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Re: Theos-World Keeping the Link Unbroken

Dec 01, 2008 07:52 AM
by Martin

True, let's face the 5th rootrace for what it is for now, so we can get rid of this illusion Pralaya...

--- On Mon, 12/1/08, christinaleestemaker <> wrote:
From: christinaleestemaker <>
Subject: Re: Theos-World Keeping the Link Unbroken
Date: Monday, December 1, 2008, 4:02 PM

            When the whole world should be ready for that???

As Mahatma's wrote the struggle will even go on into the fifth round.

But we need to give eye-openers again, again and again, so that more 

and more people will understand and see the difference.

That is why (till now) there has been given enough literature to make 

that happen.


--- In theos-talk@yahoogro, Erica Letzerich <eletzerich@ ...> 




> Erica L. Georgiades

> [Lecture delivered at the Theosophical Society in Greece - Lodge 



> Memories written on pages of the past bring us images able to touch 

us so deep that many times our eyes are filled with tears. This is 

what happened to me when I read an issue of The Theosophist, 

containing articles describing the passing away of H.P.B., and the 

honor paid to her by some theosophists. H.P.B. is undoubtedly the 

mother of the Theosophical movement and was a remarkable woman.


> After H.P.B. passed away a great interrogation point was left. 

Where are the Mahatmas, who really were them? Why they did not 

contacted any theosophist after she passed away. Was the 1900's 

letter original or not? Such questions remain without answers until 

today and probably will remain for centuries to come. The option left 

to many theosophists was so to embrace through faith, through study, 

through fidelity to H.P.B., the existence of the Mahatmas. And so was 

done. But there is something more important than to prove the 

existence of the Mahatmas and know who they really were or are, more 

important than any phenomena that impressed early theosophists, and 

this is the Theosophical cause for which H.P.B. and many other  

theosophists lived and died for. It is on this cause we must focus.  


> Looking back at the 19th century we see early theosophical 

writings, presenting a large base for study and reflection. 

Syncretism, ecumenism, and a great effort to comprehend the occult 

the unexplained is extensively found in the theosophical writings. We 

also see the great neo-platonic spirit revived with the foundation of 

the Theosophical Society. In the very writings of H.P.B., we see how 

gradually she changes her approach and style, from the publication of 

Isis Unveiled to the publication of the Secret Doctrine we see a 

great turn into theosophical teachings, which with the latter is 

presented in the form of a system.   We also see comparative studies 

as a basic theosophical approach. To try to gather the pearls of 

wisdom from different

> philosophical, religious traditions and to present it to the 

public, showing them there is no reason for religious fanaticism. 

Showing that Truth is but one though dressed with different garments, 

throughout different ancient world cultures religious and 

philosophical traditions.  Not minimizing the importance and 

relevance of every religion, but pointing out the importance of their 

preservation and deeper understanding by their followers. The T.S. 

raised its voice against religion oppression and fanaticism, against 

blind superstition and fears resulted from the misinterpretation of 

scriptures and promoted by the clergy of different religions. 


> The T.S. entered the arena in the 19th century; offering equal 

rights, for men and women. Accepting members of any religious and 

philosophical background any culture, any country. Showing to the 

Western world; the greatness of the Eastern religious and 

philosophical teachings. Early theosophists were on the vanguard of 

their society and in fact many centuries ahead the 19th century.  Now 

in the 21st century are we theosophists ahead? Are we theosophists 

managing to go on with their great work started in the 19th century? 

My reply to that is no. One of the reasons for that is the 

theosophical conservatism, which appeared sometime after one of the 

last greatest leaders of the T.S. passed away, Annie Besant.


> In the booklet written by Michael Gomes The Dawning of the 

Theosophical Movement, we see there was nothing as conservatism 

between the pioneers of the Theosophical Movement. They would do 

things; that still today one most probably would feel reluctant of 

even thinking to do. We are in the 21st century, the bravery the 

courage, the challenges the pioneers of the Theosophical Movement 

presented for the society of the 19th century, remains so long as 

memories for us. It seems we did not learn the great lessons the 

pioneers of the Theosophical Movement left for us. We are comfortable 

closed on our lodges and Sections, having discussions within our own 

group of people who presents no challenges. Many others are just 

embracing the so called "New Age" practices and adding it in their 

activities, from the "Awakening of the Inner Child", to courses on 

"Hatha Yoga". Today in some Sections of the T.S. one can find 

everything provided by any third

>  category new age center. And in these Sections somehow our great 

objects seem to be resting for while at Hypnos Cave.


> The world more than ever needs the healing influence of the 

Theosophical Spirit. Thepromotion of our three objects is a must in 

the 21st century. Since

> the dawn of the new millennium we see materialism growing as weed 

on wild fields. Violence and poverty increases every day followed by 


> fanaticism. Even mediumism which H.P.B. fought so much against is a 

much stronger phenomenon nowadays than it was in the 19th century. 

> Can't you hear the silent cry of humanity springing out of this 

chaos? If you stop for while, in silence and center your attention in 

your heart, I am sure you will be able to perceive that. You will see 

we theosophists have a great workto do, and time has no mercy upon 

us. Let not arrive a day when future

> generations will look behind and seeing what we have done, will 

say: why, why they did not try harder. Let's try to offer the best we 

can now. Let's not fear the judgment of the weak, and the criticism 

of the full. Let not conventionalities be a barrier for the work and 

care not of what people has to say about you or what you do.  We all 

carry potentially within us the power the dreams the hopes of our 

theosophist' s ancestors. We may not be linked to them by blood line, 

but we are connected to them by a much stronger link the theosophical 



> Once talking about the theosophical link which between other things 

is also the link of responsibility, duty and strength we are passing 

on from our theosophical ancestors it's suitable to remind a register 

made by Isabel C. Oakley describing what Blavatsky cried out few days 

before passing away:  "?keep the link unbroken; don't let my last 

incarnation become a failure".  Here we may ask why would Blavatsky 

utter these words? Her work wasn't a failure. Her books, especially 

the Secret Doctrine will remain for many as a source of inspiration 

and study for centuries to come. So what were the link and the 

failure H.P.B. was talking about? What is the nature of this link my 

friends? When we comprehend deeply the nature of the Theosophical 

Spirit we will be able to comprehend what is the nature of this Link 

and we will be able to see where lays the danger of failure.  It is 

clear the Theosophical Society and the work of H.P.B. was not 

directed to

>  few. Both her work and the Theosophical Society are dedicated to 

the spiritual awakening of

> Humanity. In order to comprehend what is this Great Theosophical 

Spirit it's not possible to ignore the literal meaning of the word 

THEOSOPHY. Divine Wisdom or Brahma Vidya is the literal definition of 

the Hellenic word Theosophy. Here we may ask my friends, can Divine 

Wisdom be taught?

> Theoretically we can teach that there is such a thing as Theosophy 

(DivineWisdom) but the realization and learning of real Theosophy 

comes essentially

> from within. Only those who are able to penetrate the depths of 

their soul, to perambulate in the labyrinths of the self, are those 

who will be able to learn THEOSOPHY. 


> H.P.B. request to "keep the Link Unbroken" was not directed to the 

Theosophical Society itself. It was a request to every individual who 

truly aspires to become a theosophos. This is an ancient link which 

unities beings of all eras. Individuals able to sacrifice themselves 

for the well being of others; individuals who have realized THEOSOPHY 

from within. While we have theosophists between us who are able to do 

so, the link will be always kept unbroken. This Link my friends can 

be cultivated only from within can be kept alive only from within; 

its nature is essentially esoteric. One may adore

> H.P.B., may study only her writings, may promote only her 

teachings. He still won't be a theosophos, and will not be keeping 

the link unbroken.   Instead will be disseminating dogmatism and 

won't be any different from a fanatical religious follower. H.P.B. 

herself expressed a great syncretism and ecumenical spirit in all her 

writings. In fact this spirit was the very first great lesson she 

left to her students. This  does not mean one should not study her 

writings. In fact I think a greater effort into studying the Secret 

Doctrine should be made.  For in this work several keys are given for 


> eternal aspirants for the truth.


> In an articleentitled "What Can We Do For Our Fellow-men" H.P.B. 









THEOSOPHIST. " Altruism is the second great lesson H.P.B. taught and 

in the Golden Stairswe find many relevant points that lead us into 

theTheosophical Spirit:


> "a clean life, an open mind, a pure heart, an eager intellect, an 

unveiled spiritual perception,  a brotherliness for all, a readiness 

to give and receive advice and instruction, a courageous endurance of 

personal injustice, a brave declaration of principles, a valiant 

defense of those who are unjustly attacked, and a constant eye to the 

ideal of human progression and perfection which theSacred Science 

depicts these are the golden stairs up the

> steps of which the learner may climb to the Temple of Divine 



> The Temple of "Divine Wisdom" is the "Temple of Theosophy". It is 

there, where we meet the Great Theosophical Spirit. It's only those 

who are truly treading the "Golden Stairs" which leads to the "Temple 

of Theosophy" who are real Theosophos. It's on their hands the 

responsibility to carry on the work which H.P.B. gave continuity (for 

others came before her) and so many others after her.  It's only them 

who are able to "Keep the Link Unbroken". Because their lives are 

deeply and truly dedicated to the goodness of all. They are in fact 

future Bodhisattvas. Every person known or unknown, who deeply and 

truly made an inner commitment to thread this path, becomes the 

thread in the needle of the "Teacher" and is keeping the link 

unbroken. Have no doubts my friends, the link has been kept unbroken 

by known and unknown theosophists. And will be kept for centuriesto 



> Still many theosophists who do not belong to Adyar (some do belong) 

say our Theosophical Society is a failure. They say the link was 

broken using the famous letter written by H.P.B. "Why I do not return 

to Adyar" to support their arguments. Many say the Theosophical 

Society is for long dead. If it was so why she would request a link 

that no long existed at the time to be kept unbroken? It was my 

friends because in fact this link was never broken. Thousand times I 

have heard from beloved friends such argument. Thousand times I've 

heard they say "why don't you do something else, why you waste your 

time and energy with the Theosophical Society Adyar? They failed. 

During the very time H.P.B. was stillalive they proved to be a 

failure."  For

> thisthousand times I reply and will reply to them, the Theosophical 

Society Adyar did not fail. The Theosophical Society is keeping on 

its work and will keep on its work for centuries to come. The 

Theosophical Society Adyar is THE major gateway for many to learn 

there is such a thing as THEOSOPHY. 

> Some also say that the Theosophical message is out there. People no 

longer need to be a member of the Theosophical Society to access it. 

This is of course an obvious fact. The Theosophical message was 

always out there. It was never property of any organization and never 

will be. The Theosophical message was out there throughout ages and 

much before the incarnation of the person we know as H.P.B. took 

place. The Theosophical message in fact is not a body of teachings, 

is not a specific system, cannot be classified, filed, dissected, and 

taught. The Theosophical message is within the heart of every REAL 

truth seeker. The Theosophical Society was not founded with the 

pretention to be the only place where one can find THEOSOPHY. On the 

contrary the Theosophical Society was founded to point out there is 

something like THEOSOPHYand to promote the Great Theosophical Spirit. 


> The Theosophical Spirit between other things brings on its wings an 

understanding that we are family, and as so we must see each member 

of our Society truly as a brothers and sisters. All of us are subject 

to commit mistakes, errors.  Understanding this we must be able to 

forgive. We must comprehend that our Society will face up and downs, 

periods of conflicts, disharmony and harmony. From difficult moments, 

we learn the greatest lessons. We must not hold for any brother and 

sister negative feelings, we must not isolate any member of our 

family because his/heractions are not in accordance with what we 

think to be right or wrong.  


> We must not allow our dedication to the Theosophical cause to be 

shaken. Life is made of good and bad moments. We must keep focused 

on  strengthening the work of our lodges, groups, sections etc. And 

most important of all we must cultivate our inner life. Without a 

truly active inner life, there is no esotericism, there is no 

interiorization, there will be only empty intellect decorated by 

beautiful words and fancy talking. Only those who have an active 

inner life and slowly come to know the truth of meditation are able 

to become the thread in the needle of the "Teacher". It's this thread 

that keeps the Link Unbroken. 


> We know each person practices what feels inclined to. But when 

someone wants deeply something and applies a great will towards the 

aspired aim,  there is nothing in this world that can stop one 

achieving it. Especially when this will is driven by an altruistic 

urge to help humanity. In our case we are united to try to serve 

humanity through our Society. Let's not ever forget the major aim of 

our work, to help humanity the Great Orphan, and let's not forget 

also the great truth which follows it: when doing so in fact we are 

helping our own selves.


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