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Adyar's irrelevancy and our relevancy

Mar 16, 2006 11:34 AM
by carlosaveline cardoso aveline






OK. Adyar is irrelevant.

What about Pasadena TS, ULT, Edmonton Theosophical Society, and Tacoma TS? All irrelevants, too ?

Is everything irrelevant -- except us and our marvellous computers?

And who are ourselves, in our supreme intelligences, to declare that such an organization is relevant, and that other, whose ideas we do approve, is not?

For instance, the Vatican is irrelevant, because we do not approve of the ideas of the Pope. Or would it be more realistic to say that the Vatican is relevant, because its mistakes are relevant? As so are nuclear weapons and politicians?

Now, let's think of reciprocity in the theosophical movement.

What about Adyar members declaring Pasadena TS irrelevant?

What about each little group and even each individual ("groups are unnecessary") declaring others "irrelevant"?

So the ULT declares Pasadena TS irrelevant, Pasadena TS declares other groups irrelevant, and thus we all live the principal of UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD... by dclaring each other "irrelevant"?

If this is it, I agree: we are all irrelevants -- our personalities, at least.

Yet at the same time we can see that each leaf of grass (W. Whitman) has its own purpose in the Universe.

Each soul, including, perhaps, those human monads associated with Adyar, Pasadena and the E.T.S., Tacome TS, etc., are relevant, unique and significant in a way.

Except our lower selves, who want to consider themselves extremely important, of course.

In time, my wife and I have three dogs in our rural area house.

The dogs, whose "chief" is white and respectable Mrs. Pitchula, are extremely relevant.

Yet each street dog abandoned in Brazilian cities is relevant too.

Best regards, yours and relevant, Carlos.

Subject: Re: Theos-World Adyar's irrelevancy
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 10:35:38 EST

In a message dated 3/16/2006 7:35:32 AM Central Standard Time, writes:

The internet by itself has done much to make Adyar irrelevant. I'm
more interested in the terms of the Young Theosophists that I am in
trying to rescue the elder generation. The older generation will
disappear and return to seek truth in new cultural terms.

Well, as a rapidly aging theosophist, I agree. When folks my age joined in
the mid to late 70s we were the young'ns and we brought our particular
strangeness with us. Now we are the old folks and the world is much different.
When I joined the TS in 1978, there were only a few channels on broadcast
television, VCRs were just invented, cell phones did not exist, computers were
either huge, slow and clunky or overgrown pocket calculators with a few graphics
thrown in.

There was no internet as we know it, nothing digital. Communication was
slow and required paper and postage or the telephone.

A portable video camera kit weighed 80 pounds and shot in black and white.

The world is much changed and the way people view their world has changed
with it. Like everyone before us was and everyone after us will be, we are
products of our time and we see things through the lens of that time. In the
rapidly becoming old days, groups and organizations were necessary because the
means of communication made them necessary. That may no longer be the case.

Chuck the Heretic

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