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Some more words to ponder perhaps?

Apr 29, 2007 10:28 AM
by nhcareyta

"It is not the individual and determined purpose of attaining oneself 
Nirvana (the culmination of all knowledge and absolute wisdom) which 
is after all only an exalted and glorious selfishness?but the self-
sacrificing pursuit of the best means to lead on the right path our 
neighbour, to cause as many of our fellow-creatures as we possibly 
can to benefit by it, which constitutes the true theosophist."

"The intellectual portions of mankind seem to be fast drifting into 
two classes, the one unconsciously preparing for itself long periods 
of temporary annihilation or states of non-consciousness, owing to 
the deliberate surrender of their intellect, its imprisonment in the 
narrow grooves of bigotry and superstition, a process which cannot 
fail to lead to the utter deformation of the intellectual principle; 
the other unrestrainedly indulging its animal propensities with the 
deliberate intention of submitting to annihilation pure and simple in 
case of failure, to millenniums of degradation after physical 
dissolution. Those `intellectual classes', reacting upon the ignorant 
masses which they attract and which look up to them as noble and fit 
examples to follow, degrade and morally ruin those they ought to 
protect and guide. Between degrading superstition and still more 
degrading brutal materialism, the white dove of truth has hardly room 
where to rest her weary unwelcome foot. 
It is time that theosophy should enter the arena."
Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom 1st Series
Sometimes referred to the Mahachohan's or Chohan's letter i.e. the 
Mahatmas' chief. 

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