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Quest Books 1997 Holiday Gift Catalog

Nov 05, 1997 04:32 PM
by M K Ramadoss

Some of us got the 1997 Quest Books  Holiday Gift Catalog in the mail. 

In it, John Algeo, National President writes:


Dear Friend of Quest Books:

The books and audios in this catalog come from the publishing arm of the
Theosophical Society, a nondenominational organization devoted to helping
its members:

        x realize their inner potentials and seek out the mysteries of the

        x reconcile the truths of science, religion, and philosophy in East
and West,

        x promote unity among ethnic groups, sexes, social classes, and
adherents to
          belief systems.

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The above looks familiar like the three objects of the Theosophical Society.

What is intriguing is that in all instances in the past when anytime TS is
introduced, the first object is the one not only explicitly first mentioned,
but also emphasis is placed and explained that it is the primary objective
of the TS. One only needs to look at ML to APS and other early literature
where the Real Founders again and again try to make it clear that the first
object is all important.

The above statement in the Quest Catalog, it appears that "realize their
inner potential and seeking out the mysteries of the universe" is first focus. 

To my novice mind, such an endeavour seems like a very selfish pursuit,
however laudable and widely acceptable in today's world. Is it possible that
shifting the focus/priority from the first object to that of "realizing the
inner potential" might change the direction to a wrong one. Is TS(Adyar)
changing direction?

Just my 0.02. YMDMV.

	Peace to all living entities.

	M K Ramadoss
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