without borders
> simply as they are found as is.
> Well, I have read on the formal China Home page some of the "White Papers"
> they placed there and we are anything but a friend to them internally as
> stated in the White papers. It may appear we have certain interfaces but the fact
> remains China is Totalitarian Authoritative Communist, first, last and always.
> China has a game plan and program to achieve it's Strategic goals which
> entails the seven seas. They cooperate to the degree they benefit, not a centimeter
> more. UI don't trust the Chinese farther than I can spit! Lol.
> I agree about "Labels" they are invented, reinvented and used and abused
> by just about any one, especially those having covert motives, overts of
> omission, overts of commission, and a need to use a "Via" in place of truth. Thats
> one reason I don't like them.
> The actions and the end and the means used, are a much more indicative
> provider than all the intellectual philosophizing words that heap up as
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