Re: Theos-World Re: Private for L.S.2000
Aug 21, 2006 06:29 PM
by Gary Barnhart
It's been a long day for me so I need to be brief. You now understand that we have no need for what may be called side issues and I appreciate that.
I'm confident that you know but I'll say it anyway; That in order to discuss a topic we need some common ground of understanding. In order to get into Theosophy quickly and to get a lot of the broad ideas within it I would like to suggest you begin studying The Ocean Of Theosophy, a book by one of the respected founders.
You seem to be really good with internet searches and if you simple google the title several sites with the book on line come up. After reviewing the contents, pick a chapter of interest or start where you wish. After you have read some chapters, then we'll chat about it.
Another fine book available on-line is Life's Riddle by Nils A. Amneus. (very good chapters on reincarnation and karma)
If you prefer Isis Unveiled than that's fine as well. Regardless we have to get some common ground, some foundation built up. OK? Any stuff in the way of the foundation gets pushed aside as a foundation gets built. This all takes some effort and has been found necessary by every student of theosophy that I've come across. Pick one and let's go all the way through it.
Have a good night.
Best regards, Gary B.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 3:23 AM
Subject: Theos-World Re: Private for Frank R. and L.S.2000
Speaking for myself only, I have no agenda and have come fresh into
this form. I've taken no courses in Theosophy. But I am interested
in the subjects you mentioned also and I will cease the political
talk after tonight. I am interested in comparing Blavatsky's "Isis
Unvieled" with her Secret Doctrine also - I preferred her earlier
work on "ISIS Unveiled" actually. I am interested in Karmic
debt/effect also. Also I was going to add my thoughts on the
difference between humans and animals but I got side-tracked
(again) - bad habit of mine.
I hope to discuss further with you and the others Gary.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Gary Barnhart" <gbarnhart@...>
> Aug 21, 2006
> From Gary B.
> Dear Frank R. & Logos S 2000 (FR and LS if you don't mind)
> That's perhaps kind of silly putting "Private" in a discussion
site subject box, but what the hell.
> After listening to you, may I be so bold as to ask you a few
questions. I shall do my best to not put you on the defensive, and
I am trying to be upfront with you.
> Being somewhat familiar with the Aryan Brotherhood and the
National Socialists views and somewhat familiar with how people come
in contact with those views and philosophy, I now wish to plainly
ask a few pertinent questions in order to see if perhaps I can
better understand you, ( I do not pretend to speak for any others
within this discussion group). I would not normally ask these type
of questions, so bear with me.
> It appears to me that you are possibly in the pen. Would you care
to say ? I do not hold a persons past against them, even though we
all try to use some common sense in the present.
> Secondly, have you been taking any T.U.P. Correspondence Course
lessons, (Theosophical Univ. Press) ? If so, how far have you gone
> Did one of the T.U.P. correspondents refer you to this discussion
group? ( please, no names )
> Would you care to discuss what writings of H.P. Blavatsky and W.Q.
Judge you have read so far and any questions about these you might
wish to discuss?
> Are there particular points about the theosophical philosophy you
care to discuss? Reincarnation? Karma? After death states? The human
Principals or centers?
> Evolution (theosophy style)? What brought you into theosophical
studies or the topic?
> I typically avoid technical theosophical terms unless nothing else
will do. Most importantly, I am student as well and if I can not
reasonably help then I will ask others to chime in and do so. So,
if you are sincere, please address the questions and then tell me
where you would like to begin. Lastly, if either of us find our
conversations out-of-line or inappropriate to theosophy then we each
need to say so, fair enough?
> Best Regards,
> Gary B.
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