Re: Theos-World Re: Should students be concerned about Pseudo-Theosophy?
Mar 05, 2007 07:16 AM
Nigel, Bruce, Students,
We are all students on the path, and once in awhile we become
teachers for each other. All we can do is try and continue to try to
do the right thing, as we perceive it. From time to time it seems
useful to point out basic principles that can guide us in our
decisions about what is or is not the right thing. The issues
involved in this thread are sensitive ones, and obviously need
airing, or they would not be so continually and relentlessly
dissected and analyzed.
Sometimes it seems that we find it almost too much to actually aspire
to make our ideals a reality, but we need not despair. The more we
try, the more help we receive from within. It is our work.
When we start deciding who or what should be removed, or, as in the
subject of this thread, what is "pseudo-theosophy,"when we put
ourselves in the position of judging our fellow seekers on the path,
we put ourselves in a very tenuous position. Perhaps the situation
deserves this sacrifice, but it is distressing to look back over the
history of organized religion and see how often this stance, picking
some one or other person or sect and deciding that they are to be
removed, ignored, or worse, much worse, leads to some actions that
are quite contrary to the original teaching. If it is ok for one of
us to do that to another, what stops another from doing that to us?
In what way does this promote the evolution of consciousness of unity
of all life?
Ultimately it is a matter of the individual and his own conscience,
his own dialog with his own Higher Self. Compassion, tolerance,
forgiveness: these can be of very practical use in that dialog.
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