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Re: Theos-World Re: Should students be concerned about Pseudo-Theosophy?

Mar 05, 2007 03:47 PM
by Cass Silva

Hello again Adelasie,
  I understand your empathy towards others, but in some cases it could be that empathy encourages in the empathic a belief that all can be helped along the way by not disturbing their held religious or belief systems. 
  The example given by HPB was not to undermine the seeker but to undermine the seeker's path.  If a path is broken one may as well call a spade and spade and not try and plug the holes with half or twisted truths that keep the seeker in limbo.

adelasie <> wrote:
          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.

Be well,


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