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Re: Dugpas - Update

May 30, 2009 02:40 PM
by seeker_preethi


Why blame on Dugpas what human beings create through their own foolishness? Unless of course one is calling negative energies by the name of Dugpas...

Crisis generally comes when one refuses to pay heed to warning signs. The TS crisis is no less. The warning signs were many. Those on the top refused to pay heed. And one can trace the signs to their roots that date back several years...built up negative energy that came to fruition during the recent controversial elections.


--- In, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> From the early days of TS, Dugpas have been active and creating trouble. A P
> Sinnett had commented that Dugpas were responsible for some of the problems
> he had faced. Besant had commented that HPB was under constant attack from
> Dugpas. Today, many theosophists believe that Dugpas have not disappeared
> like magic. They are quite active as ever. Many also believe that the hand
> of Dugpas is seen in the continuing crisis TS has seen since early last
> year. Here is some interesting material on Dugpas.
> .
> In the following book, Raghavan Iyer inquired of Dalai Lama about Dugpas.
> .
> My Talk with the Dalai Lama
> 1961
> .
> Here is the quote:
> .
> "Then I turned to him and asked him whether he was referring to the Dugpas,
> to sorcerers and to â??soulless men.â?? When I said this, his interpreter could
> not translate it because the word â??Dugpaâ?? has two senses. Literally, it
> refers to an inhabitant of Bhutan, and using that meaning his interpreter
> could not make sense of what I was saying. There is another meaning to the
> word, meaning an evil being, or even a sorcerer, and to my surprise this
> seemed to be unfamiliar to the interpreter. But the Dalai Lama showed that
> he understood exactly what I had in mind. The Dalai Lama hinted at an
> important point which was understood by Spinoza in Europe but which is often
> ignored. There is no real distinction in the long run between the true
> self-interest of a person and an unpleasant duty. There were unfortunately
> people who persisted in doing things which were going to harm them above all
> as well as others. He spoke with quiet compassion about these ignorant
> though cunning evil-doers. It would be most wrong for us, he implied, to
> condemn them or to dismiss them out of the horizon of our sympathy, as they
> did more harm to themselves than to other human beings, although they could
> not see it. Sometimes people were able to see the truth but through
> selfishness they could not apply it. There were also people who were utterly
> misguided in their view of what was in their own interest. If only they
> could know, if only they were not so short-sighted through their own
> desperation and through their own false concepts, they would see more
> clearly what was in their interest and that this could not be so very
> different for different peoples. In all conflicts the combatants ought to
> realize that their ultimate interests were the same, but this was exactly
> what was so difficult. Therefore, it was always the people who could stand
> outside a violent conflict in any part of the world to-day, who, by their
> awareness of this ultimate identity of interests between both sides in terms
> of their common survival and in relation to the whole of humanity, could be
> an active force for good. They could act as a check on the recurrent and
> ever-increasing nature of evil, generated by folly, selfishness and above
> all short-sightedness."
> .
> .
> There is no religion higher than truth
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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