Re: Theos-World Re: The "clairvoyant finding" of Krishnamurti?Polarity in manifestation
Mar 06, 2009 08:41 AM
Reading another post from you I realize we have a similar concern. I
often think, when I am writing to the list, that my words are going
to be read by people who are just contacting Theosophy through this
venue, or others who are new and possibly not thoroughly acquainted
with the study of the ancient wisdom. I think those of us who have
the privilege of more practice in this study have a big
responsibilithy to get our egos out of the way and try to represent
what we study in what we write, as simply and honestly as we can. It
is definitely true, in my experience, that we are all students, and
often we take turns being students and teachers to each other.
"Practical occultism" is indeed my emphasis in the study of theosophy
also. The ancient wisdom as it penetrates my consciousness provides
an index of understanding of life's phenomena and of one's possible
reactions thereto. It illuminates for instance the choices available
with the light of an examination according to what we feel is
important. Any phenomenon can be held up to the measuring stick of
one of the basic principles, such as unity, honesty, loyalty, etc.
and analyzed as it corresponds, or not. Theosophy is a living entity,
developing as humanity develops consciuosness of it.
What is the Light? In the context of this discussion, the Light
represents the eternal verities, the foundation stones of the Temple
of Truth, that which each human being recognizes in his inner most
being to be true and right and beautiful. In our daily lives we are
presented with choice after choice. Shall I tell a lie? Shall I
steal? Shall I betray? Shall I judge? Over and over we have a choice
and if we choose according to the priciples of Truth, Honesty,
Loyalty, Compassion, we are staying within the Light. We all know
deep within our hearts what is right. All we have to do is ask one
question. "What would I want another to do if I were him?" The Golden
Rule in action. Our choice to walk within the Light or within the
shadow is simply whether to choose according to our own inner
knowledge of right and wrong, or to ignore it. The consequence of the
former will benefit the whole human race, the whole universe. The
consequences of the latter bring destruction pain and suffering to
all. Which should we choose?
What would you say about all this?
On 6 Mar 2009 at 7:48, nhcareyta wrote:
Thank you as usual for your answers.
You write, "You ask some very pertinent and probing questions
which I will attempt to respond to. Keep in mind I am no authority..."
I would suggest none of us are Adelasie. I would also suggest that
the operations of the Kosmos are infinitely more profound than the
human mind can possibly conceive. For this reason among many,
perhaps we are all students, struggling with our limited and limiting
minds and egos.
My emphasis through study is to consider, and wherever possible
understand the teachings practically, ie. how might they, and can
they, apply to the experiential life.
For the purpose of this dialogue I would like to address the
current points with particular reference to your rhetorical question,
"Why not then stay within the Light...."
I sense this might be a familiar theme for you and I, which makes its
investigation all the more interesting to me.
May I ask, what is your understanding of, and what exactly do you
mean by "the Light?"
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