Re: Theos-World Would Anand agree that New Testament writings create confusion?
Mar 09, 2009 03:47 PM
by Cass Silva
Not to mention Leadbeater's chakra system
Leadbeater states on page 87 that "...one day one of the Masters made a suggestion to me with regard to a certain kind of meditation which would evoke this force." (the kundalini) The practice, while remaining a mystery to most for sixty years, was recently unearthed by Gregory Tillet in his biography of Leadbeater, The Elder Brother, and is a low tantric autoerotic one - and thus by Blavatsky's definition concerning the lower ternary is a black magic practice. The "Master" could not have been one from the Lodge that utilized Blavatsky as a presenter of their doctrines, and thus Leadbeater is found self-deluded, a pawn, or a presenter of teachings of the left-hand path.
Blavatsky states elsewhere (BCW XII, p. 621) that Raja-yoga schools never publish tantra-like works or on the chakras because they "tend to Black Magic and are most dangerous to take for guides in self-training." She adds: "I hope that American Esotericists will be on their guard." In the original Esoteric Section under Blavatsky overall and Judge in America, there was a prohibition "against physical means and physical practices pursued for the finite purpose of developing psychic power." (Echoes III, p. 333)
G. de Purucker presented the same view as Blavatsky and Judge that concern over the chakras tends in the direction selfishness, psychism and the left-hand path:
"It is precisely these relatively unimportant facts of occult physiology which seem to exercise on the perverse minds of the men and women of our generation a sort of psychic fascination, as if, for sooth, it is with the human body and its functions and organs, etc., that the really sublime teachings of the occult or Esoteric Philosophy mainly deals! ... In India these truths are as well known and in fact far better known, due to ages of high philosophical teaching, than they are in the West; yet India and China and other Oriental countries are simply overrun with the dangers of quasi-occultism, whose proponents in India are called the lower classes of Yogins or Fakirs, etc., etc. Their whole attention and indeed their whole life, more or less, is given up to a study and practice of the often elaborate rules for psycho-physical development contained in the Hatha-Yoga as well as in the often infamous and bestial Tantrika works. But whereas in India, as an
example, the dangers of these works through centuries of a relatively high philosophical education are more or less clearly appreciated by educated people and those who have been trained in the higher philosophical thought, there is little if any such protective knowledge abroad or common in the Occident. ... There is a complete science regarding the chakras, but it is not a science which it would be helpful for you to study now. It is mostly studied by Black Magicians or by those who unconsciously aspire to become Black Magicians, because what they want to gain is 'powers' ...even the chelas are not allowed to cultivate the powers of the chakras by concentrating upon them. They find out by following the chela-life how to use the powers naturally; and I have known chelas who did not even know the names of the chakras. They have heard vaguely that these nerve-centers are in the body, but they are not interested. They simply use the powers which flow
through these chakras, because they have become evolved men..." (ET IX, pp. 85-6, 93fn)
Without Blavatsky Theosophy to falsely present himself as a representative of, it is likely C. W. Leadbeater would have never received a hearing or popularity. If one prefers Leadbeater's philosophy, this is a person's prerogative (at his own delusion and peril, if one were to give credence to Blavatsky, Judge, Purucker), but it can only be called Theosophy by theft.
From: danielhcaldwell <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, 10 March, 2009 1:56:42 AM
Subject: Theos-World Would Anand agree that New Testament writings create confusion?
Would Anand agree that New Testament writings create confusion?
"It shows how two followers of Blavatsky had contradictory ideas and it
shows how Blavatsky's writing creates confusion."
First of all, Anand's contention that Morten and I have contradictory
ideas on the current subject is simply not true. What has Morten said
that is contradictory of anything I have said? Anand needs to cite
details to support this new accusation of his.
Plus when Anand writes that Blavatsky's writing creates confusion, this
is not a new contention by Anand. In fact, I have repeatedly answered
it before and will need to look in the Theos-Talk archives and retreive
some of my detailed answers.
At this point I will say this.
Let's look at this contention by Anand by comparing it to Christianity
which Anand is promoting.
For example, the New Testament texts total only several hundred pages
and yet Christians have all sorts of contradictory ideas and notions
about what the Christian scriptures teach or don't tech. New
sects and denominations have even been started because of different
views and interpretations and indeed there are many apparent
contradictions in the New Testament. Some Christians view certain of
these teachings in totally different ways than others.
Scores of examples could be given.
Therefore, using the same reasoning Anand tries to use on Blavatsky's
writings, one can cite these contradictions and differences between
Christian followers and conclude therefore that the New Testament
writings create confusion and therefore they are not reliable and one
cannot recommend them.
Therefore one can wonder why Anand recommends such writings that create such confusion.
In the past, when I have pointed this out, Anand has chosen to remain
silent on this matter. I can only assume he will do this again. But
of course I don't write this for him but actually for other readers who
may be mislead or confused by his accusations.
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