UHarold W. Percival



Ngokuphathelene nalesi senzo esingavamile, uHarold Waldwin Percival, asikhathazeki ubuntu bakhe. Intshisekelo yethu itholakala kulokho akwenzayo nokuthi wakwenza kanjani. U-Percival uqobo wakhetha ukuhlala engaqondakali, njengoba ekhomba kuNgqikithi yoMlobi Ukucabanga Nekusasa. Kungenxa yalokhu ukuthi akafanga ukubhala umbhalo wezithombe noma ukubhalwa kwe-biography. Wayefuna ukuthi imibhalo yakhe imele ngokwayo. Inhloso yakhe yayiwukuthi ukuqinisekiswa kwezitatimende zakhe kuhlolwe ngokwezinga le-Self-knowledge ngaphakathi komfundi futhi kungathonywa ubuntu bukaPercival.

Noma kunjalo, abantu bafuna ukwazi okuthile ngomlobi wenothi, ikakhulukazi uma becatshangelwa kakhulu imibono yakhe. Njengoba uPercival efile e-1953, eneminyaka engamashumi ayisishiyagalombili nane, akekho ophila manje owayemazi empilweni yakhe yokuphila futhi abambalwa kuphela abawazi imininingwane yokuphila kwakhe kamuva. Siqoqe lawo maqiniso ambalwa awaziwayo; Kodwa-ke, lokhu akufanele kubhekwe njenge-biography ephelele, kodwa kunomdwebo omfushane.

(1868 - 1953)

UHarold Waldwin Percival wazalelwa eBridgetown, eBarbados, eBrithani West Indies, ngo-Ephreli 15, 1868, esitshalweni sabazali bakhe. Wayengowesithathu kwezingane ezine, akekho noyedwa owasinda kuye. Abazali bakhe baseNgilandi, u-Elizabeth Ann Taylor noJames Percival, babengamaKristu azinikele. Kodwa okuningi kwalokho ayekuzwa njengengane encane kwakubonakala kungenangqondo, futhi kwakungekho izimpendulo ezanelisayo kumbuzo wakhe amaningi. Wazizwa ukuthi kumele kube khona labo ababazi, futhi esemncane kakhulu bazimisele ukuthi uzothola "abahlakaniphileyo" futhi bafunde kuzo. Njengoba iminyaka idlulile, umbono wakhe we "Abahlakaniphileyo" ushintshile, kodwa injongo yakhe yokuzuza Ulwazi ngokwami ​​yahlala.

Lapho uHarold Percival eneminyaka eyishumi ubudala, ubaba wakhe wafa futhi unina wathuthela e-United States, ehlala eBoston, kamuva kamuva eNew York City. Wayekhathalela unina cishe iminyaka eyishumi nesishiyagalombili waze wafa ngo-1905. Umfundi othanda ukufunda, wayeyi-self-educated.

E-New York City uPercival waba nesithakazelo kuTheosophy futhi wajoyina iTheosophical Society ku-1892. Lo mphakathi uhlukaniswe ngamaqembu ngemva kokufa kukaWilliam Q. IJaji ku-1896. U-Percival kamuva wahlela i-Theosophical Society Independent, eyahlangana ukuze itadishe imibhalo kaMadame Blavatsky neyeMpumalanga "imibhalo."

Ku-1893, futhi kabili phakathi neminyaka eyishumi nane elandelayo, uPercival waba nesipiliyoni esiyingqayizivele 'sokuqaphela Ubumnandi,' ukukhanyisa okunamandla nokomoya. Uthi, "Ukuqaphela Ukuqaphela kubonisa ukuthi 'engaziwa' kulowo owaziwa kakhulu. Khona-ke kuyoba ngumsebenzi walowo ozokwazi ukukwazi ukuthi angakwazi kanjani ukuqaphela Ukuqaphela. "Wathi ukubaluleka kwalolo phiko kwaba ukuthi kwamsiza ukwazi nganoma iyiphi indaba ngenqubo yengqondo eyayibiza ngokuthi" ukucabanga kwangempela. "Ngenxa yokuthi lokhu okuhlangenwe nakho kwembulwe okungaphezu kokuqukethwe kweTheosophy, wayefuna ukubhala mayelana nabo futhi wabelane ngalolu lwazi ngobuntu.

Kusuka ku-1904 kuya ku-1917, uPercival washicilela umagazini wenyanga, The Word, eyayizinikezelwa ebuhlotsheni bomuntu futhi yaqhutshwa emhlabeni wonke. Abalobi abaningi abavelele balolo suku bafaka isandla kulo magazini futhi zonke izimpikiswano zaziqukethe indaba kaPercival. Lezi zincwadi zakuqala zamtholela indawo Ubani ongoMelika.

Ku-1908, futhi iminyaka eminingana, uPercival nabangane abaningana babephethe futhi baqhutshwa cishe amahektha ayizinkulungwane ezinhlanu zezithelo zemifino, epulazini, ne-cannery enyakatho yeNew York. Lapho impahla ithengiswa uPercival wagcina cishe amahektha angaba ngu-80 lapho kwakukhona indlu encane. Yilapho ahlala khona ezinyangeni zasehlobo futhi wanikela isikhathi sakhe emsebenzini oqhubekayo emibhalweni yakhe yesandla.

Ku-1912 waqala ukuchaza izinto zezincwadi ezizoqukatha uhlelo lwakhe oluphelele lokucabanga. Ngenxa yokuthi isidumbu sakhe kwakudingeka sisekhona ngenkathi ecabanga, wachaza noma nini lapho kukhona usizo. Ku-1932 uhlaka lokuqala lwaqedwa; ibizwa Umthetho Wokucabanga. Waqhubeka nokusebenza ngokuphindaphindiwe lo mbhalo ukuze awuchaze futhi awuhlele. Wayengafisi ukuthi lokhu kuyincwadi eyimfihlakalo futhi wayezimisele ukugqokisa umsebenzi wakhe ngokufaka amagama afanele ngokunembile noma kunzima kangakanani noma umzamo omkhulu. Isihloko salo sashintshwa saba Ukucabanga Nekusasa futhi ekugcineni iphrintiwe ku-1946.

Leli phepha elinamakhasi ayizinkulungwane eziyikhulu lalikhiqizwa esikhathini esingamashumi amathathu namine. Le ncwadi ihlanganisa indaba yoMuntu nezwe lakhe ngemininingwane ephelele. Kamuva, ku-1951, washicilela Indoda Nomfazi Nezingane futhi ku-1952, Amasonto nezinhlamvu zawo futhi Iningi lentando yeningi liziHulumeni. Lezi zincwadi ezincane ezincane zisekelwe Ukucabanga Nekusasa futhi ubhekane nezihloko ezikhethiwe ezibalulekile ngokuningiliziwe.

Ku-1946, u-Percival, nabangani ababili, bakha i-Word Publishing Co., eyaqala ukushicilela futhi yasakaza izincwadi zayo. Phakathi nalesi sikhathi, uPercival wasebenza ukuze alungiselele imibhalo yesandla yezincwadi ezengeziwe, kodwa wayehlale ekhona ukuze aphendule imibuzo eminingi evela kubhalisi.

I-Word Foundation, Inc. yasungulwa ku-1950 yokwazisa abantu bezwe zonke izincwadi ezibhaliwe nguHarold W. Percival nokuqinisekisa ukuthi ifa lakhe esintwini lizoqhutshelwa phambili. U-Percival wabeka i-copyright yezincwadi zakhe kuThe Word Foundation, Inc.

Ngo-March 6, 1953, Percival wadlula izimbangela zemvelo eNew York City amasonto ambalwa ngaphambi kokuzalwa kwakhe okungamashumi ayisishiyagalombili nanhlanu. Umzimba wakhe wawushisiwe, ngokusho kwakhe.

Kuye kwashiwo ukuthi akekho owakwazi ukuhlangabezana noPercival ngaphandle kokuzwa ukuthi behlangane nomuntu ophawulekayo ngempela. Imisebenzi yakhe ibonisa ukufeza okukhulu ekubhekaneni nombuso weqiniso, futhi okungenzeka, komuntu. Ukubambisana kwakhe emphakathini kungaba nomthelela omkhulu empucuko yethu nemiphakathi ezayo.