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Re: Karma and the Victorian Mind

Sep 24, 1997 06:16 PM
by A. Safron

> From: Bart Lidofsky <>
> To: Multiple recipients of list <>
> Subject: Re: Karma and the Victorian Mind
> Date: Wednesday, September 24, 1997 12:04 PM
> 	For example, I am preparing a public talk on AT THE FEET OF THE MASTER.
> Largely (probably) because of Besant's influence, this otherwise
> wonderful little book is marred to the modern reader by the high level
> of devotional language (the devotional ray being out of favor these
> days), which gets in the way of those readers who find such an attitude
> to be sickening (OK, I'm showing MY prejudices here!). 

Nay, quite appropriate.  The sixth Ray is Devotion and is passing out in influence.
I feel the same way as you do.

> 	The problem with the "New Age", at least as currently practiced has to
> do with what happened largely in the 60's. There was a growing interest
> in esotericism among the youth, combined with a growing interest in
> Communism. Communism, however, had a postmodernist view towards reality
> itself; the belief was that because it is impossible to look at reality
> with 100% objectivity, then all views of reality are equally subjective.
> This simplified into a belief that the ego is all, and that belief
> became combined with the New Age beliefs to make the New Age movement
> highly egocentric. THAT is why the TS (and just about any group that has
> reached any level of advancement in their esoteric studies) tries to
> distance itself from it.
I find all groups egocentric, in their own way.  So what's the difference?

A. Safron

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