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Re: theos-talk Re: A non-dogmatic and non-secterian Society

Jan 09, 2011 09:13 AM
by M. Sufilight

Dear Konstantin and friends

My views are:

I guess you are referring to the following:
"Freedom of Thought

As the Theosophical Society has spread far and wide over the world, and as members of all religions have become members of it without surrendering the special dogmas, teachings and beliefs of their respective faiths, it is thought desirable to emphasize the fact that there is no doctrine, no opinion, by whomsoever taught or held, that is in any way binding on any member of the Society, none which any member is not free to accept or reject.  Approval of its three Objects is the sole condition of membership. No teacher, or writer, from H.P. Blavatsky onwards, has any authority to impose his or her teachings or opinions on members. Every member has an equal right to follow any school of thought, but has no right to force the choice on any other. Neither a candidate for any office nor any voter can be rendered ineligible to stand or to vote, because of any opinion held, or because of membership in any school of thought.  Opinions or beliefs neither bestow privileges nor inflict penalties.  The Members of the General Council earnestly request every member of the Theosophical Society to maintain, defend and act upon these fundamental principles of the Society, and also fearlessly to exercise the right of liberty of thought and of expression thereof, within the limits of courtesy and consideration for others.

Resolution passed by the General Council of The Theosophical Society in 1924."

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M. Sufilight commetns and asks:
Yes, this is important.

Dear Konstantin and fellow theosophical Seekers: 
But why does the Adyar website reflect the view that some Theosophists of the past are to be deemed more prominent or eminent than others? What kind of promotion on - behalf of the Theosophical Society - are we talking about here?

(See Eminent Theosophists at )

Why is W. Q. judge or the author Tukaram Tatya not just as prominent or eminent as for instance C. W. Leadbeater? Why have such a "hall of fame" on the Adyar website? Why not put Master Morya and KH, and DK into the bargin as well?

M. Sufilight

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Konstantin Zaitzev 
  Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2011 5:26 PM
  Subject: theos-talk Re: A non-dogmatic and non-secterian Society



  > A non-dogmatic and non-secterian Society
  > Maybe it needs som polishing?
  > What do you readers think?

  A reference to the resolution on Freedom of Thought (passed in 1924) should be added ( ) which is now printed in every issue of The Theosophist.


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