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Re: Theosophy

Post by Nicholas » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:22 pm

Whether imposed with legislation or embraced by practical or depressed people, suicide is a disaster in many ways. Here is one of Blavatsky's remarks about it:
If you mean by such desire [to quit life as] "suicide," then I say, most decidedly not. Such a result can never be a "natural" one, but is ever due to a morbid brain disease, or to most decided and strong materialistic views. It is the worst of crimes and dire in its results.

But if by desire, you mean simply aspiration to reach spiritual existence, not a wish to quit the earth, then I would call it a very natural desire indeed.

Otherwise voluntary death would be an abandonment of our present post and of the duties incumbent on us, as well as an attempt to shirk Karmic responsibilities, and thus involve the creation of new Karma.
Wholesome virtuous behavior progressively leads to the foremost. -- Buddha

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Re: Theosophy

Post by Nicholas » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:51 pm

The Theosophy taught by Blavatsky, WQ Judge and their gurus was ignored or twisted out of shape by some followers like CW Leadbeater & Alice A. Bailey among others. Here is a short article pointing out some major differences:

In Theosophy's Shadow, Vanity Whispers.odt
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Re: Theosophy

Post by Nicholas » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:22 pm

The assertion that “Theosophy is not a Religion,”
by no means excludes the fact that “Theosophy is Religion” itself. A
Religion in the true and only correct sense, is a bond uniting men together—not a
particular set of dogmas and beliefs. Now Religion, per se, in its widest meaning is that
which binds not only all Men, but also all Beings and all things in the entire Universe
into one grand whole. This is our theosophical definition of religion.
Blavatsky
Wholesome virtuous behavior progressively leads to the foremost. -- Buddha

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Re: Theosophy

Post by Nicholas » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:34 pm

We have said that we believed in the absolute unity of nature. Unity implies the
possibility for a unit on one plane, to come into contact with another unit on or from
another plane. We believe in it.

Thus, unity of everything in the universe implies and justifies our belief in the
existence of a knowledge at once scientific, philosophical and religious, showing the
necessity and actuality of the connection of man and all things in the universe with
each other; which knowledge, therefore, becomes essentially Religion, and must be
called in its integrity and universality by the distinctive name of Wisdom-Religion.
Blavatsky
Wholesome virtuous behavior progressively leads to the foremost. -- Buddha

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