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Re: Theos-World Adept letter to Judge

Jan 16, 1998 11:44 AM
by M K Ramadoss

The following part is very timely, today after more than 100 years. Thanks
for your post.

You know that any school founded amongst you would at once become a school
of practical magic working in order to produce results in matter. This is
quite true. The reason is that even those who are most in earnest among you
have no true  psychic aspirations.

        In the light of the above, when I recently saw a statement by the
National President of TSA (Adyar) I could not believe my eyes.

>From the early days, the Adepts have repeatedly told Sinnett and others
that the primary mission of TS is to establish a nucleus of Universal
Brotherhood (Sisterhood/Siblinghood) and not to start a school for

In the letter published in Quest (1997) Holiday Gift (Book) Catalog the
National President states:

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

   realize their inner potentials and seek out the mysteries of the universe"

followed by two other items which deals with the Second and First object of
TS in that order.

This, in the additional context of an article published in 1996 about the
*inner* *aims* of TS, can be misunderstood by the public and novices and
attract droves of selfish men and women [and their money/purchasing power]
(in the present day New Age culture) and this could destroy TS as an
organization. [In all my readings over last several decades, I have never
run into these inner aims anywhere.]

Due to the very serious nature of the fundamental issues involved, I have
drawn the attention of both the National and International President of TS
(Adyar) and also requested the Board of Directors of TSA to address the
issue of clearly telling the public and the members about the mission of TS
as envisaged by the Real Founders.

I believe that no elected official of any TS organization has the power to
rearrange the order of the objects of TS or try not to very clearly and
unambiguously tell everyone what is the most critical single Object of TS.


At 08:52 AM 1/16/1998 -0800, you wrote:
>     [The following is from a copy which is held in the
>     archives of the Theosophical Headquarters at Point Loma
>     and together with the heading is reproduced verbatim et
>     literatim.]
>Copy of a letter received in one from H.P.B. postmarked May 10th, 1887.
>     You say you are a "sad case" and yet you have in your heart so
>great a love for humanity and for the individual members of the
>race that you are haunted night and day by thoughts of their
>suffering, ignorance and pain. It is such as you who hold the human
>race from falling into that bottomless pit of emptiness where
>despair is forgotten and where effort is unknown.
>     My dear friend, for that you are, being truly the friend of
>all who are looking for the light, do not forget that you are
>living in a very dark and sad Maya of intensely physical life. The
>whole busy continent of America is eaten up by materialism and when
>an effort is made towards psychic life it results only in dragging
>that psychic life into matter where it dies as a volatile gas
>escapes in the hands of one who is not expert. The sadness of this
>fact colors your letter. You know that any school founded amongst
>you would at once become a school of practical magic working in
>order to produce results in matter. This is quite true. The reason
>is that even those who are most in earnest among you have no true
>psychic aspirations. Remedy this in yourself and endeavor to remedy
>it in others by word and example.
>     Desire no results which are forms of power. Desire only, in
>your efforts, to reach nearer to the center of life (which is the
>same in the Universe and in yourself) which makes you careless
>whether you are strong or weak, learned or unlearned. It is your
>divinity; it is the divinity we all share. But its existence is not
>credited by those who look only for money or power or success in
>material effort. (I include intellect in matter.)
>     Lean I pray you in thought and feeling away from these
>external problems which you have written down in your letter; draw
>on the breath of the great life throbbing in us all and let faith
>(which is unlearned knowledge) carry you through your life as a
>bird flies in the air -- undoubtingly. Only remember one thing --
>when once you fling yourself on the great life of Nature, the force
>that keeps the world in motion and our pulses beating and which has
>within it, in its heart, a supreme and awful power -- once having
>done that, you can never again claim back your life. You must let
>yourself swing with the motions of the spheres. You must live for
>other men and with them; not for or with yourself. You will do
>this, I am sure.
>[signed with outline of triangle]
>[Theosophical Forum, Vol. VI #9, May 15, 1935, p. 232]
>Nicholas <> <> Los Angeles

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