tow parallel tracks
Sep 20, 2004 11:53 AM
by Eldon B Tucker
At 11:44 AM 9/20/2004, you wrote:
Thanks Steve and Paul. You both make comments with which I am in general
agreement. Lately, I have been wondering if these theosophy lists have not
developed their own "mark of the beast" for me in the sense that the topics
and discussions more or less go round and round through the same material.
As Steve indicates, we need a teacher (although my logical mind must ask how
the first person achieved contact with the HS) and sometimes I wonder if
this internet activity isn't like reading the same book over and over in
Still, good and informative posts like these from you two keep me ever
Perhaps the lists can also have the opposite effect. There is a larger
variety of people and viewpoints on an active list that in any group near
our home that we could personally attend. As long as people aren't too shy
and end up lurking, we can hear from more of them and broaden our thinking.
The topics we tire of are the ones we <DELETE>, not having the time and
interest to respond.
Going in circles comes from being self-centered, and goes away when more of
our time is in creative endeavors and in helping others, both activities
where we give of our selves.
We may have two parallel tracks on any of the theosophical mailing lists.
New students want to learn about and discuss basic concepts. They don't
want things too esoteric or unrelated to the issues that they face in life.
Long-time students may have tired of the basics and want either deeper
metaphysics or more practical endeavors. Both people and approaches are
valid for certain people and could coexist.
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