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RE: Theos-World Why the TSs are Falling Apart

Mar 13, 1999 05:02 AM
by W. Dallas TenBroeck

Dear Doss
Did you change your method of posting in some way
Usually my equipment picks up anything that is sent over INTERNET.
This morning when I tried to print your 2 MSGS, all I got was the top 3 lines and the actual message area remained blank.
Other incoming messages I got with no trouble.
Very curious.
1.    Being Human is developing that independence and self-reliance that enables us to progress forward in our spiritual development.  Following out of respect has great value in developing devotion.  But, does it develop DISCRIMINATION ?  Do we become wiser ?  what is the contrast between BHAKTI and GNYAN ?
2.    The T S has a role to play.  Only read and think about the 3 OBJECTS.  If the members can educate themselves by studying the basic and original message, then they will bring abut from within any reform that is needed.  Yes, the T S is to be respected.  But is the present T S the one that is following the ORIGINAL PROGRAM of the MASTERS, or is it not ?  Is the "Management" trustworthy and fair, or is it not ?  When asked to make reforms that are common-sense and elementary equity, does it respond with sensitivity or with obfuscation ?
3.    Can any man move a mountain ?  Not in a single life time perhaps, but a beginning can be made.  Main point is of value and of necessity.  Again it is discrimination.
4.    Our duty, as I see it is to follow our Voice of Conscience, and to check its prompting with the touchstone of common sense and the wisdom which we have acquired from a study of Theosophy.  Theosophy is either the Sanatana Dharma or it is nonsense. But which ever answer we choose, it is WE who will make the choice and will also bear such consequences as result from that choice. This happens all the time.
5.    The main point is WHERE SHOULD WE BEST SPEND OUR TIME?  In what way can we best assist others ?
Best wishes, and many thanks for your views and ideas

              Dallas TenBroeck

-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of M K Ramadoss
Sent: Friday, March 12, 1999 8:21 PM
Subject: RE: Theos-World Why the TSs are Falling Apart

At 02:56 PM 3/12/1999 -0800, W. Dallas TenBroeck wrote:
We would not be involved in Theosophy if we did not have great independence.

Dallas, you are right.

If one follows just a set of firm beliefs, they how can we recognize when any aspect of truth shows up in most unexpected way.

We also have the ability to think and seek to understand each other.

Independent thinking is very difficult especially when we bring with us all the various "facts" and beliefs -- many that we are not even aware of. Also an independent thinker, in my opinion, is the most unpredictable person because he/she cannot be expected to react/act in a routine manner.

As to one thing that is quite clear to me: THEOSOPHY is quite different from the work and organization of any T S.

Sure that distinction should always be kept in mind. At the same time, in the back of my mind, I have the lingering feeling that TS has a role to play. If not it would never have been established in the first place.


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