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An Approach to Understand Theosophy -7

Jun 13, 2012 11:43 PM
by Ramanujachary nallanchakravarti

An Approach to Understand theosophy -7


ommenting on the four principles that constitute 'the
Links of Golden Chain' which should bind humanity into one family, one
Universal Brotherhood viz. universal unity and causation, Human solidarity, the
Law of Karma and Reincarnation, Madame Blavatsky has the following to say:

the present state of society, especially in so-called countries, we are
continually brought face to face with the fact that large numbers of people are
suffering from misery, poverty and disease. Their physical condition is
wretched, and their mental and spiritual faculties are almost dormant. On the
other hand, many persons at the opposite end of the social scale are leading
lives of careless indifference, material luxury, and selfish indulgence. Neither of these forms of existence is mere
chance. Both are the effects of the
conditions which surround those who are subject to them, and the neglect of
social duty on the one side is most closely connected with the stunted and
arrested development on the other. In sociology, as in all branches of true
science, the law of universal causation holds good. But this causation
necessarily implies, as its logical outcome, that human solidarity on which
Theosophy so strongly insists. If the action of one reacts on the lives of all,
and this is the true scientific idea, then it is only by all men becoming
brothers and all women sisters, and by all practicing in their daily lives true
brotherhood and true sisterhood, that the real human solidarity, which lies at
the root of the elevation of the race, can ever be attained. It is this action
and interaction, this true brotherhood and sisterhood, in which each shall live
for all and all for each, which is one of the fundamental Theosophical
principles that every Theosophist should be bound, not only to teach, but to
carry out in his or her individual life.

What Madame Blavatsky said a hundred and more years
back is still the prevailing human situation. Yet there is a definite
appreciation of the fact that Social justice has to be reestablished, that the
eternal verities of Life, the laws of Nature are not to be sidelined or
neglected. That these should guide and mould the human conduct and behavior is
widely accepted. Yet, this realization is to go deep into the human
consciousness. Statements as illustrated hereunder mark the attitude of a
theosophical life:

giving to others more than to oneself
-- self-sacrifice is the highest standard.

Personal exertion
for others, personal mercy and
kindness, personal interest in he
welfare of those who suffer, personal sympathy,
forethought and assistance in their troubles and needs -- are the theosophical
ideas of charity.

Madame Blavatsky affirms that 'the work for humanity'
which is the original program of the Society shall be carried out through out
the ages to come, and few individuals shall always be available to get trained
in this direction. In her own words, 'the main, fundamental object of the
society is to sow germs in the hearts of men and women which may, in time
sprout, and under more propitious circumstances lead to a healthy reform,
conducive of mere happiness to the masses than they have hitherto enjoyed.' 

"Earth will be a heaven in the twenty-first
century in comparison with what it is now," was the aspiration
expressed by her in the last decade of the nineteenth century. It is for each
one of us to see and make this a 'fact'
rather than 'a mere ideal or a set goal.' Needless to say, the right understanding,
both verbal and practical, of Theosophy
alone will make this happen. Here lies our responsibility as members of this
noble organization. Let us rededicate ourselves to live up to that aspiration
without waiting for an external stimulation. It is only the Inner Urge, the Antar-Spurti that works this
wonder. ## (End of the Series)
 Dr N C Ramanujachary

Literature is for Portrayal of Philosophic Ideas.

Dr N C Ramanujachary(Srivirinchi)

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