Welcome to the Feelgood Lodge
More flexible than a set of rules
Detector vans are not in your area
You can define a Fundamentalist as someone who applies a set of rules to a situation irrespective of the circumstances. (we’ve all met them and they’re not always religious)
Everything is negotiable in Theosophy and the closest thing to a set of rules we have is our objects with which we expect all our members to agree.
If you are new to Theosophy, here they are;
So if we all agree on these, we can negotiate.
You will find a fantastic number of ideas in Theosophy, some of them are grasped easily and some may take years to fully appreciate. These ideas are not set in stone but are simply presented as ideas for consideration.
This approach gives Theosophists space to breath. There is no fear of breaking away from party lines, being condemned by management or of invoking the disapproval of a higher being, on the grounds of your interpretation of the Theosophical Teachings.
What about personal and lifestyle decisions. Well as far as the Theosophical Society is concerned, these remain personal and lifestyle decisions. Although individual members of the Society are free to advocate or promote their ideas in relation to such matters as family arrangements, vegetarianism, alcohol or medicine, none of this has ever been binding on other members. So detector vans are not in your area.
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