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Re: First Look - Joseph Ross' book Krotona Vol 6

Sep 28, 2012 06:59 AM
by .:.

I would like to add my observation as a result of having lived and seen
first hand, activities of TS branches in India and USA for several decades
in both countries.

The fundamental reason why many have joined TS and continues to be
associated with it is because of its First Object - Universal Brotherhood.
There may be others who believe in dogmas and beliefs and it is their
personal choice. In all the years, I have never encountered any TS branch
or anyone asking any member to believe in any dogma or belief or
participate in any ritual or follow any spiritual practice. Also, my first
exposure to Krishnaji was when I attended TS International Convention at
Adyar when all the delegates went and attended his talks.

Most theosophical students are aware of the simple statement of Shri
Shankaracharya that none of the beliefs, rituals or other gimmicks will
lead to enlightenment. According to T Subba Rao, Shri Shankaracharya is the
greatest occultist ever to be born and surely He knows what He was talking


On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 6:11 PM, .:. <> wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "mark.lee120" <>
> Date: Sep 27, 2012 6:04 PM
> Subject: Re: First Look - Joseph Ross' book Krotona Vol 6
> To: ".:." <>
> Dear MKR,
> With due respect may I suggest you reread my Foreword in the Ross book. In
> fact I said it is deniable that JK destroyed the TS. This is the very
> subject of the book as a whole. The TS continues as an organization but
> with all the warnings to intelligent listeners from their own product JK
> that the beliefs, dogmas, rituals, and spiritual practices coming out of
> any organization are unintelligent and need to be challenged and then
> denied as ways to the Truth.
> M.L.
> --- In, ".:." <mkr777@...> wrote:
> >
> > First Look at the book
> >
> > The book has a lot of material dealing with the exchange of letters
> between
> > the TS leadership as well as the activities that went on in context of
> > Esoteric Section. There are some materials of practical interest to a
> > theosophical student. Having said that, the book will be of interest to a
> > very small segment of theosophists.
> >
> > In the forward to the book by R Mark Lee, Trustee of Krishnamurti
> > Foundation, states that KrishnamurtiÃââs departure from TS destroyed the
> > Society. His conclusion will be challenged by many who have followed both
> > TS and KrishnamurtiÃââs work. When one looks at the Charter of TS as
> > explained by the Maha Chohan in 1880, one cannot but conclude the
> > Krishnamurti saved the TS from becoming a sect with fixed dogmas and
> blind
> > beliefs. TS is alive and well today and the vibrancy can be seen first
> hand
> > by visiting lodges especially in India.
> >
> > The book is printed on-demand thus eliminates a lot of production and
> > storage costs. I wish the book is priced lower. Due to the very minuscule
> > market there is for the book, the demand is likely to disappear within a
> > year and we may expect to see a pdf version available for a small
> donation
> > which can put food on the table for the author.
> >
> > Most publishers would ship review copies to authors and publications in
> > advance of the publication so that when the book hits the market, reviews
> > will be available. It appears this has not been done in this case. The
> only
> > short comment we have seen is from Robert Boyd, Theosophical Scholar. He
> is
> > unknown to most of us who have been around theosophical circles for
> decades.
> >
> > Following KrishnajiÃââs ÃâËTruth is a Pathless LandÃââ statement, he had
> nothing
> > to do with any organization including TS. While much activity went on
> > behind the scenes in TS to reconcile KrishnajiÃââs stand with that of
> > traditional one that developed within the TS, all this is water under the
> > bridge and will have no effect on the long term goals of TS as laid down
> in
> > the famous Maha Chohan letter of 1880.
> >
> > MKR
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >

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