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Re: Karma and the Victorian Mind

Sep 20, 1997 04:23 PM
by Titus Roth wrote:

> The biggest problem in dealing with the idea of karma in the context of the
> Theosophical Society is the lack of understanding of the time In which the TS
> adopted it.  You have to remember that these were VICTORIANS and they had a
> very particular view of the world that we of the end of the 20th century
> simply do not share becuase our experiences are so much different.

If it is the sowing and reaping interpretation of karma that you object to,
that appeared in Eastern and Western writings before and after the Victorian
era.  Regardless of who is right, I don't think you can say with certainty
that that influenced HPB's interpretation.

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