==== Re: teaching? morals? ethics?
Mar 05, 1999 08:19 AM
by M K Ramadoss
At 11:30 AM 3/5/1999 +0000, you wrote:
If the desire to teach is to secure "personal
would be certainly right in characterizing the motive as selfish,
and as directing attention to ones' self as an "authority."
There is, of course, need for great discrimination, as all
knowledge is not for those who are ethically known to be
unworthy." I mean to stress the idea of "ethically," because
there is always the potential for a person to selfishly abuse
knowledge. And if a teacher unwisely gives information, the
moral burden descends on that "teacher" who so unwisely gives
information to the "wrong" person.
I do have a problem with that argument. I have heard it
befor: it is one of the arguments for secrecy in the E.S..
My objection to the idea is that the information involved
is not really ours in the sense that we could have
discovered it ourselves. We were given the information by
H.P.B. and others and then extract those portions that we
understand. If we suppose (which is most likely) that we
are not so different from our fellowmen/women, morally
speaking, then why should we try and judge wether or not
they are morally ready to receive the information.
Aside from that: mostly people are not ready even to
think/contemplate these issue's to the degree that
'theosophists' do. So usually judging wether or not someone
is morally ready or not is not relevant in my oppinion.
Real spiritual knowledge, in my opinion, has to be "experienced" and not
given or taught. If something can be taught, it can be put down in writing
or in video.
What one person can teach another are some physical techniques.
This moral issue varies very widely based on person to person.
Again, in the famous 1900 letter from KH, much of the critical parts were
withheld from members for a long time, the Adept was very clear on the
issue of who can be admitted to esoteric section.
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