Re: AAB - Sex & Our Times
Oct 19, 1996 11:58 AM
by m.k. ramadoss
On Sat, 19 Oct 1996, Ann E. Bermingham wrote:
> > From: m.k. ramadoss <email@example.com>
> > >
> > Now that Alice Bailey is mentioned here, her books are not much read in
> > India and there are not many who follow the teachings in her books in
> > India. Could it be that the symbology she has used is not attractive to
> > Indians? Just a thought.
> How interesting! What is read in India and what is attractive there? Is
> Krishnamurti's work popular?
> -Ann E. Bermingham
Like anywhere else, most of in India follow the beliefs and idealogy in
which everyone in born in. In India, the predominant one is Hinduism will
all the variety of opinions and beliefs.
Most have heard about Theosophy due to Annie Beasant's active involvement
in the Indian Independence - also due to the fact that A O Hume who had
corresponded with KH was the founder of Indian National Congress which
spearheaded the Independence movement.
As for Krishnamurti (who is generally referred to Krishnaji out of regard
and respect and reverence), many are aware of him and his teachings. I
would say not many read him either. But in India there is traditionally a
sense of respect and reverance to any one who is "religious".
Theosophy is very natural to them because the two fundamental doctrines
of Karma and Reincarnation are generally accepted belief.
One thing one notices in India is the lack of much general interest in
practices of meditation and other psychic practices.
Hope I have given some idea.
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