Re: Theos-World Re: Should students be concerned about Pseudo-Theosophy?
Mar 05, 2007 08:21 PM
I do not wish someone else to tell me what to believe or whom to
study. I do not want to hear anyone denigrate a teacher I revere. I
do not allow anyone to tell me which teacher is best or which is
worst. Since I do not like to be treated this way, I do not feel I
have the right to do those things to anyone else. If you feel
differently, then by all means, carry on as you feel is right. There
is no other way to learn.
On 5 Mar 2007 at 15:47, Cass Silva wrote:
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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