Re: Theos-World Blavatsky & Krishnamurti (3)
Feb 20, 2009 02:29 AM
I have been reading your posts for some time now and it is very clear
that you have a 'belief mindset'. You do not recognise the problem,
from a Theosophical perspective, with this mindset and are constantly
on the defence. As a recovered catholic myself, I understand that it
is very difficult (though not impossible) to let go of our beloved
belief systems. The Mahatma K.H. puts it that there is "..a general
unwillingness to give up an established order of things for new modes
of life and thought.." (ML,1)
Again the same Mahatma says; "The God of the Theologians is simply an
imaginary power,...a power which has never yet manifested itself. Our
chief aim is to deliver humanity of this nightmare, to teach man
virtue for its own sake, and to walk in life relying on himself
instead of leaning on a theological crutch, that for countless ages
was the direct cause of nearly all human misery." (ML,10 3rd ed)
In your post you speak of the "Lord Jesus" asking us to believe stuff!
I see serious problems with this considering this is a Theosophical
forum and not a christian one!
H.P.B., who founded the Theosophical Society and wrote the books that
are the foundations of Theosophy (all later writings are either
derived from these or have nothing to do with the original writings)
made her views on the "Lord Jesus" quite clear;
"For me Jesus Christ, i.e., the Man-God of the Christians, copied from
the Avataras of every country, from Hindu Krishna as well as the
Egyptian Horus, was never a historical person. He is a deified
personification of the glorified type of the great Hierophants of the
Temples, and his story, as told in the New Testament, is an allegory,
assuredly containing profound esoteric truths, but still an allegory."
I have no problem with the religious mindset, being an Irish
Australian I find myself surrounded by it!
But it just simply isn't THEOSOPHY.
And this is a THEOSOPHICAL forum.
My intention is not to knock another's freedom of thought, but to seek
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Anand" <AnandGholap@...> wrote:
> Dear Pedro,
> > Finally, I remembered what the late Ianthe H. Hoskins told me at Adyar
> > in 1994, during her last visit: "Belief is the tomb of Truth."
> > Pedro
> Do you think that St. Paul was misleading people when he said " the
> righteous will live by faith" ? Do you think that Lord Jesus was
> misleading people when he asked people to believe as written
> throughout the Gospels? Do you think that Indian spiritual writings
> were misleading people when they demanded Shraddha (faith or belief)?
> Either scriptures were wrong or J. Krishnamurti was wrong. You can not
> say both are right. This position is logically absurd.
> Anand Gholap
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