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Re: Theos-World Re Stemming the Tide of Materialism

May 08, 2001 08:46 AM
by ramadoss

At 05:48 PM 5/7/01 -0700, Jerry Hejka-Ekins wrote:
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Dallas, I think you are preaching to the choir on this point, and I appreciate your idealism. However, as one who has worked with three different Theosophical Organizations over the last forty years, I have observed that there is a great deal of difference between the ideals they preach and their practices.

To my mind, personal responsibility is the key here, as you suggest. This is why I'm interested in learning about different Theosophist's views concerning what they believe their responsibilities are. Im frankly not interested in being told what "theosophy teaches." I have all of the books, and like you, have read them over and over and discussed them alone and in study groups for years. I'm primarily interested is in the many different ways that people have come to understand these teachings and how they apply them.

Ramadoss recently quoted Radha as saying that "we have as a TS such a low level because we have not better members." In light of your point about personal responsibilities and individual karma, she is right.

It was someone else who made the quote.


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