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Re: theos-talk Aurobindo's madman?

Oct 09, 2010 11:13 AM
by MKR

Digital based theosophy is already there with various sites such as this and ning site. The control organizational leaders had on account
of the money and assets is slowly ebbing away in this direction. Is it any
wonder that the move is reflected in the number of members in organizations?

You will notice an elitist attitude in many 'organizational' theosophists -
especially when you move up the ladder in organizations with all the
impressive titles, name suffixes to signify achievements in intellectual
learning, costumes and also the built-in belief that if you are following
any of the prescribed practices you are going up the ladder (and also the
hope that you are getting closer to the Initiates) and many of them totally
incapable of communicating with other at their level.

Digital world is a truly leveling field that takes time to get used to, and
at times can be scary. It looks like that is why you do not see the well
known names in organizational matters in any of these lists. And digital
world is moving forward like a Juggernaut and either you get on it or get
crushed by it.

A true theosophist cannot but pity when we see the situation. Let us all
pray (to God or whatever) that their eyes are opened soon and get on the
Juggernaut for the good of Humanity. And it is free, it is transparent - no
membership paperwork, no annual dues, no obedience, nothing!


On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 3:43 AM, Martin <> wrote:

> Ok, I thrw in a few as well...
> As MKR has already mentioned many times about the availability of the
> Internet,
> the Theosophical Society should become a complete digital one. The Digital
> Theosophical Society would not have the trouble of maintaining Staff nor
> property and as such is much more in line with the being free of the
> Knowledge
> the TS could share through this medium.
> Adapting to reading from a screen instead of parts of a dead tree is easy.
> Glass
> is made of sand and sand carries Akasha. Illuminated Akasha...ok,ok I go
> too
> much off topic.
> I would support the idea of the founding of a Digital Theosophical Society
> and
> include the Theosophical site of Joe Fulton, since I feel people there are
> much
> more open to new developements than anywhere else online.
> Fulton''s site can be found here:
> Although I myself am banned overthere because of my mental temper, that
> doesn't
> mean I do not support them...
> ________________________________
> From: M. Sufilight <<>
> >
> To: <>
> Sent: Sat, October 9, 2010 11:27:44 AM
> Subject: Re: theos-talk Aurobindo's madman?
> May I throw a few words?
> January
> 1891 says the following in Article XIII:
> Offences"
> .......
> "2. No Fellow, Officer, or Council of the Theosophical Society, or of any
> Section or Branch thereof, shall promulgate or maintain any doctrinas being
> that
> advanced, or advocated by the Society."
> or
> The Theosophist May 1891 to September 1891 (for instance the Kessinger
> version)
> So why should one follow the views given by Aurobindo if one keep this
> Constitution in mind and Blavatsky words in [âORIGINAL PROGRAMMEâ
> (BCW, Vol. VII, p. 145-173)
> ?
> M. Sufilight
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Duane Carpenter
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2010 11:01 AM
> Subject: Re: theos-talk Aurobindo's madman?
> Great Article Jim
> This extracted section of the article really gave important insights.
> Aurobindo: Claims of Theosophy
> "If Theosophy is to survive, it must first change itself. It must learn
> that
> mental rectitude to which it is now a stranger and improve its moral basis.
> It
> must become clear, straightforward, rigidly self-searching, sceptical in
> the
> nobler sense of the word. It must keep the Mahatmas in the background and
> put
> God and Truth in the front. Its Popes must dethrone themselves and enthrone
> the
> intellectual conscience of mankind. If they wish to be mystic and secret
> like
> our Yogins, then they must like our Yogins assert only to the initiate and
> the
> trained; but if they come out into the world to proclaim their mystic
> truths
> aloud and seek power, credit and influence on the strength of their
> assertions,
> then they must prove. It need not and ought not to be suddenly or by
> miracles;
> but there must be a scientific development, we must be able to lay hold on
> the
> rationale and watch the process of the truths they proclaim."
> Circa 1910/12
> ________________________________
> From: jamesbergh < <>>
> To: <>
> Sent: Fri, October 8, 2010 7:12:33 PM
> Subject: theos-talk Aurobindo's madman?
> I was reading an article by Aurobindo, Claims of Theosophy at:
> He wrote in 1910/12: ...The only member of the Theosophical Society who
> could
> give me any spiritual help I could not better by my unaided faculties, was
> one
> excluded from the esoteric section because of his rare and potent
> experiences
> were unintelligible to Theosophical guides... one who meddled not in
> organizations and election cabals but lived like a madman, unmattavat."
> Could have been some other Chuck, but I wonder who this soul may have been.
> Any ideas?
> Jim
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