to Dallas; re: HPB
Nov 15, 1998 05:28 PM
by jim meier
>"The Astral body is the desire body: -- stated by AB/CWL
>But this is not the original teaching of HPB.
>The reason I respect and use what HPB taught is that it is
>fundamental to the whole structure of psychology and history that
>THEOSOPHY represents, as I see it, myself. In some measure it is
>like saying: "Don't bother with Euclid, geometry has progressed
>far further than his basic work." Then, what DO WE BASE
>OURSELVES ON ?
That's not a bad analogy.
A mathematician might well answer, "We can base our geometry upon Euclid,=
but we certainly know things now that he did not, then. Non-Euclidian
geometry, for example. And if we limit our understanding of mathematics =
only the laws of Euclid, we forego a part of Reality that can be known an=
In a later comment, =
>Is it our intention to introduce further changes because we
>presume to think we understand what She and They meant ? =
>At best we can, as student-teachers, point to the sources from
>which we have learned.
>Have the Masters commissioned us to improve on what they wrote ?
Well, yeah, they have. =
Modern esotericists owe a debt to Mdm. Blavatsky that can never be repaid=
But with all due respect to the grande dame of modern theosophy, I think
she'd be apalled at the idea that theo-sophia equated to HPB-sophia (or t=
see her pronoun capitalized). =
No organic form can adequately express the indwelling life at this stage =
evolution. So how could we think that the expositions of 100+ years ago
are "perfect"? Rather, all things grow -- or they crystalize, and the fo=
shatters so that the life may have expression in a more-evolved,
more-appropriate form. =
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