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Re: Blind Men and the Elephant

Jun 04, 1996 00:53 AM
by alexis dolgorukii

At 08:42 PM 6/3/96 -0400, you 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
>You know Jerry, the more i hear about James Long, the more I "long" to have
met him. He sounds like an undeservedly ignored major leader in Theosophy.
His actions regarding the E.S. in his organization alone, makes me really
admire him. What a shame he was limited to one of the smaller groups.


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