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Re: Spiritual discrimination

Oct 08, 1996 08:54 AM
by Maxim Osinovsky


This is not about jokes, this is about spiritual discrimination. Also, I
am not a native speaker of English, so my English at times is very poor
and may be difficult to understand. Sorry about it. Just ignore what I
said about jokes.

Re: my SD quote. It was intended to support my previous statements, so it
seems to be relevant.

What I intended to communicate is that theosophy cannot be all things for
all people. It does NOT embrace teachings of people like A.Cr. It includes a
very clear, distinct perspective on white vs. black magic, evil, and so
forth, and it is provable.

My message re: spiritual discrimination was written in the "IF ... THEN
.." format, i.e. IF one adopts the Ageless Wisdom as a guiding light
THEN indiscriminate search for knowledge is not good, certain
restrictions apply.

The Ageless Wisdom is the light of your, my, and everybody else's higher
self, that's why it is so uniform from man to man and throughout the ages.
Being awakened, it creates a sense of DIRECTION urging everybody to move
in the SAME direction--from darkness to light.

On Mon, 7 Oct 1996, Dr. A.M.Bain wrote:

> In message <Pine.OSF.3.90.961007081221.27573B-
>>, Maxim Osinovsky <mosinovs@library.berkeley
> .edu> writes
> >"...The spoken word has a potency... Because sound and  rhythm are
> >closely related to the four Elements of the Ancients; and because such or
> >another vibration in the air is sure to awaken corresponding powers,
> >union with which produces good or bad results, as the case may be. No
> >student was ever allowed to recite historical, religious, or any real
> >events in so many unmistakable words, lest the powers connected with the
> >event should be once more attracted."
> >
> >"The Secret Doctrine" I 307
> Repeat: what is the "literal meaning" of the word "joke."  The above
> bears no relevant connection to my question below.  I regret to say that
> in quoting from a book held by many, it would seem, as equivalent to
> "holy writ" you are coming over even more like a fundamentalist
> evangelist.
> Please do not quote from the SD.  I would like to get *your* viewpoint.
> I have my own copy of the SD which I can refer to at any time on any
> subject brought up on the list.
> Alan
> >
> >> "careless language still creates karma commensurate with the literal
> >> meaning of the words used and especially with the vibrations in the
> >> environment their electronic speech may generate."
> >>
> >> I challenge this as an *absurd* statement!  Your words read like those
> >> of a fundamentalist evangelist.  Explain to me, as an example of your
> >> claim, the *literal meaning* of the word "joke."
> >>
> >> Alan
> >> ---------
> >> Homepage:
> >> THEOSOPHY INTERNATIONAL: Ancient Wisdom for a New Age:
> >>, and from homepage above.
> >>
> ---------
> Homepage:
> THEOSOPHY INTERNATIONAL: Ancient Wisdom for a New Age:
>, and from homepage above.

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