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Re: Internet & Theosophy

Jan 26, 2007 01:43 PM
by Mark Jaqua

Re  Internet & Theosophy

   Very interesting comments MKR.  I 
would be interesting to see what HPB 
would have done - no doubt PDF files 
and the like as you say.  I remember 
8-10 years ago when I first got on the 
internet, you said very positive 
things about the internet on theos-talk 
- which stuck in my mind, as I thought 
it was about a 90% negative thing.  
I've came closer to your opinion recently, 
but think it is still at base a phenomena 
Into materiality further and away 
from the spiritual center.  But if 
one works at it twice as hard, much 
good can result.  Also think you are 
probably right about the Theosophical 
movement drifting away from the physical 
centers, and becoming much more an 
internet "entity."  I like your choice 
of that word for TS's, and really 
wonder what HPB would have said about 
entities and the internet from the 
secondary meaning of that word!  Ha 

          - jake j.

>1a. Internet & Theosophy
    Posted by: "M K Ramadoss" 
    Date: Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:51 am ((PST))

>For those of us living in the USA, it was very
interesting to watch the
candidates for the next election of the President in
2008, making the
announcement first in their Websites on Internet, only
later on live
Television. Why are they doing it? It is the
recognition of the power 
efficiency and the very wide reach of Internet.

>Internet grew up stealthily and one day masses were
surprised of the
penetration of Internet in the arena of mass
communication. Internet is 
indispensable tool in modern day life for most of the
activities where
communication is a key component.

>Theosophy now has a tool which is easy and
inexpensive to use to 
any information around the world. If today, HPB were
to be alive, she 
be thrilled (mind you she did not have much money to
help her in her 
she would be actively putting out material for the
benefit of the 
May be the Theosophist would be available on-line as
well as available 
download as pdf file for anyone interested to read and

>Anyone who is interested in theosophy and has been an
active user of
Internet will find that not much use is being made of
Internet by
theosophical entities. Entities have not taken
aggressive  initiative 
using Internet's power to communicate and make
theosophical material
available to the world. It is not difficult to
understand why. Internet 
is a
very young medium of communication and those who
extensively use are
typically young people who grew up in the era of
computers and Internet 
part of their day to day life in their education and
social life. Many
entities are run by individuals who grew up two or
three generations 
Internet and so do not have hands on experience with
Internet and hence
cannot fully comprehend the power and potential of
Internet. So these
entities cling to the age old print media model to
propagate theosophy 
in a
world swamped with modern day communication,
especially Internet.

>As things move forward, if theosophical entities do
aggressively get on 
fast moving Internet media, they are likely to miss a
great opportunity
available in today's world. Downside to such missed
opportunity is 
one or two individuals in the world may come up with
some innovative
approach to disseminate theosophy to the world; such
phenomenon like 
youtube etc were are the brain child of a few
individuals. Also missing 
opportunity provided by Internet may also result in
the theosophical
entities being ignored and bypassed by the Internet
based theosophical

>In today's world, when the humanity is facing
multitude of problems of 
to day living, a good exposure of the principle of
Brotherhood can 
about a lot of good to the Great Orphan. Let us hope
we all can do what 
can to make the world a better place.


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