Re: THEOS-L digest 1433
Feb 21, 1998 07:51 PM
by Dr. A.M.Bain
In message <email@example.com>, ZZZLEEPER@aol.com
><<Ergo, "theosophy" was not the best choice of word, or, the masters
>were saying something different from HPB ....
>Confusing, ain't it folks ....
>I've removed or, at least, mitigated the confusion for myself by equating
>theos with divine instead of god.
Many people do this, and it is a convenient approach. The fact remains
that theos is the Greek for "god" (Big or small 'g').
> This fallen-away Catholic acolyte can live
>more comfortably with divine wisdom which relates more to the metaphysical or
>esoteric for me.
This fallen away independent catholic bishop agrees with you!
> Somehow when god or God is in the picture, formal religion,
>with all its dogmatic regalia, seems suffocatingly close at hand and more than
>willing to shove tenets down my throat.
Which, sadly, has been the legacy of the Leadbeater/Besant era upon
the Adyar-based TS. I was reflecting only yesterday that HPB
produced two major works - Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine.
In neither is theosophy presented as a kind of dogmatic theology to be
taught. Only that there is/are an ancient wisdom(s) to be discovered
Just today's .02
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