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Re: Theos-World theosophy and theosophical organizations

Feb 18, 2006 11:23 AM
by Bart Lidofsky

I am in full agreement with that. If the Mahatmas couldn't find someone who could be both a spiritual and organizational leader, then why do we think an oligarchically skewed democratic process can?


M K Ramadoss wrote:
On the other hand, many tend to confuse the role of the organizations. It is
the role of the organizations to handle the business side of theosophy -
hold the money and real estate and other assets and do the mechanical job of
publishing and may be facilitating interested people getting together. It
looks like one  is likely to be disappointed if we look to organizational
leaders - who are more like leaders running businesses - for our personal
enlightenment or understanding or spiritual progress or gate keepers to the
adepts. I think it is this confusion in some of us makes our task of self
improvement  difficult. Added to this is the changed circumstances since
1875 with the advances in transportation and communication, especially that
of Internet.  In the pre-Internet era, organizing physical branches enabled
interested individuals in geographical locations to get together and
interact. Now while that mode can still be done, we are able to do it on a
7-24 world wide basis with the advent of Internet.

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