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"...we have to preach and popularise a knowledge of theosophy."????????

Apr 28, 2007 09:35 AM
by danielhcaldwell

"For our doctrines to practically react on the so called moral code 
or the ideas of truthfulness, purity, self-denial, charity, etc., we 
have to preach and popularise a knowledge of theosophy."

Quoted from a letter from the Chohan

So exactly what do we preach and popularise?

Are there certain teachings that constitute this "theosophy"?  And if 
so, what are these teachings?

And where do we find these teachings?  

And how do we learn them and study them so that in turn we 
can "preach and popularise" them?

And who is "we"?  The leaders of the TS?  Elected officials of the 
TS?  Any member of the TS?  And remember there is more than one TS or 
theosophical organization or association.

Can non-members preach and popularise this theosophy?

And in this same letter, the Chohan tells us:

The doctrine we promulgate being the only true one, must, -- 
supported by such evidence as we are preparing to give become 
ultimately triumphant as every other truth. Yet it is absolutely 
necessary to inculcate it gradually enforcing its theories, 
unimpeachable facts for those who know, with direct inferences 
deducted from and corroborated by the evidence furnished by modern 
exact science.... Theos-sophia, Divine a synonym of 

This is quite a CLAIM.  

"The doctrine we promulgate being the only true one...."

So what is this DOCTRINE that is "the ONLY true one" and where can we 
find an exposition of this teaching?

Is it to be found in THE SECRET DOCTRINE written by HPB?

Or can it be found in Leadbeater's and Besant's "Man, Whence, How, 
and Whither:  A Record of Clairvoyant Investigation"?

Or in a book by Bailey? a book by Elizabeth Claire Prophet?

If "we" are to popularise a knowledge of Theosophy, what exactly do 
we popularise?

Is reincarnation part of this DOCTRINE?

What if I start popularising the teaching of reincarnation that 
includes the provision that humans can sometimes be reborn as 

Am I faithfully transmitting the DOCTRINE?

And who is to say that I am faithfully or not transmitting the 

In other words, who is to say what the REAL, TRUE "doctrine" is?

The objects of the TS doesn't tell us what the DOCTRINE is all about, 
so where and how does one [an inquirer, a newcomer] discover what the 
DOCTRINE is that the Chohan seems to hold in SUCH high regard?


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