From Krotona, Theosophy and Krishnamurti, 1927-1931:
The author feels that it may be important to examine what is meant by the word religion in the statement, “the Theosophical Society is to be a cornerstone of a new religion.” Is religion a matter of churches, temples, rituals and beliefs? Or is it the moment-to- moment discovery of Life’s movement? A movement which may have any name, or no name at all....
When one grows up in a society which accepts churches, temples, rituals and beliefs, one may mistake what true religion is. The famous Indian Reformer - Shri Shankaracharya, in his writings has clearly warned that all the gimmicks do not work or help ones spiritual growth and he was surely aware of the blind beliefs, superstitions and rituals are doing the men and women of India. He tried his best to wake up those who are serious about investigating the question spirituality. Surely, many are comfortable in a cocoon of blind beliefs, superstitions, rituals and temples and churches. We have to wait for men and women to really realize the futility of these and break open from the cocoon.
By the way, the book is a valuable source of information. I am only waiting for a free pdf file made available on Internet and this would benefit a large number of students around the world. Let us hope and pray for it.
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