I would separate out some of the questions raised by your article.
1) Can Theosophical (HPB) statements be justified in their contemporary late 19th cent. setting. I would argue, yes. I wont dwell on that.
2) The real question is what to…"
I think I've understood you. Though, one can never be certain on the internet. To me you have presented a 'commonsense' perspective on the issue, one which I am more or less trying to hang on to myself. Instead of analysing what…"
I think the 'truth' and its possible apprehension by human beings has been a basic subject of western philosophy. More recently, I am thinking of phenomenology, correspondence theories of truth, coherence theories of truth, pragmatism,…"
"Thanks, on the contextualising. I did not notice the Forum context. I should be a little more alert and sophisticated in my engagement with your website. Context does make a difference. The message did get me thinking though. Can we act without…"
I looked at this and for some reason my first instinct was to try to criticise it. I am not sure why, perhaps my nature is to criticise. I am going to think about that. Having counted to 10, some thoughts did come to my mind. The first is,…"
"er, i thought my last sentence was ambigious.
i dont meant tapping out of the conversation with me, which would not likely result in death - more like relief i imagine.
i mean, giving into science too completely will result in the death of many…"
"The Dalai prevaricates. Which of his tantric commitments has he given up in the face of the scientific onslaught.?
I think you are unimpressed by Kuhn (paradigms), Rorty (the world is always under description, and has no preferred way of being…"
If anyone reading this post wants to know how a TS lodge (Cape Town) dies, you can email me privately - email@example.com.
For the sake of TS family honour, I'd prefer not to air dirty laundry in public. There is hopefully an attempt at…"
"hi John, you say alot above.
but, sticking to the parts I am interested in right now (and hoping that I understood you properly), the following are statements you make which I cannot see as being valid:
1) The TS is HPB focused. Totally untrue in my…"
Yes, that is a telling statistic.
I couldn't speak for the TS worldwide, but from the country i know, South Africa, the TS is hopelessly and completely lost and directionless. To be clear, i am giving my own opinion here.
Why this is,…"