Marie on "Do we judge them....?"
Mar 06, 2007 01:29 PM
A great post of yours!
I would say that if we do "judge" them we should never do it harshly
and with bitterness.
We should try to gain further insights that might help ourselves and
We might even contemplate on how the Masters would view their work,
their actions, etc.
We should always ask ourselves: Do I really know the full story
about them? Am I jumping to conclusions?
Notice how in HPB's own case, she has been condemned for this, that
and the other by various writers, outside critics and even
Theosophical students. If she has been misjudged, then that should
make us pause and consider whether we are possibly misjudging Besant
And if we had been in their shoes, would we have done any better?
It is so easy to pass judgment... people do it all the time....
If they (Besant, Leadbeater, Olcott) made mistakes and had failures,
should at least remember that they had contacts with the Masters thru
H.P.B. And no doubt were on "probation". We simply have to read in
the Mahatmas Letters about the difficult trials and tribulations of
the probationary path.
Again if we could put ourselves in their places, would we have done
any better? We might have done even worse!
And even tho I have certain reservations about Mrs. Besant's and Mr.
Leadbeater's teachings and claims, I always keep in mind that it was
thru their books: THE ANCIENT WISDOM and a TEXTBOOK OF THEOSOPHY
that I first discovered Theosophy.
I am thankful that they wrote those two books and that certain
Theosophists had donated the books to the college library where I
Enough of my rambling off the top of my head.
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