Theosophy as Real Life
Oct 29, 2006 08:10 AM
It appears I may have offended you by using the word "arrogant" in my
last post. Let me hasten to assure you that my comments are not meant
to apply to you or anyone else personally. We are all students
together, and it is always useful to remember that we do not see
faults in others unless we have them in ourselves. We could also
remember that the honorable and admirable qualities we see in others
also reside within us. We can only perceive that which is part of us.
We are all travelling the path to enlightenment, evolving embodied
consciousnesses, if you will, attempting to embrace and become that
which we admire and emulate. Perhaps you and I do not have the same
view at any moment from our respective paths, but that is to be
expected. My comments are an attempt to share my view, not as the
only view possible, but as one of the infinite possibilites.
It seems to me that the enhanced communication supplied by a list
such as this one can be a tremendous asset to the student of
occultism. We have access to a vastly increased number of other
students, with whom we can share points of view, learning so much
about our human experience in general and our particular role
It is interesting to delve a bit into the use of the sacred creative
fire in the form of electricity that enables us to have a window on
the whole world in a way that is unique in history, as far as we
know. It suggests a level of responsibility, not only for ourselves
(a central facet of theosophical philosophy) but also for others,
that we use this sacred fire to represent who we are and what we know
to countless unknown watchers. It behooves us to remember that there
are no little things, that everything matters, every thought, word
and deed. We never know when the last straw is added to the pile that
overbalances it and changes everything.
We know that humanity is at a cross roads in our evolution. We can
make great advances in this cycle, or we can sink back into more eons
of ignorance and selfishness. We have a great opportunity to make a
difference. As a teacher of mine often says, "Constant change is here
On 29 Oct 2006 at 8:58, carlosaveline wrote:
> It would be arrogant, or simply unintelligent, to ignore the example
given by HPB of using both brain hemispheres and combining 'viveka',
discernment, with devotion and higher intuition.
> Her pedagogy is not limited to "high initiates". It is public. It is
for the public. It is available to each and all of us.
> The Catholic priests (Liberal or otherwise) also say that the universal
brotherhood and other teachings are "impossible to live" -- hence
rituals and other top-down structures to control the masses.
> Take care and make sure you do not say that "living Theosophy" or "using
both discernment and intuitiion" is but for high initiates -- for
starts hypocrisy which leads to priesthood.
> There is a false humbleness in saying -- "we are not high initiates, we
cannot compare ourselves with HPB; therefore we do not need to live
> If you can't live Theosophy and can't combine diversity and unity,
what's the use of Theosophy for you? It is a facade for something
Is it a facade for some rite or ritual in a " stone Temple"?
> HPB wrote the only real temple is within one's heart and mind, and outer
temples are but a lack of respect for the SACRED. As she wrote that,
was quoting the New Testament.
> Regards, Carlos.
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