Re: Blind Men and the Elephant
Jun 03, 1996 08:27 PM
by m.k. ramadoss
On Mon, 3 Jun 1996, Jerry Schueler wrote:
> 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
I am fully aware of it. In a recent book, the author explains
this like someone being inside a prison and is trying to rearrange things
or understand things all within a prison. What is needed is break out of
the prison and come out as free person and metaphorically in such freedom
you are transformed.
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