Re: In support of theosophy
Oct 03, 1999 10:37 PM
At 09:19 PM 10/02/1999 +0200, Frank Reitemeyer wrote:
<smaller>>> On the other hand, when They chose the founders who were meat
smokers etc while there were 10s of 1000s of people who would fit the
traditional stereotype of leading pure lives.
It appears that when They were looking for people to launch TS, they
not looking for people who would fit the traditional stereotype. They
obviously looking a lot beyond the personal physical habits. They had
get a job done and so found those who can get the job done.>
<color><param>0000,0000,8080</param> On the contrary, KH says in
the Mahatma Letters about HPB that they were searching a hundred years
for a chela fit enough to be trained for the outer world.
> If today, were HPB, HSO, and other leaders were to reappear magically,
would not be allowed to stay/live in TS owned properties and lead the
of lives they led!!!!!!!>
<color><param>0000,0000,8080</param> It should not be forgotten
that there are several degrees of chelaship. A higher chela works under
other conditions and restrictions than say a lay chela. That makes the
> PS: Olcott had himself stated that he was a man of bars and women
got in touch with Theosophy.<<
<color><param>0000,0000,8080</param> Perhaps that is one of the
reasons for his own ring-pass-not, his failing as a lay chela and the
loss of contact to the Masters through HPB - at least when she was kicked
off from Adyar and launched her own body for the loyal chelas.
While what you say is true, we should also not forget that the Adepts
chose to correspond extensively with Sinnett and Hume. Both are meat
eaters and consumed alcohol. It was at a time there were thousands of
others who led a pure life with whom the Adepts had nothing to do.
It was Hume who was instrumental for organizing the Indian Independence
movement and perhaps that was one of the areas where the Adepts were
interested in. Who knows, but for this effort India may still be a colony
of UK or some kind of dominion over India.
Also Sinnett's books were instrumental in introducing Theosophy to many
in the English speaking world.
For the last 99 years, we have not had a single letter from the Adepts to
anyone (as far as I know).
Also, beyond finding "chelas", I suppose They had other major objectives
having far reaching consequences to the world at large. Let us also keep
in mind that again and again it was emphasized that Universal Brotherhood
is the prime objective of launching TS.
So giving some thoughts on the broader picture may throw some light.
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