Re: Theos-World Re : why did Blavatsky make so many mistakes?
May 04, 2009 12:18 PM
by Morten Nymann Olesen
Dear Anand and friends
My views are:
"Fights" or should say "debates"?
Here are a few views of mine on it.......
âLuciferâ to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Greeting!
"The Theosophical Society has branches respectively composed of Buddhists, Hindoos, Mohammedans, Parsees, Christians and Freethinkers, who work together as brethren on the common ground of Theosophy; and it is precisely because Theosophy is not a religion, nor can for the multitude supply the place of a religion, that the success of the Society has been so great, not merely as regards its growing membership and extending influence, but also in respect to the performance of the work it has undertakenâthe revival of spirituality in religion, and the cultivation of the sentiment of BROTHERHOOD among men."
"Theosophists, therefore, are respecters of all the religions, and for the religious ethics of` Jesus they have profound admiration. It could not be otherwise, for these teachings which have come down to us are the same as those of Theosophy. So far, therefore, as modern Christianity makes good its claim to be the practical religion taught by Jesus, Theosophists are with it heart and hand. So far as it goes contrary to those ethics, pure and simple, Theosophists are its opponents. Any Christian can, if he will, compare the Sermon on the Mount with the dogmas of his church, and the spirit that breathes in it, with the principles that animate this Christian civilisation and govern his own life; and then he will be able to judge for himself how far the religion of Jesus enters into his Christianity, and how far, therefore, he and Theosophists are agreed. But professing Christians, especially the clergy, shrink from making this comparison. Like merchants who fear to find themselves bankrupt, they seem . to dread the discovery of a discrepancy in their accounts which could not be made good by placing material assets as a set-off to spiritual liabilities. The comparison between the teachings of Jesus and the doctrines of the churches has, however frequently been madeâand often with great learning and critical acumenâboth by those who would abolish Christianity and those who would reform it; and the aggregate result of these comparisons, as your Grace must be well aware, goes to prove that in almost every point the doctrines of the churches and the practices of Christians are in direct opposition to the teachings of Jesus.
We are accustomed to say to the Buddhist, the Mohammedan, the Hindoo, or the Parsee: âThe road to Theosophy lies, for you, through your own religion.â We say this because those creeds possess a deeply philosophical and esoteric meaning, explanatory of the allegories under which they are presented to the people; but we cannot say the same thing to Christians. The successors of the Apostles never recorded the secret doctrine of Jesusâthe âmysteries of the kingdom of heavenââwhich it was given to them (his apostles) alone to know.*"
H. P. Blavatsky wrote in The Key to Theosophy:
"ENQUIRER. What was the object of this system?
THEOSOPHIST. First of all to inculcate certain great moral truths upon its disciples, and all those who were "lovers of the truth." Hence the motto adopted by the Theosophical Society: "There is no religion higher than truth." â The chief aim of the Founder of the Eclectic Theosophical School was one of the three objects of its modern successor, the Theosophical Society, namely, to reconcile all religions, sects and nations under a common system of ethics, based on eternal verities. "
âTHE THEOSOPHICAL MAHATMASâ by H. P. Blavatsky:
"The Society founded to remedy the glaring evils of Christianity, to shun bigotry and intolerance, cant and superstition and to cultivate real universal love extending even to the dumb brute" (The Path (New York), Vol. I, No. 9, December, 1886, pp. 257-263)
So, are you understanding it all much better now?
Theosophical teachings are seeking wisdom teachings within each individuals Self and not blind belief in ignorance and a "Fleshy" idea called Jesus, who by his Church allow people to receive absolution at their deathbed no matter how evil they have been.
Theosophist would rather that each human became wise and even a clairvoyant and a psychic, provided that they base their manner of living on altruism. And theosophists claim that this is possible and even Jesus (known to some as Joshoua Pandira) also taught that doctrine.
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Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 8:46 PM
Subject: Theos-World Re : why did Blavatsky make so many mistakes?
Theosophical Society had freedom of thought. People were supposed to be given freedom to believe in what they think is true. People of all religions were members.
Now, if Christians believed in the existence of personal God, why did Blavatsky fight with them? According to TS rule of freedom of thought, Christians had right to believe in personal God.
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