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Re: Theos-World The Coming Teacher?

Feb 23, 2008 08:09 PM
by adelasie


Perhaps we could consider the possibility of the "teacher" of the 
present 2000 year avataric cycle is the heart of humanity itself. If 
we accept that we, the collective race, are at a crossroads in our 
evolution, that we have reached the make or break it time, and that 
the impulse of the avataric message has been given to the hearts of 
all mankind, then we may be able to see that the opportunity is 
available to all. Can we live a life of altruism? Can we be examples 
to the world's disenfranchised, those who suffer the retribution of 
eons of man's inhumanity to man? Can we make a decision to practice 
brotherhood, the Golden Rule of antiquity, handed down to us in these 
pivotal times as a guidepost? If I would not want others to do so to 
me, then I will not do so to them? Can we realise, and behave 
accordingly, that all life is one, that the least of us has the power 
to affect the greatest? It's worth a try.


On 24 Feb 2008 at 3:17, nhcareyta wrote:

> Dear Frank
> Thank you for your reply.
> Mr Schuller wrote, "On September 7, 1875, Helena 
> Petrovna Blavatsky and Henry Steel Olcott founded 
> the Theosophical Society. 
> They were directed to do so by two eastern Adepts 
> or Masters, Morya and Koot Hoomi.(1)  Besides its 
> three official objects (1a), the mission of the 
> Theosophical Society was to prepare the world for 
> the coming of a great spiritual teacher, expected 
> in the last quarter of the 20th century."
> When I agreed with your statement, they "did not...worked 
> towards the 1975 messenger" you wrote, "not so" and 
> introduced that Dr Purucker, Iverson Harris and Emmett 
> Small taught and wrote about this.
> If this is what Dr Purucker or others said years after the death of 
> Madame Blavatsky then I respectfully disagree with their 
> interpretation. 
> Mr Schuller is referring to Madame Blavatsky and her 
> teachers "mission" through the formation of the 
> Theosophical Society by virtue of the substantiating 
> quote he uses from the Key to Theosophy, and the word 
> "was" in the sentence quoted.
> So reiterating, I don't accept the premise that the 
> deliberate "mission" of Madame Blavatsky and her 
> teachers' Theosophical Society was to "...prepare the 
> world for the coming of a great spiritual teacher." 
> My concern is one of emphasis.
> Where Madame Blavatsky referred to the possibility of 
> a "new torch-bearer of Truth" it was in the following 
> terms:
> "If the present attempt, in the form of our Society, 
> succeeds better than its predecessors have done..."
> Please note the word "if."
> And:
> "If the Theosophical Society survives and lives true 
> to its mission, to its original impulses through the 
> next hundred years..."
> Note again the word "if."
> In other words, if the Society (members) abides by 
> its objects (those of 1889) and lives up to its 
> "mission" of alleviating suffering, and popularizing 
> "...a knowledge of theosophy" (their version of theosophy) 
> then possibly, a new teacher may arrive.
> As the next passage confirms:
> "In Century the Twentieth some disciple more informed, 
> and far better fitted, may be sent by the Masters 
> of Wisdom..." S.D Vol 1 "Introduction"	
> Please note the word "may."
> So whichever way we perceive it, there were/are many 
> conditions attached to the arrival of a new teacher. 
> From my perspective then Madame Blavatsky and her 
> teachers' "mission" through their Theosophical 
> Society was not specific preparation for the arrival 
> of a new teacher 100 years hence, despite the cyclic 
> potential for this to occur. 
> They and their Society were working with the conditions 
> of the day and they knew that karma would decide 
> whether or not there would be another attempt a century 
> later.
> It was and is for each of us as Theosophical students, 
> and humanity as a whole, to earn whatever arises pursuant 
> to the law of karma, not to look forward to a future 
> teacher or saviour as Mr Schuller's and others' emphasis 
> may construe in the minds of many.
> This perception of what Madame Blavatsky wrote can 
> lead to many unhelpful attitudes and practices 
> including the potential for a messianic craze such 
> as happened in the Adyar Theosophical Society.  
> I suspect the same danger lurks to this day.
> Regards
> Nigel

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