Re: Theos-World TS Adyar President Election
Apr 16, 2008 02:38 PM
Theosophy is something personal and integral to everyone of us exposed to
us. What we do with it or not is up to us. No one forces us to act unless we
decide to do so.
As for the organization, apart from all the rules, there are many things
that rules cannot address and what creates issues is the money and property
and the power over management and dispensation of the money and provide
livelihood and the ability of doling out favors by way of giving a platform
to write and speak, so long as you toe the official line. When the
organization and the philosophy are combined, it produces a strange product
which can be such that at times the actions are not conducive to the
dissemination of philosophy.
This seems to be one of the drawbacks which has stunted the growth of the
membership. With all the loud talk about the achievements, the membership
had negative growth in terms of the percentage of the world population and
no one rarely talks about it.
It is the individual members who, by their daily personal
actions, contribute to the dissemination of theosophy rather than the
organization and we all need to find ways to encourage everyone to find
newer ways to do it.
One such example is this e-mail llist which we all enjoy because of
the effort and interest of one individual. The TSA during the Algeo
leadership was not able to develop an active email list due to it being a
(censored) moderated one, which simply shows that where organizations fail,
individual efforts do succeed.
So many of us like me do look to individual efforts in making theosophy
accessible to world at large.
On 4/16/08, Anton Rozman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Maybe the relation between Theosophy and the Theosophical Society can
> be seen as the relation between Life and Form. And the Form - the
> Theosophical Society is clearly defined by its Rules and Regulations
> and Proceedings which have to be respected to assure that voice of
> each individual member is heard, that the freedom of the Society and
> freedom of thought is present and that the Theosophy can possibly
> pour itself through it. The Form isn't perfect but it is the best and
> the only one we have now at this given moment. It can really function
> only when the rules of the game are respected. It is like in chess
> where moves of pieces are strictly determined. If you want to move
> the pieces arbitrarily you can possibly force the co-player to accept
> your way of playing the game but you are not playing chess anymore.
> Best regards,
> --- In email@example.com <theos-talk%40yahoogroups.com>,
> "adelasie" <adelasie@...> wrote:
> > Isn't Theosophy based primarily on Centralization, one Life, the
> > Unity of all life? Isn't it based on compassion and forgiveness and
> > acceptance and non-judgementalism? Isn't it based on cooperation
> > altruism? Doesn't theosophy say that democracy is not the best form
> > of government, but just a karmic necessity of this cycle? That the
> > ideal form of government is one leader fully supported, the wisest
> > and kindest and best that can be found?
> > I know! How about you, Chuck!! We would all be kept in stitches
> > ROFLOAO and nobody would have time to snipe at each other...a true
> > utopia....
> > Adelasie
> > On 16 Apr 2008 at 11:46, Drpsionic@... wrote:
> > >
> > > I missed that one, perhaps just as well.? There is nothing
> democratic about Theosophy, either in theory or organization.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Chuck the Heretic
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > http://www.geocities.com/c_cosimano
> > >
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
[Back to Top]
Dedicated to the Theosophical Philosophy and its Practical Application