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Re: "How DO we see the Masters?"

Sep 12, 1995 07:18 AM
by Eldon B. Tucker


>Generally, I got the feeling that
>intuitive responses to the Masters outweighed thinking and feeling.
>That is, the meaningfulness of the ideal gives
>inspiration, independently of the specifics of any particular
>Masters. ...

>It was widely agreed that no two people approach the
>subject from exactly the same point of view, and that the TS
>allows maximum space for the individual to develop his/her
>unique understanding.

What you write makes me think of an important aspect to teaching
Theosophy that we (or at least I) tend to forget at times. Based
upon a person's psychological temperament, the approach to teaching
them needs to be adjusted in an appropriate manner.

I'd consider each psychological slant on the Teachings to be like
the blind men feeling the elephant: one feels a leg and pictures
a trunk, another the trunk and pictures a snake, etc. A certain
perspective to Theosophy initially appeals to us. We need, though,
to see things from the other perspectives too, in order to eventually
get a unbiased view of the Teachings, to get a standpoint that is
not personality-centric. This doesn't mean putting down any one
approach, but somehow achieving a unified personal approach that
embraces all the different slants.

-- Eldon

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