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Some people think starting wars is not as heinous as misuse of email

obama2aA row has developed over Hillary Clinton and that she is a liar and corrupt over her use of email service and the Clinton Foundation which distributes millions in world aid. Right-wing conservative Republican’s who have an obvious political agenda started the accusations re email service. They – and others, have made accusations regarding dubious donations in the Clinton Foundation.

1. The latest in this saga is that previous US Republican Secretary of State, Colin Powell, denied Clinton’s claim that he suggested she use private email. Extreme right-wing advocate Andrew Bolt presents Powell’s denial as evidence of her being a liar. He heads his post “Who can trust a word Hillary Clinton says?” See link

Australian right-wing conservative Andrew Bolt accuses Clinton

2. But here is a contradictory report printed in, in which a third party verifies that Powell made the remarks that Clinton claimed he did.

Contrary information

Author Joe Conason said: I report on a dinner party that former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright hosted for Hillary Clinton several months after she assumed that office in 2009, with Powell in attendance:
Toward the end of the evening, over dessert, Albright asked all of the former secretaries to offer one salient bit of counsel [to Clinton]…. Powell suggested that she use her own email, as he had done, except for classified communications, which he had sent and received via a State Department computer on his desk. Saying that his use of personal email had been transformative for the department, Powell thus confirmed a decision she had made months earlier.
Yet Powell has responded by insisting that he has “no recollection” of such an incident. But his principal assistant, Margaret “Peggy” Cifrino, emailed Conason to confirm that Powell made the remarks.

3. Propagandists know that if you say something enough, it becomes the truth. The point being made here is that to blindly accept information that aligns with our own personal prejudices without investigating facts is inappropriate – and dangerous when the most powerful position in the world – US President, is at stake. Too many lives in the world depend upon who wins.

4. Hilary Clinton in my opinion is a reasonably decent human being with 25 years of public service in supporting various human rights causes to her credit. To me this is evidence of her work as a disciple. An investigation of the email allegations – reading material from both sides of the argument, reveals that her so-called lies seem to be accusations and aspersions made primarily by Republican’s – but also others, without real evidence. Is Clinton perfect – no. Who is? Has she made mistakes – probably. Who has not? Does she dissemble at times – probably. Can you name one politician who tells the truth 100% of the time? Probably no, because politicians are politicians and dissembling is what they do.

5. The personal hounding of Clinton because of her use of emails is laughable. She didn’t lie about WMD and start the Iraq War, causing millions to become refugees, thousands being killed, the spawning of ISIL and terrorism today. George Bush, John Howard and Tony Blair told these lies and were responsible for this with Neo-conservative war-hawks in the US. But those who call Hillary a liar ignore this. It seems that starting wars is not as heinous as misuse of email service.  This is a gross distortion of values and perception. In my opinion, the lie was started by Republicans as a strategy to destroy the Democrat nominee in order to regain power in the White House.   

6. How should those on the spiritual path conduct themselves in political debate? Here is what the Master Djwhal Khul says is required of the members of the New Group of World Servers.

They say nothing and write no word which could feed the fires of hatred, or tend to separate man from man, or nation from nation. [They] will work for good will, for the breaking down of barriers, and for world peace.  They will avoid all attack of existing regimes and personalities.. They will endeavour to speak no word and do no act which can separate and breed dislike. Esoteric psychology II p643

7. Master DK does not say that evil should not be exposed and those responsible should not be named. In his various books written under the name of Alice Bailey, he does just this. But we all have a responsibility to investigate accusations and be fair and balanced in our assessments. Analysing the authors of these accusations and trying to ascertain their political motives is part of this responsibility. Very often, the accusers have made outrageous statements about other decent human beings (Obama being a popular target) and their words and thoughts are full of hatred, are separative and breed dislike. See them for what they are.

Leoni Hodgson

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Buddhism and the No-Soul Doctrine (v4) 2014

Buddhism and the No-Soul Doctrine

An Esoteric Perspective – March 2014 (version 4)

Leoni Hodgson, PMAFA, MSE (Psych), PhD Esotericism

[This article first published in 2010, has been extensively rewritten. LH] 

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There are many who do not identify specifically with the Buddhist religion,but nonetheless hold Gautama Buddha and his world mission, in the highest regard. His teachings, specifically the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, his effect for good upon the human consciousness – all these elevate Gautama Buddha to the status of being one of the greatest spiritual Messengers the world has ever known.

Having said that, many people whose understandings are based on Deity and soul, are confused by the Buddhist “no-soul” and “no-God” doctrines. What is it that the great Teacher said exactly? Can these concepts be reconciled with the esoteric teachings promulgated by such writers as Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (HPB) and Alice Bailey?[1] This investigation is the reason for this article, in which Buddhist and esoteric doctrine have been compared and an opinion added.

Gautama was born Hindu, and received esoteric training in the old Brahmanical secret Schools – whose roots are founded in pre-Vedic Wisdom. From these Indian Sages he learned the truths of emptiness, the impermanence of material life, and spiritual development techniques. All students of these schools vow not to reveal the Esoteric Doctrines imparted to them, but in his compassion for man and in order to help him, Buddha violated this.

“In His immense pity for the ignorance—and as its consequence the sufferings—of mankind, desirous though He was to keep inviolate His sacred vows, He failed to keep within the prescribed limits. While constructing His Exoteric Philosophy (the “Eye-Doctrine”) on the foundations of eternal Truth, He failed to conceal certain dogmas, and trespassing beyond the lawful lines, caused those dogmas to be misunderstood. In His anxiety to make away with the false Gods, He revealed in the Seven Paths to ‘Nirvana[2]‘ some of the mysteries of the Seven Lights of the Arupa (formless) World”.[3]

It appears that Gautama was so anxious to help man free himself from corrupt religious teachings; he gave out certain truths about the formless world of Monadic existence – a level of pure spiritual awareness (the first level down from God-consciousness or Brahman) that lies way above human existence. He released these truths to his disciples whose minds and hearts he had prepared to assimilate these great esoteric truths. In order to reach this level, all attachments and trappings pertaining to human life must be stripped away. Occurring naturally through the course of evolution, this stripping away or emptying is accelerated through certain spiritual practices. But they are way above the level of the average student in esoteric training who is being instructed in methods that raise consciousness from lower mind to higher soul wisdom – which is the half-way point to this lofty level.

Students were given a vision of the formless Monadic world, before they could build the equipment to reach it. The whole process of the Soul journey – the continuous expansion of consciousness across lives until enlightenment is reached, was omitted. This situation can be likened to an astronaut told he has to fly directly to the heart of the universe when the technology of his spaceship barely allows him to break free of the Earth’s atmosphere. The consequence is that Buddha’s teaching in this area, has been misunderstood and thus the no-soul, no-creator belief has arisen.

His new doctrine, which represented the outward dead body of the Esoteric Teaching without its vivifying Soul, had disastrous effects: it was never correctly understood… Immense philanthrophy, a boundless love and charity for all creatures, were at the bottom of His unintentional mistake… If the “Good Law,” as preached, resulted in the most sublime code of ethics and the unparalleled philosophy of things external in the visible Kosmos, it biassed and misguided immature minds into believing there was nothing more under the outward mantle of the system, and its dead-letter only was accepted.[4]

The Brahmin’s jealously reserved occult knowledge as the right of their caste. To his credit, Buddha broke this rule, admitting all castes to the path of adeptship, based on merit. It earned him great hostility however, and he was driven out of India. On the positive side, when one looks at religious intolerance in the world today, caused through immature minds misinterpreting the scriptures, perhaps Buddha’s lack of emphasis upon God was one of his greatest gift to man. With one sweeping stroke, he stripped away the roots of religious superstition and taught students to commune directly with God rather than to go through intermediaries (priests) who were so often corrupt. The Renaissance period which broke the hold of religious superstition in the west occurred two thousand years later.


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