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Qualifications For Chelaship

Dec 25, 2010 06:21 PM
by jdmsoares


Dear friends,
Thanks MKR.
Important words indeed from HPB.

There is also another article, by Mohini Chaterjee, that is among those
texts  in the esoteric literature which deserve being read once and
again ....   It is published at www.esoteric-philosophy.com
<http://www.esoteric-philosophy.com>   with the title:


QUALIFICATIONS FOR CHELASHIP
<http://www.esoteric-philosophy.com/2010/07/qualifications-for-chelaship\
.html>

The Four Accomplishments and the

Six Qualifications In True Discipleship



The direct link is:
http://www.esoteric-philosophy.com/2010/07/qualifications-for-chelaship.\
html
<http://www.esoteric-philosophy.com/2010/07/qualifications-for-chelaship\
.html>



As the editor writes in the headnote:

"The text clearly describes what discipleship is about. It also
provides a basis for a useful self-examination on the part of those
students who aspire for inner learning."


Best regards, Joaquim

--- In theos-talk@yahoogroups.com, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
>
> Lucifer Magazine which has been scanned and uploaded recently to
> www.theosophy.net, is a gold mine for the earnest inquirer.
>
> I ran into the following relating to Chelaship. There seems to be a
lot of
> confusion about Chelaship and mistaken ideas and practices surround
it,
> especially when one becomes a member of any organized group, whether
> publicly known or not. Here is what HPB has to say, and she puts it
very
> clearly. (Lucifer, Vol IV, No. 22, June 1989, pp.348)
>
> â??Chelaship has nothing whatever to do with means of subsistence
or anything
> of the kind, for a man can isolate his mind entirely from his body and
its
> surroundings. Chelaship is a stale of mind rather than a life
according to
> hard and fast rules on the physical plane. This applies especia11y  to
the
> earlier, probationary period, while the rules given in Lucifer for
April
> last pertain properly to a later stage, that of actual occult training
and
> the development of occult powers and insight.
>
> These rules indicate, however, the mode of life which ought to be
followed
> by all aspirants so far as practicable, since it is the most helpful
to them
> in their aspirations.
>
> It should never be forgotten that Occultism is concerned with the
inner man
> who must be strengthened and freed from the dominion of the physical
body
> and its surroundings, which must become his servants.
>
> Hence the first and chief necessity of Chelaship is a spirit of
absolute
> unselfishness and devotion to Truth; then follow self-knowledge and
> self-mastery. These are all-important; while outward observance of
fixed
> rules of life is a matter of secondary moment.
>
> Woman has as good a chance as any man has to reach high Adeptship. Why
she
> does not succeed in this direction in Europe is simply due to her
early
> education and the social prejudice which causes her to be regarded as
> inferior to man. This prejudice, amounting to a curse in Christian
lands,
> was mainly derived from the Jewish Bible, and man has profited by
it.â??
>
> MKR
>
>
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>



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