Re: Wonderrful statement
Apr 12, 1996 08:41 PM
by Eldon B. Tucker
[writing to Bee]
>IMHO, there is no place in the TI statement for *any* incorporation
>regarding theosophical teaching. The objects do not require it, and
>surely are, by implication, not concerned with what is taught - only
>that what is available is studied (see object 2). TI does not and
>cannot have any dogma to defend or promote.
Saying that TI does not have any particular body of doctrines to
promote is *only half* of the neutrality that it must preserve.
The other half is to neither confirm *nor deny* that there is a
body of theosophical doctrines that are rooted in the Mysteries
and are fundamentally true.
If there is any element of denial in the TI's objectives, it would
be another organization to promote a specific belief, rather than
an association of people from all beliefs and approaches. For the
TI to say "the theosophical doctrines are not true, they are merely
a belief held by certain unenlightened people" it would be promoting
a specific belief of its own regarding the nature of the world, and
not be inclusive of all beliefs. It would be ironic, if it were
to happen, if the only belief system excluded by Theosophy
International was the theosophical!
My hope is that TI will respect this neutrality and give as much
respect to Theosophists and it may pay to Jewish Kabbalists,
Christians, Buddhists, Jungians, and even the Politically Correct!
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