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Re: "source teachings"

Sep 12, 1995 10:21 PM
by K. Paul Johnson

According to Eldon B. Tucker:
> When we've made Theosophy a part of our lives, anything else that
> we take in tends to be consistent with it, or have some way of
> coexisting in harmony. Otherwise we create a discord in ourselves
> that leads us to walk away from Theosophy, or to drop the other
> materials.
I may be a minority of one on this issue, but my experience is
almost 180 degrees away from the above observation. Let me
rewrite it my way:
When we've made Theosophy a part of our lives, any conflicting
paradigm we encounter can be a source of creative tension from
which we grow in understanding. It is an absolutely necessary
part of spiritual/intellectual maturation to face apparent
discord and integrate diverse viewpoints. Once we have been
deeply touched by Theosophy, we can never walk away from it;
other materials provide an unending series of opportunities to
better understand Theosophy through comparison and contrast.

Either/or avoidance of other viewpoints does a disservice to
the universality of Theosophy.

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