POLITICS AND THEOSOPHY
Oct 19, 2011 11:27 AM
I find this to be one of the deplorable pieces of philosophy ever devised. Are we to wait for the perfection of the hearts of Monsanto before opposing their tyranny?
Surely one can do both try to bring Men's hearts alive and also stand for the rights of Man at the same time.
Annie Besant gave Mohandas Ghandi the appellation "Mahatma" and he took much inspiration from Theosophy. was he unwise to act as he did? Did not his political actions combine with working on the hearts of people?
>>>H. P. Blavatsky wrote about the Theosophical Society:
"ENQUIRER. Do you take any part in politics?
THEOSOPHIST. As a Society, we carefully avoid them, for the reasons given below.
To seek to achieve political reforms before we have effected a reform in human
nature, is like putting new wine into old bottles. Make men feel and recognise
in their innermost hearts what is their real, true duty to all men, and every
old abuse of power, every iniquitous law in the national policy, based on human,
social or political selfishness, will disappear of itself. Foolish is the
gardener who seeks to weed his flower-bed of poisonous plants by cutting them
off from the surface of the soil, instead of tearing them out by the roots. No
lasting political reform can be ever achieved with the same selfish men at the
head of affairs as of old. "<<<
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