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

Nov 17, 2008 03:38 AM
by christinaleestemaker

only if you work in NASA you can, otherwise it costs more than 10.000 
American dollars.

--- In, Drpsionic@... wrote:
> Oh, I can think of a few fellow Theosophists I'd like to send to  
> Chuck the Heretic
> In a message dated 11/16/2008 2:14:58 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
> anton_rozman@... 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  
> Science. 
> 3. To investigate unexplained laws of Nature and the powers  latent 
> man.
> For our doctrines to practically react on the  so-called moral 
> or the ideas of truthfulness, purity, self-denial,  charity, etc., 
> have to preach and popularize a knowledge of  Theosophy.
> ..........................
> So, if the  lodges' meetings and work would be dedicated to the 
> of Comparative  Religion, Philosophy and Science and to the 
> investigation of laws of  Nature and the powers latent in man, to 
> development and adoption of  scientific methods for this study, to 
> research of social environment  and to the best methods for the 
> promotion of theosophy in specific  circumstances, and so on, and 
> on, (Read also Taimni's Principles of  theosophical work) then 
> probably there would not be a need to ruminate  various 
> creeds and to send fellow theosophists to Mars.  
> It seems that too many members simply do not understand what kind 
> Society they joined, although it is equally true that already for 
> long time this Society suffers the identity crisis as it was used 
> other organizations for their own purposes - for the promotion of  
> various creeds. 
> Warmest regards,
> Anton
> > Comments by  Anand Gholap:
> > Theosophical Society may be proud of not having any  creed. And 
> may
> > also become proud of not having distinctions  based on caste, 
> > 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 
> > books and study, or he can join some Theology  course.
> > So, despite fantastic idea of not having creed, I feel that  
> of
> > TS come to TS to study Theosophy, which is composed of  writings 
> > main Theosophists. For these students writings of these  favorite
> > Theosophists is creed. You can see students of Blavatsky  
> in
> > 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 
> creeds
> > 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,  
> are
> > 3-4 unofficial creeds in existence. And if even these  unofficial
> > creeds are removed, then there does not remain any reason  for 
> > to come to the Theosophical Society.
> > My problem is  related to this issue. I want to spread creed of 
> Besant
> > and  Leadbeater. Because Blavatsky and Krishnamurti were 
connected to
> > the  TS, when I spread creed of Leadbeater, I indirectly give 
> > to  other creeds of Blavatsky and Krishnamurti. Now, I don't 
> with
> > writings of Blavatsky and Krishnamurti and I don't want to  be
> > responsible for spreading creeds of Blavatsky and Krishnamurti.  
> > can I do that? One solution I found is to reject Krishnamurti  by
> > expressly writing in my article. I think I should show mistakes  
> > Blavatsky and reject that teaching expressly.
> > This message  gives some idea of how unofficial creeds exist in 
> and
> > their  dynamics.
> > 
> > Best
> > Anand Gholap
> >
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