Re: theos-talk Re: WHO SPEAKS FOR THEOSOPHY?
Jan 01, 2011 03:20 AM
by Duane Carpenter
I understand your interest in keeping the study of Theosophy on high a level as
you can conceive or understand. This is a worthy ideal. But this does not mean
that any original works of Theosophy given in past centuries cannot be modified
or expanded in the present century.
ÂMan progresses and his comprehension grow and new and more expanded ways of
looking at the ancient wisdom teachings may need to be added or modified o
accommodate that growth. This is not cancelling out the fine work of the past
but an evolutionary upgrade. To say Theosophy should always remain in the form
given by early Theosophists to me is dogmatic and misses the heart of Theosophy
which is not just intellectual and academic Âstudies but the emergence of
something wider, bolder and more synthetic. The emergence of Spirit into the
human arena and the new forms it may need to take which can best express itself
with new vitality.
Here are several quotes by AAB that can be helpful. The last quote here on
Christianity is particularly relevant to you since it clearly shows that AAB
simply tried to infuse Christianity with some new depth since it was the
dominate religion in the west. She was very much aware of its limitations in the
form that she had to deal with. Here she also clearly states there are other
presentations of the ancient wisdom tradition that may be of even more
significance that are attempting to emerge. To me one of the new presentations
will be dynamically influenced by the revelations coming from Quantum Physics
and modern discoveries in the scientific community.
"The Path leading to omniscience is one of pitfalls and of difficulties. Has it
ever struck you what complexities the Great Ones face as They deal with a
constantly changing humanity? Principles remain eternally the same. But
techniques and methods of presentation alter with each cycle, because the
receiving equipment of man steadily alters and improves." Alice A Bailey
"I have given you this teaching in terms of the Christian presentation as it may
be simpler for you to grasp, but there are many other formulations and
approaches to these truths and the newer they are the more difficult necessarily
are they to present. Only those who are on the immediate verge of initiation
will understand; the others will prefer to interpret these truths to themselves
in the easier and well-known formulas of the preparatory stage of the at-one-ing
of soul and personality." Alice A bailey (DNA2:260)
Best for the new year and the new century
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Sent: Sat, January 1, 2011 5:09:54 AM
Subject: theos-talk Re: WHO SPEAKS FOR THEOSOPHY?
I cannot understand why you are raising on this forum the issue of
following the original TS programme. The forum's description reads:
"Discussion on topics regarding Theosophy (or theosophy) and its
realization in the modern world. A forum completely independent of
control by established theosophical organizations."
It does not say that forum members should be theosophists, whatever
it means, and does not claim this forum to be theosophical. So,
what's your problem?
--- In email@example.com, "M. Sufilight" <global-theosophy@...> wrote:
> Dear friends
> My views are:
> Yeah. Good points William.
> To me the central issue is whether one follows the ORIGINAL Programe for The
>Theosophical Society (the Constitution given in 1875-1891) - or - not.
> And if one does not follow this Original Programe of The Theosophical Society -
>if will continously have to ask: - WHY NOT?
> The same question will be forwarded again and again on various forums claiming
>to be theosophical.
> I wonder why silence seem to be the best answer most people have to offer on
>this issue - especially when they call themselves theosophist or seekers of
> M. Sufilight
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