Re: K.H. on women
Sep 17, 1995 04:57 AM
by Tracey Benson
On Sun, 17 Sep 1995, Lewis Lucas wrote:
> Alan wrote:
> > I reproduce below the section of the footnote by K.H./E.O. to
> > which Jinaradasa refers:
> > "... But the authors of the Perfect Way [Anna Kingsford and
> > Edward Maitland - A.B.] are right: woman must not be looked upon
> > as only an appanage [sic] of man, since she was not made for his
> > benefit or pleasure any more than he for hers; but the two must
> > be realized as equal powers though unlike individualities.
> > "Until the age of 7 the skeletons of girls do not differ in any
> > way from those of boys, and the osteologist would be puzzled to
> > discriminate them. Woman's mission is to become the mother of
> > future occultists - of those who will be born without sin. On
> > the elevation of the woman the world's redemption and salvation
> > hinge. And not till woman bursts the bonds of her sexual
> > slavery, to which she has ever been subjugated, will the world
> > gain an inkling of what she really is and of her proper place in
> > the economy of nature. Old India, the India of the Rishis, made
> > the first sounding with her plummet line in this ocean of Truth,
> > but the post Mahabaratean India, with all her profundity of
> > learning, has neglected and forgotten it.
> > "The light that will come to it and the world at large. when the
> > latter shall discover and really appreciate the truths that
> > underlie this vast problem of sex, will be "like the light that
> > never shone on sea or land," and has to come to men through the
> > Theosophical Society. That light will lead on and up to the
> > *true spiritual intuition.* Then the world will have a race of
> > Buddhas and Christs, for the world will have discovered that
> > individuals *have it in their own powers* to proctreate
> > Buddha-like children or- demons. When that knowledge comes, all
> > dogmatic religions and with these the demons, will die out. - E.O."
> > -------------------
> > I guess this really belongs on theos-roots, or *also* there.
> > Maybe JM could put it in the archive?
> Thanks for bringing up a topic I have been thinking about. The
> current world conference on women's rights in China has had me
> wondering if this is one of those events said to take place at the
> end of each century inspired by the Masters and designed to push
> forward the evolution of humanity.
> Regardless of ones views on them, it does seem the views
> expressed in this letter would have a profound impact on the next
> century if they could be realized.
> This may also be part of the promised new mission for the society.
Please pardon my ignorance, but could you please elaborate on your
source, as I don't understand the abbreviations of where this quote came
from. It is a fantastic statement and I would like to include part of it
in an essay I am currently in the process of writing. Thankyou for
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