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Nov 27, 2004 08:40 PM
Dear Tom, Welcome. I'd be most interested (as I'm sure would be most theosophical philosophers) in hearing about "your philosophy" and how it relates to both professional gambling and theosophy... Although my reasons could be different. One of my closest friends and business partner (since our meeting in grammar school) was also a professional gambler in Las Vegas since the early 1970s. He was not a studied theosophist but was sympathetic to its premises and conclusions (which we discussed at length). He practiced altruism by writing newspaper articles and publishing pamphlets that would help novice gamblers avoid being cheated by teaching them all about the ways the different games they might play manipulate the odds to assure house profits, and how to avoid the pitfalls and gamble intelligently. He also wrote some instructional pieces about methods that professional gamblers use and what games they play to assure their own income. It seems that an intuitive understanding of karma and its relationship to cycles and periodicity might be useful in our practical lives no matter what profession we may be in. :-) Look forward to your comments. Best wishes, Leon Maurer http://tellworld.com/Astro.Biological.Coenergetics In a message dated 11/27/04 9:54:19 PM, email@example.com writes: >I am a life member of the Theosophical Society. I was active in the >Seattle lodge from 1994 through 1998. I also participated in the >theos-l email list in some of those years. I live in Las Vegas, where >I've lived as a professional gambler most of my adult life. Much of >my philosophy is based on what I've read and discussed of Theosophy.