Re: A Serious Question
Nov 04, 1996 09:26 PM
by Mika Perala
> One of the things that circles my mind quite often is how HPB
> taught that THE GOAL was to be PURE COMPASSION, yet, she seemed to take
> delight in ridiculing those who disagreed with her views; she used the word
> "fool" when referring to others so often, it's embarrassing - and hardly
> compassionate. I know she knew better and she could have at least kept those
> patronizing thoughts out of her "official" writings.
Her use of sometimes rude language is one reason why some people do not
find her writings very attractive.
I am a librarian in our Helsinki headquarters and I occasionally receive
that kind of comments.
> The Leadbeater thing is even more difficult. I didn't know he was a
> suspected child molester until subscribing to this list. That has caused me
> serious inner conflict. I know intellectually anyone can be the
> "transmitter" of Truth; but emotionally, I wonder why "those who would
> transmit" would choose such a shaky relay station. Makes me even doubt the
> wisdom of the "Masters."
Like someone said earlier in this list, "Masters" are human and they make
"Leadbeater-thing" has been quite tricky one for me too and so has been
all that Krishnamurti-Maitreya business. I was ready to throw my HQ keys
out of the window when I read old "Theosophists" about this religious
So, to keep a "sane" picture of the "Adepts" I have decided to believe
that they have had nothing to do with TS-organization this century.
> I wonder about people who belong to a "group" who's prominent "guides" are
> of suspect clarity. In turn, I wonder about the mental clarity of the
> members of the group.
I sometimes wonder about the mental clarity of myself cause I am still
hanging there in TS. 8)
> >Has anybody read a book called "Madame Blavatsky's Baboon"
> >(By Peter Washington. =A91993,1995 Schocken Books Inc., New York). It's
> >well-researched and seems unafraid to look at the history of the
> >Society, warts and all.
> I have the book, but, at this point, feel it would be an act of raw courage
> to read it. I don't know how much more I can take.
It is just another opinion, IMO.
> >I know it's risky to ask questions like this on a list of Theosophy
> >proponents, advocates, members, etc. (I throw myself in there
> >somewhere). But doesn't it bother anyone else that this stuff happened?
> It doesn't seem to bother many on this list. It bothers me alot.
Bothers me too. But, I can see one good point here . It forces me to find
"the Truth" by myself and not rely too much on some "questionable"
> Having said all that, I don't believe that quiet acceptance and a "that's
> life" philosophy, offered by some on the list, is all that admirable either.
How about "thats life, there is nothing sure outside of me. Or is
> Maybe it will be impossible for me to be a theosophist, or belong to a
> Society, or read the theosophical philosophy without being at the same time
> both enthralled and embarrassed.
Maybe. Maybe theosophy is just one step for you to something new and more
appropriate for you.
Mika, TI member
Watch out for my not so perfect english!! 8)
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