Re: Blind Men and the Elephant
Jun 03, 1996 05:34 PM
by Jerry Schueler
>>... because theosophists who
>> study the literature over a long period of time become convinced
>> (falsely) that they know everything. The idea that one can understand...
> Agreed, No one can know everything.
Its more than that, Doss. The human mind thinks
that it can, and tries very hard. If it feels incompetent, it simply
reads a bit more to try to learn faster. Its like a dog chasing
its tail. It thinks that it can catch it by simply going faster.
I know, because this is how I used to be. James Long
noted this in me, and told me that I was trying to wrap
truth up in a box tied neatly with a pretty ribbon. He pointed
out that what I was trying to do, couldn't be done, and he
suggested I stop reading and studying and instead try to
assimilate what I had already read. The truth, in short, was
already within me, if I could only see it. This pretty well changed
me around, gave me a whole new worldview, and transformed
me from a sheep to a wolf, for which I will be eternally
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