Re: theos-talk Qualifications For Chelaship
Dec 25, 2010 06:26 PM
There are many comments about the qualifications for chelaship in early
theosophical literature. However, what HPB wrote in the Lucifer is the most
simple, direct and easily understood by anyone. Clarity in these matters is
essential and use of simple language is also equally important. One should
not have to research the meanings of words using a dictionary.
It looks like there is a lot of mistaken ideas about what is really needed
for occult progress. This is all the more so with many who may have joined
one organization or the other in the hope of getting guidance. While one
hopes all that may help, HPB went to the heart of the issue with no
On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 6:29 PM, jdmsoares <jdmsoares@yhAyKtJQHEzAbu7JFUIfhGfSnzpuZotwrE2Bsuv4H4ridlhGPiSG5P2f2ssvA2_PtNrKtrfXa36DsbdXYUU.yahoo.invalid> wrote:
> 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
> The Four Accomplishments and the
> Six Qualifications In True Discipleship
> The direct link is:
> 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 firstname.lastname@example.org <theos-talk%40yahoogroups.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
> > 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
> > clearly. (Lucifer, Vol IV, No. 22, June 1989, pp.348)
> > ÃâÅChelaship 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
> > 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
> > earlier, probationary period, while the rules given in Lucifer for
> > last pertain properly to a later stage, that of actual occult training
> > the development of occult powers and insight.
> > These rules indicate, however, the mode of life which ought to be
> > 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
> > and its surroundings, which must become his servants.
> > Hence the first and chief necessity of Chelaship is a spirit of
> > unselfishness and devotion to Truth; then follow self-knowledge and
> > self-mastery. These are all-important; while outward observance of
> > rules of life is a matter of secondary moment.
> > Woman has as good a chance as any man has to reach high Adeptship. Why
> > does not succeed in this direction in Europe is simply due to her
> > education and the social prejudice which causes her to be regarded as
> > inferior to man. This prejudice, amounting to a curse in Christian
> > was mainly derived from the Jewish Bible, and man has profited by
> > MKR
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