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Re: Olcott

Feb 01, 2007 03:39 AM
by proto37

Re:  Normal people, not saints...

  "Thumbs up" on those thoughts, MKR:

            - jake j.

>1b. Re: Olcott
    Posted by: "M K Ramadoss" 
    Date: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:03 pm ((PST))

>Thanks for the URL.

>For a long time I was looking for an letter HSO wrote to  A O Hume 
which stuck in my mind for decades. I found it in the URL. Here is 
the quote:

>"These were your words to me and others last year; but if you will 
reflect for one moment what it is to transform a worldly man, such as 
was in 1874 --- a man of clubs, drinking parties, mistresses, a man 
absorbed in all sorts of worldly public and private undertakings and 
into that purest, wisest, noblest and most spiritual of human beings 
--- a BROTHER, you will cease to wonder, or rather you will wonder, 
how I 
could ever have struggled out of the swamp at all, and how I could 
have ever
succeeded in gaining the firm straight road."

>When one reads this, and also keeps in mind the personality of HPB, 
was an unconventional cigarette smoking, meat eater, the choice of 
individuals chosen by the Founders to launch modern theosophical 
movement simply 
shows that the two were selected as they were best suited for the 
task on hand and not selected by traditional external worldly 
standards that 
most of us are used to judge people.

>It looks to me that we need a lot more of fired up theosophical 
enthusiasts who are doers and can actively and aggressively further 
the objects of
theosophy, not those who lead a saintly life and try to demonstrate 
to the world at large and talk and parrot the existing writings in 
to a captive audience.

>Any ideas?



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