Re: Theos-World The Mindset Encouraged in the Esoteric School
Jun 22, 2009 06:06 PM
by Cass Silva
I bet that speech got lots of belly laughs from the Masters!
>From: danielhcaldwell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Monday, 22 June, 2009 1:51:06 PM
>Subject: Theos-World The Mindset Encouraged in the Esoteric School
>The mindset encouraged in the Adyar Esoteric School
>at least at the time when Besant and Leadbeater were
>around is exemplified in what Leadbeater says of
>"What can I say to you of your President [Annie
>Besant] that you do not know already? Her colossal
>intellect, her unfailing wisdom, her unrivalled
>eloquence, her splendid forgetfulness of self,
>her untiring devotion of work for others - all
>these are but a small part of her greatness;
>they are on the surface, they may be seen by all,
>they leap to the eyes. But there are other qualities,
>other powers, of which you cannot know, because they
>pertain to the secrets of Initiation. She is a
>pupil of our Masters; from the fount of Their
>archaic wisdom she derives her own, the plans which
>she is carrying out are Their plans for the welfare
>of the world. THINK THEREFORE, HOW GREAT AN
>HONOUR IT IS FOR YOU that you should be permitted
>to work under her, for in doing so you are virtually
>working under Them. THINK HOW WATCHFUL YOU SHOULD
>BE TO MISS NO HINT WHICH FALLS FROM HER LIPS, to carry
>out EXACTLY whatever instructions she may give to you.
>Remember...there will be times when you cannot
>understand her motives, for she is taking into account
>many things which you cannot see and of which
>she must not tell you. BUT WHETHER YOU UNDERSTAND
>OR NOT, YOU WILL BE WISE TO FOLLOW HER IMPLICITLY, JUST
>BECAUSE SHE KNOWS.
>THIS IS NOT MERE SUPPOSITION ON MY PART, NO MERE
>FLIGHT OF THE IMAGINATION; I HAVE STOOD BESIDE YOUR
>PRESIDENT IN THE PRESENCE OF THE SUPREME DIRECTOR
>OF EVOLUTION ON THIS GLOBE, AND I KNOW WHEREOF I
>SPEAK. Let the wise hear my words, and act accordingly. "
>Caps added. Adyar Album, p. 45.
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