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Re: Some intersting quotaions from Original theosophical sources

Jun 29, 1998 05:09 PM
by Dr. A.M.Bain

W. Dallas TenBroeck <> writes
>June 29th
>Dallas offers a few more quotes for consideration:
>>From HPB on the T S :
>"...the Theosophical Society...It is a brotherhood of humanity,
>established to make away with all and every dogmatic religion
>founded on dead-letter interpretation, and to teach people and
>every member to believe but in one impersonal God;  to rely upon
>his (man's) own powers;  to consider himself his only saviour;
>to learn the infinitude of the occult psychological powers hidden
>within his own physical man;  to develop these powers;  and to
>give him the assurance of the immortality of his divine spirit
>and the survival of his soul;

That may have been her intention. It hasn't happened, and HPB herself
has become a source of dead-letter interpretation.

>  to make him regard every man of
>whatever race, color, or creed [as a brother], and to prove to
>him that the only truths revealed to man by superior men (not a
>god) are contained in the Vedas of the ancient Aryas of India,

Such truths are contained there, but were never *confined* there.

>Finally to demonstrate to him that there never were, will be, nor
>are, any miracles;  that there can be nothing 'supernatural' in
>this universe, and that on earth, at least, the only god is man

We are still waiting for the demo ..... and what arrogance to suggest that
the only god is "man himself".  How the hell can anyone *know* that!
>"It lies within his powers to become and to continue a god after
>the death of his physical body.  Our society receives nothing the
>possibility of which it cannot demonstrate at will.  We believe
>in the phenomena but we disbelieve in the constant intervention
>of 'spirits' to produce such phenomena.  We maintain that the
>embodied spirit has more powers to produce them than a
>disembodied one.  We believe in the existence of spirits, but of
>many classes, the human spirit being but one class of the
>any."  -- HPB:  "She Being Dead, Yet Speaketh" -- PATH, June,
>July, August 1892.
>(ULT HPB Articles I, pp. 116-7)

"We maintain?"  upon what evidence? Like real life experience, not, "It
is written ...."
>HPB on "loyalty" :
>" loyal to the death to the Theosophical CAUSE, and to
>those great Teachers whose philosophy can alone bind the whole of
>Humanity into one Brotherhood.....Therefore the degree of her
>sympathies with the "Theosophical Society and Adyar" depends upon
>the degree of the loyalty of that Society to the CAUSE.  Let it
>break away from the original lines and show disloyalty in its
>policy to the CAUSE and the original programme of the Society,
>and H.P.B., calling the T.S. disloyal, will shake it off like the
>dust from her feet.....

I suspect she did this a long while back.

>There is no longer a "Parent Society";  it is abolished and
>replaced by an aggregate body of Theosophical Societies, all
>autonomous, as are the States of America, and all under one head
>President, who, together with H.P.Blavatsky will champion the
>CAUSE against the whole world.  Such is the real state of
>things.....Madame Blavatsky does not owe the slightest allegiance
>to a Council which is liable at any moment to issue silly and
>untheosophical ukases.....It is the two Founders and especially
>the President, who have virtually sworn allegiance to the
>Fellows, whom they have to protect, and teach those who want to
>be taught, and not to tyrannize and rule over them."   -- HPB  "A
>Puzzle from Adyar."  LUCIFER, Aug. 1889
>(ULT --- HPB Articles, Vol. 1, pp. 219-220)

A sad and forlorn hope which has yet to become anywhere near a
>"...[ the Brothers are everywhere ] ...silent, secret, retiring,
>and who would never divulge themselves entirely to anyone,

True, perhaps, not "brothers" but "colleagues, readily available to
anyone who can reach them.

> unless
>one did as I did--passed 7 and 10 years probation and given
>proofs of absolute devotion, and that he, or she, would keep
>silent even before a prospect and a threat of death.  I fulfilled
>the requirements and am what I am, and one can take
>away from me."  --- HPB

If asked for proofs of devotion - run like hell.  Only those who would
control us ask for this kind of thing.  The Truth of which there is no
religion higher is free for all who seek it.  No strings.

>( Letter on Masters, and the early days of the TS in America and
>India.  PATH  Vol. X, pp 370-1 )
>Offered in the hope of evoking thought and discussion

With success.

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