Re: research question
Jun 02, 1997 03:31 PM
In a message dated 97-06-01 20:12:59 EDT, Alan wrote:
> >Mark Kusek <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Being composed of elements that partake of both Hindu and Buddhist
> >> thought (among other things), can anyone tell me how theosophy has
> >> resolved the difference between the traditional Hindu view of Atman and
> >> Brahman and the quite succint refutation of these concepts by Buddhism
> >> (for example, in the Buddhist doctrine of anatman)?
> >> Is there some overarching theosophical perspective that reconciles this
> >> direct philosophical opposition?
> >I'd also be interested in what our learned list members have to say on
> >this. (Paging scholarly, but down-to-earth Alan). But I have a general
> Not scholarly on this one, Titus! I wold comment, however, that from an
> outside viewpoint, there could be said to a number of theosophies, not
> all of which are in 100% agreement, on the surface at least. My own
> specialist area is Kabalah, which is *a* theosophy, but different in
> some respects from HPB and other theosophies. And my Kabalah is
> different in some respects from that of other Kabalists.
Well, as I saw mentioned on the awesome Icelandic TS Web site (thanks,
Einar!!!!), theosophy includes the study of comparative religions anyway. So,
could you have a go at it from the Kabalistic point of view that you
specialize in, Alan? And, with Mark and Titus, I'd too like to hear comments
resolving the Atman/Brahman vs. the anatman concepts. Thanks!!
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