Re: To Darren: internet lecture
Jun 07, 1998 06:51 AM
by Darren Porter
Thoa as always the voice of reason. Yes I beleive it is just a generation
gap situation. I offered to donate a computer to the library but they were
more than happy to just continue with a manual card system. I was hoping to
make some of the older members a little less sacared and daunted by
technology. I've managed to get my grandfather into computers and he is mid
I also think our lodge is very small only around 10-12 people turn up for
the weekly lectures. If our wisdom is as 'correct' (or close to) as we
beleive it to be we need to spread the teachings more. We need to use the
latest technological tools and we ought to have a media prsence if only in
the role of 'devils advocate' so as to get people thinking.
Thanks for your input,
Darren (#467) MI
At 10:59 PM 6/5/98 -0700, you wrote:
>>I've offered a course "The Internet and Theosophy : A beginners guide from
>>HPB to HPC, but the lodge doesn't seem to interested. They find my
>>enthusiasm amusing for some reason.
>>Oh well, if I make people happy thats fine by me. I'm worried that there
>>are so many splinter factions on the meanings of the teachings because of a
>>lack of true initiates. We are heading the way of the christian Church -
>>thousands of interpretations, new ethics, our true purpose clouded.
>>I see a synthesis of doctrines melding shortly
>Darren, you might want to ask Eldon about how to give a lecture about the
>internet and theosophy. I think Eldon already gave several lectures on
>that topic. I'm sure Eldon had several roadblocks along his way. I think
>you read, last week, about Eldon's internet failure (can't remember the
>name, a magazine?) His Theosophy World list was almost dead for at least a
>year, and now it's hopping.
>Perhaps there's another way to get through to the lodge about your serious
>intent. On the other hand, they could be backwards when it comes to the
>internet. Perhaps there are people on this list who could use your
>internet expertise to promote theosophy.
>It's too bad that the enthusiasm of the young is not being used. The thing
>that the young is lacking is knowledge of established customs, and
>experience. The former is good in that the young can see beyond the rigid
>establishment, but bad in that the young do not know how to deal with the
>establishment. When you don't know how to deal with the establishment, the
>establishment can be a big brick wall.
>Can you imagine the dynamism that would arise if the establishment knows
>how to use the enthusiasm and the power of the young? Young people are
>idealistic and energetic. Young people also attract other young people.
>Instead of being afraid at the rowdiness and unconventionality of the
>young, the establishment should flow with the tide and guide it. And guide
>it in a way that would not squelch the energy. If the establishment fails
>to do that, the young will go elsewhere that would fit with their
>enthusiasm. The establishment will end up with a bunch of long time
>established folks gathering cobwebs. When the older generation dies, what
>then is left? A slab of brick wall.
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