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Re: An Interesting Exchange

Jan 23, 1998 12:24 PM
by JRC

>Bart put it very well.  My own thinking when I read about Doss' account of
>that theosophist was that there are many reasons why people wouldn't/would
>do something.  Although some motives may be evil, the older I get, the more
>I realize that people have good reasons behind their actions.  I don't
>usually associate with 'evil' people, but sometimes my paranoia makes me
>think that good people have an ugly motive.  Usually, when I realize the
>truth, I laugh at myself at the amount of lost time holding grudges.

There are actually many kinds of selfishness that the Masters warned about.
But this exchange has served to get completely off the point - Doss was
using his interaction with that person as an *example* - to make a point
about a much bigger issue. Whether this man had good reason or not to act
the way he did - while Bart certainly presented one *possibility*, it is
equally likely that *doss's* assumptions about why he was refused an
interview are valid - a sort of spiritual arrogance develops within almost
any "elite" group, a form of selfishness that even in HPB's time the Masters
*explicitly* warned ES members about, the thought that they were somehow
"above" regular TS members, and didn't need to participate in normal TS
business and meetings - and *this* form of selfishness, on the part of the
member, seems far more likely than the obscure form doss is being accused of
possessing. -JRC

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