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No Black Theosophists in USA ???

M K Ramadoss
 

Kern foundation grants $1million annually. American Theosophical Society Headquarter have well paid well qualified professionals. Yet membership is shrinking. No growth in diversity while the main object of theosophy is Universal Brotherhood.

Lack of black members and no concerted effort to take theosophy to them. Theosophists can learn from christian missionaries about taking the faith to the people and not other way around.

None of the leaders in USA have discussed the problem during last 50 years. So the direction American Theosophists have taken is pitiful. Unless there is a change in direction, future looks bleak. Here is a comment from Wall Street Journal --

“I grew up black in the 1960s in a small South Carolina town. Trust me, today’s America is nothing like it was then. And even under segregation, the marginalization was not total. My father was a plumber, my mother a school librarian. We were treated kindly. The local shopkeepers wanted our business, but they also wanted to avoid trouble from the few who believed wholeheartedly in racial segregation.

The segregation wasn’t uniform. One doctor had a separate waiting room; the other didn’t. Ditto for the town’s two dentists. Once the 1964 Civil Rights Act outlawed separate facilities, things opened up very quickly.

Many of the authors, commentators and journalists who spend all their energy thinking and talking about race today fail to acknowledge how much has improved with regard to race in this country. There are countless successful black Americans today—doctors and lawyers, entrepreneurs and academics, journalists and artists, compassionate politicians and famous Hollywood actors.”

A TRUE THEOSOPHIST CANNOT KEEP SILENT AND SUPPORT STATUS QUO.

THEOSOPHY WILL BE SEEN EXCLUSIONARY AND AMERICAN THEOSOPHISTS AS RACIST.

Time to act before events overrun theosophy movement in USA

Peace


The most striking message of J. Krishnamurti, the guru who didn’t believe in gurus.

Ramu
 

The most striking message of J. Krishnamurti, the guru who didn’t believe in gurus. 
 
"Krishnamurti suddenly paused, leaned forward and said, almost conspiratorially, 'Do you want to know what my secret is?' .  You see, I don't mind what happens."
 
But It needn't follow that you should never mind what happens. Instead, it's a wake-up call, a reminder of how problems arise: by minding. Personally, most of what makes many of us anxious or annoyed is indescribably more paltry than slavery or pandemics. It's bad drivers, noisy neighbours, imagined slights. . It's a liberation to remember that there's an alternative: often, one can choose not to mind instead.
 
The advocates of acceptance reply that it isn't the same as resignation. To "accept" the way things are is to stop resisting reality; to stop using positive thinking to try to pretend things are different. Put like that, acceptance seems like a precondition for change, not an obstacle to it. 
 
More on this, at,
 
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/aug/10/stop-minding-psychology-oliver-burkeman
 
 
 


Re: Theosophy & Race in USA

M K Ramadoss
 

A three volume publication by Joseph Ross is a must read for anyone interested in Theosophical Society. While externally broadcasting freedoms, the interlocking of ES and ER and the personal pledge to the Head (of late may know nothing about the person who was selected by a small group) is very revealing. In today's transparent world driven by Internet, secret personal pledges will stand in the way of Divine Wisdom getting to the needy and suffering. Couple with this is the secret kicking out of long time members is not going help spread theosophy. Let us all pray to our gods and goddesses who may find a solution for the current situation. PRAY PRAY PRAY

Mahatma KH warned Besant of unnecessary secrecy killing organizations. Who knows we may be fortunate to witness the truth of the statement.

Peace

M K Ramadoss


On Sun, Dec 27, 2020 at 6:20 PM Ramu <peacebliss@...> wrote:
If an organization, pretending to be outwardly non-discriminatory, but is illegally tightly controlled by coteries of organizations (like ES and ER) notorious for lack of transparency, for enforcing personal loyalty of its members to its leaders, for secrecy and hierarchy based administrative set-up and reward program, it is unrealistic to expect diversity in its membership or it to be truly non-racial. 

Ramu


Re: Theosophy & Race in USA

Ramu
 

If an organization, pretending to be outwardly non-discriminatory, but is illegally tightly controlled by coteries of organizations (like ES and ER) notorious for lack of transparency, for enforcing personal loyalty of its members to its leaders, for secrecy and hierarchy based administrative set-up and reward program, it is unrealistic to expect diversity in its membership or it to be truly non-racial. 

Ramu


Theosophy & Race in USA

M K Ramadoss
 

Theosophy & Race in USA

Race is a unique issue in USA even though it is a melting pot with immigrants from every country in the world. It is due to white immigrants from Europe brought slaves from Africa, which is a sad inhuman story by itself.

One has to live many years in USA to understand injustice and discrimination Afro Americans have faced and are facing even today.

Culturally due to upbringing many Whites look down on any one who is not White.

White Theosophists are no exception.

They too fell into discrimination trap in spite of First Object – Universal Brotherhood

You will find very few black theosophists in USA and it speaks loudly.

In last 50 yrs no Theosophy leader has addressed this issue.

Time has come for theosophy to be taken to blacks. There is no choice.

Unless this issue is addressed urgently, theosophy will be seen as discriminatory and theosophists as Racists. Once this opinion sticks, it would hurt theosophy in the land where it was started.

Status Quo points only to grave future consequences.

Let us thank Facebook for allowing us to discuss this critical issue today

Peace



Re: Theosophy and Racism in USA

M K Ramadoss
 


On Sat, Dec 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM Carol Merritt via groups.io <carolamerritt=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> I've seen several promising intelligent black people attend our local group for a while, then disappear.  When they begin to question Root Races, I know they probably won't come much longer.

Thanks for your response.

The issue we are facing is to recognize the problem.

Theosophy is for all including the man in the street.

Theosophy has to be taken to them and not expect them to come.

In a letter from one of the Adepts in early days, He mentioned that White Man has to extend his hands to the "Nigger". The message is very clear.

Unfortunately, none of the theosophical leaders in the USA during the last 50 years have recognized the problem. But today, the focus of the public in USA is the injustice meted to the blacks. So when the public sees theosophists with no blacks, theosophists would be seen as hypocrites preaching Universal Brotherhood and practicising exclusivity.

Just take a look at a recent Xmas video (https://youtu.be/u9DJC_ujhik) from Wheaton HQ of Theosophical Society in America and you can see for yourself the lack of diversity.

It is time to get serious and find ways to take theosophy to the masses including blacks and other minorities in USA. Ignoring the problem is to invite a lot of trouble from the public and the Government.

M K Ramadoss






>
> My own interpretation of Root Races is that Homo Sapiens is Fifth Root Race, and that the Great Apes, Australopithecus, Neanderthal and others were of earlier Root Races.  Everyone today has Homo Sapiens bodies, but a few probably have earlier types of consciousness.  
>
> If you have seen the Movie Rain Man, with Dustin Hoffman, you've seen an ancient type of consciousness.  The Hoffman character has an extraordinary memory, and can tell you the weather and other facts about a day many rears ago, but he has almost no mentality.  Also, many low IQ and institutionalized people may have Third and Fourth Root Race consciousness.
>
> Rudolph Steiner's book Atlantis and Lemuria describes Fourth Root Race consciousness.  When a modern human has guests, he/she thinks, "Twice as many people, I'll double the recipes."  Fourth Root Race people couldn't do that - they didn't have the mental ability.  Instead, they remembered a time when there was a similar circumstance, and did whatever was done then.  
>
>
> On Saturday, December 26, 2020, 09:57:28 AM MST, M K Ramadoss <mkr777@...> wrote:
>
>
> There are very very few black theosophists - Why???
>
> Leaders never talked about it.
>
> Surely they knew about it
>
> Kept a lid on the topic. No one brought it up.
>
> Silenced followers kept silent
>
> Today, the situation is different.
>
> Unless something is done quickly, theosophists in USA would be viewed as racist hypocrites preaching
>
> Universal Brotherhood
>
> Theosophy would get a bad reputation and would be very difficult to get out.
>
> Broadminded fearless theosophists need to get active and kick out the leaders who are not doing their job.
>
> Peace
>


Re: Theosophy and Racism in USA

Carol Merritt
 

I've seen several promising intelligent black people attend our local group for a while, then disappear.  When they begin to question Root Races, I know they probably won't come much longer.

My own interpretation of Root Races is that Homo Sapiens is Fifth Root Race, and that the Great Apes, Australopithecus, Neanderthal and others were of earlier Root Races.  Everyone today has Homo Sapiens bodies, but a few probably have earlier types of consciousness.  

If you have seen the Movie Rain Man, with Dustin Hoffman, you've seen an ancient type of consciousness.  The Hoffman character has an extraordinary memory, and can tell you the weather and other facts about a day many rears ago, but he has almost no mentality.  Also, many low IQ and institutionalized people may have Third and Fourth Root Race consciousness.

Rudolph Steiner's book Atlantis and Lemuria describes Fourth Root Race consciousness.  When a modern human has guests, he/she thinks, "Twice as many people, I'll double the recipes."  Fourth Root Race people couldn't do that - they didn't have the mental ability.  Instead, they remembered a time when there was a similar circumstance, and did whatever was done then.  


On Saturday, December 26, 2020, 09:57:28 AM MST, M K Ramadoss <mkr777@...> wrote:


There are very very few black theosophists - Why???

Leaders never talked about it.

Surely they knew about it

Kept a lid on the topic. No one brought it up.

Silenced followers kept silent

Today, the situation is different.

Unless something is done quickly, theosophists in USA would be viewed as racist hypocrites preaching

Universal Brotherhood

Theosophy would get a bad reputation and would be very difficult to get out.

Broadminded fearless theosophists need to get active and kick out the leaders who are not doing their job.

Peace


Theosophy and Racism in USA

M K Ramadoss
 

There are very very few black theosophists - Why???

Leaders never talked about it.

Surely they knew about it

Kept a lid on the topic. No one brought it up.

Silenced followers kept silent

Today, the situation is different.

Unless something is done quickly, theosophists in USA would be viewed as racist hypocrites preaching

Universal Brotherhood

Theosophy would get a bad reputation and would be very difficult to get out.

Broadminded fearless theosophists need to get active and kick out the leaders who are not doing their job.

Peace


A CLASSIC CASE OF INSTANT ENLIGHTENMENT

Ramu
 

A CLASSIC CASE OF INSTANT ENLIGHTENMENT.
 
The news was broken by the duty doctor to the lone old man in his deathbed in the hospital (BTW, most hospital beds can be called deathbeds) that he didn't have much time left and was asked whether he would like the hospital to inform his kith and kin. The old man pondered for sometime and asked the doctor 'So, what happens after death?'. The doctor said that after death, the body is moved to the mortuary, the room is cleaned, linens and sheets are changed, inventory of medicines and other things in the room are taken, and the next patient is brought into the room. The lucky old man got instant enlightenment, just a few hours before his death. 
 
(Lesson for us: Never ask a doctor, philosophical questions.)


Re: A Great Message from one of the Adepts – 1934

M K Ramadoss
 

Current shrinkage is due to the cross membership in ES and ER. Tell prospective members how these linkages work, they will run away from TS and Theosophy. Today, transparency is demanded. That is why all governmental activities in USA has to take place under penalty of criminal prosecution. With all the shortcomings in USA, this is a silver lining avoiding unnecessary secrecy Mahatma KH warned in 1900.

M K Ramadoss


On Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 11:15 AM Ramu <peacebliss@...> wrote:
TS is still a channel - albeit for generating income and to wield power through ES and ER for the (mis) leaders. 

Ramu

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, M K Ramadoss <mkr777@...> wrote:

A Great Message from one of the Adepts – 1934

It is inspiring and relevant today as it was spoken in 1934. Credit goes to Joseph Ross in publishing it in his book on Egyptian Rite.While it is long, it is worth reading and we all can benefit by it

(Excerpt)

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The Masters brought the Theosophical Society into being as a channel through which Their Principles might be given to the world; and it was needful that the Brothers of that Society should and shall do all in their power to live those Principles, and aid others to live them. Those Principles have been lost, nay, deliberately misstated and misused; and therefore I bid you restudy Our Principles and test your lives by them. The Society should be composed of unsectarian seekers after Truth, servers of Humanity, spiritual people checking the advance of materialism and the oppression of the humble and the poor. It should be an Universal Brotherhood of Humanity without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste, colour or class; studying Comparative Religion, Philosophy and Science; investigating the laws of Nature and the powers of man.

These Principles can be seen in any copy of The Theosophist, and I would draw attention to the stress that is rightly laid on Truth, freedom of thought, and allegiance only to the Principles mentioned above. I will quote:

“The Members of the General Council earnestly request every member of the Theosophical Society to maintain, defend and act upon these fundamental principles of the Society, and also fearlessly to exercise his own right of liberty of thought and of expression thereof, within the limits of courtesy and consideration for others”.

I say to you, not in vain criticism but as One Who stands for Justice and Love and Truth, that these great Principles, although printed for all to see in The Theosophist are deliberately violated by certain of your Leaders, and that the very reverse of those Principles is the practice of many in the Society today.

I will say no more of this matter. I only wish to indicate the lack of Brotherhood, Freedom, Truth, Justice and Belief that exists in the Society now. I am ashamed, yes, when I contemplate not only your Principles, but the desecration that has been wrought under your Symbol — the Symbol of the All-encompassing Serpent of Eternity and Fecundity, the Serpent of Universal Life and Brotherhood that is Oneness; the interlaced Triangles of the Wisdom of the Ever Light-Dark, Father-Mother Deity Who is beyond all; the Occult Seal of Knowledge within which is the holy Ankh, the Key of the Gods, the Revealer of the Mysteries, the Life-Force, the Holy Ghost, the Inspirer and Creator of mankind.

Then the Dharma, the ever-recurring Wheel of the Law, is represented by the Swastika of Our Lord the Buddha, and above all is the Most Holy and Sacred Name OM. The Holy Trinity Who rules the world is thus your Standard—OM, the Father; Ankh, the Holy Ghost; and Swastika, the Son. Again, as there are Truths beyond Truths in Our Principles, so there are Mysteries beyond Mysteries in Our Symbols. The karma of these Principles and of these Symbols is great indeed. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Satyan nasti paro Dharma. There is no Religion higher than Truth. There is no Religion higher than the Way, and the Way is the Law. Have not your great Founders taught you to seek Truth, that is the Way and the law, always? Has not Our Beloved Krishnaji, whose Teaching is so near to Our Own, told you this also? Is not your Bond of Union a common aspiration towards the Mysteries; and should not, according to your great Founders who spoke for Us, all antagonism, all falsehood, all uncharitableness, all bigotry, all ill-will be cast from you into the outermost darkness?

Is the occult discernment of your Leaders so uncertain that they must either reject Me or await the result of a discussion between both parties, presumably your Leaders and My Messengers, and not till then come forth with a pronouncement of the Truth or falsehood of My Message? Surely those who are attuned to the influences that the Masters bring, especially such pronounced influences as My Own and that of the Master Morya, need not await a discussion before they can tell if they are deceived or not....

My Pupils, what think you Our Beloved Daughter, Madame Blavatsky, kind Upasika, Our first Messenger to the modern world, feels about the low ebb of sentimental spirituality that now pervades you all, and the neurotic leaning on authority and escape from Life which is the attitude of mind into which you are all falling? You have often been shaken in your Faith. You have suffered reverses, but these should strengthen you the more, if you are psychologically free from superstition and from fear. Like the Religions of old the Society has fallen under the evil sway of Priestcraft. How often have We to say that Priests are the servants of Gods and men, and not their Lords?

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Re: Why Theosophy not Spreading in USA

M K Ramadoss
 

Ramu

No one should be asking such questions.

M K Ramadoss


On Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 11:11 AM Ramu <peacebliss@...> wrote:
"American Section received $51,000". How was this and other such contributions redistributed among the beneficiaries for their further undue enrichment?


Ramu

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, M K Ramadoss <mkr777@...> wrote:

Just got the 2019 Income tax return for Cleveland, Ohio, USA branch. In USA, the tax returns are public since taxpayer is subsidizing them by not paying income and other taxes. The US Congress wants the public as watch dog to oversee the charitable non tax paying organizations. Of course these organizations are not happy since they want to keep money matters secret. This includes the American Section of TS. (Years ago, they wanted the writer to personally travel 1,000 miles to pick up a couple of pages – violating the law!!!)

Here is the revealing details:

The branch donated a total of $64,000.

American Section received $51,000

Other local charities including Theosophical Order of Service ($2,000) received $13,000.

Unless money is used locally, how do you spread the message of theosophy?

What is surprising is that the investment broker and accountant were well paid!!!

Investment Broker $5,000

Accountant $3,000

If branches send all their money to National Headquarters, no wonder the membership is shrinking everyday.

You can see for yourself future of Theosophy in USA.

Also cannot be overlooked is the fact that there are no black members in Cleveland branch even though nearly 40% of the population is Black. Theosophy was not launched to exclude anyone!


Peace





Re: A Great Message from one of the Adepts – 1934

Ramu
 

TS is still a channel - albeit for generating income and to wield power through ES and ER for the (mis) leaders. 

Ramu


On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, M K Ramadoss <mkr777@...> wrote:

A Great Message from one of the Adepts – 1934

It is inspiring and relevant today as it was spoken in 1934. Credit goes to Joseph Ross in publishing it in his book on Egyptian Rite.While it is long, it is worth reading and we all can benefit by it

(Excerpt)

++++

The Masters brought the Theosophical Society into being as a channel through which Their Principles might be given to the world; and it was needful that the Brothers of that Society should and shall do all in their power to live those Principles, and aid others to live them. Those Principles have been lost, nay, deliberately misstated and misused; and therefore I bid you restudy Our Principles and test your lives by them. The Society should be composed of unsectarian seekers after Truth, servers of Humanity, spiritual people checking the advance of materialism and the oppression of the humble and the poor. It should be an Universal Brotherhood of Humanity without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste, colour or class; studying Comparative Religion, Philosophy and Science; investigating the laws of Nature and the powers of man.

These Principles can be seen in any copy of The Theosophist, and I would draw attention to the stress that is rightly laid on Truth, freedom of thought, and allegiance only to the Principles mentioned above. I will quote:

“The Members of the General Council earnestly request every member of the Theosophical Society to maintain, defend and act upon these fundamental principles of the Society, and also fearlessly to exercise his own right of liberty of thought and of expression thereof, within the limits of courtesy and consideration for others”.

I say to you, not in vain criticism but as One Who stands for Justice and Love and Truth, that these great Principles, although printed for all to see in The Theosophist are deliberately violated by certain of your Leaders, and that the very reverse of those Principles is the practice of many in the Society today.

I will say no more of this matter. I only wish to indicate the lack of Brotherhood, Freedom, Truth, Justice and Belief that exists in the Society now. I am ashamed, yes, when I contemplate not only your Principles, but the desecration that has been wrought under your Symbol — the Symbol of the All-encompassing Serpent of Eternity and Fecundity, the Serpent of Universal Life and Brotherhood that is Oneness; the interlaced Triangles of the Wisdom of the Ever Light-Dark, Father-Mother Deity Who is beyond all; the Occult Seal of Knowledge within which is the holy Ankh, the Key of the Gods, the Revealer of the Mysteries, the Life-Force, the Holy Ghost, the Inspirer and Creator of mankind.

Then the Dharma, the ever-recurring Wheel of the Law, is represented by the Swastika of Our Lord the Buddha, and above all is the Most Holy and Sacred Name OM. The Holy Trinity Who rules the world is thus your Standard—OM, the Father; Ankh, the Holy Ghost; and Swastika, the Son. Again, as there are Truths beyond Truths in Our Principles, so there are Mysteries beyond Mysteries in Our Symbols. The karma of these Principles and of these Symbols is great indeed. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Satyan nasti paro Dharma. There is no Religion higher than Truth. There is no Religion higher than the Way, and the Way is the Law. Have not your great Founders taught you to seek Truth, that is the Way and the law, always? Has not Our Beloved Krishnaji, whose Teaching is so near to Our Own, told you this also? Is not your Bond of Union a common aspiration towards the Mysteries; and should not, according to your great Founders who spoke for Us, all antagonism, all falsehood, all uncharitableness, all bigotry, all ill-will be cast from you into the outermost darkness?

Is the occult discernment of your Leaders so uncertain that they must either reject Me or await the result of a discussion between both parties, presumably your Leaders and My Messengers, and not till then come forth with a pronouncement of the Truth or falsehood of My Message? Surely those who are attuned to the influences that the Masters bring, especially such pronounced influences as My Own and that of the Master Morya, need not await a discussion before they can tell if they are deceived or not....

My Pupils, what think you Our Beloved Daughter, Madame Blavatsky, kind Upasika, Our first Messenger to the modern world, feels about the low ebb of sentimental spirituality that now pervades you all, and the neurotic leaning on authority and escape from Life which is the attitude of mind into which you are all falling? You have often been shaken in your Faith. You have suffered reverses, but these should strengthen you the more, if you are psychologically free from superstition and from fear. Like the Religions of old the Society has fallen under the evil sway of Priestcraft. How often have We to say that Priests are the servants of Gods and men, and not their Lords?

++++


Re: Why Theosophy not Spreading in USA

Ramu
 

"American Section received $51,000". How was this and other such contributions redistributed among the beneficiaries for their further undue enrichment?


Ramu

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, M K Ramadoss <mkr777@...> wrote:

Just got the 2019 Income tax return for Cleveland, Ohio, USA branch. In USA, the tax returns are public since taxpayer is subsidizing them by not paying income and other taxes. The US Congress wants the public as watch dog to oversee the charitable non tax paying organizations. Of course these organizations are not happy since they want to keep money matters secret. This includes the American Section of TS. (Years ago, they wanted the writer to personally travel 1,000 miles to pick up a couple of pages – violating the law!!!)

Here is the revealing details:

The branch donated a total of $64,000.

American Section received $51,000

Other local charities including Theosophical Order of Service ($2,000) received $13,000.

Unless money is used locally, how do you spread the message of theosophy?

What is surprising is that the investment broker and accountant were well paid!!!

Investment Broker $5,000

Accountant $3,000

If branches send all their money to National Headquarters, no wonder the membership is shrinking everyday.

You can see for yourself future of Theosophy in USA.

Also cannot be overlooked is the fact that there are no black members in Cleveland branch even though nearly 40% of the population is Black. Theosophy was not launched to exclude anyone!


Peace





A Great Message from one of the Adepts – 1934

M K Ramadoss
 

A Great Message from one of the Adepts – 1934

It is inspiring and relevant today as it was spoken in 1934. Credit goes to Joseph Ross in publishing it in his book on Egyptian Rite.While it is long, it is worth reading and we all can benefit by it

(Excerpt)

++++

The Masters brought the Theosophical Society into being as a channel through which Their Principles might be given to the world; and it was needful that the Brothers of that Society should and shall do all in their power to live those Principles, and aid others to live them. Those Principles have been lost, nay, deliberately misstated and misused; and therefore I bid you restudy Our Principles and test your lives by them. The Society should be composed of unsectarian seekers after Truth, servers of Humanity, spiritual people checking the advance of materialism and the oppression of the humble and the poor. It should be an Universal Brotherhood of Humanity without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste, colour or class; studying Comparative Religion, Philosophy and Science; investigating the laws of Nature and the powers of man.

These Principles can be seen in any copy of The Theosophist, and I would draw attention to the stress that is rightly laid on Truth, freedom of thought, and allegiance only to the Principles mentioned above. I will quote:

“The Members of the General Council earnestly request every member of the Theosophical Society to maintain, defend and act upon these fundamental principles of the Society, and also fearlessly to exercise his own right of liberty of thought and of expression thereof, within the limits of courtesy and consideration for others”.

I say to you, not in vain criticism but as One Who stands for Justice and Love and Truth, that these great Principles, although printed for all to see in The Theosophist are deliberately violated by certain of your Leaders, and that the very reverse of those Principles is the practice of many in the Society today.

I will say no more of this matter. I only wish to indicate the lack of Brotherhood, Freedom, Truth, Justice and Belief that exists in the Society now. I am ashamed, yes, when I contemplate not only your Principles, but the desecration that has been wrought under your Symbol — the Symbol of the All-encompassing Serpent of Eternity and Fecundity, the Serpent of Universal Life and Brotherhood that is Oneness; the interlaced Triangles of the Wisdom of the Ever Light-Dark, Father-Mother Deity Who is beyond all; the Occult Seal of Knowledge within which is the holy Ankh, the Key of the Gods, the Revealer of the Mysteries, the Life-Force, the Holy Ghost, the Inspirer and Creator of mankind.

Then the Dharma, the ever-recurring Wheel of the Law, is represented by the Swastika of Our Lord the Buddha, and above all is the Most Holy and Sacred Name OM. The Holy Trinity Who rules the world is thus your Standard—OM, the Father; Ankh, the Holy Ghost; and Swastika, the Son. Again, as there are Truths beyond Truths in Our Principles, so there are Mysteries beyond Mysteries in Our Symbols. The karma of these Principles and of these Symbols is great indeed. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Satyan nasti paro Dharma. There is no Religion higher than Truth. There is no Religion higher than the Way, and the Way is the Law. Have not your great Founders taught you to seek Truth, that is the Way and the law, always? Has not Our Beloved Krishnaji, whose Teaching is so near to Our Own, told you this also? Is not your Bond of Union a common aspiration towards the Mysteries; and should not, according to your great Founders who spoke for Us, all antagonism, all falsehood, all uncharitableness, all bigotry, all ill-will be cast from you into the outermost darkness?

Is the occult discernment of your Leaders so uncertain that they must either reject Me or await the result of a discussion between both parties, presumably your Leaders and My Messengers, and not till then come forth with a pronouncement of the Truth or falsehood of My Message? Surely those who are attuned to the influences that the Masters bring, especially such pronounced influences as My Own and that of the Master Morya, need not await a discussion before they can tell if they are deceived or not....

My Pupils, what think you Our Beloved Daughter, Madame Blavatsky, kind Upasika, Our first Messenger to the modern world, feels about the low ebb of sentimental spirituality that now pervades you all, and the neurotic leaning on authority and escape from Life which is the attitude of mind into which you are all falling? You have often been shaken in your Faith. You have suffered reverses, but these should strengthen you the more, if you are psychologically free from superstition and from fear. Like the Religions of old the Society has fallen under the evil sway of Priestcraft. How often have We to say that Priests are the servants of Gods and men, and not their Lords?

++++


Why Theosophy not Spreading in USA

M K Ramadoss
 

Just got the 2019 Income tax return for Cleveland, Ohio, USA branch. In USA, the tax returns are public since taxpayer is subsidizing them by not paying income and other taxes. The US Congress wants the public as watch dog to oversee the charitable non tax paying organizations. Of course these organizations are not happy since they want to keep money matters secret. This includes the American Section of TS. (Years ago, they wanted the writer to personally travel 1,000 miles to pick up a couple of pages – violating the law!!!)

Here is the revealing details:

The branch donated a total of $64,000.

American Section received $51,000

Other local charities including Theosophical Order of Service ($2,000) received $13,000.

Unless money is used locally, how do you spread the message of theosophy?

What is surprising is that the investment broker and accountant were well paid!!!

Investment Broker $5,000

Accountant $3,000

If branches send all their money to National Headquarters, no wonder the membership is shrinking everyday.

You can see for yourself future of Theosophy in USA.

Also cannot be overlooked is the fact that there are no black members in Cleveland branch even though nearly 40% of the population is Black. Theosophy was not launched to exclude anyone!


Peace





Rabindra Nath Tagore on Universalism

Jayananda Hiranandani
 

From "Indian Theosophist" of December 2020 p.555: 

The true universal finds its manifestation in the individuality which is true. Beauty is universal, and a rose reveals it because, as rose, it is individually beautiful. By making a decoction of a rose, jasmine, and lotus, you do not get to a realisation of some larger beauty which is interfloral. The true universalism is not the breaking down of the walls of one’s own house, but the offering of hospitality to one’s guests and neighbours. THOUGHTS from RABINDRANATH TAGORE


Seasons Greetings from USA

M K Ramadoss CPA
 

There is a nice video on YouTube  from American Section.
What is shocking is the lack of afro american faces in the video.
A viewer may mistake theosophy as exclusionary and giving a bad name for theosophy founded on the great principle of Universal Brotherhood with no distinction.
Public in USA has become sensitive to injustice to afro american men and women.
Theosophists cannot allow the sacred name of Theosophy sullied by narrow minded policies.
See the video for yourself and judge.
It is time for all of us to pray to our Gods and Gurus.



Peace


DEMYSTIFYING & UNDERSTANDING DEATH, BIRTH & EXISTENCE OR LIFE.

Ramu
 

DEMYSTIFYING & UNDERSTANDING DEATH, BIRTH & EXISTENCE OR LIFE.
 
Death is the ending of all you have lived for & all you have lived with, including the notional 'I' or self & all that go with that notional 'I', including its identities. 
 
To understand birth, you have to understand sexual urges & the instinct to procreate.
 
To understand life, you must have self-knowledge.


Dr Gregory Tillett - Belated Obituary

M K Ramadoss
 

Just learnt he passed away in December 2018, two years ago. He is known to theosophists for his excellent bio of C W Leadbeater – “The Elder Brother” which brought out unfavorable facts.

He is also remembered for disclosing existence of super secret ceremonial group – Egyptian Rite which even many ES members did not know. The facts he disclosed about ER were recently confirmed in Joseph Ross' publication on ER.

He will be remembered by many who were in touch with him for his openness and promptness in responding to correspondence

May his Soul Rest in Peace


ON SITUATIONAL REALITY (Edited)

Ramu
 

ON SITUATIONAL REALITY (Edited)
 
"Misery only doth exist, none miserable,
No doer is there; naught save the deed is found.
Nirvana is, but not the man who seeks it.
The Path exists, but not the traveler on it."
- -The Visuddhimagga
 
This probably stems from the core Buddhist doctrine of anatman or no-self i.e. there is no unchanging, permanent self or soul. The self is an outcome of events, situations and circumstances*. When these are conducive, a self gets made; and turn of events, changes in situations and circumstances also bring about the disintegration of that (impermanent) self. 
 
* Accordingly, it is incorrect to say I was born to my parents or my parents had me as their son and the truth is the parents had a sexual intercourse which resulted in pregnancy that became the 'me-self' and further interactive experiences and events have been constantly changing that 'me' for what it is today and what it will not be after death except for its constituent elements or compounds.


Ramu

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