Re: Theos-World Theosophy: An Introduction
- Hi Daniel and all of you,
Yes, quite good.
But on Theosophical Society in America's website
http://www.theosophical.org/intro/chap1/Index.html - one gets the following:
"Theosophy does not bind an individual to any particular belief or creed,
but it is dedicated to furthering humanity's eternal search for the meaning
and wholeness of life in a nonsectarian and nondogmatic way. The religions
of the world are methods of this search and are therefore subjects for
Sweet thoughts, - that is if they were followed !
My view is this:
But If the organization by the name Thesophical Society in America wants to
help promote nonsectarian and nondogmatic views, then I think it should
closely consider its own position. Their position on their - as I understand
it - support for a personality like C. W. Leadbeater (d. 1933). (CWL).
The involvement of CWL in a sexscandal is today a mystery, which remian
unexlained by those who consider him to be a personality to support openly -
just like that - as someone of importance to the theosophical cause.
Although CWL did some good work, he certainly damaged the Thesophical cause,
so VERY VERY much.
And so much that HE even today - stands as a bar - to the respect for
theosophy and the wisdom tradition of all ages past. And not to mention
Annie Besants involvement in this case...
Why on Earth does the organization the Theosophical Society - plaster
themselves with such a
Public Relation, which clearly today creates mistrust and fear among seekers
The word "nonsectarian" in the above quote doesn't quite fit in with this
particular organization it self - i.e. today year 2002.
And that is a bad thing, which ought to be dealt with.
What about if a "high-rank" member of the same Organization made a similar
sexscandal today, what would the consequences be ? The same as those of
Annie Besants ? God I hope not !
Oh dear, oh dear...when will people ever learn ?
But the Ancient Teaching of Wisdom of all ages past will never give up its
fight for TRUE and Honest teaching,
which does NOT create fear, mistrust, and uncertainty about views and
The Organizatiopn mentioned above even has a Youth Group !
This said, I am happy to see, that they do not deny Blavatsky her say - and
they still support her teachings.
If they understand them ? Weel, I don't really think so.
My view is:
Always help - never hurt.
And if you can't help, then at least seek to stop hurting.
Sorry for being so blunt.
But sometimes one has to say what one think about what is going on.
Maybe I am wrong on my above assumptions, but try to understand why and how
easy one arrives at them.
To the readers: Feel free to do your best...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel H. Caldwell" <comments@...>
Sent: Monday, November 25, 2002 6:30 PM
Subject: Theos-World Theosophy: An Introduction
> Theos-Talk readers may find the following online introduction to
> Theosophy of interest.
> "Theosophy: An Introduction"
> See: http://www.theosophical.org/intro/
> Here are the chapter titles:
> Chapter 1 WHAT IS THEOSOPHY?
> Chapter 2a THE PLAN AND PURPOSE OF LIFE
> Chapter 2b THE PLAN AND PURPOSE OF LIFE
> Chapter 3 HUMAN BEINGS AND OUR BODIES
> Chapter 4 LIFE AFTER DEATH
> Chapter 5a REINCARNATION
> Chapter 5b REINCARNATION
> Chapter 6 KARMA
> Chapter 7 THE MONAD AND THE INDIVIDUALITY
> Chapter 8 UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD
> Chapter 9 THE POWER OF THOUGHT
> Chapter 10 THE QUESTION OF EVIL
> Chapter 11 THE RISE AND FALL OF CIVILIZATIONS
> Chapter 12 THE ANCIENT WISDOM IN THE MODERN WORLD
> Chapter 13 THE ANCIENT WISDOM IN DAILY LIFE
> Daniel H. Caldwell
> BLAVATSKY ARCHIVES
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