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TS and Views of Chohan

Sep 01, 2012 07:52 AM
by Ramanujachary nallanchakravarti

Views of the
Chohan on the Theosophical Society

This is popularly known as Mahachohanâs Letter and appears in
Vol. 1 of the Text âLetters from the Masters of The Wisdomâ, also the
Chronological edition (p.477-480). Long historical introduction was provided by
Mr C Jinarajadasa. Generally understood as a vindication to the work of
Buddhism, the letter has certain pertinent points that are relevant any day.

A gist of the points made out can be said as below:

Doctrine we promulgateâ is âthe only true oneâ. âIt will become ultimately triumphant
as every other truth. It is absolutely necessary to inculcate it gradually.â

have to popularize a knowledge of theosophy. So that âour doctrines practically
react on the so-called moral code (ideas of truthfulness, purity, self-denial,
charity etc.).

intellectual portion of mankindâ is drifting into two classes:

a)States of non-consciousness, utter
deformation of the intellectual principle.

b) Indulgence in its animal

TS was chosen as the corner-stone, the foundation of the future religions of humanity.âOnce
unfettered and delivered from their dead weight of dogmatic interpretations, personal
names, anthropomorphic conceptions and salaried priests, the fundamental
doctrines of all religions will be proved identical in their esoteric meaning.â

of us have to get rid of our own ego, the illusory apparent self, to recognize
our true self in a transcendental divine life.â

the people to see that life on the earth, even the happiest, is but a burden
and an illusion, that it is but our own Karma, the cause producing the effect,
that is our own judge, our savior in future lives; and  the great struggle for life will soon lose
its intensity.â

perish the TS with both its hapless founders, than that we should permit it
(TS) to become no better than an academy of magic, a hall of occultism. We, the
devoted followers of that Spirit Incarnate of absolute self-sacrifice ---
should not allow the TS to represent the embodiment of selfishness, the
refuge of the few with no thought in them for the many. We, humble disciples of
perfect Lamas would not allow the TS to drop its noble title, that of
Brotherhood of Humanity, to become a simple school of psychology.â

be true, religion and philosophy must offer the solution of every problem. To these
there must be somewhere a consistent solution. If our doctrines prove their
competence to offer it, then the world will be quick to confess that
must be the true philosophy, the true religion, the true light, which gives truth
and nothing but truth.'

This is not exhaustive, obviously only illustrative, and one
will do well in going through the full text, its commentaries and besides apply
his/her own thought to the matter.

Dr N C Ramanujachary

Literature is for Portrayal of Philosophic Ideas.

Dr N C Ramanujachary(Srivirinchi)

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