Re: Theos-World What Kind of "Mindset" was CW Leadbeater encouraging....??
Sep 24, 2008 06:04 PM
by Cass Silva
And HPB wasn't even cold!
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From: danielhcaldwell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, 25 September, 2008 10:52:18 AM
Subject: Theos-World What Kind of "Mindset" was CW Leadbeater encouraging....??
Sometime ago on Theos-Talk, Nigel Carey wrote
about "the blindly, obedient mindset" to be found
among some Adyar TS members.
What kind of "mindset" was C.W. Leadbeater encouraging
when he said (wrote) the following???
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What can I say to you of your President [Annie
Besant] that you do not know already? Her colossal
intellect, her unfailing wisdom, her unrivalled
eloquence, her splendid forgetfulness of self,
her untiring devotion of work for others - all
these are but a small part of her greatness;
they are on the surface, they may be seen by all,
they leap to the eyes. But there are other qualities,
other powers, of which you cannot know, because they
pertain to the secrets of Initiation. She is a
pupil of our Masters; from the fount of Their
archaic wisdom she derives her own, the plans which
she is carrying out are Their plans for the welfare
of the world. THINK THEREFORE, HOW GREAT AN
HONOUR IT IS FOR YOU that you should be permitted
to work under her, for in doing so you are virtually
working under Them. THINK HOW WATCHFUL YOU SHOULD
BE TO MISS NO HINT WHICH FALLS FROM HER LIPS, to carry
out EXACTLY whatever instructions she may give to you.
Remember...there will be times when you cannot
understand her motives, for she is taking into account
many things which you cannot see and of which
she must not tell you. BUT WHETHER YOU UNDERSTAND
OR NOT, YOU WILL BE WISE TO FOLLOW HER IMPLICITLY, JUST
BECAUSE SHE KNOWS.
THIS IS NOT MERE SUPPOSITION ON MY PART, NO MERE
FLIGHT OF THE IMAGINATION; I HAVE STOOD BESIDE YOUR
PRESIDENT IN THE PRESENCE OF THE SUPREME DIRECTOR
OF EVOLUTION ON THIS GLOBE, AND I KNOW WHEREOF I
SPEAK. Let the wise hear my words, and act accordingly.
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[Caps added. Quoted from Adyar Album, p. 45.]
It might be noted here that one of the HINTS that fell from
Mrs. Besant's lips (or at least came from her pen!) was as follows:
"By hard, patient work he [C.W. Leadbeater] has won
rewards . . . until he stands perhaps the most trusted of his
Master's disciples ON THE THRESHOLD OF DIVINITY."
[The Theosophist, November 1911, p. 308 Caps added.]
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