Re: Theos-World New to List
May 11, 2001 07:14 AM
Well, there is an analogy between how a new race becomes the most populous
one. HPB stated that the growth of a new race usually takes place without
much fanfare or publicity when one day you find that the new one is the
most populous one. Internet grew slowly and without much publicity and one
day everyone was surprised. If a "divine" hand was is not behind it what else?
Turning to another issue.
In 1875, when TS was launched, the founders had to travel far and wide at
great personal sacrifice, branches were started in many countries around
the world. In those days, that may have been the best way to organize.
Today with myriads of communication choices including Internet, distance is
no longer a barrier. Such being the case, one wonders whether the 1875
model is appropriate or necessary or even outmoded and no longer effective.
Are we hanging on to a model whose useful purpose has been served and a new
model is needed on the basis of the conditions that exist in 2001? Of
course, any change in the model will upset vested interests ('spiritual',
'occult' or monetary) and there would be strong reaction from the vested
interests. On the other hand, the majority of the "sheep" are quite happy
with the conditions as it exists and are likely to oppose as well.
Something to think about.
At 05:55 PM 5/10/01 +0200, you wrote:
>Considering the condition of formal setup among theosophists, I think
>Internet is godsend and may be it is going to revive interest in the
>philosophy. Over last 70 or more years the general interest has been waning
>hopefully we will see more of active discussions on this and other forums.
If the Internet was not direct pushed by the Adepts they surely welcome it.
When the establishment had 20, 10 years back an idea about the possibilities
of the Internet, they would have prevented it.
Even a Bill Gates was in his 1995 book not aware about the power of the
Fascinating to see how karma works and always finds new ways to help the
light go around in the world.
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