Re: Theos-World Poor logic and wisdom in Revelation or Realization by J.J. van der Leeuw
May 09, 2009 10:47 PM
by Morten Nymann Olesen
J.J. van der Leeuw said:
"It is my intention in this lecture to seek out the causes of this disintegration and, if possible, to find a cure. I shall therefore criticize quite frankly. Now criticism has always been exceedingly unpopular in the Theosophical Society. In theory our platform is free, but in practice one who thinks differently from the rest, though perfectly free to do so, will find no platform to express his thoughts. There has always been fear of any idea that might disturb the harmony among the members. Criticism, however kindly expressed, was immediately branded as "cruel and unjust attacks," as "unbrotherly" and in the last resort as being under the influence of the Dark Powers. It is the mediaeval attitude of mind where the sulphur smell of satanic activity is detected whenever an opinion is expressed different from its own."
I wonder how that change came about. Because when HPB was around debates was very important so to find the truth of a given matter.
Is there anyone at TS who disagrees with J.J. van der Leeuw today?
Any of the TS leaders?
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Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2009 4:49 AM
Subject: Theos-World Poor logic and wisdom in Revelation or Realization by J.J. van der Leeuw
I read this article called Revelation or Realization by J.J. van der Leeuw
Quality of logic and wisdom in this pamphlet is quite low. First part is too bad. Second part has few good points and some wrong points.
It is strange that Jerry praised such a book.
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