Re: Personal God of Christians is true God, Blavatsky was wrong
Jul 22, 2009 01:37 AM
Indeed, let's HOPE it's "great minds" and not the remainder
of that quote, "?fools seldom differ." :) lol
--- In email@example.com, Cass Silva <silva_cass@...> wrote:
> Hey Nigel
> Great minds think alike!Â I posted my extract before realising you had done so.
> >From: nhcareyta <nhcareyta@...>
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Sent: Tuesday, 21 July, 2009 11:45:40 PM
> >Subject: Theos-World Re: Personal God of Christians is true God, Blavatsky was wrong
> >"Neither our philosophy nor ourselves believe in a God,
> >least of all in one whose pronoun necessitates a capital H.
> >Our philosophy falls under the definition of Hobbes. It is
> >preeminently the science of effects by their causes and
> >of causes by their effects, and since it is also the science
> >of things deduced from first principle, as Bacon defines it,
> >before we admit any such principle we must know it, and
> >have no right to admit even its possibility. "
> >ergo as philosophers who desired to remain worthy of the
> >name we could not either deny or affirm the existence of
> >what you termed a supreme, omnipotent, intelligent being
> >of some sort beyond the limits of that solar system. But if
> >such an existence is not absolutely impossible, yet unless
> >the uniformity of nature's law breaks at those limits we
> >maintain that it is highly improbable. Nevertheless we
> >deny most emphatically the position of agnosticism in this
> >direction, and as regards the solar system. Our doctrine
> >knows no compromises. It either affirms or denies, for it
> >never teaches but that which it knows to be the truth.
> >Therefore, we deny God both as philosophers and as
> >Buddhists. We know there are planetary and other spiritual
> >lives, and we know there is in our system no such thing as
> >God, either personal or impersonal. Parabrahm is not a God,
> >but absolute immutable law, and Iswar is the effect of
> >Avidya and Maya, ignorance based upon the great delusion.
> >The word "God" was invented to designate the unknown
> >cause of those effects which man has either admired or
> >dreaded without understanding them, and since we claim
> >and that we are able to prove what we claim â?" i.e. the
> >knowledge of that cause and causes â?" we are in a position
> >to maintain there is no God or Gods behind them.
> >The idea of God is not an innate but an acquired notion,
> >and we have but one thing uncommon with theologies â?"
> >we reveal the infinite. But while we assign to all the
> >phenomena that proceed from the infinite and limitless
> >space, duration and motion, material, natural, sensible
> >and known (to us at least) causes, the theists assign them
> >spiritual, super-natural and unintelligible and un-known
> >causes. The God of the Theologians is simply an imaginary
> >power, un loup garou as d'Holbach expressed it â?" a power
> >which has never yet manifested itself. Our chief aim is to
> >deliver humanity of this nightmare, to teach man virtue for
> >its own sake, and to walk in life relying on himself instead
> >of leaning on a theological crutch, that for countless ages
> >was the direct cause of nearly all human misery."
> >(Underline added)
> >Mahatma Letters to A P Sinnett No 88
> >Chronology of George Linton and Virginia Hanson
> >--- In theos-talk@yahoogro ups.com, MKR <mkr777@> wrote:
> >> It was very unique in that Lord Buddha, when a devotee addressed him as God,
> >> he raised him up and told him - I am your brother.
> >> .
> >> When I read about it, I was indeed touched. Whenever I meet my friends and
> >> need to remind them that we all should be on the level, I repeat this story.
> >> I think, such an attitude will help all of us in our day to day dealing with
> >> others.
> >> .
> >> Messenger aka MKR
> >> .
> >> visit www.theosophy. net
> >> On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 8:16 AM, Anand <AnandGholap@ ...> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Blavatsky's criticism of personal God of Christians is wrong. It is born
> >> > out of ignorance of spiritual realities. When Krishna took birth in physical
> >> > body, he called himself God. All his devotees had personal relationship with
> >> > this God, whom they called Krishna. When Jesus spoke, he referred God as
> >> > Father. Again his devotees had personal relationship with God. If we study
> >> > different devotional traditions around the world, we find that in most of
> >> > these traditions, God had personal relationship with devotees. Making God
> >> > personal is very nature of devotion. This is how the path of devotion works.
> >> > So Blavatsky's attacks on personal God of Christians is wrong.
> >> > Best
> >> > Anand Gholap
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
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