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Re: theos-talk Views (on the TS) of Chohan

Sep 01, 2012 05:05 PM
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Anyone reading the letter will clearly see how direct the Maha Chohan is in
his assessment which is good today even after more than 100 years. It is a
clear call to action to all theosophists that practical action to help our
brothers and sisters is of prime importance. Let us all see what little we
can do taking the cue from the Chohan.


On Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 8:59 AM, Ramanujachary <>wrote:

> **
> Views of the Chohan on the Theosophical Society
> This is popularly known as Mahachohan's Letter and appears in Vol. 1 of
> the Text `Letters from the Masters of The Wisdom', 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 Col.
> Olcott for his work at Ceylon for Buddhism, the letter has certain
> pertinent points that are relevant any day.
> A gist of the points made out runs as below:
> 1. `The Doctrine we promulgate' is `the only true one'. `It will become
> ultimately triumphant as every other truth. It is absolutely necessary to
> inculcate it gradually.'
> 2. `We have to popularize a knowledge of theosophy. So that `our doctrines
> practically react on the so-called moral code (ideas of truthfulness,
> purity, self-denial, charity etc.).
> 3. `The intellectual portion of mankind' is drifting into two classes:
> a) States of non-consciousness, utter deformation of the intellectual
> principle.
> b) Indulgence in its animal propensities.
> 4. `The 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.'
> 5. `All of us have to get rid of our own ego, the illusory apparent self,
> to recognize our true self in a transcendental divine life.'
> 6. `Teach 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.'
> 7. `Rather 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.'
> 8. To 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

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