FW: 1900 letter (fwd)
Feb 23, 1998 06:51 AM
by K. Paul Johnson
per Doss's request:
> > A psychic and pranayamist who has got confused by the vagaries of
> > the members. The T.S. and its members are slowly manufacturing a
> > creed. Says a Thibetan proverb "credulity breeds credulity and
> > ends in hypocrisy." How few are they who can know anything about
> > us. Are we to be propitiated and made idols of. Is the worship
> > of a new Trinity made up of the Blessed M. Upasika and yourself
> > to take the place of exploded creeds. We ask not for worship of
> > ourselves. The disciple should in no way be fettered. Beware of
> > an Esoteric Popery. The intense desire to see Upasika
> > reincarnate at once has raised a misleading Mayavic ideation.
> > Upasika has useful work to do on higher planes and cannot come
> > again so soon. The T.S. must be safely ushered into the new
> > century. You have for some time been under deluding influences.
> > Shun pride, vanity and love of power. Be not guided by emotion
> > but learn to stand alone. Be accurate and critical rather than
> > credulous. The mistakes of the past in the old religions must
> > not be glossed over with imaginary explanations. The E.S.T. must
> > be reformed to as to be as unsectarian and creedless as the T.S.
> > The rules must be few and simple and acceptable to all. No one
> > has the right to claim authority over a pupil or his conscience.
> > Ask him not what he believes. All who are sincere and pure
> > minded must have admittance. The crest wave of intellectual
> > advancement must be taken hold of and guided into spirituality.
> > It cannot be forced into beliefs and emotional worship. The
> > essence of the higher thoughts of the members in their
> > collectivity must guide all action in the T.S. and E.S. We never
> > try to subject to ourselves the will of another. At favourable
> > times we let loose elevating influences which strike various
> > persons in various ways. It is the collective aspect of many
> > such thoughts that can give the correct note of action. We show
> > no favours. The best corrective of error is an honest and
> > open-minded examination of all facts subjective and objective.
> > Misleading secrecy has given the death blow to numerous
> > organizations. The cant about "Masters" must be silently but
> > firmly put down. Let the devotion and service be to that Supreme
> > Spirit of which one is a part. Namelessly and silently we work
> > and the continual references to ourselves and the repetition of
> > our names raises up a confused aura that hinders our work.
> > You will have to leave a good deal of your emotions and
> > credulity before you become a safe guide among the influences
> > that will commence to work in the new cycle. The T.S. was meant
> > to be the cornerstone of the future religions of humanity. To
> > accomplish this object those who lead must leave aside their weak
> > predilections for the forms and ceremonies of any particular
> > creed and show themselves to be true Theosophists both in inner
> > thoughts and outward observance. The greatest of your trials is
> > yet to come. We watch over you but you must put forth all your
> > strength.
> > K.H.
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