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Re: Theos-World Re: Comments on some statements in Pseudo-letter No. 10

Nov 16, 2008 06:04 PM
by Drpsionic

Oh, I can think of a few fellow Theosophists I'd like to send to  Mars...
Chuck the Heretic
In a message dated 11/16/2008 2:14:58 P.M. Central Standard Time, writes:

Dear Anand,

>But then why should we meet in Theosophical  lodge?<

Well, let me remind you about the objects and purpose of the  
Theosophical Society:

1. To form a nucleus of the Universal  Brotherhood of Humanity, 
without distinction of race, creed, caste or  color. 
2. To encourage the study of Comparative Religion, Philosophy and  
3. To investigate unexplained laws of Nature and the powers  latent in 

For our doctrines to practically react on the  so-called moral code, 
or the ideas of truthfulness, purity, self-denial,  charity, etc., we 
have to preach and popularize a knowledge of  Theosophy.


So, if the  lodges' meetings and work would be dedicated to the study 
of Comparative  Religion, Philosophy and Science and to the 
investigation of laws of  Nature and the powers latent in man, to the 
development and adoption of  scientific methods for this study, to the 
research of social environment  and to the best methods for the 
promotion of theosophy in specific  circumstances, and so on, and so 
on, (Read also Taimni's Principles of  theosophical work) then 
probably there would not be a need to ruminate  various theosophical 
creeds and to send fellow theosophists to Mars.  

It seems that too many members simply do not understand what kind of  
Society they joined, although it is equally true that already for a  
long time this Society suffers the identity crisis as it was used by  
other organizations for their own purposes - for the promotion of  
various creeds. 

Warmest regards,

> Comments by  Anand Gholap:
> Theosophical Society may be proud of not having any  creed. And it 
> also become proud of not having distinctions  based on caste, creed,
> sex etc.
> But then why should we meet in  Theosophical lodge?
> Person can go to any club to pass time. In club  also people of
> different natures come together. Or he can join a  library where
> there will be many books on different religions. He can  borrow those
> books and study, or he can join some Theology  course.
> So, despite fantastic idea of not having creed, I feel that  members 
> TS come to TS to study Theosophy, which is composed of  writings of
> main Theosophists. For these students writings of these  favorite
> Theosophists is creed. You can see students of Blavatsky  believing 
> writings of Blavatsky like creed. And some others  believing in
> writings of Besant and Leadbeater like creed. So I think  despite
> official statements of no creed, there do exist some  unofficial 
> in TS. And if people are not interested in those  creeds, i.e. 
writings of
> favorite Theosophists, they will not come  to TS.
> That means even if TS has not declared officially any creed,  there 
> 3-4 unofficial creeds in existence. And if even these  unofficial
> creeds are removed, then there does not remain any reason  for people
> to come to the Theosophical Society.
> My problem is  related to this issue. I want to spread creed of 
> and  Leadbeater. Because Blavatsky and Krishnamurti were connected to
> the  TS, when I spread creed of Leadbeater, I indirectly give impulse
> to  other creeds of Blavatsky and Krishnamurti. Now, I don't agree  
> writings of Blavatsky and Krishnamurti and I don't want to  be
> responsible for spreading creeds of Blavatsky and Krishnamurti.  How
> can I do that? One solution I found is to reject Krishnamurti  by
> expressly writing in my article. I think I should show mistakes  of
> Blavatsky and reject that teaching expressly.
> This message  gives some idea of how unofficial creeds exist in TS 
> their  dynamics.
> Best
> Anand Gholap


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