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Re: Theos-World Re: Point of view- THIS is a Classic example (of junk mail)

Nov 26, 2000 12:28 PM
by Eugene Carpenter

Thanks, Sherab. I sense that all would agree with you.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Sherab Dorje" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2000 11:49 AM
Subject: Theos-World Re: Point of view- THIS is a Classic example (of junk

> Dear Leon, Gene, et all,
> Theosophy is alive and well apparently if this eGroup is an example.
> There are some very deep postings by many here that have invested
> long hard hours in reading, study, and meditation of the doctrines of
> Theosophy. This is enormously admirable and indeed, quite an
> investment of energetic action. Many demonstrate a unique depth of
> understanding about the deepest workings of nature and man. And then
> there are postings of a lighter nature.
> Sometimes great truths lie in the simplest of comments. We have to
> remember that a little humor lightens the discussions up and provides
> some ... well, comic relief. Theosophy can be quite heavy as you all
> know.
> Personally, the format of this eGroup software and the interface
> leaves a lot to be desired because it does not really work well as
> forum software facilitating discussions all around on single topics
> but rather it is somehow encourages a kind of chatter of small
> conversations on a number of topics. This is due partly to the
> software configuration and partly due to the user's options for
> setting their profiles for differently delivery options; Some people
> will only see the postings here via copies sent by email and never
> surf to the eGroup site and engage the interface there; Others will
> configure their profiles to have Digests sent of the daily postings
> in the form of a single email message that you can't really reply to;
> While yet others configure thier profile to never receive email and
> only access the theos-talk eGroup via the internet, reading and
> posting while online. I think each of these methods facilitates a
> different kind of discussion style. So ... if you don't want any
> email cluttering up your box, simply reconfigure your profile and
> change the delivery method.
> And one other thing, I concurr, in that I think that it is
> inappropriate to reply to a message posting to a thread and NOT
> delete the previously posted messages. If there is some phrase or
> line that one wishes to speak to directly then it should be included
> by way of example. It is such a simple matter to delete the previous
> posting and it is so much easier to review the previous messages in
> the thread because they remain on the server for a period of time. I
> have been guilty of this none deletion action when replying too, so I
> will change my ways and cut the repetition. I fear that a number of
> these postings that are soooooo long will never get read no matter
> how valuable they may be.
> Last but not least from a friend,
> The reason Angels can fly is that they take themselves lightly :-)
> With some humor,
> Sherab

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