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Re: theos-talk Qualifications For Chelaship

Dec 26, 2010 10:04 AM
by MKR


Even in our daily lives, few simple personal policies go a long way to make
our life and lives of our friends lot happier. KISS principle.

MKR

On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 10:37 AM, <Drpsionic@Drkeg_nj-jK2VUEmTNZzF1cByy-b3LM3x-h6hjTsXPTr0aoEWnCcJD7yrVBrIwAcg1eDJ9xy7Md1.yahoo.invalid> wrote:

>
>
> Strikes me as a lot of work for dubious results.
>
> Chuck the Heretic
>
> _www.charlescosimano.com
>
> In a message dated 12/25/2010 8:22:02 P.M. Central Standard Time,
> jdmsoares@dZBAHyGPQF7XHcWS3qBq3Cl05eAAOBxgLyJ3VpSwb9D_d9B3SZU0k9A1ksRSKPaNKvuSlJ9SsNcIo7Xpr3w.yahoo.invalid <jdmsoares%40yahoo.com> writes:
>
> 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.charlescosimano.com/) _http://www.esoteric-philosophy.com_
> (http://www.esoteric-philosophy.com/) _> with the title:
>
> QUALIFICATIONS FOR CHELASHIP
> <_ (http://www.charlescosimano.com/)
> _http://www.esoteric-philosophy.com/2010/07/qualifications-for-chelaship\
> .html_<http://www.esoteric-philosophy.com/2010/07/qualifications-for-chelaship.html_>
> (
> 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.charlescosimano.com/)
> _http://www.esoteric-philosophy.com/2010/07/qualifications-for-chelaship.\
> html_<http://www.esoteric-philosophy.com/2010/07/qualifications-for-chelaship.html_>
> (
> http://www.esoteric-philosophy.com/2010/07/qualifications-for-chelaship.html)
> _
> <_ (http://www.charlescosimano.com/)
> _http://www.esoteric-philosophy.com/2010/07/qualifications-for-chelaship\
> .html_<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 _ (http://www.charlescosimano.com/) _theos-talk@yahoogroups.com<_theos-talk%40yahoogroups.com>_
>
>  (mailto:theos-talk@yahoogroups.com <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
> 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)
> >
> > 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
> 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.Ãâ
> >
> > MKR
> >
> >
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> >
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