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Re: Theos-World Bishop Leadbeater , Dr Besant and the entrapped mind.

Feb 17, 2008 03:16 PM
by Cass Silva

Thankyou Adelasie,
  You have summarized my position far more eloquently than I could have.

adelasie <> wrote:
          Hello Fellow Students,

The significant differnce between organized religion, such as 
Christianity as we know it (which in this sense does not reflect the 
teachings of the Master Christ), and Theosophy is self-responsiblity. 
The church, in the form of the priest, is the intercessor between 
the member of the church and God. The member is relegated to a 
secondary position, which necessitates taking his spiritual "food" 
from another, one who supposedly "knows" more than he does. The 
Theosophist is his own "priest," with the opportunity, and indeed, 
the duty, if he is serious, to study and investigate and learn the 
truth for himself, rejecting all attempts to persuade him one way or 
the other until he feels sure in himself. This is the central issue 
of the foundation stones of Karma and Reincarnation. What goes around 
comes around. We are each the author of our own fate, individually 
and collectively, and we cannot escape the results of our actions. 
Nobody can "forgive" us or erase our indebtedness for either positive 
or negative payback. We are responsible for ourselves, and this is 
the ultimate power of humanity, to know and know we know and think, 
speak and act accordingly, conscious of our responsibility. 


On 17 Feb 2008 at 3:36, Cass Silva wrote:

> As a child I was fully convinced by the drama of the catholic rituals, the latin mass, the incense, the mei culpas, etc that I was in the presence of something holy and magical and certainly something more powerful than me. When this is indoctrinated into one and becomes part of the psyche, it becomes a very scary thing to walk away entirely, especially as one has the fear of hell and satan hanging over every question raised. Like you, it was the hypocricy that finally caused me to walk away, much to my mothers angst and constant prayers for me. Perhaps that is why members need the LCC because they have been psychologically entrapped and are completely oblivious to their enforced mindset. 
> Thanks for your response
> Cass


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