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Re: Without Faith we can not pray -

Jun 27, 2007 03:18 AM
by nhcareyta

Dear Sveinn

Thank you for your brief reply.

You write, "No, you have not understood my position."

Would you therefore care to elaborate on your previous statements so 
that I may understand?


--- In, Sveinn Freyr <Sven04@...> wrote:
> Nigel -
> This is a brief reply to your letter.
> ----------------
> You wrote:
>  >>>
> Your opinion may well be correct however it appears to manifestly
> compromise the theosophical philosophy of Madame Blavatsky and her
> teachers. By changing her phrase "internal command" to your own
> "internal opening" and by leaving it to "The High to decide", it 
> your position supports not only the notion of separation between 
> you term "The High" and humanity, but also the idea of an external,
> all- wise, determining authority. If this is what you are saying, 
> would seem to contradict the second fundamental proposition of 
> Blavatsky and her teachers' version of theosophy which describes the
> essential unity of each human being with the Universal Oversoul.
> Was this your intention?
>  >>>
> My reply:
> No, it was not my intention.
>  >>>
> If so, the implications and ramifications of this position are
> profound and far-reaching. Among many other considerations, in
> philosophical terms it can lead to what religion perceives as the
> necessity for an external, authoritative intermediary between
> ourselves and "God" in the form of priests, bishops and cardinals et
> al. In practical terms, this facilitates a hierarchical, superiority
> mindset, usually taking the form of patriarchy which is not only
> separative and discriminatory, but disempowering towards 
> one half of the world's population, women. From my perspective, the
> Theosophy of Madame Blavatsky and her teachers is quite specifically
> different from this philosophical approach.
> Am I understanding your position accurately?
>  >>>
> My reply:
> No, you have not understood my position.
> Sincerely,
> Sveinn Freyr
>   __

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