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theosophy and theosophical organizations

Feb 19, 2006 02:16 PM
by carlosaveline cardoso aveline

Bart and MKR,  I fully agree. Carlos.

From: Bart Lidofsky <>
Subject: Re: Theos-World theosophy and theosophical organizations
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 14:23:52 -0500

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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