Re: theos-talk Re: November 17 - Theosophical Society Founders' Day
Nov 17, 2012 06:05 AM
When one of the Brothers wrote -
Ingratitude is not one of our vices,
It was stated very simply.
On Nov 17, 2012 6:50 AM, "Will" <tcc@uOjFqCni7kBIDS5g7_d6dn5NV-DLe8BM0CUIT19RnZ30btHNiN48AjAFXQV0JFFu5DV_jr3K.yahoo.invalid> wrote:
> Thanks, MKR.
> About those times of crisis - in fact not so different today? - this was
> written by one of HPB's closest disciples.
> Organisations, like men, may fall into ruts or grooves of mental and
> psychic action, which, once established, are difficult to obliterate. To
> prevent those ruts or grooves in the Theosophical movement, its guardians
> provided that necessary shocks should now and then interpose so as to
> conduce to solidarity, to give strength such as the oak obtains from
> buffetting the storm, and in order that all grooves of mind, act, or
> thought, might be filled up.
> ~ ~ ~
> Very good on "the reality setting in" about how to regard HPB, as the
> principal transmitter of the wisdom that we have and sometimes take for
> granted without remembering to be grateful...
> Woe is set apart -- not by Masters but by Nature's laws -- for those who,
> having started in the path with the aid of H. P. B. shall in any way try to
> belittle her and her work, still, as yet not understood and by many
> misunderstood. This does not mean that a mere person is to be slavishly
> followed. But to explain her away, to belittle her, to imagine vain
> explanations with which to do away with what is not liked in that which she
> said, is to violate the ideal, is to spit back in the face of the teacher
> through whom the knowledge and the opportunity came, to befoul the river
> which brought you sweet waters.
> That work it would be well for the members of the Theosophical movement to
> continue without deviating, without excitement, without running to
> extremes, without imagining that Truth is a matter of either longitude or
> latitude: the truth of the soul's life is in no special quarter of the
> compass, it is everywhere round the whole circle, and those who look in one
> quarter will not find it.
> W.Q.Judge, Letters That Have Helped Me, Vol. 2 Letter 3
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, ".:." <mkr777@...> wrote:
> > November 17th is celebrated around the world as the FoundersÃââ Day. On
> > day in 1875, Col Olcott delivered the inaugural address of the
> > Society. Let us go back to time when TS was founded.
> > A key event was the visit of the one of the Inner Founders to Olcott in
> > York and Olcott was told that there was a crisis and his help was needed.
> > Times were different and travel and living conditions were hard. Olcott
> > no idea of India and the conditions there at that time. In spite of this,
> > he made a leap of faith and moved to India and work for the spread of
> > theosophy and TS. Of course his co-worker in this endeavor was H P
> > Blavatsky and her contribution to the introduction of the ancient wisdom
> > the West need no explanation.
> > Today, world over if people were exposed to the tenets of theosophy which
> > in turn has helped them to contribute to make the world a better place,
> > the credit goes to the hard work of HSO and HPB. There is a long list of
> > arm chair critics but when we compare the contribution and sacrifices of
> > the Founders, the reality sets in.
> > Theosophists correctly celebrate this day to remember the Founders and
> > many many workers around the world who have toiled to spread theosophy.
> > us show our gratitude to all of them for bringing theosophy to us and
> > our lives better and thus help better the people we deal with every day.
> > MKR
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