Re: Theos-World Re: Try to live the Objects of T S
Jul 19, 2009 02:42 PM
by Morten Nymann Olesen
My views are:
I find, that there exists a thin and yet thick line between unbrotherly e-mails or communication and relevant criticism and comparative studies showing others mistakes or for instance their incorrect thought-patterns.
H. P. Blavatsky wrote:
"He who objects to having his views controverted and criticized must not write for Lucifer." ..."Moreover, we have given good proofs of our impartiality. We published articles and letters criticizing not alone our personal theosophical and philosophical views, but discussing on subjects directly concerned with our personal honour and reputation; reviving the infamous calumnies in which not simple doubts, but distinctly formulated charges of dishonesty were cast into our teeth and our private character was torn to shreds (Vide "A Glance at Theosophy from the Outside", Lucifer for October, 1888). And if the editor will never shrink from what she considers her duty to her readers, and that she is prepared to throw every possible light upon mooted questions in order that truth should shine bright and hideous lies and superstitions be shown under their true colours - why should our contributors prove themselves so thin-skinned?"
"Magna est veritas et prevalebit. Every hitherto far-hidden truth, whether concealed out of sight by Nature's secretiveness or human craft, must and shall be unveiled some day or other. Meanwhile, we do our best to help poor, shivering, naked Truth in her arduous progress, by cutting paths for her through the inextricable jungle of theological and social shams and lies. The best means of doing it is to open the pages of our magazine to free controversy and discussion, regardless of personalities or prejudices-though some of our friends may object to such modes of excavating far hidden truths. They are wrong, evidently. It is by this means alone that he who holds correct views has a chance of proving them, hence of seeing them accepted and firmly established; and he who is mistaken, of being benefited by having his better senses awakened and directed to the other side of the question he sees but in one of its aspects."
- - - Yet we of course aught to remember the following - - -
H. P. Blavatsky wrote:
"IS DENUNCIATION A DUTY?"
"Condemn no man in his absence; and when forced to reprove, do so to his face, but gently, and in words full of charity and compassion. For the human heart is like the Kusûli plant: it opens its cup to the sweet morning dew, and closes it before a heavy shower of rain."
- - -
H. P. Blavatsky said:
"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 Collected Writings of H. P. Blavatsky, vol. 7, p.246)
Master KH wrote in a Mahatma Letter:
For the opposition represents enormous vested interests, and they have enthusiastic help from the Dugpas -- in Bhootan and the Vatican!
(Mahtama Letter, No. 55. Dugpas are the same as selfish Magicians.)
These are also today my views.
If anyone objects to the above views by Blavatsky and KH, please let my know
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2009 9:17 PM
Subject: Theos-World Re: Try to live the Objects of T S
I agree. Some messages here are unbrotherly. We shouldn't talk bad things about living persons even if facts are true.
--- In email@example.com, "mohansundarpandian" <mohansundarpandian@...> wrote:
> I am connected with theosophy & T S for 40 years.
> Presently the President of Besant Lodge, Chennai.
> President Besant Lodge T O S Group, Chennai.
> I am a lawyer & B J P man.
> I have published two books.
> Presently about to publish two more books.
> My advice to theosophists is first live the objects of T S.
> Brotherhood is the first object.
> That is what the Masters recommend us.
> Meet people, smile at them, sincere in frienship, Love them.
> If you can do this then the next will follow suit.
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