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Re: Blind Men and the Elephant

Jun 03, 1996 05:34 PM
by Jerry Schueler

Jerry S.:
>>... 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

	Jerry S.
	Member, TI

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