Re: Theos-World Evernet
Jan 24, 2001 08:20 PM
In a message dated 1/24/2001 8:16:32 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> I posted the msg below in 6/1999 and re-read it when it was found by one of
> the search engines. May be it is interesting to revisit after 18 months and
> see what is happening.
> The broadband led by cable and dsl is becoming a reality. Distribution of
> material -- all kinds -- written, spoken, music, video is taking place by
> what Napster has done. This is going to continue fueled by the broadband
> access. So the silent information revolution is going on everyday, much
> fueled by interested innovative individuals rather than multinational
> corporations always with an eye on making a buck.
> "Spiritual" organizations -- including theosophical -- seem to continue to
> follow the old model - does not seem to be at the forefront of internet
> revolution. So if the current trend continues, what is the role of these
> organizations in the long run? Good question for each one of us to ponder
> and questions also rise as to the effectiveness of funding old-model
> Very interesting to watch further developments.
> Any comments?
Assuming one agrees that Theosophy ought to be classified as a "Spiritual
Organization" it does not follow that it should join the mindless race to
extreme technological development.
Esoteric philosophy groups, whose underlying nature embody the wisdom
traditions, are by definition on a different evolutionary time scale. The
need to partake of all the fifth ray bells and whistles that are found in the
outer world, should not be so quickly embraced by such TRUTH seeking
organizations. Wisdom, has it's own pacing and keeps it's own counsel. It
accumulates through synthesis, all of humanities progress as well as it's
mistakes. Time, is what is required to grow the higher human characteristic
known as wisdom. That's why we have so much of it on the physical plane.
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